20 March 2014

National Closed - Yit San's Quick Wins

Yit San scored 8 wins out of 9 games n the way to winning the National Closed 2014 last week. Of these, 4 were relative quick wins when Yit San used his 'tactical vision' to win material from the opportunities provided by his opponents. These 4 wins in the replayers below.

Round 1 saw Darrel Yap losing the exchange with 11 b4? and the game soon after.
[Event "National Closed 2014"] [Site "Kuala Lumpur"] [Date "2014.03.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Yap Egin"] [Black "Fong Yit San"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D02"] [Annotator " "] [PlyCount "68"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 g6 4. e3 Bg7 5. Be2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. h3 O-O 8. O-O Qb6 9. Qb3 Na5 10. Qxb6 axb6 11. b4 Nb3 12. Nbd2 Nxa1 13. Rxa1 Ne4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Nd2 Be6 16. bxc5 bxc5 17. Nxe4 cxd4 18. cxd4 Bxa2 19. Nc5 Bd5 20. Rb1 Rfc8 21. Nxb7 Be4 22. Rb3 Ra2 23. Bf3 Rc1+ 24. Kh2 Bxf3 25. gxf3 Rxf2+ 26. Kg3 Rcf1 27. Nd6 Rxf3+ 28. Kg2 R1f2+ 29. Kg1 Rxf4 30. exf4 Bxd4 31. Rb8+ Kg7 32. Ne8+ Kh6 33. Rb4 Rxf4+ 34. Kg2 e6 0-1

Round 2 saw overwhelming pressure on Jun Feng's d6 square finally converted into material gain (among other advantages), which prompted immediate resignation.
[Event "National Closed 2014"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.03.12"] [Round "2"] [White "Fong Yit San"] [Black "Tan Jun Feng"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B94"] [WhiteElo " "] [BlackElo " "] [PlyCount "49"] [SourceDate "2012.03.14"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Qa5 7. Qd2 Nbd7 8. f3 e6 9. Bc4 Ne5 10. Bb3 Bd7 11. O-O-O O-O-O 12. Kb1 Kb8 13. f4 Nc6 14. Nxc6+ Bxc6 15. e5 h6 16. Bh4 g5 17. fxg5 Ne8 18. g6 Rd7 19. gxf7 Nc7 20. exd6 Bxd6 21. Qe2 Qb4 22. Bxe6 Nxe6 23. Qxe6 Rf8 24. Rxd6 Rxd6 25. Bg3 1-0

Round 4 saw Bausch Koh missing a combination of his own on move 15. With that let-off, Yit San won an exchange on move 25 before Bausch gave a free piece on move 28 and resigned 2 moves later when one whole rook down.
[Event "National Closed 2014"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.03.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Fong Yit San"] [Black "Bausch Koh"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C63"] [WhiteElo " "] [BlackElo " "] [PlyCount "61"] [SourceDate "2012.03.14"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. d3 fxe4 5. dxe4 Nf6 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Bc4+ Kh7 11. Qe2 Qe8 12. Nh2 Qg6 13. Kh1 Nh5 14. Nd5 Bd8 15. Qd1 Nf4 (15... Bxh3 $3) 16. Bxf4 exf4 17. Nf3 Ne5 18. Nxf4 Qxe4 19. Nxe5 Qxe5 20. Bd3+ Bf5 21. g3 Bg5 22. Re1 Qf6 23. Ne6 Rf7 24. Qh5 Bxd3 25. Nxg5+ Qxg5 26. Qxf7 Bxc2 27. Qxc7 Be4+ 28. Rxe4 Qf5 29. Qc2 Rc8 30. Qd3 Re8 31. Re3 1-0

And finally in Round 7, White's 26 Kg2 invited a N-fork by placing his king and queen in a N-fork motif, with a black N lurking. Yit San duly obliged with a sacrifice on f2 winning Q+2P for R+N.
[Event "National Closed 2014"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.03.15"] [Round "7"] [White "Mark Siew"] [Black "Fong Yit San"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo " "] [BlackElo " "] [PlyCount "52"] [SourceDate "2012.03.14"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. Be2 b6 6. c3 Bb7 7. Nbd2 Nbd7 8. O-O O-O 9. h3 Qe8 10. Bh2 a6 11. a4 e5 12. a5 b5 13. b4 Nh5 14. Ne1 f5 15. Bf3 Bxf3 16. Nexf3 c5 17. Nb3 c4 18. Nc1 e4 19. Nd2 d5 20. Ne2 Bh6 21. g4 fxg4 22. hxg4 Nhf6 23. Nf4 g5 24. Nh5 Qe6 25. Ng3 Nxg4 26. Kg2 Rxf2+ 0-1