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Saturday, June 10, 2006

World Cup Fever !!!-Germany 2006

The stage is set for football lovers for the biggest event in history of the game where teams from 32 countries are battling hard to prove their worth, for many players, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Word Cup is taking place in Germany, from June 9 to July 9, 2006 and football fans ( and chess fans?) will gathered there to watch the thrilling games .

The passion for football will certainly sweeping every one this time-including chess fans. As a football fan, I will root for England to be the 2006 Champion although I think Brazil still be the hot favourite. Brazil are everybody's candidates to win the World Cup . It is because they don’t feel the pressure and just enjoy playing. However, they won't have it easy because other teams are going to have that little bit of extra incentive when they're confronting the favourites. An the fact is only once (1962 host by Sweden which was won by Brazi)l that Europeans country failed to win the World Cup when it was held in European soil.

Tonight I will glued in front my tv set to watch England vs Paraguay and on the half time I will log in the Internet Chess Club for a quick chess blitz and lightning games. A good combination right :).

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Malaysian Teams Performances In 2006 Olympiad Turin

Malaysian men team finish 80th place in 2006 Olympiad Turin -3 place higher then their early seed (83 place). If we were told about this result before the tournament, I believe it will be a fair performance. It was quite disappointing to end in 80th place after achieving as high as 39th place at on time. Further more we managed to produce few surprises such as International Master (IM) Mashafizul win over former World “Vice” Champion Grandmaster (GM) Victor Korchnoi from Switzerland and GM Pascal Charbonneau from Canada. Fide Master (FM) Lim Yee Weng also produce an excellent performances by achieving his final IM norm. FM Mok Tze Meng performed quite good but not enough to achieve IM norm he badly need. National Master (NM) Jonathan Chuah achieved quite a modest result but the rookies FM Anas showed some promises by producing a respectable performances for a young boy and as a rookie in Olympiad. The women team produced a termendous result by finishing in 44th place- 14 place higher then their early seeded. Women Fide Master (WFM) Siti Zulaikha show the example by producing a great results and manage to achieve her final WIM Norm and required rating. While Wan Khye Theng and Roslina Marmono performed above expectations. Only WCM Shazwani performed below expectation.

Singapore men team managed to succeed us in overall standing by achieving 78th place but I think it is something they won’t be proud of when we consider their systematic coaching from many experience trainers ( experience GM,IM,FM) they have. I wonder what we can achieve if we have the same opportunity like our neighbors. ! Anyway Syabas to all Malaysia team for a good result and entertaining show you all give to us. They prove that they have the talent and can do the impossible . Malaysia Boleh!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Hashim Jusoh Win Terengganu Presiden Cup 2006!

Photo : Hashim Jusoh winner of Terengganu Presiden Cup 2006 blitzing with runner –up Heng Aik Kiat after the tournaments end. The result is Hashim Jusoh 0 Heng Aik Kiat 4 !!!

Hi all,

The Terengganu Presiden Cup 2006 organised by Persatuan Catur Negeri Terengganu (PCNT) took place on 2nd -3rd June 2006 in Kuala Terengganu. 56 players take part on this tournament and among the fimilar names is Hashim Jusoh, Heng Aik Kiat, Norazmi Mohd Noor,Ruzenan A Bakar, Mohd Arshad (arbiter), Mohd Hafishelmi, Ahmad Rizal Othman, Ramli Setapa, Abd Kadir Jailani and Adnan Salleh. Hashim Jusoh won the event with 6.5/7, half a point clear of Heng Aik Kiat who lost surprisingly in second round to Sharil Sidek. Top seeded Norazmi Mohd Noor is 3rd with 5.5 points.The prizes is 1st RM 300, 2nd RM 200, 3rd RM 100, 4th RM 70, 5th RM 50,6th-10 RM 30 each.
Photo : Yours truly in Marang beach.

