Game 3 begins just a while ago. Will Nicholas take the Gelfand approach in the world cup , playing to draw with black pieces and try to win with white pieces, or make an all out effort to win with Black, which Nicholas is capable of, and settle the score without having to go to the 4th game?
knowing very well that Lim Yee Weng has a reputation to play for (he just got his IM title), and Lim Yee Weng would have prepared very well after knowing who the opponent is , its shrewd in Nicholas part to hold on to the position.
Lets Wait and see
IM Lim YeeWeng- FM Nicholas Chan
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Nc2 Nf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Be2 d6 9.0-0 Nd7 10.Bd2 a5 11.Na3 Nc5 12.Nab5 Nd4 13.Nxd4 Bxd4 14.Bh6 Bxc3 15.bxc3 Re8 16.Qd4 e5 17Qe3 Qh4
position still even. Lim Yee Weng still pondering his next move for the last 25 minutes!!
surely IM Mas Hafizulhilmi is also pondering for the last so many weeks who his final opponent going to be!!
time left : Yee Weng 34 minutes and ticking, Nicholas 1 hr 10 min!!
18 Bf3 f6 19g3 Qh3 20 Qd2 Qc6 21 Be3 Ra6
22Rd1 Rc623 BXf5 Rxf5 24Qxd6
time left:Yee Weng 9.41 minutes Nicholas 36 minutes
25.Qxf6 Qxc3 26.Bg2 Bg4 27.Rf1 Rf8 28.Qg5 Be2 29.Rfc1 Qd4 30.Qe3 Qxe3 31.fxe3 Rfc8 32.Rxc5 Rxc5 33.Rb1 b5 34.Bf1 Bxf1 35.Kxf1 b4 36.Rb2 Rc3 37.Ke2 Kf7 38.Kd2 Ke6 39.Rb1 Kd6 40.h4 Kc5 41.g4 Kb5 42.h5 Ka4 43.Rf1 gxh5 44.gxh5 Ra3 45.Rf7 Rxa2+ 46.Kd3 Rh2 47.Rxh7 Ka3 48.Ra7 a4 49.Kc4 b3 50.Kb5 b2 51.Rxa4+ Kb3 52.Rb4+ Kc2 53.Rc4+ Kd1 54.Rb4 Kc1 55.Kc5 b1Q 56.Rxb1+ Kxb1 57.Kd6 Rxh5 0-1
Lim Yee Weng resigns