Thursday, April 30, 2009

Levon Aronian Win (again) in Nalchik 2009 GP

Smashing Leko in last round, Aronian emerged as winner of 2009 Nalchik Fide Grand Prix. Final standing :

1. Aronian Levon ..................... 2754 ...ARM 8½
2. Leko Peter ............................ 2751 ...HUN 7½
3. Akopian Vladimir ................ 2696 ...ARM 7½
4. Grischuk Alexander ............ 2748 ...RUS 7
5. Bacrot Etienne .................... 2728 ...FRA 7
6. Alekseev Evgeny .................. 2716 ...RUS 6½
7. Gelfand Boris ...................... 2733 ...ISR 6½
8. Kamsky Gata ...................... 2720 ...USA 6
9. Svidler Peter ....................... 2726 ...RUS 6
10. Karjakin Sergey ................ 2721 ...UKR 6
11. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar ..2725 ...AZE 6
12. Ivanchuk Vassily............... 2746 ...UKR 5½
13. Kasimdzhanov Rustam .....2695 ...UZB 5½
14. Eljanov Pavel .................... 2693 ...UKR 5½

For best caption of this photo see Susan Polgar's blog. Photo from Chessbase.

2009 Nalchik Grand Prix games statistic :

Number of games = 91
White won = 28 (30.76 %)
Black won = 9 (9.89 %)
Draw = 54 (59.34 %)
Decisive games = 28+9 = 37 (40.66 %)

All games can be viewed here, especially if you understand the language being in used there.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Singapore celebrate chess with GM Antoaneta Stefanova

As mentioned before, GM Antoaneta Stefanova was doing a visit to Singapore last week, she takes on 55 simuls at Northland Primary School. Among her opponents are two-time National Women Champion WFM Jeslin Tay, an alumni of Northland and three-time National Women Champion WFM Liu Yang. Singapore doing quite good with six of the participants managed to draw with the GM among them is WFM Liu Yang.

Before this, together with FIDE Vice-President Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili and General Secretary Mr Ignatius Leong, she visit local happening tournament. Singapore is doing well in organizing chess tournament with upcoming event like NATIONAL BLITZ AND NATIONAL JUNIOR BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009 , 3RD THOMSON CUP INTERNATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2009, TCA Junior Chess Open Championship 2009 and going on this week is MAY DAY WEEKEND FIDE/SCF RATING TOURNAMENT 2009.

Can check all of this on

Here the report from the school website. Oh, what a lucky kids they are.

And here the photo collection of the GM in action. > Flickr <

Sunday, April 26, 2009

1.d4 Rules in Heavyweight Chess Match

The recent match of heavyweight chess between Var Akobian and Yuri Shulman just over. Var Akobian won the rapid match with 3.5 to 2.5 of six games and blitz match 6.0 to 2.0 of eight games.

We have five wins for rapid match all games started with 1.d4. The opening choices as as follow :

R 1 : Akobian-Shulman 1-0 E61 King's Indian 3.Nc3
R 2 : Shulman-Akobian 1/2-1/2 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
R 3 : Akobian-Shulman 0-1 E61 King's Indian 3.Nc3
R 4 : Shulman-Akobian 0-1 D12 Slav 3.Nf3
R 5 : Akobian-Shulman 1-0 D43 Semi-Slav
R 6 : Shulman-Akobian 1-0 E04 Catalan, Open 5.Nf3
White 3.5 - Black 2.5

For blitz match games started with 1.d4 are :
R 1 : Shulman-Akobian 0-1 D12 Slav
R 2 : Akobian-Shulman 1-0 D35 QGD Exchange
R 3 : Shulman-Akobian 1-0 D12 Slav
R 4 : Akobian-Shulman 0-1 missing
R 5 : Shulman-Akobian 0-1 A40 unnusual reply to 1.d4
R 6 : Akobian-Shulman 1-0 D63 Queens Gambit Accepted 7.Rc1
R 7 : Shulman-Akobian 0-1 D34 Tarrasch Defence, Main Line
R 8 : Akobian-Shulman 1-0 A80 Dutch
White 4 - Black 4

Very well, the myth that 1.d4 is dulled and positional are a topic of myth-buster now :) . As it can be seen this move lead to a decisive result for five rapid games and all blitz games.