I was in Terengganu on 3rd to 5th June for my brother in law wedding at Setiu, Terengganu. I arrived at Kuala Terengganu at about 5.30 pm on 3rd June and after checking-in Hotel Seri Malaysia, Kuala Terengganu I quickly went into the opposite building, Dewan Jabatan Laut where the tournament being held. At about 5.45 p.m the final round has just finished. I managed to have a chat with Hashim Jusoh, and Heng Aik Kiat and ask them why they don’t play in Kuala Lumpur anymore. I didn’t receive any answer but a smile from them. I think it maybe related with the increase of fuel price because it cost me about RM 200++ for fuel and tol only!(K.L-Terengganu-K.L) . I remember talking with another “former” chess player Cheah Eu Gene in Royal Selangor 2006 recently. I asked him why he who lived (or work) in Shah Alam never play tournaments in Kuala Lumpur anymore. He said to me that it is because of the fuel cost!!! So if people living in Shah Alam which is about 30 km to Kuala Lumpur giving fuel cost as an accuse how about people who lived in Terengganu which is about 500 km!!!

I would like to thank Mohd Arshad and Hafishelmi for giving me the final results as soon as the tournament finished which give me chance take a rest after 8 hours driving from Putrajaya. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

That’s the way ahak!ahak! I like it ahak!ahak!

Malaysia Boleh! Malaysia team produced another miracle by beating Switzerland, (seeded number 29) 2.5-1.5 in round 9 last night. I think this Olympiad will be the greatest achievement ever by our country so far compare from previous Malaysian team and players. The win came from International Master (IM) Mashafizulhelmi who beat the legendary Grandmaster (or Grandfather!)Victor Korchnoi former “Vice World Champion” in 21 moves. Korchnoi is a four times USSR chess champion (1960, 1962-63, 1964-65, 1970), two times winner of the interzonal tournaments for world championship, winner of two Candidates Tournaments (1977, 1980) and five time European champion. Victor Korchnoi played three matches with Anatoly Karpov for the World Chess Championship (two official matches in 1978 and 1981, and the 1974 Candidates' Final which later won Karpov the title by forfeit against Bobby Fischer). He also became a six time Chess Olympiad winner as a member of the Soviet team.

FM Lim Yee Weng also produced a great result by drawing with Sicilian expert and many famous openings books GM Joe Gallegher . He is a British Chess International Grandmaster and former British Champion.He played for many years on the European chess circuit, before marrying and moving to Switzerland, taking Swiss nationality, being awarded the title of International Grandmaster, and then winning the British Chess Championship in 2001.Gallagher is a noted author on various aspects of chess opening theory, being an expert on the Kings Indian Defence as black and the King's Gambit as white
Fide Master (FM) Anas Nazreen prove that he is not a passenger by defeating IM Beat Zueger. I think he should be given chance to play in the next rounds because he has adopt well although this is his first Olympiad . FM Mok lost a difficult game against GM Yannick Pelletier . He tried his best to achieve a draw but playing with one piece down is a heavy task against a strong GM.

The Malaysian players have proved that they can beat team ( player) that have higher ratings. For all Malaysian, lets support them and wish them all the best.

Mashafizulhemi (2412) – Victor Korchnoi (2607) [C68]
Round 9 Olympiad 2006 , 30.05.2006

Analyze by Hairulov and Shredder

C68: Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 The Exchange variation, Mas favourites variation in the Ruy Lopez. He has been playing it for quite a long time so he has a good understanding of the positions. 4...dxc6 5.0–0 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Ne7 8.Nc3 Ng6 9.d3 Bd6 [9...Bc5 may be is more active. In d6 the bishop looks quite passive.] 10.Ne2 c5?! Another dubious move. I think Korchnoi should complete his development first with 10...0–0 or 10...0–0–0. 11.Ng3 The knight is heading for the active square on f5 and h5. 11...0–0 12.Qg4 Kh8?! Perhaps Korchnoi should consider 12...Qh4 to exchange the queen and play for a draw but who want to draw with a player that have 200 elo point less than you!!! 13.Nf5 Rg8 14.h4! Ne7 15.g3 Qc8 [I think Krochnoi should plan to exchange black active knight with 15...Nxf5.] 16.Qf3 Qe6 17.h5 Rae8 [17...c4!?²] 18.h6± g5? [¹18...Qf6 19.hxg7+ Rxg7±] 19.Ng7+- Mas is clearly winning. [19.Nxd6?! is no comparison 19...cxd6 20.Qh5 g4³] 19...Qxh6? [19...g4 20.Qe3 Rxg7 21.hxg7+ Kxg7+-] 20.Nxe8 Rxe8 21.Qxf7 [21.Qxf7 Rg8 22.Kg2+-] 1–0 Korchnoi resign.. Bravo Mas!!!

