The Malaysian Men and Women team did well in dispatching Libya and Finland both with the same score of 3½ – ½ respectively. The men’s team is currently ranked 86/185 which is good considering the initial seeding of 107. The women’s team rank is 41/151. Their initial seeding is 68. The “yo-yo” effect is now less […]
Malaysian men met a far superior Mongolian team so if they Malaysian had lost 4-0 it would not be a surprise. Instead Malaysia scrape thru with a 1-3 loss. FM Lim Zhuo Ren held Mongolia’s strongest GM, Batchukuub Tsegned to a draw playing White. Similiarly CM Fong Yit San’s draw vs the 300 ELO point […]
A good analogy for our Malaysian team in the Batumi Olympiad is we that we are like gold fishes swimming in a sea of carnivorous fishes. India to Malaysia is like a pack of sharks! They have 2 GMS (not WGMS!) and 3 IMs (not WIMs) with a world renown coach – Jacob Aasgard in […]
Both the Men and Women team won with a clean sweep of 4-0 vs Saudi Arabia and Bosnia Herzegovina respectively in Round 5 of the Batumi Chess Olympiad. Games Men Women Tomorrow will be a rest day and Round 6 will commence the day after.
Open: Malaysia vs Saudi Arabia Women: Malaysia vs Bosnia Average Rating Open Malaysia 2079.75 Saudi Arabia 1931 Women Malaysia 1933 Bosnia 1964.75 For the Open, our men is clearly stronger than Saudi Arabia and Bosnia Women team is just slightly higher rated vs the Malaysian Women. Open Bo. 107 Rtg 142 Rtg 62.1 FM […]
Even though the Olympiad is where the best chess players from their represented country take part, that doesn’t mean you will not see some scholar’s mate taking place. This in round 2 from the 2018 Batumi Olympiad … Williams, Margoe (jam) – Krubally, Mariama (gam) Women’s World Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 round 02 Jabbie, Fatou […]
The Men’s team suffered a defeat. Madagascar captained and coached by GM Maurice Ashley beat Malaysia by 3-1. Board 4 Mukriez Shah using White pieces scored the sole win for Malaysia against the almost 200 ELO rated higher opponent Razanadrakotarisoa, Toavino. The Women team beat Iraq by 3-1. WFM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri as Black […]
It’s the start of the 2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad and the Malaysian Men had a tough first round meeting the very strong Belarus all-GM team. Fong Yit San’s fighting draw on board 4 saved Malaysia from getting white washed 4-0. 1 GM Zhigalko Sergei 2610 1 0 FM Lim Zhuo Ren 2182 2 GM Aleksandrov […]