Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mok Tze Meng vs Edgardo Borigas

Round 2 has start at about 5 PM. Today i will follow the live game of our second board player - IM Mok Tze Meng. Yesterday he was heavily beaten by - GM Luke McShane who play a nice sacrifice game which was publish in So today Mok should be eager to strike back and earn his first point.

IM Mok Tze Meng (2416) vs Edgardo Borigas (2005)
39th Olympiad, Round 2, 22.9.2010

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Bf4 a6 9. O-O Ne7
A very strange maneuver considering Black's has not complete his development yet. However it would be too early to tell that Hong Kong is sending a tourist (like me) rather then a chess player :) 10. Qe2 Ng6 11.Bg3 b5 12.h4 now black's knight on g6 will have to move once again after white play h5 12...Qc7 13.h5 Of course the typical sacrifiece 13.Nxd5? doesn't work yet because after exd5 14.e6?? black simply play 14...Qxg3 because the f- pawn is pinned 13...Ne7 14.h6! After 14...g6 black's king side will be weak especially the dark square. 14...gxh6

Black choose to take the pawn instead. This signal that his king will not castle kingside and probably choose to stay in the center or castle queenside after Bb7 followed by 0-0-0. Black also has a cheapo idea - playing Rg8 -threatening Rxg3 taking the bishop because of the white's f-pawn being pin. 15.Qd2 Bb7 Now it's clear black will castle on the queenside. 16. b4!? Mok plant a bobby trap. If 16...Bxb4 then 17. Nxb5 axb5 (17... Bxd2?? 18. Nxc7+) 18. Qxb4 16...Bxb4 17.Nxb5
Qc5?! better is
17... axb5 18. Qxb4 Qc5 18. c3 axb5 19. cxb4 Qb6 20. Qxh6 Ra3 21. Rfd1 Nc6 22.
Qc1 Qa7? Now black's queens is tight to guard his rook on a3. He should
have left some room for his rook to retreat. 23. Bxb5 Ndb8 23... Nxb4? 24.
Qc7 24. Nd4 Kd7 25. Qf4 Rf8

26. Qh6 Mok should have avenged his lost which was publish in with this deadly sac - 26. Nxe6!! Kxe6 27. Qf6+ Kd7 28. Qd6+
Ke8 29. Rxd5 ! 26... Re8 27. Qxh7 Ba6 28. Bh4
Bxb5 29. Nxb5 Qa4 30. Qxf7+ Re7
31. Bxe7 Nxe7 32. Nxa3
My 'highly qualified" assistant - Rybka 4 suggest the devasting move - 32.
Rxd5+!! exd5 33. e6+ Kc6 34. Qe8+ Kb7 35. Qxe7+ 32... Qxa3 33. Rac1 Qxb4?
Black is asking for danger 34. Rb1 Qa4
Now it's mate on 8 (maximum) according to Rybka 35. Rb7+ Kc8 36. Rxb8+
Mok choose to finigh in style although 36. Rdb1 Is stronger. After 36.Rxb8 white is totally winning but the live game has not show any more moves and result. I guess there must be a technical problem . Play might continue
37. Rb1+ Kc8 38. Qxe6+ Kd8 39. Rb8+ Kc7 40. Qd6#

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