12 April 2012

Brunei Open - Rating Changes after R9

Malaysian Players
Name
IRtg
W
n
W-We
K
Change
IM
Mas, Hafizulhelmi
2377
3.5
8
-1.40
10
-14.00
Yeoh, Li Tian
2204
5.0
8
2.44
15
36.60
Zulkipli, Zaidan
2066
3.5
8
0.61
15
9.15
Fong, Yit San
2002
3.0
7
1.07
15
16.05
Fong, Yit Ho
2001
4.5
8
1.55
15
23.25
Lee, William Kah Howe
1777
2.0
6
1.33
15
19.95
Ding, Tze How Dilwen
1739
0.0
4
-0.43
30
-12.90
Lee, Benjamin Kah Teng
0
1.0
3

Link: Final Rankings

6 comments:

  1. At this rate, Li Tian is marching towards 2300 in no time.

    Congratulations on your boys performance and rating gains.

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  2. Thanks Jimmy. Now we have something to start working with when my boys return.

    Li Tian as I see from your two analyses, can easily enough hold out against 2400-standard players, and he is good enough to win if these opponents overreach or take unwarranted risks.

    It will be interesting to see a game where Li Tian has the middlegame initiative or a game where he grinds out a win from a slightly better endgame position against such 2400-class opponents. Probably that will be the next step.

    It is clear he is already 2300+ standard, he just needs the opportunities to play in events such as the Brunei one. Would really be a strain for Chin Seng unless some sponsorship is forthcoming.

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    1. Hi Eddy
      1. tqvm for your kind advice in 3rd para.
      2. in fact, this will be your 3rd good advices to me
      (just in case u wish to add into your memiors bank)
      a. play more long hour ctrl games, the player will learn the insight of the positions themselves (2006)
      b. tian need to learn fortress concept (2007)
      3. so, i remember more than that, not just the guidance game u hv played with tian (2007) :-)
      4. Wish to share item (2a) with juniors and parents. A very important element. I see this again in Saprin's 3 sons progress in DATCCleague 2011.
      5. My appreciation again.
      rgds
      seng

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  3. Really good grasp you have there. Yes, Li Tian can win if his opponents try to beat him. Otherwise no. I have analysed his ending with Nguyen Anh Dung where he had possibilities of winning. It will be published tomorrow night.

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  4. My hope is for Tian to continue his fine run in Melaka and with the number of GM/IM playing is higher than that of Brunei, this would be a good opportunity for him to gain valuable points and perhaps, IM norm along the way. Not only for him, but for other Malaysian players as well.
    I am sure IM Mas will also be playing and given the chance, would probably look forward to have another opportunity at playing Li Tian, and wrestle the crown back from the younger adversary

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  5. Chin Seng, I am feeling embarassed. I don't remember those things you mentioned. They sound like just general comments, far from being advice.

    Long time control comment probably made during general discussion, while the 'fortress' comment after observing a very young Li Tian losing an endgame he shouldn't have lost to a much older player. Just my big mouth.

    The really constructive work is preparing the study material, exercises and conducting structured training for Li Tian which you (as coach) have obviously done so very well.

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