Saturday, December 15, 2007

The World Inter Varsity 2007 (Or traditionally better known as GACC, which originally Grand Asean Chess Challenge later Grand Asia Chess Challenge), organised by University of Malaya is one of the most prestigous chess tournaments ever organsised in our local chess calendar, particularly for the Universities Students (Besides MASUM games which only involve local Universities). I had played in the first, second and third GACC (1996,1997 and 1998) The best achievement was in 1996 when I got the best board 1 prize (The format was the standard team event, i.e. 4+2 per team) and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa claimed the 3rd place beind 2 Universities of Singapore (I could not recall them).

The recent GACC2007 had just ended and all the scoresheets are with me ( I am doing the job to computerise all the games in the chess database format) and I am going to produce the games' bulletin before the next GACC.

I also plan to participate in the next GACC because I have enrolled in the Masters in Intellectual Propety at UKM.

Below is one of my best games against one of the best UM's player, Martin Quek. The early Bishop's sacrifice was the highlight of the whole game, completely stunned Marin Quek and with a few amazing Queen's maneuver (which I myself cannot guarantee that I can repeat this if I replay this game again nowadays)

White: Rizal A Kamal IIUM

Black: Martin Quek UM

[B87] Sicilian Najdorf; Fischer attack

GACC1 (5), 11.12.1996

[Annotattion by: Rizal,A Kamal]

1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.0–0 e6 9.Re1 Be7?

10.Bxe6! fxe6 11.Nxe6 Qb6 12.Nxg7+ Kf7 13.Nf5 Bf8 14.Bg5 Nbd7 15.Nd5

15...Bxd5 16.exd5 h6 17.Bf4?!

[17.Bh4! may be better]

17...Re8 18.Rxe8! Kxe8 19.Qe2+ Kd8 20.Qe6!

20...Rh7 21.Re1 b4 22.Bxd6 Bxd6 23.Nxd6 Kc7 24.Ne8+! Nxe8

[24...Kb7 25.Nxf6 Qxe6 26.Rxe6 Nxf6 27.Rxf6 Re7 28.Kf1]

25.Qxe8 Qb8 26.Qg6! Rh8 27.Qc6+ Kd8 28.Re6 Qc8 29.Qd6!
(setting a nasty trap)


[29...Qxc2?? 30.Qe7+ Kc7 31.Rc6+ Qxc6 32.dxc6 Kxc6]



[30...Rh8 31.Qh4+ Kc7 32.Rc6+ Kb7 33.Qxb4+ Ka8 34.Rxc8+ Rxc8 35.Qd6 Nb8 36.c3]

31.Qh4+ Nf6

[Finally, black had to return the extra piece and white, with several extra pawns is winning easily]

32.Rxf6 Rxf6 33.Qxf6+ Ke8 34.d6!

[The rest were played on because black just did not want to let his team mates down too early]

34...Qd7 35.Qh8+! Kf7 36.Qh7+ Ke6 37.Qxd7+ Kxd7 38.Kf1 Kxd6 39.Ke2 Kc5 40.Kd3 h5 41.g3 Kb5 42.Kd4 a5 43.c4+ bxc3 44.bxc3 a4 45.h4 Kc6 46.Ke4 Kd6 47.f3 Kc5 48.Kd3 a3 49.g4 Kd6 50.g5 Ke6 51.c4 Ke5 52.Ke3 Ke6 53.Ke4 Kf7 54.Ke5 Ke7 55.f4 Kf7 56.f5 1–0

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