Duel Varuzhan Akobian dan Yuri Shulman di California dimenangkan Var Akobian. Dia menang 3.5 lawan 2.5 di partai catur cepat dan menang 6-0 di partai catur kilat. Yang seru adalah semua partai di catur cepat dimainkan dengan 1.d4 dengan hasil menang kalah dan hanya satu kali seri.

Here the blitz game from round 5 where Akobian played unnusual reply to 1.d4, a popular trick to do in blitz game to surprise your opponent.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Varuzhan Akobian vs Yury Shulman Heavyweight Chess Match

Bahasa Indonesia ada di bawah.

America is also a land where chess being played. It was an arena where Paul Morphy, Harry Pillsbury and Frank Marshall unleashed their martial art in pre law era. It was the opposition block against USSR chess dominated world captained by Bobby Fischer, Larry Evans, Pal Benko & Walter Browne in James Bond times. The land where Alexander Shabalov, Alexander Yermolinsky, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Anjelina Belakovskaia and many other Alex'es flee from USSR to seeks new hope, along with them, in this post Cold War era are giants like Yasser Seirawan and Gata Kamsky. In this modern age (or internet age) top names like Susan Polgar, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Alexander Onischuk still continue to become part of American chess. And finally we have latest wave of players made up by rojak* generation like Hikaru Nakamura (Japanese descendent), Fabiano Caruana (Italian, and play for Italy now), Irina Krush (Ukraine blood) and two chess names Varuzhan Akobian, who have something related to Mongolia, and Yury Shulman of Belarus bloodline.

(rojak = indonesian salad made up by many many fruits and ingredients..)

Still with this rich chess activities, hard to believe that this continent looks ignored by top chess celebrity like Anand, Kramnik, Topalov and friends. They can travel to anywhere in Europe even to some remotest city where Chessbase usually needs to put a google map into their preview (Nalchik what? Elista where? :) ). I think issue like lack of reputation, money and international lobbying are reason for this. I can't remember reputable chess event happen in USA similar to Wijk aan Zee, or Linares. So good news is mean plenty room to improve from Americans!

Back to story, this week the two Americans, Var Akobian and Yuri Shulman are going to do a duel for four days in eight rapid matches. The first impression when I saw the poster is this looks like a heavyweight boxing events where the two boxers posed for their bout.So far results in my hand are 2.5 vs 1.5 in Akobian favor. So here today preview, the California no.1 vs US Champion.

Di Amerika catur juga dimainkan. Ini adalah tanah dimana Paul Morphy, Harry Pillsbury dan Frank Marshall sama-sama main catur di warung kopi di jaman hukum rimba. Waktu Uni Soviet menjajah dunia catur Amerika tampil jadi oposisi dikapten oleh Bobby Fischer dan kawan-kawan seperti Larry Evans, Pal Benko dan Walter Browne. Lalu setelah lewat masa James Bond (perang dingin) orang-orang bernama depan Alex seperti Alexander Shabalov, Alexander Yermolinsky, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, dan Anjelina Belakovskaia ramai-ramai hijrah ke Amerika. Di samping juga ada nama-nama kesohor seperti Yasser Seirawan dan Gata Kamsky. Di abad lebih modern si Susan Polgar, Alexandra Kosteniuk dan Alexander Onischuk cukup berhasil bermain catur di sini dan menjadi bagian dari dunia percaturan Amerika. Lalu paling mutakhir adalah pemain-pemain yang berdarah campuran seperti Hikaru Nakamura (Jepang), Fabiano Caruana (orang Italia dan main di Serie A sekarang), Irina Krush (cewek Ukraina) dan dua lagi nama beken Varuzhan Akobian (orang Mongolia) dan Yuri Shulman (pendekar dari Belarus).

Tapi walaupun banyak hal-hal menarik terjadi di sini, pendekar catur dunia kayak Anand, Kramnik, Topalov dan kawan-kawan jarang mau mampir ke Amerika. Mereka bela belain mampir di kota di antah berantah kayak Nalchik (ayo ada di mana?? atau Elista ?? ) tapi nggak mau main ke Texas.

Dah, ujung cerita, hari ini berita caturnya adalah dari dua nama itu, si Akobian duel lawan Shulman. Publikasi pertandingannya mirip di tinju, Heavyweight Chess Match. Hasil terakhir si Akobian unggul 2.5 - 1.5, partainya bisa diliat di bawah, cuma ronde 1 dan 4 yang saya tampilkan sementara. Enjoyyyy...

