Saturday, 14 July 2012

Scheveningen Match Challenge! - by Junior Tay

Our former National Champions (plus a two time Malaysian Champion) have agreed to a training match with Singapore's current hot players - Jarred was the local "Swiss Tournament King" last year (prior to National Service) before handing the mantle to Weiliang this year. Wei Ming needs no introduction - just a couple of GMs norms and a Asian Nations Bronze medal to boot.

So here goes...

Team Angry Birds (made up of Ayams) vs Team Young Punks Challenge

A) Team Angry Birds - IMs Hsu Li Yang (2427), IM Terry Toh (2419) , IM Lim Yee Weng (2287)
B) Team Young Punks - IM Goh Wei Ming (2437), Tan Weiliang (2214), CM Jarred Neubronner (2287)

Venue: De Royale Condo - Function room
Time Control: 60 minutes for entire game + 30 seconds increment.

21st July -1 pm IM Hsu Li Yang (W) vs IM Goh Wei Ming (B), Tan Weiliang (W) vs IM Terry Toh (B),  

28th July - 10 am IM Lim Yee Weng (W) vs CM Jarred Neubronner (B)
1 pm - CM Jarred Neubronner (W) vs IM Hsu Li Yang (B), IM Terry Toh vs IM Goh Wei Ming, Tan Weiliang vs IM Lim Yee Weng

29th July - 1pm - IM Hsu Li Yang (W) vs Tan Weiliang, IM Terry Toh(W) vs CM Jarred Nebronner(B), IM Goh Wei Ming (W) vs IM Lim Yee Weng

Stakes: Losing team for each round must buy dinner or high tea.


1. Can Terry's 'rubbish' openings confuse the tournament-hardened Wei Ming, Weiliang and Jarred or can they cut through the crap?

2. Can the Ayams' ancient theory survive against the theoretical weapons of our Young Punks?
3. Can Wei Ming continue his unbeaten streak in the training matches?
4. Will Terry drive his car in this time or will he just take a cab?

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