Wednesday, May 29, 2013

National Closed 2013 Round 4

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The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and Persatuan Catur Negeri Terengganu (PCNT)  have the honour of inviting all MCF States Affiliates and MCF Invited players for the The National Closed Championships to be organise in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Kuala Terengganu from  27th May (Arrival) to 02nd June (Departure) 2013.

Event Categories :
1) THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 (OPEN)   - Piala Tun Hussein Onn.

2) THE NATIONAL WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2013  - Piala Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik. 


The clash between Wonder Kids and Latest National Junior Master

The 1st day I manage to go to the venue, watch the games and meet friends there. But on the next day I have to go back to KL due to work commitment. When I arrived at my home 3.45pm, the 4th round just started and I managed to follow the game online. Thanks to especially En Muhammad Arshad who make it possible , a very hardworking chess player/organiser/trainer in State of Terengganu.

Fong Yit San (2024) vs Yeoh Li Tian (2288), Round 4, 29.5.2013, National Closed 2013
ECO "B13" Karo-kan Panov Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.Be2 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. h3 Bh5 11. a3 O-O 12. Re1 Rc8 13. Be3 Bf6 14. Rc1 Bg6 15.Bd3 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Qa5 17. Bxg6 hxg6 18. Qb3 Qa6 19. Nd2 Rfd8 20. Ne4 b6 21. Bg5 Bxg5 22. Nxg5 Na5 23. Qd1 Rd5

At this point I feel that black is better. I spoke to NWM Khairun Nisa that Yeoh Li Tian has a better game and white's c pawn is a target. But after I a couple of moves I found that white has a better chances. Black: Knight at a5 at the rim and his queen is out of play. White: Queen has more attacking chances.

24. Qg4 Nb3? (Ignoring black tactics on f7)

There are some alternatives:
1. ( 24.....Qb7? 25.Qh4 Qd7 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.h4) during the game I calculate it's a good move but then found out that black will lose a pawn)
2. ( 24....Rf5? 25.Qh4 Qc4 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.h4) the same fate with the 1st calculation
3. ( 24....Qc4 is the last choice, if 25.Nxf7? Kxf7 26.Qxe6) the result will be different.

25. Nxf7 Rc6
I don't like the black's Rc6 moves. I prefer 25....Qb7, attacking the knight and at the same time the white's rook at c1 also under attack.

26. Qxg6 (I really surprise with the move... there are two better alternatives)

1. (26. Rxe6 Qc8 27. Rce1 Rxe6 28. Rxe6) I prefer this move than the 2nd alternative moves.
2. (26. Rb1 Qc8 27. Qxg6 Nd2 28. Rbd1)

26... Nxc1 27. Nh6+ Kh8 28. Nf7+ Kg8 29. Nh6+ Kh8 30. Qe8+ Kh7 31. Qxc6 Ne2+ 32. Kh2 Nf4 33. Ng4 Qd3 

34. Nf6+ gxf6 35. Qc7+ Kg6 36. Qxf4 Qxc3 37. Rxe6 Qxd4 38. Re4 Qc5 39. Re3 Qc2 40. Rg3+ Kf7 41. Qb8 Qc6 42. Qxa7+ Ke6 43. Re3+ Re5 44. Rxe5+ fxe5 45. Qb8 Qc5 46. Qg8+ Kf6 47. Qg3 Qc2 48. h4 Ke6 49. h5 Qc1 50. Qe3 Qc4 51. Qxb6+ Kd7 52. Qe3 Kd6 53. Qh6+ Kd5 54. Qf6 Qc2 55. h6 Qh7 56. Qg7 Qf5 57. h7 Qf4+ 58. Qg3 Qh6+ 59. Qh3 Qf4+ 60. g3 1-0

Black's resign. 

