Friday, October 01, 2010

Olympiad Round 9 - Updates

I am too tired to kept myself with the games tonight, so i said to myself i got to have a couple of hours of sleep. And I did. When i woke up the first thing to see the result of the ladies.

And yeay! though we lost to the Netherlands (with much, i mean much much higher rated than us) that fielded their first board with a full GM!, we still put up a fight! Proud of them! Although Alia and Nabila lost, but the seniors - Nurul Huda and Roslina drew with the WIM! which gave us 1-3 against Netherlands. Good job! For Alia - you still have 2 more rounds to go for the shot at WIM norm!

While, for the guys - its a different story. Mok drew and Peter won his game which gives us 1.5 - 2.5 against Andorra. Our IM Mas lost to a GM and also Tan Khai Boon.

There are still 2 more rounds to go - so all players, give it all out ok? I know you can do much better! I always have faith in the Malaysian team, and I believe so much in it!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Olympiad Round 8 - Updates

Pic of Alia with Hou Yifan (CHN) - the chinese prodigy.

Our ladies and men won with a margin of 2.5 - 1.5. It looks like it is a good for all of us indeed! Bravo!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Olympiad Round 7 - Updates

On Round 7 report, we have good news and bad news. The good news is Ladies won against Pakistan 4-0 (yeay!). Surely after this they will another higher rated team when they shoot up upper board (usually).

Perhaps inspiration from Magnus that the Ladies won their game? (hahaha.. thanx for pic Roslina, really.. really appreciate it)

And here goes the Bad news! Men lost to IPSC, 1-3. Tan Khai Boon made the surprise by winning his game while others including IM Mas lost. Its a tragedy to lose a game when you are so close to something (1st GM Norm for Msia). But things do happened.. if we feel the missed opportunity, can we imagine how Mas must have felt right at this moment.

Juz want you to know Mie, it is not over until it is over! you still have 4 more rounds to go! Bring home good news for the coming rounds!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Olympiad Round 6 - Updates

Malaysian Men easily thrashed San Marino by 4-0 as many of us predicted.

Ladies playing against a much higher rated opponents from Ecuador suffered defeat of 1-3. Nabila, Nurul Huda and Mi Yen lost their game. While Alia Anin Azwa Bakri saves the day when she beat her opponent who hold IM title and rated at 2368!

And that is the upset of the day for Malaysia! Good Job!

What Malaysian Doing During the Rest Day?

I just came across this official website

I saw IM Mok n IM Mas participate in the Nation Cross. I guess it is some sort of a marathon. And Malaysian flag was there too! Proud to see that too!

Browsing thru the pic, saw others too (Megat, Greg, Nabila, Nurul Huda, Alia, Fong Mi Yen, Roslina, and I think it was Tan Khai Boon that was hidden from the pic).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Olympiad - More Pic

I have asked Roslina for more pic when she is not playing, coz i guess many fans back home wants to see more pic. I have specifically asked for pic from the top players and she grants my wish too. Thanks a lot!!

GM Sergey Karjakin - he holds the youngest GM in the world. He is now playing on 4th board for Russia 1 (Kramnik also in the team).

World No. 1 - GM Magnus Carlsen (wearing the G-Raw clothing line eh there Magnus?). He is playing for Norway, Norway is not a fav in this Olympiad even though they have Magnus. In the 4th round he suffers a defeat in the hand of Georgian - GM Baadur Jobava. Its a shocked to me at first but GM Jobava keep his momentum right by beating GM Le Guan Liem (Vietnam).
GM Fabiano Caruana - Playing first board for Italy.

The chinese team - with GM Wang Yue, GM Wang Hao, GM Bu as seen here. China came to Olympiad with the hope of winning the medal contested.

Malaysian women team before the match against Iraq in round 5. Standing in the pic is Roslina.

The ladies with the one that has helped them a lot (according to Roslina). He prepared their game at the night and tabled to the ladies next morning. Well the ladies needs as much help as they can get.