Monday, August 23, 2010


I found, my idol in chess (besides the late Bobby Fischer) had recently crushed 2 rising stars of Singapore. For the full story, click here

IM Goh Wei Ming - GM Gary Kasparov [B80]
Blitz Singapore, 15.08.2010
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.Be3 d6 8.a4 b6 9.f4 Bb7 10.Qf3 Nbd7 11.Qg3 g6 12.0–0 Bg7 13.Rae1 0–0 14.Qh4 Rae8 15.f5 exf5 16.exf5 Re5 17.fxg6 hxg6 18.Bh6 Bxh6 19.Qxh6 Qc5 20.Qf4 Ne4 21.Nce2 Ndf6 22.c3 Nd5 23.Qf3 Nd2 24.Qg3 Nxf1 25.Rxf1 Re3 26.Rf3 Rxf3 27.Qxf3 Nxc3 0–1

Gary Kasparov - FM Timothy Chan [C45]
Blitz Singapore, 15.08.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6 9.b3 0–0–0 10.g3 g5 11.Bb2 Bg7 12.Nd2 Nb4 13.Nf3 c5 14.Bh3 h5 15.Bf5 g4 16.Nh4 Rhe8 17.f4 gxf3 18.Nxf3 f6 19.0–0 Nc6 20.Rae1 fxe5 21.Bg6 d6 22.Nh4 Rf8 23.Be4 Bb7 24.Qxh5 Kb8 25.Rxf8 Rxf8 26.Nf5 Qf6 27.Rf1 Rh8 28.Qf3 Na5 29.Bxb7 Nxb7 30.Qe4 Qg6 31.Bc1 Bf6 32.Nxd6 Qxe4 33.Nxe4 Be7 34.Be3 1–0

Among the books I posess (and also used to posess before I sold them due to the need of money) authored by him and authored by others about him are:

The Test of Time, Kasparov Fighting Chess, Kasparov Fighting Chess 1999-2005, Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games vol 1 and vol 2, Kasparov's Sicilian Strategy, The Caro Kann Classical 4...Bf5

Thursday, August 19, 2010


King Indian: Mar del Plata (sold!!)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d4 Ne7

(Including a chapter on Bayonet attack)

My offered price RM89.00

Vienna game
(1.e4 e5 2.Nc3...)

My offered price
RM 79.00
Dangerous Weapons:

Queen Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4

My offered price : RM 89.00

(Disclaimer: Pictures are taken from the net for illustrative purposes)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thank you Naserov (Nasrul Humaimi) and Mr Muhammad Arshad of Terengganu. I had corrected the fact.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I had been playing for KUALA LUMPUR in MAKSAK Chess Tournament since 1999 a year after being employed by the Customs Department. For the history purpose, here I present the table featuring all the hosts and the psst champions and vice champions. If anybody finds any fault about the fact above, please email to me for correction. As far as I concerned this is the best that I could recall.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010



That's the best description for KL team, comprises of myself as the captain, NM Kamalarifin Wahiduddin, Mohd Zambri Mohd Shariff, Azman Hisham Che Doi (The father of the prominent siblings WCM and WFM Nur Najiha and Nur Nabila, not to forget Mohd Nabil) and 2 new and formidable face, Shamsudin Mat Isa and Muhammad Rizal Jusah, not to forget, our provocative manager, Hassan, and all the MAKSWIP managment, including Abang Zul (Zulkifly Md Din) and Mr Zaini.

Also, thank you for the smooth conduct of the progress of the tournament by the IA Ibrahim Yaacob and his son, son in law and daughter. (Despite some critics and complaint made openly, I think it is not a major flaw)

My conclusion is, we won the MAKSAK Chess Championship in KL (The last time we won was in MAKSAK 2006 at KL) due to a few factors:-

1. We field 2 Rizals in our team (Well this is only symbolic)

2. I suppose we have the better preparation. This year, we even had set the line up before hand and even set who will play who (using the prediction bases on the previous database).

3. We even tried to analyse and discuss deeply, besides our favourite openings, the variation which may surface when meeting particular players.

4. We also played a few blitz (but cannot be too much as blitz will usually spoils the game) to prepare for the time trouble circumstances, and the blitz games were limited to our openig preparation only.

5. A few of us also listen to the DVDs / videos presentation available from the net by the GMs.

6. We possess the best team spirit, and confidence.

Below is my last game from the tournament this year with my arch rival Md Anis Rahimi of Kelantan. As usual, I face an unpregnable fortress position which made me think a lot and in the end suffers an extreme time trouble. But during the blitz mode, the fortune (as before this) shines with me and won by a checkmate using a pawn

(15) Rizal A Kamal KL - Md Anis Rahimi KELANTAN [C41]
MAKSAK Kuala Lumpur, 08.08.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Be7 5.Nc3 c6 6.Bf4 Nf6 7.Qd2 0–0 8.Be2 Nbd7 9.Nf5 Ne5 10.Nxe7+ Qxe7 11.0–0–0 Rd8 12.f3 Be6 13.g4 b5 14.Kb1 a5 15.Bxe5 dxe5 16.Qe3 a4 17.Rxd8+ Rxd8 18.Rd1 Rxd1+ 19.Bxd1 Qd6 20.Qd3 Qc7 21.a3 Nd7 22.Be2 Nf8 23.Qe3 Ng6 24.Qc5 Qd7 25.Kc1 f6 26.Qb6 h6 27.Qf2 Qd6 28.h4 Nf4 29.h5 Kh7 30.Qb6 Qd7 31.Qb8 Bf7 32.Bf1 Ne6 33.Nd1 Nd4 34.Ne3 Nxf3 35.Bd3 Nd4 36.Qf8 Be6 37.Nf5 Nxf5 38.exf5 Bd5 39.Qc5 Bf3 40.Qg1 e4 41.Qe3 Bg2 42.Be2 Qd5 43.Qd2 Qa2 44.Qc3 Qd5 45.Qd2 Qa2 46.Qd8 Qd5 47.Qe8 Bf3 48.Qg6+ Kh8 49.Qe8+ Qg8 50.Qxg8+ Kxg8 51.Kd2 Kf7 52.Ke3 Bg2 53.c4 Ke7 54.cxb5 cxb5 55.Bxb5 Kd6 56.Bxa4 Kc5 57.b4+ Kb6 58.Be8 Bf3 59.a4 Bxg4 60.a5+ Kb7 61.b5 Bxf5 62.Bc6+ Ka7 63.b6+ Kb8 64.a6 Bc8 65.a7# 1–0

I shall tell more after doing the key in job of all the MAKSAK 2010 games. The price may be around RM 25 to 30 due to the biggest number of participant teams this year.