Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ever since chess olimpiad started, I have been keeping myself struggling to be awake just to watch the match live on the net.. Lately I got to work 30 minutes late! But that never stops me to keep writing about chess! Hey, I am after all crazy about chess..

Ok, about the news. In Round 4, Malaysia men manage to won all 4 games against uganda, And surprisingly Malaysian women won 2.5-0.5! Siti Won, Syazwani drew and Roslina won. What a performance! Impressive.

But let me get you the report on round 3 :

Round 3 was played on Thuesday 23 May at 03.00 p.m. Russia (Kramnik, Morozevich, Bareev, Rublevsky) defeated Germany (Naiditsch, Yusupov, Lutz, Graf) with 2,5-1,5. Fight of the Day was Kramnik-Naiditsch. It was Kramnik’s first game in in the chess arena after an absence of about half a year. Kramnik won. In the Men’s section Russia, China and Uzbekistan lead with 10,5 points, followd by Ukraine, Netherlands and Greece with 10 points. A group of 6 countries is on 9,5 points.

In the Women’s section Lithuania (Cmilyte, Ciuksyte, Daulyte, Batyte) leads with the maximum score 9 points, followed by Russia and China who dropped half a point.

The Fight of the Day Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) – Arkadij Naiditsch (GER)

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 d5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Bg2 e6 6. O-O dxc4 7. Nxd4 Nd5 8. Qa4+ Nd7 9. Qxc4 N7b6 10. Qb3 Bd7 11. Nc3 Bc5 12. Nxd5 Nxd5 13. Nf5 O-O 14. Nxg7 Nf6 15. Bh6 Qe7 16. Qf3 Bc6 17. Qf4 Kh8 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Rac1 Bd6 20. Qh4 Ng8 21. Qxe7 Bxe7 22. Nxe6 Nxh6 23. Nxf8 Bxf8 24. Rxc6 Rd8 25. Rfc1 Kg7 26. R1c2 Nf5 27. e3 a5 28. Ra6 Rd5 29. e4 Rd1+ 30. Kg2 Nd4 31. Rc7 Nb5 32. Rb7 Nd6 33. Rd7 1-0

Watch out guys, he is now back in business!!

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