Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
GM Saidali Iuldachev - first place
FM Daniel Fernandez - 2nd and getting his hard earned 3rd and final IM norm
Ankit Rajpara - 3rd and also very grateful for getting his 3rd IM norm too. He is now in Petaling Street celebrating (if he had not won his last round he would be in the room sulking :) )
Thakur Akhur - 4th and the third person obtaining IM norm from the tournament(it is also his 3rd IM norm). He had a winning position against the GM but blundered a whole piece in the ending.
IM Sithuru Nathanel
FM Yee Soon Wei
Abdul Haq was the busiest of the players as he also played a major role as organiser to ensure players were taken care of, arrangement of playing venue, food, etc. An incredible job by Haq.
NIcholas Chan seemed to play like a different person after the KL Open and was totally off form. He picked up towards the end of the tournament by beating Ankit and almost ending Daniel Fernandez norm chances in the last round.
Tirto suffered from gout and it looks like his game suffered too one win 3 draws and 5 losses.
Nirav Y Rajasuba whose secondary job is coaching and Ankit was once his student.
Nicholas miscalculated in a winning position and lost his queen.
This gives Daniel Fernandez 7 points, half a point more than the IM norm requirements.
This means all three IM hopefuls completed all the 3 required norms.
Click here to see the final pictorial cross table.
He needed a win for an IM norm and he got the win! Ankit Rajpara of India scores a win as white vs IM Situru Nathaniel. It's the first game that concluded out of the 5 boards currently being played in the UKM KL Masters 2010.
Ankit outplayed Situru on the White side of the Sicilian c3, an opening which he is quite familiar with.
6.5 points out of 9 is what’s needed to qualify for the IM norm in the UKM KL Masters tournament. Going into the last round, 3 players has a chance to achieve this:-
FM Daniel Fernandez already on 6/9 and only needs a draw vs Nicholas Chan this morning.
Thakur Akash is at 5½ and needs a win vs Abdul Haq.
Ankit Rajpura suffered his first loss to Nicholas Chan yesterday and also needs a win against IM Situru Nathanael to reach 6½.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I get to publish this game from Round 1, finally. The scores were illegible and Nirav has kindly reconstructed the game.
And it’s quite a good game too.
[Event "UKM KL Masters 2010"]
[Black "Nirav Rajasuba"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 d5 6. Bg2 e5 7. Nf3 d4 8. O-O Nc6 9. e3 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Qa4 Qd7 12. exd4 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nxd4 14. Qxd7+ Nxd7 15. Bd1 Rc8 16. b3 Bc5 17. Nc3 O-O 18. Nd5 Rfe8 19. Bb2 Nf6 20. Ne3 Rcd8 21. Kg2 Ne4 22. Nd5 a5 23. Re1 f5 24. g4 Nf6 25. Nxf6+ gxf6 26. gxf5 Nxf5 27. Bh5 Rd2 28. Re2 Rxe2 29. Bxe2 Bd4 30. Bxd4 Nxd4 31. Bh5 Re7 32. Rd1 Kf8 33. Rd3 Ne6 34. Kh2 f5 35. Rd6 Kg7 36. Kg3 e4 37. Rd2 Kf6 38. Rd6 Ke5 39. Rd5+ Kf6 40. f4
Rg7+ 41. Bg4 fxg4 42. hxg4 b6 43. Rf5+ Ke7 44. Re5 Kd6 45. Rxe4 h5 46. g5 Rf7 47. a3 Ng7 48. Kh4 Nf5+ 49. Kxh5 Ng3+ 50. Kg6 Rf8 51. Re3 Nf5 52. Rd3+ Ke6 53. Kh5 Rh8+ 54. Kg4 Rh4+ 55. Kf3 Rh3+ 56. Ke2 Rh2+ 57. Ke1 Ra2 58. a4 Rb2 59. Kd1 Rf2 60. Rd8 Rxf4 61. Rb8 Rd4+ 62. Kc2 Rd6 63. Kc3 Ng3 64. Re8+ Kf5 65. c5 Rc6 66. b4 Ne4+ 67. Kc4 axb4 68. Kxb4 bxc5+ 69. Kb5 Rg6 70. Rf8+ Ke5 71. a5 Kd5 72. a6 Nd6+ 73. Kb6 Nc4+ 74. Kb7 Na5+ 75. Ka7 Nc6+ 76. Kb7 Rxg5 77. Rc8 Rg7+ 78.
Kb6 Rg6 79. Kc7 c4 80. Rh8 Kc5 81. Rh5+ Kb4 82. Rh4 Kb5 83. Rh5+ Kxa6 84. Rc5 Na5 85. Rd5 c3 86. Rd1 Rc6+ 87. Kd7 c2 88. Rc1 Nb3
Mohamed Abdul Haq
Ankit R. Rajpara
Yee Soon Wei
Nirav Y Rajasuba