Monday, June 13, 2011

It is confirmed that the actual date for the MAKSWIP Chess Tournamanet shall be on the 9th and 10th of July 2011. Again and again and again, I shall lead the Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (JKDM) team to give our best shot to wrest the gold medal from the reigning champion since 2000 DBKL. JDKM had been always becoming the runner up (except in 2005- 3rd place lost half point to Kementerian Kerja Raya) since 2003 until last year.

This means the most awaited event for the government chess players, shall be about 2 weeks, that is from 22nd to 24th of July in Perak.

Below is an intersting game of my own against the representative of once in full blue moon appearance team Sabah (Last appeared at MAKSAK Chess in 1999) 

[Event "MAKSAK Kuala Lumpur"]
[Site "Malaysia National University"]
[Date "2010.08.07"]
[Round "8.13"]
[White "Rizal A Kamal KL"]
[Black "Damit Hosman SBH"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B63"]
[PlyCount "135"]
[EventDate "2010.06.16"]
[SourceDate "2010.08.13"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8.
O-O-O Bd7 9. Ndb5 d5 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. exd5 e5?! 12. dxc6!

{"At first I thought, Rizal must had known this. But when I looked at his pale pace,
nodding his head in disgust, I was not sure" - Azman Hisham Che Doi} 

(12. Nd6+  Kf8 13. dxc6 Bg5 (13... Bxc6 14. Kb1!) 14. cxd7 Bxd2+ 15. Rxd2 Qxd7 16. Bc4 f6 (
16... f5) 17. Nf7 Qc7 18. Bb3 Rg8 (18... Re8 19. Nxh8) 19. Rhd1 $1 $18) 

{In reality, oops! I did not see this was coming and thought I was already

13. cxd7+ Kf8 
(13... Qxd7? 14. Qxg5)  

14. Qxg5 
(Better is 14. g3! keeps more materials {[NM Kamalarifin]} Bxd2+ 15. Rxd2 a6 16. Nd6 Qxd7 17. Bg2Q {[Fritz]}) 

14...Qxg5+ 15. Kb1 Rd8 (15... a6!?) 

16. Nxa7 Qg4 17. Bb5 g6 18. Rhe1 
{Around this point, the KL's team manager entered the hall and looking at the board curiously,
'where is Rizal's Queen?'. Then he counted and discovered I had a lot of pieces for the Queen amd felt confident that I knew what I was doing} 

18..f6 19. Nc8 
(19. g3!) 

19... Kg7? 
(19... Rxc8! 20. d8=Q+ Rxd8 21. Rxd8+ Kg7 22. Rxh8 Kxh8 23. g3 was not so clear and white may be in difficulties to try to win) 

20. Nb6 Qxg2 21. Nba4 Qxf2 ?
(21... Qxh2!)  

22. Re2! 
This saves an important pawn 

22...Qa7 23. Ne4 Qa5 24. c4 Qa7 25. Nec5 
(25. c5 Qa5 26.Nec3 {[NM Kamalarifin]}) 

25... Kf7 26. Rf1 b6 27. Ne4 f5 28. Nec3 Rxd7 29. Bxd7 Qxd7 30. Rd1 Qe6 31. Nd5 Rd8 32. Naxb6 g5 33. Rde1 e4 34. a4 Rd6 35. a5 h5 36.Nc7 Qe5 37. Nb5 Rd3 38. a6 Rd8 39. a7 h4 40. a8=Q Rxa8 41. Nxa8 g4 42. Nc3 g3 43. hxg3 hxg3 44. Nxe4 fxe4 45. Rxe4 Qf5 46. Kc1 Qf2 47. Re7+ Kf6 48. Nc7 Qf4+ 49. Kb1 Qf5+ 50. Ka2 Qa5+ 51. Kb3 Qb6+ 52. Nb5 g2 53. R7e6+ Qxe6 54. Rxe6+ Kxe6 55. Nd4+ Ke5 56. Ne2 Ke4 57. c5 Ke3 58. Ng1 Kf2 59. Nh3+ Kg3 60. Ng1 Kf2 61.Nh3+ Kg3 62. Ng1 Kf2 63. c6 Kxg1 64. c7 Kf2 65. c8=Q g1=Q 66. Qc5+ Kg2 67.Qxg1+ Kxg1 68. Kc4 1-0

{'Beautiful game' complimented Adam Arip (SABAH) - Thanks for the compliment. I thought this was a horrible play during the game took place}

Get the full games from this tournament at RM25 while stock last

I shall bring along all the stock clearance chess books (whatever left in my stock) with the flat rate RM50 to these two events

Monday, June 06, 2011

I am giving away (may be similar to the concept of exchange sacrifice in chess) a number of my chess books at 3 flat rate prices RM 10, RM50 and RM70 (please do not ask for further discount). These are all my personal collection and reference. The condition of the books are as it is (Some like brand new, some like moderate usage, some used etc)

GROUP 1: RM 70

(market price more than RM 100)

Market price RM 90 and above

Market price RM 89.90 and above

GROUP 2 : RM 50

1. Fire on Board - Alexey Shirov  Reserved to Samsudin Mat Isa
2. Beating the Gruenfeld - Anatoly Karpov
3. Chess Kaleidoscope - Karpov and Gik
4. Winning With The Schliemann (Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc3 3.Bb5 f5!)
5. The Gruenfeld - Shamkovich
6. Evans Gambit &; Two Kinghts Defence - Tim Harding
7. Kasparov
8. Winning With The Dragon (1st edition) - Chris Ward
9. How To Learn From Your Defeats - Karpov
10. Beating The Sicilian 2 (John Nunn)
11. Sicilian ..e6 and d6 - Kasparov
12. Semi Open Games in Action - Karpov
13. Semi Closed Games in Action - Karpov
14. Open Games in action - Karpov
15. EVERYMANCHESS French classical - Byron Jacobs
16. The Evans Gambit - Tim Harding and Caferty
17. The New King Indian defence - John Nunn Sold to Azizan Aziz
18. King Indian Mar Del Plata (Including a chapter on the Bayonet attack)
19. Ultimate Dragon - Yugoslav attack - Eduard Gufeld
20.Chess Players Battle Manual - Nigel Davies
21. Grandmasters Chess
22. Sicilian Richter Rautzer attack - Peter Wells Sold to Azizan Aziz
23. The Complete Benoni - Lev Psakhis
24. Beating the Flank Openings - Kotronias
25. EVERYMANCHESS Caro Kann - Neil Mc Donald
26. EVERYMANCHESS Grand Prix attack - Plasskett  Reserved to Samsudin Mat Isa

27. EVERYMANCHESS English 1..e5
28. The Chess Terrorist Handbook - Shamkovich
29. A view From The Top - (Kasparov-Anand 1995 match)
30. The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Neil Mc Donald
31. The Scandinavian - Plasskett
32. Batsford Chess Openings - Nick de Firmian Reserved to Samsudin Mat Isa

GROUP 3: RM 10
(Only 2 left - the remaining had been bought by my chess frined Azizan Abd Aziz)

1. Grandmaster Chess (old book with historical value)

How Life Imitates Chess (Gary Kasparov)
A truly motivation book for chess players

1st come (1st pay) first serve. Hurry! while stock last.