Sunday, August 21, 2011

GM Dao Tien Hai - IM Lim Yee Weng

IM Lim Yee Weng lost against former World U16 Champion - GM Dao Tien Hai in round 4, DATMO 2011.

GM Dao Tien Hai ( 2492) - IM Lim Yee Weng (2253)
Round 4, 20.8.2011, DATMO 2011

Analyzed by Centaur (Hairulov+ Houdini)

1.d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. g4

 The famous Latvian Gambit Variation . I've read before that this move was found by ex-US Champion Alexander Shabalov while playing blitz and listening to a heavy metal music against his friend - Shirov. However according to IM Jeremy Silman, this move was first played in 1982 in a correspondence game.  

7...dxc4 other choices  is 7... Bb4 , 7... h6 or  7... Nxg4 but 7...dxc4 is in line with principle play of attacking the centre when facing a flank attack!

8. Bxc4 b6 9. e4 Bb7 10. g5 Nh5 11. Be3 b5 12. Be2 ?!

 Theory recomend 12. Bb3 The drawback of 12.Be2 will be explained in the next move

12... g6?! Yee Weng return the favor.  12... Nf4! is call for.  Black should take this oppurtuniy to distrup white's coordination. Now if  13. Bf1 Thretaening 14.e5 and later 15.Bxf4 capturing the knight, black have a
nice idea - O-O!  No need to be worried  because after 14. e5 c5!  Opening the h1-a8 diaganol for his bishop.  

13. a3 a5?! Here 13... Nf4!is still avaible.  

14. e5 Bf8 ? why not Be7 which is more active. Probably black's plan to play h6 but of course white is not force to play gxh6.  

15. Ne4 This knight is eyeing  the d6 and f6 square.  

15...Rc8 Black should bring his knight into play 15... Ng7 and Nf5 next - protecting the d6 and attacking white's bishop on e3.  

16. Nc5 Qc7 17. Qc3 Nxc5 18. dxc5 Rd8 Maybe 18... Bg7 should be played because after  

19. Nd2 Rd5 20. f4 Now it's difficult for black to break the e5 pawns. 

20... h6 20... Ng7?! 21. Ne4 and now black's weakness on the dark square ( f6 and d6 ) is clear.  

21. Bxh5 gxh5 22. Ne4 Be7 23. Nd6+

23...Kf8 Not 23... Bxd6?? because 24. exd6 And black will lose the rook on h8.  

24. gxh6 b4  Black is in difficult position . 24... Rxh6?  25. f5!  

25. axb4 Bh4+ 25... axb4 simply 26. Qxb4  

26. Bf2 Qe7 27. Bxh4 Qxh4+ 28. Qg3 1-0 Black resign because he will lose a piece after Qxg3+ (28... Qe7 29. Qg7#) 29. hxg3 Ba8 30. Rxa5 Ke7 31. Ra7+ Kd8 32. Rxa8+

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