Thursday, April 8, 2010

Featured Game: Ram S, Krishnan – Nguyen Anh Dung (Round 2)

The focus  right now is on Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan who has a perfect 4/4 score. Many blogs and news websites carried the headlines that Hou Yifan is leading including Susan Polgar’s blog. Let’s not forget the other current joint leader, GM Nguyen Anh Dung who has also won all his game thus far.


Nguyen Anh Dung performance in recent years has been lack lustre as can be seen from his falling ELO rating. His highest rating was 6 years ago at 2567. His current rating is 2464 placing him as 11th seed in the KL Open. A good indication of his improving form is Anh Dung’s recent good performance the highly competitive Vietnamese championship which finished last week. He finished second after losing a 2 game playoff vs eventual champion Le Quang Liem (1½-½).

Here is a game of Anh Dung from the KL Open 2010 taken from Round 2:-

[Event "KL Open Chess Tournament 2010"]
[Site "Kuala Lumpur"]
[Date "2010.04.07"]
[Round "2.10"]
[White "Ram S, Krishnan"]
[Black "Nguyen Anh, Dung"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D23"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2010.04.07"]
[SourceDate "2010.04.07"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. d4 d5 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bf5 6. Nc3 e6 7. g3 Nbd7 8. Bg2 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qb3 Qb6 11. Qxb6 axb6 12. Nh4 Bc2 13. Bd2 h6 14. Rfe1 b5 15. a3 Nb6 16. Rac1 Bb3 17. Nb1 Na4 18. Bc3 Ba2 19. Rc2 Rfd8 20. e3 Nd5 21. Bxd5 Bxd5 22. Bb4 Bxb4 23. axb4 Be4 24. Rd2 Bxb1 25. Rxb1 Nb6 26. Nf3 Nd5 27. Rdd1 Nxb4 28. Ra1 Kf8 29. Kf1 Ke7 30. Ke2 Ra4 31. b3 Raa8 32. Ne5 f6 33. Nd3 Nxd3 34. Kxd3 e5 35. Ke4 exd4 36. exd4 b4 37. Rac1 Ra2 38. Ke3 Kd6 39. Rd2 Rda8 40. Rxa2 Rxa2 41. Rc4 b5 42. Rxb4 Kd5 43. h4 h5 44. f3 g5 45. hxg5 fxg5 46. f4 h4


Round 5 today will see GM Nguyen Anh Dung clashing with GM Hou Yifan on board 1. It will be an interesting encounter. Will the leaders play it safe and steer the game to a draw or will they fight it out ?


Stay tuned for live updates from this blog.

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