Sunday, September 06, 2009

KL Open 2009 - Round 5 (part 2)

Round 5, KL Open saw a few upset. On board 3 , IM Dede Liu (photo right) beat his compatriot - GM Susanto Megaranto in an interesting two rook versus queen game motif.
GM Susanto Megaranto ( 2544) vs IM Dede Liu (2444)
KL Open, Round 5, 6.9.09
White to move
1. Qc6 1. Nxd5 ?? will lost into a series of force move Bc4+ 2. b3 Bxd5 3. Qxd5 Rae8 4. Kb2 R1e2+ 5. Kc1 Rxg2 6. Kd1 Ree2 7. Qxb5 Ra2 8. Qe8+ Kg7 9. Qe5+ Kh6 10. Qf4+ Kh5 11. Qe5+ f5 1... Rae8 2. a4 Bc4+ 3. b3 b4!
Played after a long think 4. Ne4 4. bxc4 lost to bxc3 5. Kb3 dxc4+ 6. Kxc3 R8e3+ 7. Kc2 R3e2+ 8. Kc3 Rc1# 4... Re2+ 5. Ka1 Re6 6.Qa8+ Kg7 7. bxc4 dxe4 8. f4 b3 stronger is 8... e3! 9. d5 (9. f5 Rf2 10. fxe6 e2 11.Qe4 Rf1+ 12. Kb2 e1=Q) 9... Rd2 10. dxe6 e2 9. d5 b2+ 10. Kb1 Rb6 11. Qxa5 During the game i noticed that Dede looks like he miscalculate something because his plan to check at e1+ but actually black is still winning 11...Rb7 Black is winning but stronger is 11... Rb3! 12. d6 Rxg2 13. Qe5+ Kh6 12. d6 12. Qc3+ Didn't change the outcome of the game after 12...f6 13. a5 Rxg2 14. Qe1 Rb3 15. Qh1 Rbg3 16. a6 Rg1+ 17. Qxg1 Rxg1+ 18. Kxb2 e3 19. a7 e2 20. a8=Q e1=Q 21. Qa7+ Kh6 12... Rc2 13. Qe5+ f6 14. Qe7+ Rxe7 15. dxe7 Kf7 0-1
Megaranto resign. He can't stop white two distant passed pawn after 16. Kxc2 e3 17. Kxb2 e2 18. Kc2 e1=Q

Ian Udani (left) beat IM Tirto (right)

Ian Udani create an upset when he beat Indonesian IM - Tirto. Ian seems to improve from one tournament to another. He now collect 3.5 points from 5 round.

The next upset is produced by Vietnam CM Nguyen Hoang Nam who beat Uzbek GM - Saidali Iuldachev. Saidali countrymen - GM Marat Dzhumaev also received the same fate when he was beaten by another Vietnamese- GM Dao Tien Hai.

Malaysian players didn't fared well in this round. Only NM Edward Lee and Ismail Ahamd managed to get points. In Edward case, he beat fellow countrymen - Najib Wahab while Ismail Ahmad escaped a difficult ending to draw against Indian - R.V Sathiyanarayanan.
Ismail Ahmad (photo right) draw a rook vs bishop+ two pawn endgame!

Ismail Ahmad (2089) vs R.V Sathiyanarayanan ( 1822)
KL Open 2009, Round 5, 6.9.09
White to move
Although black have two connected passed pawn, he can't make any real progress because of the excellent position of white's rook and King. 1. Kg1 Kh4 2. Kf1 Bc3 3. Rc5 Bd4 4. Rd5 Be3 5. Re5 Bf4 6. Rf5 Kg3 7. Rh5 Be3 8. Rf5 Kh4 9. Re5 Bf4 10. Rf5 Bg3 11. Kg1 Kh3 11... f2+ 12. Kg2 12. Kh1 Bh4 13. Rf7 Bg5 14. Kg1 Be3+ 15. Kf1 Kh4 16. Rf5 Kh3 17. Rh5+ Kg3 18. Rf5 Bd4 19. Rf7 Be5 20. Rf5 Bf4 21. Rf7 Bb8 22. Rf8 Ba7 23. Rf7 Bb6 24.
Rf6 Be3 1/2-1/2

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