Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to beat a GM by...Yeoh Li Tian!

GM Ziaur Rahman (photo right) lost his first clock simul game last Thursday against none other then our young hot shot - Yeoh Li Tian. After four series of similar event, no player has beat the GM and only Fairin Zakaria  managed to 'steal' a half point. 


However, the record was break on the 5th simul. Below is the game.  Read the full results and report at DATCC blog




Yeoh Li Tian  - GM Ziaur Rahman
5th GM Ziaur Clock Simul, 15.7.2010

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be3 Nf6 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Bxf3 O-O 9. Qd2 e5 10. d5 Theory recommend 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Be2 10... Nd4 11. Be2 White didn't fall into a thematic trap with 11. Bxd4?! exd4 12. Qxd4? Nxe4! 13. Qd3 (of course 13.Qxe4?? will lost the queen after 13...Re8) 13...Nxc3 14. bxc3 Re8+ and white is in trouble.11... Re8 12. f3 c6 13. dxc6 bxc6 14. O-O Nh5 Black can choose to play in the centre with 14... Nxe2+ 15. Nxe2 d5! 15.Rfe1 Rb8 16. Rab1 Qa5 16... Nf4  followed by 17...Qh4 later looks like a strong idea 17. Bd3 Ne6 18. Bc4  Rbd8 19. Rbd1 Qc7 20. Qf2 Rd7 21. Rd2 Kh8 22. Red1 White hold black from playing the thematic freeing move in the center - d5 Nhf4 23. Bb3 f5 24. Qf1 fxe4 25. Bxe6 Nxe6 26. fxe4 Rf8 27. Qc4 Rf6 28. b4 Bf8 29. a4 Qb7 30. b5 Rc7 31. Qb3 Nd4? Wrong square. 31... Nf4!?  will create more threat to white's king side 


32. Rxd4! exd4 33. Bxd4 Bg7 34. Bxf6 Bxf6 35. Rxd6 White is two pawn up. Qb6+ 36. Kf1 Bh4 37. Nd1  Li Tian of course saw that black is threatening mate on f2! 37...Qa5  and now at e1! a lesser mortal would probably missed it. 38. g3! 38... Bg5 and  38... Be7 and black will lost the c6 pawn so GM Ziaur try to mess the position with 38...Bxg3 But without success   39. Qxg3 Rf7+ 40. Kg2 Kg7 40... cxb5 41. Qe5+ Kg8 42. Ne3 winning  41. Qc3+ and the GM resign not wishing to see 41. Qc3+ Qxc3 42. Nxc3 cxb5 43. axb5 and white has to much material to win the game. 1-0


Game source: Razali Ng6

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