Friday, September 04, 2009 - Game Of The Day - Mok Tze Meng vs. Wynn Zaw Htun

Thanks to Heng -one of a visitor in my shoutbox who inform me that our national player-Mok Tze Meng game against Wynn Zaw Htun in the 2000 Wah Seong Penang International Master Tournament in Penang has been selected as the Game Of The Day in! is a database of historical chess games combined with discussion forums, forming the internet's oldest and best chess learning community.

Below is the game. I'll will analysed it with Rybka later.

Mok Tze Meng vs. Wynn Zaw Htun
Wah Seong International, Penang, Round 1, 26.2.2000

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 Nbd7 8. f4
Nc5 9. f5 Be7 10. Qf3 O-O 11. O-O Kh8 12. Bg5 Nfd7 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Rad1 Ne5
15. Qh5 Bd7 16. Rf4 Rg8 17. Rh4 h6 18. Rf1 Kh7 19. Nf3 Nxf3+ 20. Rxf3 Qf6 21.
Kh1 exf5 22. g4 Nxb3 23. axb3 Qg6 24. gxf5 Qxh5 25. Rxh5 Bc6 26. Rd3 Rge8 27.
Rh4 Rad8 28. Rf4 Re5 29. Kg1 a5 30. Kf2 b5 31. Ke3 d5 32. Kd2 d4 33. Ne2 Bxe4
34. Rxd4 Rde8 35. Ng3 Bg2 36. Rd7 Kg8 37. Rfd4 Bf3 38. Ra7 Re1 39. c3 Rb1 40.
Kc2 Ree1 41. Rd8+ Kh7 42. Rd2 h5 43. Rf2 Bd1+ 44. Kd3 Bxb3 45. Ne4 Rbd1+ 46.
Nd2 Bc4+ 47. Kd4 a4 48. Kc5 Re5+ 49. Kb4 Be2 50. Rd7 Kh6 51. f6 g5 52. Re7 Rxd2
53. Rxe5 Rxb2+ 54. Kc5 a3 55. Rexe2 a2 56. Rxb2 a1=Q 57. Kxb5 Qa7 58. c4 g4 59.
Kc6 Qa4+ 60. Kc5 h4 61. Rbc2 Kg5 62. Kb6 Qb4+ 63. Kc6 g3 64. hxg3 hxg3 65. Rg2
Kxf6 66. c5 Qb8 67. Kd5 Kf5 68. c6 Qe5+ 69. Kc4 Kg4 70. Kb4 Qb8+ 71. Ka5 Qc7+
72. Ka6 f5 73. Rgd2 f4 74. Rd7 Qe5 75. Rcd2 Qe6 76. Kb7 Qe4 77. Kb6 Qb4+ 78.
Ka6 Qc4+ 79. Kb6 Qb4+ 80. Ka6 Qc5 81. c7 f3 82. Kb7 f2 83. Rf7 Qb4+ 84. Ka7
Qc5+ Qa5+ 85. Kb7 Qb5+ 86. Ka7 Qa4+
87. Kb8 Qb3+ 88. Ka8 {-0.61/16}) 85. Kb7 Qb5+ 86. Ka7 Qc6 87. Kb8 Qb6+ 88. Ka8
Qxc7 89. Rxc7 f1=Q 90. Rcc2 1/2-1/2 This position is dead draw because black can't make significance progress for e.g 90...Kh3 91.Kb7 g2 92.Rxg2 Qxg2+ 93.Rxg2+ Kxg2 and only both King were left on the board. White's pair of rook just sit together along the second rank to prevent (capture) black passed pawn on g3 to pass trough white's second rank.

According to Fundamental Chess Endings by GM Karsten Muller and Frank Lamprecht, Two rooks usually match a queen and a pawn but the specific features of the given position are very importanant.

Below is some of the comment from the readers about the game.

Kevinatcausa : Excellent pun, and fun game. Nifty how the first two Queens both sacrifice themselves to enable their successors

Kevin86: Nice pun and punny game;no matter how many times black queens,it's still Q vs two rooks.

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