Monday, January 02, 2012

IM Lim Yee Weng - GM Susanto Megaranto :1-0 ! 2nd ASEAN Masters

IM Lim Yee Weng (photo left) repeat his feat against  GM Susanto Megaranto (photo right) when he beat the Indonesian no.1  in round 7 of The 2nd ASEAN Master 2011 held in Singapore last Friday. Yee Weng   beat Megaranto in The 2011 SEA Games, Jakarta where he and Nabila won the Bronze Medal in the Mix Pair Category.

IM Lim Yee Weng ( 2253) - GM Susanto Megaranto (2537)
2nd ASEAN Masters Round 7, 30.12.2011

 Annotated by Centaur (Hairulov + Houdini)

1. e4 c6 2. c4 Yee Weng   avoid  mainline theory  which is  a wise decision against a much stronger opponent.   

2...e5 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 Bg4 5. dxe5 Bxf3 6. gxf3 dxe5 7. Qxd8+ Kxd8

Although white has a double f-pawns but he will have no problem to get rid of it  by pushing f4 later and exchange it with black's e pawn. On the other hand,  his  double bishop will be a permanent advantage.  

8. Rg1 Theory suggest 8. f4 straight away but white can wait because he can always play it sooner or later.

8...g6 9. Nc3 Kc7 10. f4 Bd6 ?!  

11. fxe5 Positional play sometimes defer with dynamic play. Here Houdini suggest 11. c5! Bxc5 12. fxe5 followed by Bf4 and Rd1 later. White doesn't mind having the double e-pawn because it's control many important squares in the center and give white dynamic play.  

11... Bxe5 12. f4 Bd4 12... Bxc3+ 13. bxc3  Black can choose to play a two knights versus two bishops endgame with white having a double c-pawn which looks like a static weakness.   

13. Rg3 Na6 14. Bd2 Nf6 15. O-O-O Nc5 16. Bg2 Rhe8 16... Bxc3 17. Bxc3 Ncxe4? 18. Be5+ Kc8 19. Bh3+   

17. e5 Nh5 18. Rf3 Rad8 19. Ne2 b6 20. Kc2 f6 21. Bb4 21. b4!? looks interesting for e.g. 21... Na4 (If 21... Ne6 Then 22. Ra3 Pressuring black's a and c pawn for e.g. 22... Ra8 23. b5)  22. Bc1 With strong initiative for e.g. 22...Bb2 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Bxb2 Nxb2 25. Rc3 Nd1 26. Ra3  

21... fxe5 22. fxe5 Bxe5 23. Rf7+ White's rook  manage to penetrate into black's territory.  

23...Rd7 24. Rdxd7+ Nxd7 25. Bh3 White avoid a nasty trap 25. Rxh7? which is a blank shot 25... Bg7 26. Bf3 Ndf6 27. Rxg7+ Nxg7 and black is ahead in material.  

25... Nhf6 26. Be7 Kb8 26... Bxh2? is no good because of 27. Bxf6 Rxe2+ 28. Kd1 $18 Rf2 29. Rxd7+ Winning material.  

27. Ng1 The position is  dynamically equal but white's king is more safe while black's king and piece is being pressure and a single mistake by black would be decisive.  

27...Ng8?? Unfortunately for Megaranto he commit a single mistake which cause him the game. 27... h5 would bring relief although white still have a better game.

28. Bg5! White is winning. 

28...Ndf6 if 28... Nf8 then 29. Nf3! Bh8 30. Bf4+ Ka8 Black piece is force to retreat to their last rank! 31. Nd2 Threatening Bg2!  28... Nc5 29. Nf3 Bc7 30. Nd4!  

29. Nf3 Nh5 30. Bd7 Black resign because he will lose his rook. 1-0

 For further detail about the game you can read it at Singapore Chess News

1 comment:

Captain Planet said...

interesting game indeed...i think even our Great Mas had bad time to fight the strongest Indon GM Megaranto...

this game show that one exception rule...

to fight a GM...sometimes we can do it after exchange Queen...simplified!!!

i think LYW did a splendid job...Thumbs up from me!!!

this show that actually LYW prepare his game to get outstanding result...but if he didnt so...the out come always downside...

juz my to cent..keep up the good work!!!