“Bangi Night Fever”

Last two night(29 Mei 2006), 7 chess players gather at Projet Pump Station , Seksyen 3, Bandar Baru Bangi for a double round robin blitz tournaments. This was the first step towards another “indie” chess tournament. The tournament start at about 11.00 p.m and finish about 2 a.m (p/s: you better have good excuses to tell your wife before you go home)

Mohd Saprin Sabri the top seed, Shamsul Bahrin -Puncak Alam Chess Club (PACC) Presiden, Shamsuddin Mat Isa, Hafishelmi, Zul, Izwan and your’s truly battle their minds in the heat of the night. The final result is Shamsul Bahrin -Puncak Alam Chess Club (PACC) Presiden emerge as the undisputed winner with 9 ½ points. 2nd runner-up goes to Mohd Saprin Sabri and Zul with 6 ½ . Third placing goes to Shamsuddin Mat Isa with 5 ½ point followed by Hafishelmi with 5 points. Your’s truly and Izwan “shared” 6th and 7th place (equivalent with last place!!!) with 4 points.

This double round robin tournament is another version of “night fever” that have been held successfully at Jayanti Restaurant, Shah Alam. (see my previous post about “Saturday Night Fever or”). The Friday night fever being held every Friday night because it give the players to spend their weekends with their family or playing in tournaments. But for the “Bangi Night Fever”, we “still” finding the justification to held a double round robin tournament late at night and the next day is a working day. But anyway, I believe that “if you are born as a chess player , you will always be a chess player”. For anybody who interested to play in this tournament, I will inform it as soon as I get confirmation by the organizer Mr. Shamsul Bahrin -Puncak Alam Chess Club (PACC) Presiden, so keep in touch!!!

Note: I forgot to bring my digital camera on that night. I have problem to transfer the Bangi Night Fever picture i take with my NOKIA mobile phone to the computer .

Monday, May 29, 2006

Olympiad 2006 Round 7: Malaysia 0 - Germany 4

Malaysian team were crushed 4-0 by the mighty Germany who have 1077 elo rating higher than Malaysia . Germany proved too powerful for Malaysia that they even rest their first two board player GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2664 FIDE Rating) and Arthur Jussupow (2608 FIDE Rating-and former Candidate Semi-Finalist!!!)
Mas lost to GM Jan Gustafsson (2603 FIDE rating) without any real fight. Only Mok show some promise and he’s actually manage to get a slight advantage in the middlegame against GM Thomas Luther (2593 FIDE rating and German Champion in 1993, 2002, and 2006) but he failed to mantain his advantage and get a passive position. Although he have the bishop pairs, it was locked by their own pawn and Mok have to sacrifiece two pawns just to release them and later Mok blundered with 50..Be6 where as 50...Bb7 offer drawing chances.
FM Lim Yee Weng played a theoritical opening against Christopher Lutz (2608 Fide rating and German Champion in 1995 and 2001). He seems like he don’t have a plan in the middlegame and later he have to defend his isolated d pawn but to no avail. NM Jonathan Chuah lost easily to Alexander (Nenashev) Graf former Ubzekistan no. 1 player.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

R7 Olympiad 2006 : Malaysia beat Canada 3.5- 0.5: Way to go Malaysia!!!

Photo :GM Pascal Charbonneau will probably have a bad dream after losing to Mashafizul !!!

Yes! Malaysia beat Canada 3.5-0.5. Canada seeded no. 47 compare to Malaysia seeded no. 83.They beat a team that have 2 grandmaster (GM) and 2 International Master (IM) in a very convincing way. Mas (2412 FIDE rating) show that his still have the sting to bite some GM. He beat the Canadian born Pascal Charbonneau (2521 FIDE Rating ) who won the Canadian National Championship twice before the age of 20, finishing above experienced Grandmasters such as Alexander Leseige and Kevin Spragget .

Mok (2361 FIDE rating) draw with black over GM Mark Bluvshtein (2531 FIDE rating) , a Russian born Canadian chess player who became the youngest Canadian International Grandmaster ever. I think Mok have a very-very slight advantage in the middle game especially after he regain back his pawn that he sort of gambit it in the opening. But the position remain equal.