Round 1:

Akobian - Shulman 1-0
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 c5 7. e3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nc6 9. Be2 d6 10. O-O Bd7 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. a3 Ne5 13. Qb3 Bc6 14. Rfd1 Qa5 15. Qa2 Qb6 16. b4 Rfe8 17. Bxf6 exf6 18. Nb3 Qc7 19. Qd2 b6 20. Qxd6 Qb7 21. Bf1 Re6 22. Qd2 Bf3 23. Re1 f5 24. c5 Ree8 25. Nd4 Rcd8 26. Qc2 Be4 27. Nxe4 fxe4 28. c6 Qc8 29. c7 Rd7 30. Bb5 *

Round 4 :

Shulman - Akobian 1 - 0
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Qb3 Qb6 6. Nc3 Bxf3 7. gxf3 e6 8. e4 Nbd7 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. Bb5 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nd5 12. Nc3 Bb4 13. Bd2 Qxd4 14. O-O-O Bxc3 15. Bxc3 Qf4+ 16. Kb1 O-O-O 17. Bxg7 Rhg8 18. Bd4 Kb8 19. Rhe1 Qd6 20. f4 a6 21. Bc4 Ka8 22. Bxd5 exd5 23. Bc3 Nc5 24. Qb4 Qg6+ 25. Ka1 Nd3 26. Rxd3 Qxd3 27. Bd4 Rge8 28. Rg1 Qb5 29. Qxb5 axb5 30. a3 Re4 31. Bb6 Rde8 32. Rg5 R4e6 33. Bd4 b6

last editted : wrong result

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Shredding Chess Move - Sidney 2009 Round 9

Sidney International Open 2009 round 9 standing for first 6,0 point gainer as follow :

1. GM Johansen Darryl, K AUS 2452 7,0
2. IM Xie George Wendi AUS 2402 7,0
3. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2513 7,0
4. GM Jones Gawain ENG 2550 7,0
5. GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2583 6,5
6. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy IND 2482 6,5
7. IM Akshayraj Kore IND 2404 6,5
8. IM Mas Hafizulhelmi MAS 2425 6,5
9. GM Reinderman Dimitri NED 2560 6,0
10. IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2469 6,0
11. WGM Karavade Eesha IND 2359 6,0
12.GM Ghane Shojaat IRI 2415 6,0
13. WGM Mohota Nisha IND 2304 6,0
14. IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2428 6,0
15. FM Fernandez Daniel Howard SIN 2171 6,0
16. IM Lane Gary W AUS 2371 6,0
17. IM Rathnakaran K IND 2427 6,0
18. IM Sriram Jha IND 2453 6,0
19. FM Smirnov Vladimir RUS 2365 6,0
20. FM Rej Tomek AUS 2308 6,0

Indonesian FM Syarif Mahmud doing well with 5,5 point with final victory against FM Gene Nakauchi. The other fellow is Setiawan Akwie with 4 points all gain by winning four games and no draws. His losses are to three GMs (Darryl Johansen, Ghane Shojaat and Gawain Jones).

Now a game from round nine for today Shredding Chess Move in 1.d4 opening. IM George Xie (AUS 2402) win over IM Roy Chowdhury (IND 2469) in nice attacking Reti games.

IM Roy Chowdhury (2469) vs IM George Xie (2402)
2009 Sidney International Open - Round Nine
Reti Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. Bxf6 Qxf6 5. e3 Nc6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 d5 8.Bd3 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Qh6 11. Qe2 Rd8 12. a3 Bd7 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. c4dxc4 15. Nxc4 b5 16. Ncd2 Rac8 17. Rac1 Be7 18. Nb3 Qh5 19. Be4 Be8 20. h3f5 21. Bb1 e5 22. Nc5 Bf7 (..e4 23. Ba2+ Kh8 24. Nd4 Nxd4 25. Qxh5 Bxh5 26. exd4 Bg5 lead to black with bishop pair advantage ) 23. Nxa6 e4 24. Qxb5 ?!
.. exf3 25. Rxc6? (25.Qxf5 fxg2 26.Qxh5 Bxh5 still fighting) fxg2! 26. Kh2 Rxc6 27. Qxc6 Rd1! 0-1
now 27.. Bd5!! with sharper ending with traps like
28. Qc1 g1=Q+ 29. Rxg1 Bd6+ 30. f4 Qe2+ 31. Kg3 Qf3+ 32.Kh4 Be7+ 33. Rg5 Qf2+ 34. Kh5 Bf7+ 35. Rg6 Bxg6#
28. Qb7 g1=Q+ 29. Kxg1 Qg5+ 30. Kf1 Qg2+ 31. Ke2 Bc4+ 32.Bd3 Bxd3+ 33. Kd1 Qxf2 34. Qb3+ Bc4+ 35. Qd3 Rxd3+ 36. Kc1 Qxe1+ 37. Kc2Qd1#

