Thursday, July 30, 2009

FM Ooi Chern Ee vs FM Lim Yee Weng - Round 15, DATCC Team League 2009

The highlight of round 15, DATCC Team League 2009 is the match between the top two seed - Goldis vs. SMS Gold. A total of five title players ( 1 IM and 4 FM) feature in this clash. The top board saw former Malaysian top player - FM Ooi Chern Ee playing on board 1 for SMS Gold 1 meet IM elect - FM Lim Yee Weng who is playing for Goldis.

Thanks to the winner - Ooi for sending me the game with his brief annotation. My comment/analysis ( help by Fritzy!) is in italic.

FM Ooi Cher Ee vs FM Lim Yee Weng
DATCC Team League 2009, Round 15, 29.7.09

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 Nf6 5. Nge2 O-O 6. Ng3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Be2
exd5 9. exd5 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 11. Bf4 Re8 12. Re1 b6

The highlight of round 15 - FM Ooi Chern Ee (left) vs FM Lim Yee Weng (right). The photo above was taken just before Ooi play 13.Qd2

13. Qd2 Bb7 14. Bg5 Qd7??

Ooi : Blunder . Hairulov : Yeah a terrible one indeed 15. Qf4 Ooi: Nf6 cannot be defended. 15...Nfxd5 Ooi : Best chance for black. (15... Qd8 16. Nge4 Rxe4 17. Nxe4 Nce8 18. Bf3 winning for white.) 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5
18. Rad1 Hairulov: During the game i guess that Ooi will choose 18.Bf6! which should be simpler and prevent black serious counterplay as happen in the game. 18...Be5 19. Qh4 Qc6 Hairulov : Now black have some counterattack chances on g2, b2 and a2 20. f4 !? Ooi: White sacrifices two pawns to create mating threats. 2o... Bxb2 21. f5 Bxg2 22. Be7 Be5 ? Ooi: 22... Bh3 23. Bf1 (23. Ne4 !? Rxe7 ! 24. Qxe7 Re8 25. Bb5 Qxb5 26. Qxe8+ Qxe8 27. Nf6+ Bxf6 28. Rxe8+ Kg7 29. fxg6 hxg6 30. Rxd6) 23... Bxf1 24. Rxf1 With dangerous threats of f6 etc. 23. f6 Kh8 24. Qh6 Rg8 25. Bc4 Bf3 26.Rd3 Bd4+ 27. Kf1 ? Hairulov : Actually this move switch the advantage and the initiative to black.

Ooi : 27. Rxd4 ! cxd4 28. Bxf7 Qc2 29. Re2 !! Qc8 Forced; otherwise Bxg8 and f7 is game over 29... Bxe2 30. Bxg8 Rxg8 31. f7
30. Rf2 27... Bg2+ 28. Ke2 d5 29. Rxd4 Hairulov: if 29.Bb3? Bxf6 29...cxd4 30. Bd3 Be4 31. Rc1 Qe6 Ooi: 31...
Bxd3+ 32. Kxd3 Qb5+ 32. Kd2 Bxd3 33. Kxd3 Rac8 34. Rxc8 Qxc8 35. Ke2 Qc4+ 36.
Kf3 Qxa2 ?? Ooi : Black has to play g5; now mate is forced. Hairulov: Yee Weng must have kick himself at home when he check with his computer that with the weird but brilliant 36...g5! should win the game. White can't mate on g7 for e.g after 37. Bf8 Rg6! the idea is to vacate the g8 square for the king 38. Bg7+ Kg8 no checkmate and black d- pawn will march! 37. Bf8 Qb3+ 38. Kg4 Qd1+ 39. Kh3 Interesting and wonderfully fun game with mistakes from both
sides. Fortunately for me his happened to be the last :) 1-0

Photo from : Razali Hamzah (Ng6)

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