Fide Master (FM) Lim Yee Weng (2330 FIDE rating ) won over IM Igor Zugic (2466 FIDE rating) was another shocker. Yee Weng looks like he has a bad opening but manage to confuse mater and get the upper hand in the middle game with extra pawn . In the endgame Yee Weng manage to convert his extras pawn ( King + 2 rook versus King + rook). National Master (NM) Johanathan Chuah (2216 FIDE rating) also in excellent form by beating IM Livshits Ron (2364) with black.

They have show that they can beat team and player that have superior elo rating . That I think is what we want. Let support them and hope they can make another miracle in round 7 versus the mighty Germany!!!.

[Event "Olympiad 2006"]
[Date "2006.06.27"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Mashafizul Helmi"]
[Black "Charbonneau Pascal"]
[ECO "B42"]

Analyze by Hairulov and Shredder

B42: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 (Among the great supporter of this line is GM Vladimir Epishin. 6... Ba7 {Is more usual in this line. ) 7. Qg4 Mas chose the aggressive
line. 7.0-0 d6 8. c4 followed by Nc3, f4, Kh1 is the simplest way to develop
according to GM John Nunn and GM Joe Gallagher in Beating The Sicilian 3}7... g6
8. f4
(8. Qe2 d6 9. O-O Nd7 10. Na3 was played by GM Alexander Motylev
against GM Vladimir Epishin in the 2004 57th Russian Championship .) 8... d6
9. O-O Nf6 10. Qf3 O-O 11. Nc3 Nc6 12. Be3 Qc7 13. Nd4 Bd7 14. Rae1 b5 15. a3

