Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tariq - Yeoh Li Tian 1-0 : Round 9, National Junior Champion 2008

National Junior Championship conclude today and the first player to win the National Junior Master (NJM) title is Muhammad Tariq Amru (photo left) .

Below are the final round game between the 2008 National Junior Champion - Muhammad Tariq Amru vs Yeoh Li Tian.

Analyzed by Hairulov and Fritz 11

Muhammad Tariq Amru - Yeoh Li Tian [B18]
National Junior Championship 2008 (Round 9), 14.12.2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Nc5

An unusual Classical Variation of the Caro Kann Opening. The main line is of course 5.Ng3 but Tariq probably choose not to test Li Tian preparation . 5...Qc7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Nb3 Bd6 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nbd7 11.0–0–0 0–0–0 12.Qe2 Rhe8 13.Rhe1 Kb8 14.g3 Nd5 15.Ng5 N7f6 16.f4 h6 17.Nf3 Ne7 18.c4 Nf5 19.Rd3 g6 20.Red1 Nh5 21.Kb1 Nf6 22.Ne5 h5 23.Qf3 Nh6 24.h3 Nf5 25.Bf2 Rh8 26.Rh1 Ng7 27.Rdd1 Rdf8 28.g4 Rd8??

The desicive mistake . Black let his knight being pin by white's bishop after 29.Bh4 Nge8 30.c5 Bf8 31.f5!

A double edged move. White not only threaten the obvious fxg6 but he also plan to play Bg3 - pointing at black Qc7 and Kb8 who leave in a dangerous h2-b8 diaganol! 31... hxg4 32.hxg4 Rxh4 33.Rxh4 gxf5 34.gxf5 Be7 35.fxe6 fxe6 36.Rh6 Rd5 37.Qe2 Bf8 38.Rhh1 Bg7 39.Rhg1 Rd8 40.Qg2 Qe7 41.Qxc6

A fancy way to finished the tournament. Interestingly - Fritz 11 a deadly tactician prefer "safer" move 41.Na5 probably because after 41.Qxc6 black is actually not force to take on c6 as Li Tian probably think. Black can continue with more stubborn defense 41...Nd5 but white would still mantain his winning advantage after 42.Qa4 1–0

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