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sidney 2009 - Two Indonesian Players Participate

Far away in Sidney, Australia, two Indonesian players participate in Sidney International Open 2009. Tournament reaching round 6 today and here the results and games by Indonesian FM Syarif Mahmud (2373) and Setiawan Akwie (2185). Other round 6 result as I am blogging :

GM Zong Yuan Zhao 0,5 - IM George Xie 0,5
GM Deepan Chakkravarthy 0 - GM Shojaat Ghane 1
GM Dmitri Reinderman 0 - GM Darryl Johansen 1 in a blitz game of 25 moves
IM Sriram Jha 0,5 - GM Abhijit Kunte 0,5

IM George Wendi Xie will be still on top with 5,5 as GM Zhao Zong Yuan now 4,5 points. Indonesian Setiawan Akwie is losing to Gawain Jones and FM Syarif Mahmud drew game versus Charles Gareth of Australia. is doing very nice live blogging and all games can be viewed at

Hasil tanding FM Syarif Mahmud hingga ronde lima :
Ronde 1 vs Forster, William (1963) 1
Ronde 2 vs Brown, Andrew (2085) 0,5
Ronde 3 vs Watson, James (2101) 0,5
Ronde 4 vs McNamara, Gary (2114) 1
Ronde 5 vs Zibaei, Abdoulla (2067) 0
Ronde 6 vs Charles Gareth (2160) 0,5

Hasil tanding Setiawan Akwie hingga ronde lima :
Ronde 1 vs Encel,Benjamin (1838) 1
Ronde 2 vs GM Johansen, Darryl (2452) 0
Ronde 3 vs Forster,William (1963) 1
Ronde 4 vs Zulfic, Fedja (1971) 1
Ronde 5 vs GM Ghane, Shojaat (2415) 0
Ronde 6 vs GM Jones, Gawain (2550) 0

Partai FM Syarif Mahmud melawan Gary Mcnamara sebagai berikut :

1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. c3 d6 4. f4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bd7 7. Bd3 e5 8. d5 Nce79. O-O f6 10. c4 exf4 11. Bxf4 Nh6 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Qd2 Nf7 14. Rae1 c5 15. dxc6bxc6 16. Bb1 Nc8 17. Rd1 Qa5 18. Be3 Rd8 19. Kh1 Qh5 20. Ne2 g5 21. Ng3 Qh6 22.Nd4 Bxh3?!

23. gxh3 Qxh3+ 24. Qh2 Qxh2+ 25. Kxh2 Ne5 26. Bc1 Re8 27. Ndf5 Bf8 (..Bh8!? still defending the crucial f pawn)

29. Nxf6 Kxf6 30. Nxd6+ Ke7 31. Bxg5+ Kd7 32. Nxe8+ Kxe8 33. Rd8# 1-0

Partai Setiawan lawan Zulfic di ronde empat jauh lebih seru lagi! Partai ini kompleks jadi sulit buat di komen dalam waktu singkat jadi ya dinikmati saja sendiri. Bisa dilihat di website di atas untuk mengakses partai-partai yang berlangsung.

