Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Win in Ratings Group Tournament

It's good to be back playing chess. Tonight was the first match in the ratings group tournament. I like this format. This allows me to play with players with the same rating as I am, which is the bottom 10%.

Got off to a poor start at move 12 when I gave up a Bishop for nothing. Luckily I managed to neutralise the situation on move 16 - 18 when my opponent wanted to sacrifice pieces so that he could have a winning end game and I managed to win back a bishop.

The game was won when he misplaced his Rook on move 20 which allowed me to be a Knight up.

It was a good win. The game is shown below.

8 8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1

Kenneth Gomez - Opponent
1-0, 29/08/2012.
[#] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bb5 h6 8.Bh4 O-O 9.Qd3 a6 10.Bc4 b5 11.Nxc6 dxc6 12.Qf3 bxc4 13.Rd1 Qa5 14.O-O Rd8 15.b4 Qh5 16.Rxd8+ Bxd8 17.Qxh5 Nxh5 18.Bxd8 Bd7 19.Be7 Nf6 20.Rd1 Re8 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Rxd7 Rb8 23.a3 a5 24.h3 axb4 25.axb4 Rxb4 26.Rc7 Rb2 27.Rxc6 Kg7 28.Rxc4 Rxc2 29.Kf1 e5 30.g3 Kg6 31.f4 exf4 32.gxf4 f5 33.e5 Kh5 34.Rc6 Kh4 35.Rxh6+ Kg3 36.Ne2+ Rxe2 37.Kxe2 Kxf4 38.Rh7 Kxe5 39.Rg7 f4 40.Kf3 Kf6 41.Rg1 [1-0]

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Body Temperature

Did you know that...

a body temperature of over 42 degrees Celsius if fatal.

Normal body temperature is 37 degrees. Anything from 38 upwards is indicated by a fever. Fever is normally a sign that the body is infected by germs.

Dont take fever lightly.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Did you know that...

bees fly an average of 15 miles an hour.

How fast do you walk? An average healthy person is able to walk 2 ~ 3 miles an hour. If you run, you could probably do 5 miles an hour.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Did you know that...

even though they broke up over 25 years ago, the Beatles continue to sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Olympic Badminton Finals Today @ 8 pm

For once tonight, at 8 pm Malaysian time, Malaysians of all political faith will stand behind Datuk Lee Chong Wei as he face his nemesis, Lin Dan of China in the men's badminton single finals of the 2012 Olympic.

All the best Chong Wei.

Saturday, August 04, 2012


Did you know that..

less than 1 percent of the earth's water is fresh water.

So why not conserve that water that you use?

Or else the next world war will not be about oil. Rather, it will be about water. And the one who has water, controls life.