Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mixed Reaction for Asian Dragons in the 1st Round Aeroflot

Asian Dragon Zhou Jianchao won Alexander Ipatov, Wen Yang earned suprise draw with Varuzhan Akobian while Li Chao B suffered shock defeat to IM Pavel Ponkratov, Li Shilong lost to Aleksei Aleksandrov and Zhou Weiqi lost to Konstantin Landa in the 1st round of the Aeroflot A1 2009.

Ipatov,Alexander - Zhou,Jianchao

Ipatov,Alexander - Zhou,Jianchao [D94]
Aeroflot Open Moscow (1), 17.02.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 0-0 6.b4 c6 7.Bb2 Bf5 8.c5 Nbd7 9.Nh4 Bg4 10.f3 Be6 11.Bd3 b6 12.g4 a5 13.a3 axb4 14.axb4 bxc5 15.bxc5 Rb8 16.Na4 h5 17.g5 Nh7 18.f4 Bg4 19.Qd2 e5 20.h3 Be6 21.Ng2 exf4 22.exf4 Rb3 23.Bc3 Re8 24.Kd1 Qc7 25.Kc2 Reb8 26.h4 Bg4 27.Rhf1 Nhf8 28.f5 gxf5 29.Bxf5 Bxf5+ 30.Rxf5 Ne6 31.Nf4 Rxc3+ 32.Kxc3 Qa5+ 33.Kd3 Rb3+ 34.Nc3 Qxa1 35.g6 Ndxc5+ 36.dxc5 Qb1+ with a fantastic skewer. 0-1

Wen,Yang - Akobian,Varuzhan

Wen,Yang - Akobian,Varuzhan [B07]
Aeroflot Open Moscow (1), 17.02.2009

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.g3 e5 5.Nge2 Qc7 6.a4 Nbd7 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.h3 b6 10.Be3 Re8 11.Qd2 a6 12.g4 Nf8 13.Ng3 Ne6 14.Nce2 Bb7 15.d5 cxd5 16.exd5 Nf8 17.f4 exf4 18.Nxf4 Ng6 19.Bd4 Nd7 20.Nfh5 Nde5 21.Ra3 b5 22.Nf5 Bf8 23.Rc3 Qd7 24.Qf2 Kh8 25.a5 Rac8 26.Rg3 b4 27.Kh2 f6 28.g5 fxg5 29.Rxg5 Qf7 30.Qg3 Qg8 31.Ne3 1/2-1/2

Li,Chao b - Ponkratov,Pavel

Li,Chao b - Ponkratov,Pavel [C41]
Aeroflot Open Moscow (1), 17.02.2009

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4 Nxg4 6.Rg1 Ngf6 7.Bc4 h6 8.Be3 c6 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Qd3 b5 11.Bb3 Qa5 12.0-0-0 Ba6 13.Ne2 b4 14.Bxf7+ Kxf7 15.Qb3+ Ke7 16.Ned4 exd4 17.Nxd4 Rc8 18.Qe6+ Kd8 19.e5 c5 20.Nc6+ 0-1

Aleksandrov,Aleksej - Li,Shilong

Aleksandrov,Aleksej - Li,Shilong [E90]
Aeroflot Open Moscow (1), 17.02.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Bg5 d6 6.Qd2 Nbd7 7.Nf3 c6 8.Bd3 e5 9.0-0 a5 10.Rad1 Re8 11.Rfe1 Qb6 12.Na4 Qc7 13.c5 dxc5 14.dxc5 b5 15.cxb6 Nxb6 16.Bc2 Bg4 17.Qd6 Nbd5 18.Qxc7 Nxc7 19.Rd6 Ne6 20.Be3 Bxf3 21.gxf3 Nd4 22.Bxd4 exd4 23.Rxd4 Ng4 24.Rdd1 Ne5 25.Kg2 g5 26.h4 h6 27.h5 Rad8 28.Kg3 Nc4 29.b3 Nb2 30.Nxb2 Bxb2 31.f4 f6 32.Kf3 Kf7 33.e5 Rf8 34.Rd6 Ke7 35.Red1 fxe5 36.Rxd8 Rxd8 37.Rxd8 Kxd8 38.fxg5 hxg5 39.h6 Ke7 40.h7 e4+ 41.Kxe4 Ke6 42.Kd3 Kf7 43.Kc4 Kg7 44.Kc5 g4 45.Bf5 Bc3 46.Bxg4 Kxh7 47.Kxc6 Kg6 48.a3 Kg5 49.f3 Kf4 50.Kc5 Bb2 51.Kb5 Bxa3 52.Kxa5 Ke5 53.b4 Bc1 54.b5 Kd6 55.b6 Kc6 56.Bf5 Kb7 57.Kb5 Be3 58.Be4+ Kc8 59.Kc6 Kb8 60.b7 Bf4 61.Kd7 Bh2 62.Ke6 Kc7 63.Kf5 Bd6 64.f4 Kd7 65.Kg5 Ke7 66.f5 Be5 67.Kg6 1-0

Beautiful Same Colour Bishop Endgame.

Landa,Konstantin - Zhou,Weiqi

Landa,Konstantin - Zhou,Weiqi [E04]
Aeroflot Open Moscow (1), 17.02.2009

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.Ne5 c5 7.Be3 Nd5 8.dxc5 Qa5+ 9.Qd2 Qxd2+ 10.Bxd2 Bxc5 11.Nxc4 b5 12.Na5 Bb6 13.Nb3 Bb7 14.Nc3 0-0 15.Rc1 Nd7 16.Ne4 Rad8 17.0-0 Ba8 18.Rc2 f5 19.Nec5 Nxc5 20.Nxc5 Bxc5 21.Rxc5 Rc8 22.Rfc1 Rxc5 23.Rxc5 Bb7 24.Kf1 Rc8 25.Rxc8+ Bxc8 26.e4 Nf6 27.exf5 exf5 28.Ke2 Kf7 29.Bc3 g5 30.Bxf6 Kxf6 31.Ke3 Ke5 32.f4+ gxf4+ 33.gxf4+ Kd6 34.b4 Be6 35.a3 Bd5 36.Bf1 Bb7 37.Kd4 Be4 38.Be2 Bc6 39.Bd1 Bd5 40.Bh5 h6 41.Bg6 Be6 42.Bh7 Bd7 43.Bg8 Bc6 44.Bb3 Bd7 45.Bc2 Be6 46.a4 a5 47.bxa5 b4 48.Bd3 b3 49.Kc3 Kc5 50.a6 Kb6 51.Be2 1-0


After move 45. .. Be6

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