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. e3 e5 6. Nge2 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nd5d6 9. b3 Be6 10. a3 Qd7 11. Re1 Bh3 12. Bh1 f5 13. Bb2 g5 14. Nec3 f4 15. Ne4fxg3 16. hxg3 Qf5 17. d3 Nxd5 18. cxd5 Ne7 19. Qc2 Rad8 20. Ra2 Kh8 21. Nc3 Bg422. e4 Qf7 23. Bc1 Qh5 24. Qd2 Bh6 25. Bg2 Ng6 26. Qe3 Nf4 27. f3 Bh3 28. Bh1g4 29. Rh2 gxf3 30. Kf2 Qg4 31. Rg1 Ne2 32. Qxh6 Nxg1 33. Bg5 Ne2 34. Rxh3

..Qxh3? (.. Qd7 still lost the rook but can sustain a game some more moves) 35. Qxh3 Nxc3 36. Qh6 Nd1+ 37. Kf1 1-0

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nalchik Chess Grand Prix 2009

Chess Grandprix begin now in Nalchik. Round 1 witness Alex Grischuk win over Gelfand and Aronian win over Mamedyarov in Vienna game opening. News can be follow at or official FIDE.

Kota Nalchik di Rusia menjadi tuan rumah seri grand prix pertama di tahun ini. Berlangsung dari 14 hingga 29 April 2009.

Peserta yang mengikuti seri ini adalah :

1. Peter Leko
2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
3. Vladimir Akopian
4. Sergey Karjakin
5. Alexander Grischuk
6. Evgeny Alexeev
7. Vassily Ivanchuk
8. Etienne Bacrot
9. Peter Svidler
10. Boris Gelfand
11. Pavel Eljanov
12. Rustam Kasimdzhanov
13. Levon Aronian
14. Gata Kamsky

Di ronde pertama Alexander Grishuk berhasil memetik kemenangan dari pecatur Israel Boris Gelfand and Levon Aronian menang atas Shakhriyar Mamedyaov.
Pertandingan bisa dilihat live di :

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

GM Antoaneta Stefanova Simuls in Singapore

In GM Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria will be doing simuls in Singapore at 23rd April. Unlucky for me it is on Thurdays and is a working day for me. Singapore chess buzz is really good this day with 3-4 one day tournament being held this year. In fact there will be two one day chess events going on this month.

The only complain is there is little information on chess report in Singapore. So let's hope there will be more story on Stefanova's visit.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Surreal Sicilian in Serbia

Another new chess blog from me is SURREAL SICILIAN. Like my Shredder Chess Move, this is going to be a fun chess games played in sicilian defence AND win by Black in less than 30 moves. So this is pretty much an overview about sicilian opening that favour black. I am doing this because I am playing sicilian in black for almost 10 years and seeing black crushing white with sicilian is a great pleasure. I will put simple commentary (can't called it annotation ...) on what I can think about it.

Serbia Individual Championship started from 2nd to 15th April 2009, the last round is 10th, and here a miniature game that fall to my new article. Here the first edition of Surreal Sicilian, a win by GM Boban Bogosavljevic (2526) over Serbian junior champion Ivan Sarenac (2320). The diagram will be flipped and we will enjoy this game in black point of view.

The bahasa indonesian commentary in blue.

Sarenac, Ivan 2320 0 - 1 GM Bogosavljevic, Boban 2526
Round 10, Serbia Individual Championship 2009,B61

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Bd7 7. Qd2 Rc8 8.f4
a Richter-Rauzer, Larsen variation (B61) played here.

...Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Qa5 10. e5 Ng4

in Lahno (2439) vs. Andreev (2490), Kramatorsk 2003 black immediately play 10...dxe5 ,which black lost in 28 moves.

Partai lain (dituliskan di atas) memainkan 10..dxe5 hitam langsung tukaran bidak, berakhir dengan kekalahan hitam di langkah ke 28.

11. exd6 f6 while attacking black is also open up a square for future king evacuation, if needed.

sambil menyerang hitam membuka petak buat pelarian rajanya, kalo diperlukan.

12. dxe7? Bxe7 13. O-O-O
white is one pawn ahead but a hanging bishop on g5. the long castling with rook immediately come to attacking looks over optimistic. The problem should be a queen standing on a5 waiting for white's knight to be eliminated and launch a sneak attack.

putih yang unggul satu bidak tapi gajahnya dalam kondisi terancum melakukan blokade panjang agar benteng nya langsung ikut menyerang ke petak d7. tapi masalahnya ratu hitam yang bertengger di a5 siap menunggu kuda putih untuk dilengserkan dan melakukan serangan balik.

..Be6 14. Bb5+ Kf7 15. Bd7 Bxd7 16. Qxd7 Rxc3!

sacrifice a rook for an important knight. now suddenly black has serious counter attack.

hitam mengorbankan benteng dan melengserkan kuda yang penting. serangan balik yang cukup serius dari hitam.

