Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Awakening of the Dragon

The Chinese Chess team is leading in the current World Chess Team Championship 2005, being held in Israel. Is it the Awakening of the Dragon? There are over 10 million Chinese who have learned Chess and very soon China shall be a major player in world chess.

I wanted to analyse a game using my newly acquired software - Fritz 9 and decided to analyse a game between Ye Jiangchuan from China and Arnaud Hauchard from France. The annotations are of Fritz 9.

[Event "Belfort Comtois 4th"]
[Site "Belfort"]
[Date "1999.12.19"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Ye Jiangchuan"]
[Black "Hauchard, Arnaud"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2593"]
[BlackElo "2518"]
[Annotator "Fritz 9 (30s)"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "1999.12.13"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "FRA"]
[EventCategory "15"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2000.04.05"]

{B01: Scandinavian Defence B01: Scandinavian Defence} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3.
Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Bc4 Bf5 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Bd2 e6 8. Nd5 Qd8 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.
Qe2 Nd7 11. O-O-O Bd6 12. Bg5 Qg6 13. d5 cxd5 14. Rxd5 Be7 15. Bxe7 exd5 16.
Bxd5 Be6 17. Bd6 Rd8 18. Re1 {last book move} Nb6 19. Qb5+ Rd7 20. Ne5 (20.
Bxe6 $142 {seems even better} fxe6 21. Nd4 $18) (20. Bxe6 $142 {
might be the shorter path} fxe6 21. Nd4 $18) 20... Qg5+ $4 {a blunder in a bad
position. the position was bad, and this mistake simply hastens the end} (20...
Qh6+ $142 21. Kd1 Kd8 22. Nxd7 Qh5+ 23. Kc1 Qxd5 $18) (20... Qh6+ $142 21. Kd1
Kd8 22. Nxd7 Qh5+ 23. Kc1 Qxd5 $18) 21. Re3 Nxd5 22. Nxd7 a6 (22... Kd8 {
doesn't change the outcome of the game} 23. Nc5 Bc8 24. Ne4 $18) (22... Kd8 {
doesn't improve anything} 23. Nc5 Bc8 24. Nxb7+ Bxb7 25. Be7+ (25. Qxb7 $6 Nxe3
26. f4 Qf6 27. Bc7+ Ke8 28. Qa8+ Kd7 29. Qxa7 Qc6 30. Bb6+ Kc8 31. Bxe3 Qe4 $16
) 25... Qxe7 26. Rxe7 Kxe7 27. Qxb7+ Kd6 28. Qxf7 $18) 23. Nf6+ Kd8 24. Be7+ $3
{a decisive sacrifice. a decisive sacrifice} Kc8 (24... Nxe7 {Exploits the pin}
25. Qxg5) 25. Qc5+ Kb8 26. Nd7+ $3 {
Clearance to allow e7-g5. Clearance to allow e7-g5} (26. Nd7+ Bxd7 27. Bxg5 $18
) (26. Nd7+ Bxd7 27. Bxg5 $18) 1-0

Do you agree with the annotations made by Fritz 9?
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3 Comments:

Blogger The Christopher said...

Pretty interesting game. The Fritz annotations are interesting as well.

Here is the complete game:
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1004986

1:28 AM  
Blogger Cat's Eye said...

I've heard that the Chinese chess team is pretty strong. Especially the women's team.

10:10 AM  
Blogger SatishTalim said...

I think the women's team won the world team championships, today.

10:17 AM  

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