Monday, April 05, 2010

When in KL Grand Prix , Play The Grand Prix Attack!

4th April 2010 - Blogger - Yat Guo Jie show an excellent display at the 3rd KL Grand Prix Open held today. Although he only finished in 16th place from 22 players , he held the tournament co-champion and undefeated young players from the Philipines - Bersamina Paolo  (photo right). Paolo, 12,  is Philippines Junior players and he will participate in the  KL Open 2010 which start this Tuesday. Among his victims in KL Grand Prix is his fellow country men - Ian Udani and local players - Jax Tham. For the 3rd KL Grand Prix full results, click here

Back to Guo Jie performance, playing white he used the Sicilian Grand Prix Opening to held Paolo in an interesting game involving a queen sacrifice by the Philipines junior.

Yat Guo Jie vs Bersamina Paolo
3rd KLGrand Prix, Round 3, 4.4.2010

Analysed by Hairulov and Fritz

 1.e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 

This opening is called - The Sicilian Grand Prix Attack. A suitable choice when playing in Grand Prix tournament such as the KL Grand Prix :) The opening got it named when it was used with great success by players on the British weekend circuit in the 1970s

 3... g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. O-O Nxb5 7. Nxb5 d6 8. d3 a6 9. Nc3 Nf6  9... b5 Theory suggest  10. Qe1 Bb7 

10. e5 Maybe white should continue with a more natural move like 10.Qe1 

10... dxe5 11. fxe5 Ng4 12. Qe1 O-O ?! 12... Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Qd4+ 14. Be3 Qxe5 

13. h3 ? 13. Bf4! Overprotecting the e5 pawn should be play and white will have an excellent position.  

13... Nxe5 14.Kh1 Guo Jie probably realised that after 14. Nxe5 Qd4+ 15. Qf2 Qxe5 black regain the piece 

14... Nxf3 15. Rxf3 Be6 16. Qh4 Qd4 17. Ne4 f5 Quite an aggresive move but 17... f6 Preventing Ng5 and Qxe7 is probably better.

18. c3 Bf6?! Actually 18... Qd5 19. Ng5 h5 and black still held the advantage.

19. Qh6? 19. Nxf6+ Qxf6 20. Bg5 Qf7 21. Re1 Rfc8 22. Rfe3 Rc6 23. Bxe7 and white held the initiative.

19... fxe4!
Black got a rook and knight for the queen but black`s bishops and rook is quite active.

20. cxd4 exf3 21. gxf3 Bxd4 22. f4 Rf5 23. Qh4 If not white`s queen will be trapped after 24...Rh5

23...Rh5 24. Qxe7 Bxh3!  24... Bf7! 25. Qd7 Re8 Is  stronger.

25. Be3 Bd7+ 26. Kg1 Re8 26... Bxe3+ 27. Qxe3 Re8 Is simpler 

27. Qxd7 Rxe3 Black has a mate threat 

28. Kg2 28. Qxb7?? 27...Re7+ 29. Kg2 Rxb7  

28... Re2+ 28... Rf5 29.Rh1 Rf7 look stronger  29. Kf3 Rhh2 Less advisable is 29... Rxb2 30. Re1! and white got the initiative  

30. Kg3 

30...Rhg2+ Black can try 30...h5 if he want to win the game  31. Kh3 Rh2+ 1/2-1/2

Photo from chessheroes` blog

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