Ramadan 2008 Report: Round 4

Hello Everyone! Here are the latest results from the Ramadan Tournament 2008.  After four Rounds, the scores for the participants are as follows:

  • 4.0 POINTS = Ahmmed Emad / Ferdinand Bugay (these 2 people never lost or drew a single game)
  • 3.5 POINTS = Bader Hajeri / Ringo Teves (these 2 people never lost but only drew 1 game)
  • 3.0 POINTS = Ahmed Hosni / Sheekh Fuaz / Basir Cosain / Mohamed Adel / Basim Zaki / Emanuel Ygpuara / Edgar Benitez / Fayiq Kanan / Ferdinand Laming / Ahamd Abdou / Murad Ali
  • 2.5 POINTS = Vincent Saulda / Nizar Kanan / Adel Amiri
  • 2.0 POINTS = Zayad Abdaly / Taher Khateb / Manuel Cornelio / Hamdy Faraj / Khaled Anwer / Eid Mohamed / Mohamed Qabazard / Balarama Krushna / Hashim Ali / Waleed Awadi / Abdullah Mutairi / Naser Maqsed / Nooraldeen Mohamed / Khaled alHashem
  • 1.5 POINTS = Omran Moussawi
  • 1.0 POINTs = Khaled Ibrahim / Abdulsalam Dakheel / Bomer Bocobo / Waheed Hilal / Ali Moussawi / Labib Obiad / Abdulmohsin Mishary / Ghassan Merij / Abdulrahman Fathi
  • 0.5 POINTS = Bader alKhaldi / Roberto Carandang
  • 0.0 POINTS = Abdullah Maqsed / Ali Aludeen

There are still 3 rounds left in this tournament. The top four players are all close to each other. It still is anybodys game. Ahmmed Emad, the only player in the tournament to have a title (Fide Master), is leading the tournament with 4 points total. He is tied with Ferdinand Bugay. Tomorrow night we will see who will take the lead as Emad plays against Bugay!

Bader Hajeri, Kuwait’s top player, is only a 0.5 points behind the leaders. I am cheering for Bader becuase I want him to win 🙂 (sorry everyone else)

Anyways, do not forget that there is a game tomorrow at 9 PM. So everybody come prepared. I wish you all the very best. Here are a few pictures to keep you updated. Enjoy.

((( ~~~ If your interested, here’s a game of mine from Round 4. I am playing the Black Pieces. Waheed Hilal has the White Pieces. ~~~ )))

Waheed Hilal Vs. Khaled AlHashem

Round = 4, Table = 20 , Date = Sept 11, 2008

  1. e4 e5
  2. Nf3 Nc6
  3. c3!? d5 (c3!? is a weak move usually played in blitz games.)
  4. Bb5 dxe4
  5. Nxe5 Qg5!
  6. Nxc6? Qxb5 (Bxc6+ bxc6 Nxc6 is better for white. The black King is stuck in an open board.)
  7. Nd5 Qd3! (Qd3 stops all development for white. White can’t castle!)
  8. Ne2? Bd6 (Too Many Knight Moves!)
  9. Ng3? Nf6 (White Moves his knight 6 times in the opening!)
  10. Qe2 0-0
  11. b3 Re8
  12. Na3 Bg4
  13. Qe3 Nd5
  14. Qg5 h5! (if Nxh5, than Qe2#)
  15. h3? Bf4!! – / + (Bf4 kills white. Now black is completely winning. )
  16. Qh4?? Bxg3
  17. hxg4 Bxh4 (Sacrificing the queen to avoid mate in 1)
  18. Rxh4 Nf4 (White has no chance. His king is stuck in the center and all his pieces are bad.)
  19. white resigns  (0  –  1) [Lesson: DON’T MOVE THE SAME PIECE MORE THAN ONCE IN THE OPENING!]

About Khaled

I am a chess fan who would like to see chess grow in Kuwait. I am sure there are a lot of people like me here and this site is for you.

One thought on “Ramadan 2008 Report: Round 4

  1. Muslim says:

    halaw ;P..nice pictures u got there but where are urs ;P

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