IM Jimmy Liew vs Juniors Match No. 1
(23 Dec 2006 )
IM Jimmy Liew and Kids for Chess
Program (Collin) will be organising a series of 10 clock matches
over the next one year. These matches are geared to provide our
juniors proper (long time control) timed games against strong
opposition. This, along with some other plans which are in the
pipeline, are aimed at raising the standard amongst our juniors. The
details of the 1st match are as follows:
Complex, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 23 December 2006 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12.30 pm
Format: Clock simultaneous match
Time control: 1 and a half hours for the juniors
and 2 hours for Jimmy Liew
Fees: $30 per player per game
(fees are partly subsidised by Kids for Chess Program)
As the places
are limited (10 only), please register with Collin (
03-91316474 or 016-2123578).
1st Kids for Chess Camp
The 1st Kids for
Chess Camp turned out to be a big success especially with the
children enjoying themselves while learning or improving their game
of chess. The three-day Chess Camp (December 5 to 7) which saw
around 70 children taking part in it, was divided into 4 different
levels. The 4 levels were tailored for the Absolute Beginner, the
Beginner, The Intermediate Player and The Aspiring Tournament
The participants at
Sekolah Sri Garden, Kuala Lumpur
instructors at the camp included International Master Jimmy Liew,
Choo Min Wang, S.
Balen (FIDE 1960), Seto, Cornelius
Bong, Doris Wong & Collin
Madhavan (FIDE 2220). Special thanks goes out to Jax Tham, Dr Wahid
Karim (RSC) and Sekolah Sri Garden,
who were the main sponsor for the event.
The participants and 5 of the
Madhavan (FIDE 2220)
Balen (FIDE 1960)
Choo Min Wang with some of the kids at the camp.
two of the students analysing a position.
olds who did not want to record their games anymore!!
in deep thought.
taking a BrEaK! Chess is tough work!
| Game of the month (December 2006)
This was the crucial game in which
Jimmy Liew needed a draw to secure the International Master title.
Jimmy being Jimmy, did better, he won it! He became Malaysia’s
first International Master!!! - Collin
Jimmy Liew - Tan Lian
Ann, Singapore, 14.04.1984
(analysis by Jimmy Liew)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0
5.Nge2 d5 6.a3 Be7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.g3 c6 9.Bg2 a5 10.0-0 Na6 11.Nf4 Nc7
12.Nd3 Re8 13.b3 Bd6 14.Bb2 Bf5 15.Re1 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 Bf8 17.Rad1 g6
18.f3 Bg7 19.e4 Ne6 20.e5 Nd7 21.f4 f5
22.Na4 Qa7 23.Bh3!(23.f5 Nxe5 24.Rxe5 Bxe5 25.fxe6 fxe6 Chia)]
22.Rf1 Qb6 23.Ne2 Qa6 24.Qf3 Re7
25.Rf2 a4 26.b4 h5 27.h3 Bf8 28.g4 Ng7 29.gxh5 Nxh5 30.Bf1 b5 31.Rg2
Rg7 32.Nc3 Nb6 33.Kh2 Be7 34.Be2 Kf7 35.e6+! Kf8
36.Qe3+ Kf7 37.Bxh5 White is winning]
36.Rdg1 Nf6 37.Rxg6 Rxg6 38.Rxg6
Qc8 39.Qe3 Qe8 40.Rg2 Bd6 41.Rg5 Ra7 42.Bd3 Re7 (sealed
Nc4 44.Qg3 Nxb2 45.Qh4 Rxe6!]
43….. Rxe6 44.Re5!? Bxe5 45.dxe5
Nfd7 46.Ne2 Nc4 47.Bxc4 bxc4 48.Nd4 Rh6 49.Nf5 Rg6 50.Nh4 Rh6 51.Nf5
Rg6 52.Bd4 Kg8 53.Nh4 Re6 54.Qg3+ Kf7 55.Nf3 Qg8 56.Ng5+ Ke8 57.f5
c5 58.bxc5 Rc6 59.e6 Rc8
60.Qb8+ Ke7 61.f6 mate]
60.exd7+ Kxd7 61.Qd6+ Ke8 62.f6