29 August 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s match against Monaco. Lim Yee Weng and Mok’s games indicate they have an edge at the moment. If they can turn their games to a win for Malaysia, then the tide shall turn for Malaysia. The diagrams above illustrate the current positions of the pieces for the four boards for Malaysia.
Jimmy Liew just won white’s queen against Gentilleau and looks winning for Malaysia now on that board. The white queen was trapped and had to take the bishop on g7 and the knight at h5 took the queen 24…Nxg7.
Three boards looks winning for Malaysia – Lim Yee Weng against Villegas, Jimmy Liew against Gentilleau and Mok Tze-Meng against Monaco’s GM Efimov. Let’s hope our players convert these winning positions to wins and board points for Malaysia!
Jimmy Liew has just won his board game, scalping his first win of the Olympiad and one board point for Malaysia! Well done Jimmy! A knight to e1! and forking three pieces while checking the king at the same time!
Mok just lost his game against GM Efimov. Too much to expect from Mok. Game 1-1 all!
Lim Yee Weng just won his game against Villegas. One more board point for Malaysia. Malaysia leads 2-1. Zhuo Ren can decide for Malaysia. If he can manage a draw, Malaysia wins the match!
Lim Zhuo Ren manages a draw from his board and Malaysia win 2.5 – 1.5 over Monaco! Well done team Malaysia!
(Chess diagrams of Malaysia – Monica, Round 2, courtesy of playchess.com)