Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FM Hamdani - Yeoh Li Tian, Round 9

Below is the finish of round nine game between Li Tian and Indonesia's Hamdani

Hamdani - Li Tian

White is quite lost so he tries some  tactical tricks

34. Rxd5 exd5 35. Nd6 

After 35.Nd6

White threatens the rook as well as forking the queen with Nf5. After 35...Kf8 36. Nxf8 Now 36...Kxe8 37. Qc8+ Ke7 38. Qc7+  is perpetual. If black tries 36...d2 there follows
 37. Nf6 Qc4 38. Nxh7+ Kg7 39. Qh4 d1=Q 40. Qf6+ Kxh7 (Black can even lose with 40... Kg8 41. Ng5 Qc7 42. e6 fxe6 43.Nxe6

After 43. Nxe6

Even with the extra queen black cannot ward off the white attack. 43...Qf7 (43...Qd7?? 44. Qf8+ Kh7 45. Ng5 mate) 44. Qd8+ Kh7 45. Ng5+ Kg7 46. Nxf7 Kxf7 47. Qd7+ Kg8 48. Qc8+ Kg7 49. Qb7+ Kh6 50. Qxa6 and black is losing the ending because of his king exposed.

But Li Tian is always sharp with the tactics and has a surprise of his own.