Saturday, 4 September 2010

On the attack!

Dato Tan Chin Nam may be an octogenarian, his knees may be weak and his hands may be shaky but his mind is still razor sharp.

Given half a chance, he can conduct an attack that blows his opponent off the chess board. India's Ummer Koya got caught in the whirlwind in the fifth round of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng international seniors open tournament now going on at the Bintang Ballroom of the Cititel MidValley in Kuala Lumpur.

This game is entered freehand and it may contain typos. They will be cleaned up later, if I do find them. Also, this game is not the final word in chess but please do play through it. It is entertaining enough:

White: Dato Tan Chin Nam (Malaysia)
Black: Ummer Koya PT (India)
1. e4 b6 2. Nf3 c5 3. Bc4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. d3 d6 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. 0-0 a6 8. Bxc6+ Bxc6 9. a4 Nf6 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Qd2 Qc7 12. b3 0-0 13. h3 h6 14. Bh4 Re8 15. Ne2 d5 16. Bg3 Qb7 17. e5 Nh5 18. d4 f5 19. exf6 Bxf6 20. Be5 Bxe5 21. Nxe5 Rf8 22. c3 Rae8 23. f4 Qc7 24. Rf3 Nf6 25. Qc2 Ba8 26. Rg3 Ne4 27. Rf3 Rc8 28. Raf1 Bb7 29. Ng3 cxd4 30. Ng6 Rf6 31. Ne5 dxc3 32. Nh5 Rf8 33. Ng6 Rfd8 34. f5 Nd2 35. f6 Nxf3+ 36. Rxf3 gxf6 (At this stage, the spectators were getting excited. What a turnaround in the game. From a losing position, he now had a lot of chances to win. But the problem was, could he continue with the pressure and win the game?) 37. Nxf6+ Kg7 38. Nh5+ Kg8 39. Nf6+ Kg7 40. Nh5+ Kg8 (Well, we thought, was he going for the draw only?) 41. Rg3 (No!! He was going for the win!) 41...Qxg3 42. Nxg3 d4 43. Ne7+ Kf7 44. Nxc8 Bxc8 45. Qh7+ Ke8 46. Qg6+ Ke7 47. Qg7+ Ke8 48. Nh5 Rd6 49. Nf6+ Kd8 50. Qf8+ Kc7 51. Ne8+ 1-0

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