Friday, August 22, 2008

Dong - Liu

On Sunday, my student Ziping Liu tied for first, at 2-1-0, with Alice Dong in his quad at Westfield. Here is their game from the second round.

Round Two: Pirc Defense

Alice Dong (USCF 1504) - Ziping Liu (USCF 1536), Westfield NJ 8/17/2008

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Nge2 e5 7.O-O Nc6

Instead Benko-Fischer, Curacao 1962 continued 7...c6 8.a4 Nbd7 9.a5 exd4 10.Nxd4 Nc5 11.h3 Re8 12.Re1 Nfd7 13.Be3 Qc7 14.f4 Rb8 15.Qd2 b5 16.axb6 axb6 17.b4 Ne6 18.b5 Nxd4 19.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 20.Qxd4 c5 21.Qd2 Bb7 22.Rad1 Re6 23.e5 Bxg2 24.Kxg2 Qb7+ 25.Kf2 Rd8 26.exd6, and White won in 40 moves.

8.d5 Ne7 9.h3 Nd7 10.f4 f5 11.Be3 Kh8 12.fxe5 Nxe5 13.Bd4 Bd7 14.Nf4 Qc8 15.Kh2 a6

The game is equal and remains so, until White blunders on move 19 when she should have played 19.Rae1.

16.Qe2 Nf3+ 17.Bxf3 Bxd4 18.Qd2 Be5 19.Kg2 fxe4 20.Nxe4 Bxf4 21.gxf4 Bxh3+ 22.Kf2 Bxf1 23.Rxf1 Qf5

Black has a winning position, and 0-1 in 33 moves.