Saturday, September 20, 2008

Russia - China Match 2008 results Round 1 and Round 2 !

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

Men Results ( Classical)

round 1

China 3.5 – Russia 1.5

Round 2

China 2.5 – Russia 2.5

Women Results ( Classical)

round 1

China 2.5 – Russia 2.5

Round 2

China 1.5 – Russia 3.5


Selected Games

GM Li Chao ( 2590) vs GM Evgeny Alekseev (2708)
Russia - China Match, Ningbo, Round 1, 19.9.08

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4...

Round 1 : Li Chao vs Alekseev 1-0 . Alekseev is on his way to play 5...Nd6.
Photo from russianchess

5...Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.h3 Ne7 10. Nc3 Ng6 11. Be3 Ke8 12. Rad1 Be7 13. Rfe1 h5 14. Nd4 h4 15. f4 Rh5 16. Ne4 f5 17. exf6 Bxf6 18. f5 Ne7 19. Bf4 Kf7 20. Ne6 20...Rxf5
a desparate attempy by black 21.Nxc7 Rxf4 22.Nxa8 Be5 23.Ng5+ Kf6 24.Nh7+ Ke6 25.Rd8 Rf5 26.Nc7+ Kf7 27.Ne8 Bg3 28.Nd6+ Bxd6 29.Rxd6 Rh5 30.Rf1+ Bf5 31.Rd7! g6 if 31...Rxh7 Alekseev probably didn't one to tranpose in a hopeless rook endings after 32.Rxb7 Kf6 33.Rxe7 Kxe7 34.Rxf5 Black pawns are too weak and will drop one by one. 32.Rxb7 Rxh7 33.Rxa7 White pawn majority on the queen side will decide the game! 33...Kf6 34.c4 Rh8 35.b4 Rd8 36.Re1 Be6 37.b5 Rd2 38.a4 Nf5 39.bxc6 Bxc4 40.c7 Bd5 41.Ra6+ Kg5? [41...Kf7 would be more stubborn but white have a strong reply 42.Re2! Giving his king a square on e1 (42.c8Q?? Rxg2+ 43.Kh1 (43.Kf1 Ng3#) 43...Ng3#) 42...Rd1+ 43.Kf2 Rc1 44.Ra7 ] 42.Re5 Bb7 [42...Rxg2+ 43.Kf1 Rc2 (43...Bc4+ 44.Kxg2 Bxa6 45.Re8 Bb7+ 46.Kh2 Nd6 47.Re6 Nc8 48.a5 Kf5 49.a6 Bd5 50.Re8) 44.Rxd5 !] 43.Rb6 Rxg2+± 44.Kf1 Rc2 45.Rxb7 Kf4 46.Re8 1–0

source and photos from russianchess

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