Sunday, December 12, 2010


Last May in this year, I had wrote about a few chess players' names who had passed away. Recently, the columnist of one of my used to be the only up to date reference column - Lim Chong had passed away. Incidentally around that time, another Lim Chong was also made into the breaking news of the nation, i.e. Tun Lim Chong Eu had passed away.

I was searching through my personal database, and found a game against a chap named Lim Chong Seng back in 1991. I could not recall his face and I am not sure whether this is the Lim Chong in our chess scene or just another Lim Chong. Anyway, I just annotate the game and attribute it to Mr Lim Chong anyway (please ignore the players and the result as it was a history anyway that should not be altered nor distorted).

[Event "Allegro Plaza Yow Chuan"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rizal A Kamal"]
[Black "Lim Chong Seng"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C63"]
[PlyCount "73"]
[EventDate "1991.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 !?
{This is the sharp and risky Schliemann defence or jaenisch gambit}

4. Nc3 fxe4

(4... Nf6 was later played by the late Handoko against me in 2005! Malaysian open.)

5.Nxe4 d5 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. Nxc6 Qg5
(7... Qd5 was played later by Adrian Wong against me in 1994 Selangor (under 20) open)

8. Qe2 Nf6 9. f4 Qxf4 10. d4 Qd6!?
(Considered new to me at that time I only knew 10...Qh4+ at that time. From now on, I had to think by myself)

11. Ne5+ c6 12. Bc4 Qxd4 13. Bf4
(13. Bf7+ {is possible})

13... Bg4 14. Nxg4 Nxg4 15.Rd1 Qxb2 16. Qxe4+
(16. Qxg4 ! {may be winning outright} Qc3+ 17. Rd2 Rd8 ?? (17... Qa1+?? 18. Kf2 +-) 18. Qe6+ Be7 19. Qf7#)

16... Be7 17. O-O Qb6+ 18. Rd4
(In order not to give up the exchange, but
actually giving up the exchange is also winning for white 8. Kh1 Nf2+ 19. Rxf2 {forced} Qxf2 20. Qf5 Bf6 21.Qe6+ Kf8 22. Qf7#)

18... Nf6 {Diagram #}

(18... Rd8 19. Be3
(19. Bf7+ ! {is the new line I discover when annotating this game in 2010!} Kf8 20. Be3 Rxd421. Bg6+ Nf6 22. Rxf6+ gxf6 23. Bh6+ Kg8 24. Qe6#)

19... Nf6 20. Rxd8+ Qxd8 21.Qe6 Rf8 22. Bc5 Qd7 23. Qe5 b6 24. Ba3 c5 25. Re1 a6 26. Bxa6 Ng8 27. Bc4 Qa7 28. Bb2 Nf6 29. Qe6 Kd8 30. Rd1+ Qd7 31. Rxd7+ Nxd7 32. Bb5 Nb8 33. Qxb6+ Kc8 34. Be5 Bd6 35. Bxd6 Rf1+ 36. Kxf1 Na6 37. Qxa6+ Kd8 38. Qb6+ Kc8 39. Qb8# {
was my original analysis with the help of Fritz2})

19. Qxe7+ !?{Over the board, I only see this as a possible way to play on.} Kxe7

20. Re1+ (20. Bd6+ {is simpler} Kd7
(20... Ke8 21. Re1+ Kd8 22. Bc5+) (20... Kd8 21. Bc5+) 21. Bc5+ Kc7 22. Bxb6+ axb6)

20... Ne4 21. Rexe4+ Kf6 22. Re6+
(22. Re6+ Kf5 23. Re5+ Kg6 24. Re6+ Kf5 25. Re5+ Kf6 26. Re6+ Kf5)

22... Kf5 {Diagram #}

When annotating this game, I recall that, by incident, this theme of deflection just like Kasparov did on Timman in the following position:

Of course, I am not claiming that Kasparov had the idea (as his game was in 2000 while mine was in 1991) when he learnt it from my game. Chess is the game of truth. Anyone who spots the typical tactics may execute it.

For the record, here is the full game.

23.g4+ ! Kxg4 24. Be3+ {Now white has the winning endgame} Qxd4

25. Bxd4 Rhe8 26.Rxe8 Rxe8 27. Bxa7 g5 28. Kg2 h5 29. h3+ Kf4 30. Bc5 b5 31. Bd3 g4 32. Bd6+ Kg5 33. c4 gxh3+ 34. Kh2 $1 Ra8 35. a3 bxc4 36. Bxc4 Rd8 ?? 37. Be7+


For the readers who want to learn about this opening, there is one relevant book in my stock at the price RM 70.00. (The image below is taken from the net for illustrative purpose)

1 comment:

Jimmy Liew said...

Lim Chong Seng is a different person for the record. He was active playing in the 80s