Controls b4 Rab8 16. Nxc6 Bxc6 17. Qh3 a5 (17... d5
is worth consideration 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 ) 18. f5 {
Mas have the initiative.} Qd7 0 19. Bh6 Rfe8 20. Bg5 Rf8 (20... Nh5
should be examined more closely 21. Be3 b4 22. fxg6 fxg6 23. axb4 Rxb4 )
21. Qh4 Qd8 {Clearly Mas is in control. 22. Rf3 b4 23. axb4 axb4 24. Rh3 (
24. Ne2 exf5 25. Rh3 ) 24... h5
Pascal have to defend and wait and see if Mas make a mistake. 25. Nd1 Rb7 26.
Mas bring all his force. Kg7 (26... d5 27. e5 Ng4 28. fxg6 fxg6
29. Rxf8+ Kxf8 30. Bxe7+ Qxe7 31. Bxg6 Qxh4 32. Rxh4 Nxe5 33. Bxh5 Kg7 ) 27.
Rg3 Be8 28. Ne3 Rh8
A bad move i think. Pascal should try to create
counter attack with move like 28..b3 and hope for the best. 29. Rgf3 29. fxg6
keeps an even firmer grip fxg6 30. e5 Nh7 31. Bxe7 Qxe7 ) 29...
(29... Rf8 30. Qf4 Kh7 31. e5 dxe5 32. Qxe5 ) 30. exf5 e5 31. Be4 Rb5 (
31... Ra7 32. Bd5 Rh7 (32... Nxd5 33. f6+ Nxf6 34. Nf5+ (34. Rxf6
Rh7 ) (34. Bxf6+ Bxf6 35. Rxf6 Rd7 ) 34... Kf8 35. Nxe7 Rxe7 36.
Bxf6 (36. Rxf6 Qb6+ 37. Kh1 Ba4 ) 32. Nd5 Rxd5 33. Bxd5 Bb5 34. Ra1
(34. R1f2 and White can already relax Be8 ) 34... Be2 (34... Nxd5 35. Bxe7
Qxe7 (35... Nxe7 36. f6+ Kf8 37. fxe7+ Qxe7 38. Qxb4 ) 36. Qxe7 Nxe7 37.
f6+ ) (34... Be2 35. Bxf6+ Bxf6 36. Qg3+ Kh6 37. Bxf7 Bg5 ) (34... Nxd5
35. Bxe7 Qxe7 (35... Nxe7 36. f6+ Kf8 37. fxe7+ Qxe7 38. Qxb4 ) 36. Qxe7
Nxe7 37. f6+ Kf8 38. fxe7+ Kxe7 ) 35. Bxf6+ Bxf6 36. Qg3+ Kh6 37. Rf2 Bg4
38. Ra8
(Inferior is 38. Bxf7 Bh4 39. Qe3+ Qg5 40. Qxg5+ Kxg5 ) 38... Qb6 39. Rxh8+ Bxh8 40. h3 (Worse is 40. Bxf7 b3 41. c3 Qa7 ) 40... Bxf5 41.
Kh1 Bh7
(41... Bg6 hoping against hope 42. Bxf7 d5 43. Bxd5 Bf6 ) 42. Rxf7
(42... Qd4 {doesn't get the bull off the ice} 43. h4 Qg4 44. Qe3+ Kg6 )
43. Qf2 A nice move by Mas. He choose to reduce material and convert his
advantage in the endgame. (43. h4 Bg7 44. Be4 d5 45. Qg5+ Kh7 46. Qxe5 Qd4 47.
Qxd4 Kh8 48. Qxg7#) 43... Qxf2 $18 44. Rxf2 Kg5 45. g3 Bf5 (45... Kh6 46. Re2
) 46. Kg2 (46. h4+ might be the shorter path Kg6 47. Bc6 Be6 48. Be4+ Kg7
) 46... Bf6 (46... Bg7 47. h4+ Kg6 48. Bf7+ Kxf7 49. Rxf5+ Kg6 50. Rg5+ Kh6
51. g4 hxg4 52. Rxg4 ) 47. Bf7 (47. h4+ seems even better Kg6 48. Bf3
) 47... Bd8 (47... Be4+ 48. Kg1 Bd8 49. h4+ Kh6 ) 48. h4+ Kf6 49. Bxh5
Bb6 50. Rd2
(50. Rf1 it becomes clear that White will call all the shots
Ke6 51. Bf7+ Kxf7 52. Rxf5+ Ke6 ) 50... Ke6 51. Be2 d5 52. g4 Be4+ (52...
Bh7 53. Ba6 Bd4 54. Rxd4 exd4 ) 53. Bf3 Bxf3+ (53... Be3
doesn't improve anything 54. Re2 Bxf3+ 55. Kxf3 ) 54. Kxf3 e4+ (54... Bc7
is no salvation 55. Ke2 ) 55. Ke2 d4 56. b3 Pascal resign because his
connected passed pawns in the middle can easily being block while Mas
connected passed pawns in the king side is really strong. Bravo Mas!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I beat Norway National Chess Champion !!!

Hi all,

After having a career and getting married, I no more have the luxury time to mingle with chess friends to play chess and play tournaments regularly. But fortunately, there is a technology call the internet which can lets us play at anytime with anyone all around the world in the comfort of our own house . Like others chess addict, I like to play chess especially blitz. On one fine day, I as usual logged in the Internet Chess Club (ICC) an Internet Chess Server and play a blitz game with anybody who like to play . My rating in ICC usually varied from 1800-2100 depends on my form, privacy (no interference from my two beloved kids and wife !) and others factor. Usually I will play with opponent that have equal or higher strength or elo rating from me. But on that particular day, one International Master from Norway accept my challenge to play a blitz game!

hairulov1976 (1973) – Labow (1979) (International Master) [C44]
ICC 2 20 Internet Chess Club, 19.04.2006

