Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The 2010 World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk will start today at 3.00pm (Ugra's time). The opponent for the Malaysian Women team in the first round is the 15th seed, Slovakia. Surely, it will be a daunting task for our girls to match up the Slovakian team that has ratings average of 2349. Hey, it is very important to have "Lawan Tetap Lawan" spirit. GiLoCatur hopes that our women team to put up the best fight and performance against the Slovakian opponent whose team members as per below.
IM Eva Repkova
... shall be the opponent who was born in 1975 that Alia will play against
WGM Regina Pokorna
... shall be the opponent that our WCM Nabila will face
Below is one of the games of WGM Regina in this year 11th European Women Individual Championship. She played white against Roberta Brunello.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. Bb3 d6 7. O-O Ba7 8. h3 h6 9. Re1 O-O 10. Nbd2 Nh5 11. Nf1 Qf6 12. Be3 Nf4 13. d4 h5 14. Kh1 h4 15. N1h2 Re8 16. Qd2 Na5 17. Bxf4 Nxb3 18. axb3 exf4 19. e5 dxe5 20. Rxe5 Rxe5 21. Nxe5 Be6 22. b4 Rd8 23. Re1 a5 24. bxa5 c5 25. a6 cxd4 26. axb7 dxc3 27. Qxc3 Bd5 28. Qb4 Bb8 29. Nhf3 Qa6 30. Qe7 Qd6 31. Qxh4 Bxb7 32. Ng5 Qh6 33. Qxh6 gxh6 34. Nexf7 Rf8 35. Nxh6+ Kg7 36. Ne6+ 1-0
The match ups of the other Malaysian neighbouring countries are as below:
Vietnam vs Sri Lanka (81st seed)
Indonesia vs Kenya (105th seed)
Philippines vs Netherlands Antilles (107th)
Singapore vs Russia 2 (5th)
Thailand vs Norway (43rd)
There are seedings changes/updates that involve Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are Malaysia is seeded 72nd, Singapore 62nd and Thailand is seeded 100th.