Saturday, September 20, 2008

Russia - China Match 2008 Game: Ni Hua beat Peter Svidler !

Russia - China match from 18-27 September in Ninbo,China.

China no.2 - GM Ni Hua (2705) created a shocking results in round 2 by beating the highest rated player GM Peter Svidler ( FIDE: 2737)- n0. 11 th in the world !

Ni Hua beat Peter Svidler in round 2 !
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Analysed by Hairulov and Fritz

GM Ni Hua (2705) vs GM Peter Svidler ( 2738)
Russia - China Match, Ningbo, Round 2, 19.9.08

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.0–0 Bd7 5.Re1 Nf6 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 b5 8.Bc2 e5 9.h3 g6 10.d4 Bg7 11.dxc5 dxc5 12.a4 0–0 13.axb5 axb5 14.Rxa8 Qxa8 15.Qd6 c4 16.Bg5 Be6 17.Nxe5 Nxe5 18.Qxe5 Nd7 19.Qg3 b4 20.cxb4 Bxb2 21.Bd2 Rb8 22.f4 f6 23.Kh1 Bd4 24.Bc3 Bxc3 25.Qxc3 Rb7 26.Qd2 Qf8 27.Nc3 Nb6

white b4 is poison. for eg. 27...Qxb4?? 28.Rb1; 27...Rxb4?? 28.f5; 27...Kg7 is probably better. Giving the bishop some room to retreat at g8. 28.Qd4 Nd7 29.Rb1 g5 30.e5 Rxb4 31.Rxb4 Qxb4 32.f5 fxe5 33.Qd2 Bf7 34.Qxd7 ...Svidler is a piece down and already losing but he made Ni Hua job easier with ....

34...Qxc3?? stubborn defense is 34...Qf8 35.f6 Qe8 36.Qg4 Bg6 although with precise play white will win the game. 35.Qd8+ Kg7 36.f6+ Kh6 37.Qf8+ Kh5 38.Qxf7+ Kh4 39.Qxh7+ Kg3 40.Qe4 1–0

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