Friday, November 19, 2010

Yeoh Li Tian vs Daryl Unix

Below is a game played in APSSO 2010 between two talent from different country - Yeoh Li Tian (Malaysia) and Daryl Unix Delos Reyes Samantila from the Philippines. Daryl is one of the Philippines young top player and he has his own blog here.

Unfortunately for Daryl, he had a fever when arrived at Jakarta for APSSO 2010.

Reading one of his post in his blog, i found an interesting comment from Daryl about Yeoh Li Tian and chess tournaments in Malaysia.
....'My last game resulted in a draw and silver medal slips in my hands. I finished 4th... a half-point less but still not enough to secure a medal. Sad : ( ... But nevertheless, I was just trailing behind more experienced and rated players of my age. I know we can able to do it and be at par with them it if same assistance and support is also given to us by our dear organization here in our country. Yeoh Li Tian of Malaysia is a world youth campaigner since 2008 and is playing in rated open matches. They always have rated and open matches in their country'....

Maybe the above comment can be  something to ponder for our chess community in Malaysia.

Yeoh Li Tian - Daryl. Photo from Daryl's blog

Yeoh Li Tian (Malaysia) vs Daryl Unix R.S. (Philippines)
APSSO, Round 5, 6.11.2010

Analyzed by Centaur (Hairulov+Rybka)

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Qb6 8. Nf3 cxd4 9. cxd4 f6 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. O-O Bd6 12. Bf4 Qc7  13. Bxd6 Rybka opening book suggest 13. Bg3 13...Qxd6 14. Re1 O-O 15. Rc1 Bd7 16. Ng3 Qf4 17. Ne2 Qh6 18. Qd2

A wise decision.White know that Black's queen could give a serious threat on White's king safety with moves like Ng4-Rxf3-Qxh2+ so he decide to trade the queen. 18...Qxd2 19. Nxd2 e5 20. dxe5 Nxe5 21. Bb1 Rae8 22. b3 Bb5?!  22... Nc6 is better. 23. Nd4

23...Ba6  Probably black planned to play 23... Bd3? but he realised that after 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 (24... Bxb1?? 25. Rxe8 Rxe8 26. Nxb1 Black lost a piece.) 25. Bxd3 He will lost the exchange. 24. Bf5 Nd3 25. Bxd3 Bxd3 26. Rxe8 Rxe8 27. f3! White cover the e4 and g4 square from Black's knight and at the same time create path for his king to enter the battle. 27...Re7 28. Kf2 a6 29. Rc3 Bg6 30. Nf1 White reposition his knight. 30...Ne8 31. a4 Rc7 32. Rxc7 Nxc7 33. a5 Kf7 34. Ke3 Ke7 35. Ng3 Ne6 36. Nxe6 Kxe6 37. Kd4 White block the d5 pawn before attacking it with his knight. 37...Kd6 38. Ne2 Kc6 39. Nc3 Bf7 40. b4 b6 41. axb6 Kxb6

42. Ke5! Li Tian didn't fall into a decisive trap 42. Nxd5+?? which will  be a terrible blunder after 42...Bxd5 43. Kxd5 Kb5 White's b-pawn will be captured and Black's a-pawn will queen first. 44. f4 h5 45. f5 Kxb4 42... Kc6 43. h3 g5 44. g3 h5 45. h4!

Li Tian shows maturity on playing the endgame. He create a passed pawn on the king side and fix Black's pawn on white squares to make Black's bishop looks bad! 45...gxh4 46. gxh4 Bg8 47. f4 White is clearly winning. 47...Bf7 48. Kd4 Be6 49. Ne2 Bg4 50. Nc1 Kb5? 50... Kd6  is more stubborn. 51. Nd3 Bf5 52. Nc5 Kxb4 53. Nxa6+ Kb5 54. Nc7+ Kc6 55. Nxd5 Kd6 56. Ne3 Bd7 57. f5 Bb5 58. Ke4 Ke7 59. Kf4 Be2 60. Kg5 Kf7 61. Ng2 Bc4 62. Nf4 The h5 pawn is doom. 62...Kg7 63. Nxh5+ Kh8 64. Kf6 Kh7 65. Ke7 Kh6 66. Nf4  1-0 Black resign.

Possible continuation is 66...Kg7 67. Ne6+ and White's f-pawn will queen.

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