Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ziping Ties for 1st in Under-1600

[photo by Steve Ferrero]

With a score of 3-0-3, Ziping Liu finished in a 6-way tie for first place in the under-1600 section at the New Jersey Open, on Labor Day weekend. Here is Ziping's victory, pictured above, over Christopher Moravek who defended well until 28...g5 when he should have played 28...Ke7.

Round One: King's Indian Attack

Ziping Liu (USCF 1536) - Christopher Moravek (USCF 1359), New Jersey Open Under-1600 8/30/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bg2 h6 6.O-O d6 7.c3 a5 8.a4 Be6 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.Re1 Re8 11.Nf1 Bb6

12.Be3 Bxe3 13.Nxe3 b6 14.d4 exd4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16.cxd4 Rc8 17.d5 Bd7 18.Nc2 c5 19.dxc6 Bxc6 20.Qd3 Qe7 21.f3 Qc7 22.Nd4 Bd7 23.Nb5 Bxb5 24.Qxb5 Qc5+ 25.Qxc5 dxc5 26.Rad1 Rcd8 27.Kf2 Kf8 28.Bf1 g5 29.Bb5 Rxd1 30.Rxd1 Rb8

31.e5 Ne8 32.Rd7 f6 33.e6 Rc8 34.e7+ Kf7 35.Bc4+ Kg6 36.Rd8 Rc7 37.Rxe8 Kf5 38.Ke3 Ke5 39.f4+ Kd6 40.f5 Rxe7+ 41.Rxe7 Kxe7 42.Ke4 Kd6 43.g4 Kc6 44.h3 Kd6

45.Bb5 c4 46.Kd4 c3 47.bxc3 Ke7 48.Kd5 Kf7 49.Kd6 Kg7 50.Ke7 h5 51.c4 h4 52.Be8 Kg8 53.Kxf6 Kf8 54.Bg6 Kg8 55.Kxg5 Kg7 56.f6+ Kf8 57.Kh6 Kg8 58.f7+ Kf8 59.Kh7 Ke7 60.Kg7 Kd6, Black resigns.