Analyze by Hairulov and Shredder 9

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 It's always nice to play this kind of gambit in blitz games. 4...Bc5 5.c3 d3 6.Qb3?! [6.b4 Bb6 7.a4 a6 8.0–0 Is the correct way to play.] 6...Qe7 7.Bxd3 d6 8.0–0 Nf6 9.Nbd2 0–0 10.h3 Bb6 [10...Re8 Is better.] 11.Re1 Be6 12.Qc2 Ne5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Nf3 Nd7 15.Bg5 f6 16.Bd2 I think black have no problem and can start aiming for advantage. 16...Rad8 17.Rad1 17...Nc5 [17...Bxa2? doesn't solve anything 18.b3 Bxb3 19.Qxb3+ Kh8 20.Bc4+-] 18.Bf1 Bxa2 Black get a free pawn. 19.Be3 Be6 [19...Bb3 20.Bxc5 Bxc2 21.Bxe7 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Bxd1 23.Bxf8 Kxf8 24.Bd3–+ is line suggest by Shredder and black is clearly winning with two bishop and extra pawn. ] 20.c4 a5 21.Nh4 a4 22.Nf5 Bxf5 23.exf5 Nb3 24.c5?! Nxc5 25.Qc4+ Kh8 26.Rd5 [26.Be2 Nd7 27.Qxa4 Bxe3 28.fxe3 c6] 26...Rxd5 27.Qxd5 Rd8 28.Bxc5 Just trying to confuse matter in a lost position. 28...Bxc5 [28...Rxd5? may look interesting but has some grave disadvantages 29.Bxe7 c6 30.Re2+-] 29.Qxb7 h6 [29...Bb6!? 30.Qc6 Qb4–+] 30.Qc6 Rd2 31.Re2 Rd4 32.Rc2 Bb6 33.Be2 Rf4? This move is clearly a mistake and black almost lost all his advantage. [33...Qd7 34.Qxd7 Rxd7 35.Kf1] 34.Bh5 Dreaming some swindle idea. [34.Qa8+!? is an interesting idea 34...Kh7 35.Bh5=] 34...Rxf5?? What? is he serious. I really shocked by this move. He is not in time trouble, my time is worse than him. [34...Qd8] 35.Bg6+- Black resigns because he will be mate or lost material if he trying to prevent mate.[35.Bg6 Qd8 36.Bxf5+-] 1–0

Wow! i was so excited, happy and quickly after the game i curiously searched in the internet about this IM from Norway. To my amazement, I found that he has won four Norwegian Championship. What ? I beat a Norwegian Champion? A country which nowadays popular for their wonder kid Grand Master (GM) Magnus Carlsen and former Norway international footballer and still active chess player GM Simen Agdestein? A country that is in 35 rank in the world ranking? ( Malaysia-79th). But after taking a few deep breath, I look for further details about this guy. And here is the findings:-

Svein Johannessen, born October 17, 1937 is a Norwegian chess player. He became Norway's second International Master after Olaf Barda, in 1961. He has won four Norwegian chess championships, in 1959, 1962, 1970 and 1973.
According to ChessBase, Johannessen has a wide opening repertoire. He plays most of the regular opening moves with White with some regularity, 1.d4, 1.e4, 1.c4 and 1.Nf3. With Black against 1.e4 he frequently enters the "open" games with 1...e5, but often plays the Sicilian Defence as well. Against 1.d4 Johannessen also plays several things including the Old Indian Defense and Queen's Gambit Accepted.
Source:From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Below is some of his famous games.

[Event "Stockholm jub 6667"]
[Site "Stockholm"]
[Date "1966.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Bent Larsen"]
[Black "Svein Johannessen"]
[ECO "C24"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "120"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Bb3 Na6 5.f4 exf4 6.e5 Qa5+ 7.Nc3 Qxe5+ 8.Nge2 d5
9.Bxf4 Qh5 10.O-O Bb4 11.Qd2 O-O 12.Rae1 Nc5 13.Ng3 Qg6 14.Bg5 Ng4 15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Qxb4 Nxd3
17.cxd3 Qxg5 18.h3 Nf6 19.Rf3 a5 20.Qd4 Be6 21.Re5 Qh6 22.Nf5 Bxf5 23.Rexf5 Rac8 24.Rg3 Rc6
25.Bxd5 Nxd5 26.Rxd5 b6 27.Rdg5 g6 28.Rb5 Qg7 29.Qe3 Qf6 30.Rf3 Qd6 31.Rf4 Rd8 32.Re5 Rd7
33.d4 Rc4 34.Ree4 Qc7 35.Rf1 Rc2 36.Re1 Kg7 37.b3 Qc6 38.a4 Re7 39.Qf3 Rxe4 40.Rxe4 Rc3
41.Qf4 Rxb3 42.Kh2 Rc3 43.Re3 Qc7 44.Qxc7 Rxc7 45.Rb3 Rc4 46.d5 Rb4 47.Rd3 Kf8 48.d6 Ke8
49.Re3+ Kd7 50.Re7+ Kxd6 51.Rxf7 Rxa4 52.Rxh7 Re4 53.Rg7 Re6 54.Ra7 Kc5 55.h4 Kb4 56.g4 a4
57.Kg3 b5 58.Kf4 a3 59.h5 gxh5 60.gxh5 Kb3 0-1