17. bxc3 Qxc3 18. Rhe1 Ne3 19. Rxe3 Qxe3+ 0-1

black resign because losing a piece and ..Rd8 ready to force an exchange that favour black.

hitam menyerah karena gajahnya siap melayang, selain itu benteng hitam menuju d8 memaksa tukaran yang menguntungkan hitam.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Shredding Chess Move - Russian Team Championship 2009

In metalhead dictionary shredding is an orgasmatic way to exploit your guitar by playing 1000 notes per minute. The goal is simple to have an ultimate pleasure in playing guitar, and for listener an ultimate way to headbanging your head. Waiit, what relation here with chess? Well, by using this new term, I would like to introduce my new chess blog article. This game will included in my 1.d4 opening blog label, selected games because of its quick win via 1.d4, I used to called it a Shredding Chess Move! \m/.

Ok, here is my first SCM, a game by Dmitry Andreikin vs Maksim Serov. This is part of the 2009 Russian Team Championship held in Dagomys (please search in wiki yourself for enlightened where on earth it is) and round is nine. Andreikin belong to Economist-SGSEU - 1 team with 2625 rating and Serov is from M.Chigorin CC with 2340 rating.

My amateur commentary of the game also in Indonesian language.

Andreikin,D vs Serov,M - Rus Team Champ 2009 - Dagomy
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 Nbd7 4.Nc3 e5 5.Bg5
a strange way to open by black, I am not sure what name of this move order.

Pembukaan yang aneh oleh hitam, kurang yakin apa ada nama buat pembukaan ini.

..Be7 6.Qc2 O-O 7.e3 c6 8.Bd3 h69.Bh4 a6 10.O-O-O

with black slow in making any serious attack , white quickly setting up an attacking scheme on black king side.

hitam terlambat dalam menyusun ancaman serius buat putih. dengan cepat putih berhasil membangun rencana serangan di sisi raja hitam.

..Qc7 11.g4 b5 12.g5! black seems hopeless to halt the advancing of the g pawn since the white bishop is pinning the black's knight - hitam nggak bisa menahan perkembangan bidak g karna gajah putih yang men-pin kuda hitam ... hxg5 13.Nxg5 bxc4 14.Bxc4 d5 15.Bb3 Qb6

after everything ready for the shredding attack white launched his first forcing move. Can you spot how to continue?

semua siap untuk penyerangan putih, ayo apa langkah berikut nya??

16.Rhg1! Re8 17.Nxf7!! Kxf7

black move from here are less or more forced now.

langkah hitam dari sini sudah langkah terpaksa.
18.Qg6+ Ke6 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 because the rock is under attack also ... 20.dxe5 Kxe5

21.Nxd5! cxd522.Rxd5+ Ke6 23.Rb5+ 1-0
black resign because his queen is parting away from the game and the king is in the middle of enemy's men.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thailand Open 2009 Menangkan Pecatur Non Gelar

Barusan berakhir adalah kejuaraan terbuka Thailand yang digelar di Bangkok Chess Club. Berlangsung dari 1 hingga 6 April 2009, ajang dimenangkan pecatur non gelar Xiu Deshun dari China. Xiu Deshun (2422) mengkanvaskan antara lain GM Elshan Moradiabadi dari Iran dan IM Laxman R.R dari India. GM Nigel Short yang favorit di even ini memetik hasil seri melawan Xiu dan juga GM Schelber Gerhard ditahan seri di ronde terakhir.

Dari seratusan lebih peserta sepertinya tak terlihat pecatur dari Indonesia. Urutan akhir turnamen ini adalah :

1. Xiu Deshun CHN 2422 8,0
2. GM Moradiabadi Elshan IRI 2512 7,5
3. GM Short Nigel ENG 2674 7,0
4. GM Li Shilong CHN 2557 6,5
5. IM Laxman R.R. IND 2521 6,5
6. GM Schebler Gerhard GER 2470 6,5
7. GM Pogorelov Ruslan UKR 2420 6,5
8. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2513 6,5
9. Zhang Ziyang CHN 2419 6,5
10. GM Bakre Tejas IND 2452 6,5
11. GM Kekelidze Mikheil GEO 2468 6,5

Sayang sedikit sekali informasi mengenai turnamen ini dan tak ada rekaman pertandingan yang bisa ditemukan.
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