Round 4 Results

Bo. Name Rtg        Pts.  Result   Pts.  Name Rtg
1 Fong Yit San  2024 3 1 - 0 3  Yeoh Li Tian  2288
2 Ismail Ahmad  2056 0 - 1 3  Erowan Masrin  1864
3 Subramaniam Sumant  2086 ½ - ½  Wong Jianwen  2084
4 Leong Mun Wan  2174 2 1 - 0 2  Yusoff Fairul  1912
5 Lee Kah Meng Elgin  2068 2 1 - 0 2 Jonathan Augustine Francis  1706
6 Zulkifli Muhd Syazwan  2029 2 1 - 0 2 Wong Yinn Long  1805
7 Siew Kit-Tze Mark  1994 2 1 - 0 2 Zulkifli Zulfikar  1541
8 Kamin Al-Kamil  1951 2 1 - 0 2 Edward Chai Chuan Jun  1142
9 Teh De Juan  1747 2 0 - 1 2 Aron  Teh Eu Wen  1949
10 Tan Eng Seong  1675 2 1 - 0 2 Lim Kian Hwa  1930
11 Fong Yit Ho  1893 ½ - ½ Nayan Ahmad Fadzil  2116
12 Mahmood Mohd Ezmi  1792 0 - 1 Nik Nik Ahmad Farouqi  2062
13 Ramli Abdul Rahim  1944 0 - 1 Harun Hisamullah  1733
14 Tan Kok Liang  1717 1 - 0 1 Azman Hisham Mohd Nabil  2036
15 Lup Syamaizar  1749 1 0 - 1 1 Azhar Muhd Irfan Haqqim  1838
16 Mohd Noor Mohd Noor Azam  1808 1 ½ - ½ 1 Ong Wei Bin  1697
17 Wan Razali Wan Aizuddin  1433 1 ½ - ½ 1 Cheong Jie Yao  1664
18 Sivanesan Subramanian  1772 1 0 - 1 1 Mohd Razuan Muhd Harith Farh  1566
19 Azmi Muhd Aiman Zakwan  1492 1 1 - 0 1 Ding Tze How Dilwen  1757
20 Muhd Syaahil Hamid  1498 ½ 1 - 0 ½ Giridau Guadis  1969
21 Asyrafi Mohd Ruqaim  1494 ½ 0 - 1 ½ Ng Jen Sheng  1629
22 Jafri Malim Muhd Adam Hafiz  1252 ½ 1 - 0 ½ Ibrahim Mohd Shadan   1540
23 Mohd Razuan Muhd Harith Fahm  1315 0 1 bye

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Junior Game in NJWM 2012 - Tan Li Ting vs Anis Fariha

After a long break, lastly I have time to write an analysis. I will share some analysis of the previous National Junior Girls Section ( National Junior Master 2012). The winner is NWM Tan Li Ting. Here's a game she won against her rival from Selangor State's Player, Anis Fariha Salleh.

Anis Fariha ( left) against NWM Tan Li Ting (right)

Saleh Anis Fariha (1573) - Tan Li Ting (1861)
DATCC, Kompleks Wilayah Kuala Lumpur, 18.12.2012, Round 2 table 3

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.0–0 Bg4 7.Be3 Bb6 8.Nd5 Nxd5 9.Bxd5 0–0 10.Re1 Rb8 11.Bxb6 axb6 12.c3 Ne7 13.Bc4 Ng6 14.d4 Qf6 15.Re3 Rbd8 16.Qd2 Qe7 17.Rae1 c6 18.Bb3 b5 19.Qc2 Kh8

Position after 19... Kh8

Both players played well in the opening phase. Now in this equal position, both player need to play a correct strategy and avoid tactical mistakes.

1. Weak square on f4 square ( black's knight will conquer it)
2. Symmetrical pawn structure ( no tactical fear here)
3. Knight f3 being pinned by black's bishop (Bg4)

1. Of course aiming the 2nd piece to land in enemy camp by Nf4 ( attacking g2 pawn)
2. Exchange  bishop against knight (Bxf3) and then attack g2 square by knight and then bring the queen to attack g2 pawn ( actually happened in this game )

Base on the position, white candidate moves must be 20.h3 or 20.Nd2

 Analysis move

(1) 20.h3 Be6 21.Bxe6 Qxe6 22.Qb3 Qxb3 23.axb3 Equall position with symmetrical pawn structure.

(2) 20.Nd2 Nf4 21.h3 Be6 22.Nf3 Bxb3 23.Qxb3 Qf6 24.Kh2 Equal position too

20.Qc1 Nf4 21.Bc2? Qf6
Position after black's move: 21... Qf6

Here white missed black's planning. A simple planning. Black's plan is to attack the g2 pawn by her queen. 22... Bxf3, 23... Qg5 and Ne2+ (check). How to defense?

Simple move, 22.Kh1! and black's attack has no more sting. Instead, white choose a wrong move to defense her e2 square.


Position after 22.Bd1

White must defense carefully here. Three of black's pieces are aiming at his king shelter. Both player missed the tactical move here.

 22... Bxf3? Not the best but she black still better than white. 

Better was 22... Bh3! 23.gxh3?? Qg6+ 24.Kh1 Qg2 checkmate, or
22... Bh3! 23.Nd2 Bxg2 winning a pawn

23.Rxf3 Qg5 24.Rxf4 Qxf4 25.Qc2 exd4 26.cxd4 f5 27.e5?

Position after 27.e5

A mistake which a cost a pawn. White has less than 5 minutes in this position. The game didn't need further analysis. Black converts her advantage easily.

27... Qxd4 28.e6 Rde8 29.h3 Qc4 30.Qxc4 bxc4 31.g4 g6 32.Re3 Re7 33.gxf5 Rxf5 34.Bg4 Rf6 35.h4 Rf4 36.Bh3 Rxh4 37.b3 cxb3 38.Rxb3 Ra4 39.a3 Kg7 40.Rf3 d5 41.Kf1 Re4 42.Re3 Rxe3 43.fxe3 Kf6 44.Ke2 Rxe6 45.Bxe6 Kxe6 46.a4 h5
Position after 46... h5
White resigns. 0–1