[Event "Havana"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "1966.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Najdorf Miguel"]
[Black "Johannessen Sveinn"]
[ECO "A87"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.b3 Bg7
5.Bb2 O-O 6.Nf3 d6 7.O-O c6 8.c4 e5
9.dxe5 Ng4 10.Nbd2 Nxe5 11.Qc2 Nbd7 12.Rad1 Qe7
13.Ba3 Nc5 14.b4 Ne6 15.b5 c5 16.e3 a6
17.Bc1 Nd7 18.a4 axb5 19.cxb5 d5 20.Nb3 Rxa4
21.Rxd5 Nb6 22.Rd2 Bd7 23.Rfd1 Bxb5 24.Rd6 Bc6
25.Ne1 Rc4 26.Qb1 Nd4 27.exd4 Qxd6 28.Bf4 Qe7
29.dxc5 Na4 30.Bd6 Qf7 31.Bxc6 bxc6 32.Na5 Nc3
33.Qc2 Re4 34.Bxf8 Nxd1 35.Qxd1 Bxf8 36.Nxc6 Qe6
37.Nf3 Qxc6 38.Ng5 Re7 39.Qb3+ Kg7 0-1

[Event "Marianske Lazne"]
[Site "Marianske Lazne"]
[Date "1961.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Johannessen Sveinn"]
[Black "Szabo Laszlo"]
[ECO "E12"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "84"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb7
5.a3 Be7 6.d5 d6 7.g3 e5 8.Bg2 O-O
9.e4 Nbd7 10.O-O Ne8 11.Ne1 Bf6 12.Nd3 Nc5
13.b4 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 a5 15.Be3 Bg5 16.f4 Bf6
17.f5 Bg5 18.Bf2 h5 19.h4 Bh6 20.Nb5 Ba6
21.bxa5 Bxb5 22.cxb5 Rxa5 23.Be1 Ra7 24.Bb4 Nf6
25.Bh3 Qd7 26.Kh2 Rfa8 27.Ra2 Qd8 28.Rc2 Nd7
29.Qf3 Nc5 30.Rff2 Qf6 31.Bg2 g6 32.Qe2 Qe7
33.Rc3 Nd7 34.Bh3 Nf6 35.fxg6 fxg6 36.Be6+ Kh8
37.Rcf3 Bg7 38.Kg2 Ra4 39.Qe3 Ng4 40.Bxg4 hxg4
41.Rf7 Qd8 42.Qe2 1-0

[Event "zt"]
[Site "Halle"]
[Date "1963.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "L Kavalek"]
[Black "S Johannessen"]
[ECO "C70"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "80"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5
5.Bb3 Na5 6.O-O d6 7.d4 Nxb3 8.axb3 f6
9.c4 b4 10.Be3 Bb7 11.d5 c5 12.dxc6 Bxc6
13.Nbd2 g6 14.Ne1 Bh6 15.Qe2 Bxe3 16.Qxe3 Ne7
17.Nd3 a5 18.Qh6 Kf7 19.f4 Ng8 20.Qh3 Kg7
21.Rf2 Nh6 22.Raf1 Qe7 23.c5 dxc5 24.fxe5 fxe5
25.Rf6 Bb5 26.Re6 Qd7 27.Nxe5 Qd4+ 28.Rf2 Rhe8
29.Nef3+ Qxb2 30.Ng5 Qc1+ 31.Nf1 Qxg5 32.Rb6 Bxf1
33.Rxf1 Rxe4 34.Rb7+ Re7 35.Qf3 Re8 36.h4 Qe5
37.Rd1 Rxb7 38.Qxb7+ Re7 39.Qc8 Nf5 40.h5 Qe3+ 0-1

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So the reality is i beat a player that i can call grandfather. Norwegian Champion on 1959,1962,1970 and 1973 all before i was ever born. So it was a rather an anti climax situation but anyway i’ll keep the record just in case if anybody ask me if i ever beat a International Master :).