Monday, April 22, 2013

Paragua - Schebler, BKK Open

German GM  Gerhard Schebler is a resident in Thailand. He took the joint lead after seven rounds in the 13th Bangkok Open. I believe this is Schebler's best game so far in the current edition.

[Event "13th Bangkok Open"]
[Site "Pattaya"]
[Date "2013.04.19"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Mark Paragua"]
[Black "Gerhard Schebler"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Qc7 5. O-O Nd4 6. Re1 Ng4 7. e5 Nxf3+ 8.
Qxf3 Nxe5 9. Qe4

The pawn sacrifice gave white open lines while the black pieces will find it difficult to develop. Also good is 9. Qh5 Ng6 10. Nd5 Qd6 with similar position as in the game.

9... f6 10. f4 Nc6 11. Nd5 Qd6 12. f5 e6 13. c3 Be7 14. Nf4

This looks good as the knight hits e6. But Black came up with a nice plan.  White can still maintain a slight edge with 14. Nxe7 Qxe7 15. d4 exf5 16. Qh4

 14... a6 15. Ba4 g5

This must have come as a shock for white. Surely black loses his pawn?

 16. fxg6 f5 17. g7

17. Qf3 hxg6 and White cannot retake on g6 due to the weakness of the h2 pawn

7... Rg8 18. Qf3 Rxg7

Black has a solid centre and open lines for attack. He only needs to castle to
solve his opening problem 

19. Nh5 

White is in trouble after this loss of time. He should be quickly developing his queen-side instead of making moves with his already developed pieces. 

19...Rg4 20. Bc2 c4 21. h3

21. d4 cxd3 22. Bxd3 loses to Ne5 

21... Rg8 

Black is already much better as White is unable to effectively develop his queen-side.

22. Qe2 b5 23. d4 cxd3 24. Bxd3 Bb7 25. Bf4 Qd5 26. Bg3 O-O-O 27. Rad1

Rxg3! 28. Nxg3 Rg8 29. Bc2 Qc5+ 30. Kh2 Bd6 31. Rd3 Bc7 

White is defenceless against the two black bishops hitting on his king-side. 

32. b4 Qe7 33. Qf2 Qh4 34. Bb3 Ne5 35. Qd4 Rxg3 ! 36. Qxh4 

36. Rxg3 Nf3+ 37. gxf3 Qxg3+ 38. Kh1 Qh2 mates

36... Rxg2+ 37. Kh1 Nxd3  

White resigns as there is no stopping mate or loss of material 


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