FM Lim Yee Weng vs. NM Edward Lee
Malaysian Masters, Game 3, 13.9.09
Analysed by Hairulov and Rybka 3
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 Veresov Opening a rather off beat opening . IM Jimmy Liew is an expert in this opening. I noticed that Yee Weng never (read: usually) played main line opening. 3... Nbd7 4. f3 h6 I prefer one dynamic line starting with h 4...c6 5.e4 dxe4 6. fxe4 e5! 7.dxe5 Qa5! 8.exf6 Qxg5 9.fxg7 Bxg7 with active play 5. Bf4 The bishop usually retreat to h4. At f4 white is threatening Nb5 attacking the c7. 5...a6 6. e4 dxe4 7. fxe4 e6
Probably better is 7...g5 8. Be3 b5 9.e5?! b4! 10.exf6 bxc3 11.fxe7? Qxe7! 8. Nf3 Bb4 9. e5 Nd5 10. Bd2 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Be7 12. Bd3 b5 13. a4! A good move. With this move white threaten to take on b5 so black has to play 13...bxa4 ( 13...c6?! is an ugly move which made the c8 bishop look passive) which give white chance to strengthen his centre with c4 13... bxa4 14. c4 !? Yee Weng can take the pawn immediately with 14.Rxa4 but after 14...Nb6 black has manage to cover the c4 and d5 square. Yee Weng probably has decide that black's weak a- pawn can be capture later so he choose to rapidly booster his centre pawn 14...Bb7 15. O-O c5 16. d5! The start of an interesting idea. White sac more pawns to destroy white centre. Black's king who is still stuck in the centre make thing worse. 16... exd5 17. e6! 17... Nf6 In case you are not aware. The natural 17... fxe6?? 18. Bg6+ Kf8 19. Ng5+ (19...Kg8?? 20. Bf7+ Kf8 21. Nxe6#) 19...Bf6 20.Nxe6 and black will lost his king 18. Ne5 I bet this is not a position Edward expect to face today. 18... dxc4 19. exf7+ Kf8 20. Ng6+?! Yee Weng decide to cover back his material deficit which is not the best idea in this position. He should maintain the pressure with 20.Nxc4! 20... Kxf7 21. Nxh8+ Kg8 22. Bxc4+ Not 22.Ng6?! cxd3 22...Kxh8 23. Bc3 Qxd1 24. Rfxd1 Bc6 Suddenly black's previously weak a-pawn become a force to reckon with 25. Re1 Bd8 26. Bd3 c4 How things has change. In my comment after white 18th move, i mentioned how difficult black's position is but now i rather be black then white. This game is really a roller-coaster one ! Now 27.Bxc4 would be a serious mistake because black's has the deadly attack for e.g 27...Bb6+ 28.Kh1 ( 28.Kf1? Ne4!) 28...Ng4! 27. Bf5 27. Bxc4 Bb6+ 28. Kf1 Ne4 29. Bb2 Nd2+ 27... Bb6+ 28. Kh1 Nd5 ? The correct move is 28... Bb5 29. Re6 Bc5 30. Bxf6 gxf6 31. Rxf6 29. Re6 Nxc3 30. Rxc6 Bd4 31. Rxc4 Now black lost his c4 pawn. 31...Bf6 32. Rc8+ Rxc8 33. Bxc8 a5? Black should protect his most advance a-pawn with 33... Be7 34. Bxa6 a3 35. Kg1 34. Bd7 Now Black will lose his a4 pawn. Nd5 35. Ra2 Nb4 36. Rxa4 Nxc2 37. Rxa5 White is clearly better in term of material advantage. However because of the play is now restricted to one wing only, there's posibilty ( a small one maybe ) that black can draw especially if he can trade all the remaining pawns. . 37... Nd4 38. Be8 Kg8 39. Bg6 Kf8 40. Ra7 Nc6 41. Rc7 Ne7 42. Be4 Kf7 43. g3 Ke6 Black's king decide to get some "fresh air". 44. Kg2 White's king realise that his army need his assistance. 44...Kd6 45. Ra7 Nc8 46. Ra6+ Ke7 47. Kf3 Nd6 48. Bd5 Nb5 49. Bc4 Nc7 50. Ra7 Kd6 51. Ke4 Bc3 52. Ra3 Bf6 53. Kf5 Bb2 54. Rd3+ Ke7 55. Kg6 White king has walk the talk. I think if white want to win he has to sacrifiece his rook on black's g7 pawn. 55... Ba1 56. Re3+ Kd6 57. Bf7 Bb2 58. Rf3 Ba1 59. Bb3 Ne8 60. Rf7 Be5 61. Ba4 Nf6 62. Rxg7 White managed to captured the g7 pawn 62...Ng4 63. Rd7+ Ke6 64. Rd2 1-0 Yee Weng win. The score is now 2-1 and Edward is in a must win situation in game 4.