Saturday, November 15, 2008

Round 3 Malaysia lost Germany (1) - 0.5 - 3.5

Malaysia lost to Germany (1) - 0.5 - 3.5 in the 3rd round last night. FM Lim Yee Weng was the only contributor win a marvelous draw against strong GM Jan Gustafsan ( 2634). In fact, he has a significant advantage in the final position and could play for a win but Yee Weng wisely agree with a draw considering team overall result. This result is actually a improvement from the 2006 Turin Olympiad where Malaysia were trash 0-4 by the German team !

Board 1

GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2678) - IM Mashafizul Helmi (2439) [B20]
Olympiad Dresden (3), 15.11.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nb3 b6

This move look slow. Why not 7...b5 at once. It looks weird that 3 move later Mas decide to push the pawn to b5 where as he can play it once on move 7 ! 8.Bg2 Bb7 9.0–0 Nbd7 10.Nd2 Rc8 11.Re1 b5 12.Nf1 Nb6 13.Ne3 Be7 14.Nf5 0–0 15.Bg5 b4 16.Ne2 White Nf5 and Bg5 put pressure on black position . Black in return is attacking white e4 pawn and Fritz suggest 16...Na4 as the best move. 16...Rc6 ?! a dubios looking move. The rook block black b7 bishop. Probably Mas was afraid that the d6 pawn is in danger but after 16...Na4 17.Bxf6 Bxf6! 18.Nxd6 Nxb2 19.Nxb7 Qxd1 20.Raxd1 Nxd1 21.Rxd1 Rxc2 black get the upper hand !
17.c3 bxc3 18.Nxc3 h6 19.Bh4 Re8 20.Qb3 Bc8 21.Rad1 Bf8 22.f4 Be6 23.Nd5 Nbxd5
24.exd5 Rb6 25.Nxh6+ gxh6 26.Bxf6 Rxb3 27.Bxd8 Rxb2 28.dxe6 Rxd8 29.exf7+ Kxf7 30.fxe5 Be7 31.Rf1+ Kg7 32.e6 32...Bf6??
a blunder in time trouble. 32...Rf8!? would hold 33.Rc1 d5 34.Rc7+ Kg6 35.e7
now 35...Bxe7 if (35...Re8 36.Rc6 the f6 bishop will lose) 36.Rxe7 and black lost 0-1

Board 2

FM Lim Yee Weng (2396) - GM Jan Gustafssan (2634) [C27]
Olympiad Dresden (3), 15.11.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.Nc3 c6 5.Nf3 d6 6.h3 Nbd7 7.0–0 Bb6 8.a4 h6 9.d4 0–0 10.Re1 Re8 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Nh4 Nf8 13.Qf3 Ne6 14.Ne2 Ng5 15.Bxg5 hxg5 16.Red1 Qe7 17.Nf5

Yee Weng position look ok here. All of his piece is active and his knight on e2 will move to g3 and later to f5 or h5.
17...Bxf5 18.Qxf5 Rad8 19.Ng3 Rxd1+ 20.Rxd1 Rd8 21.Rd3 Rxd3 22.cxd3 Nd7 23.Qg4 Nf8 24.Nf5 Qf6 25.Qf3 Kh7 26.Qh5+ Kg8 27.Qf3 Fritz suggest 27.Qxf7+ Qxf7 28.Ne7+ Kh7 29.Bxf7 winning a pawn. Many kitbitzer in my shoutbox can't understand why Yee Weng didnt play it. Probably Yee Weng have calculate further that although he will a pawn up but probably it will not be enough to secure a win. So it's better to save energy for next rounds, Furthermore he has draw against a strong GM and should collect many rating points ! 27...Kh7 28.Qh5+ Kg8 27...Kh7 28.Qh5+ Kg8 ½–½

Board 3

GM Daniel Fridman (2630) - FM Mok Tze Meng (2308) [C63]
Olympiad Dresden (3), 15.11.2008

1.d4 g6
Mok play his long time favourite - The Modern Defense 2.e4 Bg7 3.c4 Nc6 4.Nf3 d6 5.d5 Nb8 6.h3 Nf6 7.Bd3 0–0 8.0–0 Nbd7 9.Nc3 e6 10.Bg5 exd5 11.cxd5 h6 12.Be3 a6 13.Rc1 Re8 14.Bb1 Ne5 15.Nxe5 Rxe5 16.f4 Re8 17.Bd4 c5 18.dxc6 bxc6 19.e5
e5 dxe5 20.fxe5 c5?

A serious mistake. 21.Bxc5? why not 21.exf6 cxd4 22.Bxg6 fxg6 (22...Ra7) 23.f7+ 21...Qxd1 22.Rcxd1 Rxe5 23.Bd4 Re6 24.Bc2 Rd6 25.Bb3 Bb7 26.Be5 Rxd1 27.Nxd1 Nd5 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.Ne3 Nf6 30.Ng4 Nd5 31.Rd1 h5 32.Bxd5 Bxd5 33.Rxd5 hxg4 34.hxg4 a5 35.b3 a4 36.b4 a3 37.Rd3 Kf6 38.Kf2 Rb8 39.Rb3 Ke5 40.Ke3 Kd5 41.Kd3 Rb7

Board 4

IM Jimmy Liew (2336) - GM David Baramidze (2557) [D06]
Olympiad Dresden (3), 15.11.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 The first shock for me. As many local fans already know, Jimmy regularly play 2.Nc3 - The Veresov Attack. With 2. c4 it looks like Jimmy must have been well prepared against many possible openings and variations after the text move. 2...e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Wow. Jimmy play the heavily studied - Anti Moscow variation ! This variation is the latest "fashion" in todays super GMs opening repertoire !
6...dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0–0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 Bg7 12.Nxd7
Topalov beat Kramnik with 12...Nxf7!? at Corus 2008. However, many players surely have found the antidote for Topalov speculative idea! ( actualy it's his second idea- Ivan Cheparinov!) 12...Nxd7 13.Bd6 a6 14.Bg4? Fritz opening move give 14.Bh5; 14.e5 and 14.a4 as the main option. 14...h5!15.Bxh5 White should take the pawn sac and if he play passively like 14.Be2 , black king side attack will prevail 15...Nf6 Now black will lose a piece but white will have interesting compensation for the piece 16.Bxf7+ Kxf7 17.f4 Qxd6 18.e5 Qc7 19.fxg5 c5 20.Qg4 cxd4

21.Rxf6+ if 21.gxf6 Bh6 open the g file 21...Bxf6 22.g6+ Ke8 23.exf6 Qxh2+ 24.Kf2 Qh4+ 25.Qxh4 Rxh4 26.Ne2 Rg4 0-1

Final Results : Germany 1 vs Malaysia ( 3.5-0.5)

1 comment:

anthony liong said...

It's gonna be 4, or 3.5 to the germans, my opinion only,