Saturday, August 22, 2009

DATMO 2009 Round 1 Annotated Game

22nd August 2009 - The first round of the Dato'Arthur Tan Malaysian Open (DATMO) 2009 start this morning at . For round 1 result, click here. I will publish selected games part by part. Below is one of critical game between the recent ASIAN Zonal Champion - GM Darwin Lalyo (Philipinnes) against WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan. The Iranian lady won her National Women's Chess Champion in 2008 and also the U12 World Youth Chess Championship in 2000. She became a WGM in 2008. Her game with Laylo was the last to finish in round 1 .

Iranian WGM Atousa (right) held Asian Zonal Champion - GM Darwin Laylo (left) to a draw!

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan vs. GM Darwin Laylo
DATMO 2009, Round 1 , 22.8.09
Black to move
White's outside passed pawn on a file is her main asset but her king is in danger of being caged and fall into a mating nett. 1... Ng2 2. Bf3 Nh4 3. Be4+ Kg7 4. Rb6 f3 5. Rb2 ?? Atousa is in severe time trouble and she has to move fast to add his time on his clock with the 30 seconds increment. However her last move is a blunder which...

her opponent didn't realised 5...Re1 ? Actually black can win with 5... Ng6! Threatening checkmate with ...Nf4++ and white lost in all line for e.g:-

6. Bxg6 Kxg6 7.a6 Kh5 8.Rb2 f2 gueening

6. Rb7+ Kh6 7. Bxg6 Kxg6 8. Rb8 f2 queening

6. Bxf3 Nf4# checkmate

After black miss the opportunity , Atousa defense the position firmly 6. Bc6 Re6 7. Bb7 Re2 8. Rb1 Kg6 9. a6 Ra2 10. Rf1 Kh5 11. Bc8 Ra4 12. a7 Kh6 13. Bg4 Rxa7 14.Bxf3 Ra3 15. Kg4 Ra4+ 16. Kg3 Nf5+ 17. Kf2 g4 18. Be2 Ra2 19. Rd1 Kg5 20. Rd8 Nh6 21. Re8 Ra4 22. Bd3 Rf4+ 23. Kg2 Rd4 24. Be2 Kh4 25. Rh8 Rd6 26. Rh7 Re6 27. Bc4 Rf6 28. Bd3 Rb6 29. Be2 Kg5 30. Rg7+ Kf6 31. Rh7 Kg6 32. Bd3+ Kg5 33.Rg7+ Kh4 34. Be2 Rf6 35. Rh7 Re6 36. Bc4 Rd6 37. Be2 Kg5 38. Rg7+ Kf6 39. Rh7 Kg6 40. Ra7 Rd2 41. Kf1 Rd4 42. Rc7 Kg5 43. Rc4 1/2-1/2 The position will be dead draw if black exchange the rook and black also can't make any significant progress if he choose not to.

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