Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wesley So’s Third Round Win, Team Chess Asian Games

21 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In the Team Chess third round Philippines met Bangladesh chess team in the Asian Games, Guangzhou. On board 1, GM Murshed Niaz of Bangladesh met Super GM Wesley So from the Philippines.


[Event "16th Asian Games Chess Team Tournament"]
[Site "Guangzhou/China"]
[Date "2010.11.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Murshed, Niaz"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "2406"]
[BlackElo "2674"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c5 7. dxc5 Nbd7 8.O-O Nxc5 9. Nb5 a6 10. Bc7 Qe8 11. Nc3 Qc6 12. Be5 e6 13. Nd4 Qb6 14. Nb3 Ncd7 15. Bg3 Qd8 16. Bd6 Re8 17. a4 b6 18. a5 b5 19. Bf3 Bb7 20. Qd2 Nb6 21. Bb4 Nc4 22. Qc1 Nd7 23. g3 Nde5 24. Bg2 Nc6 25. Bc5 N6xa5 26. e4 Rc8 27. exd5 Nxb3 28. cxb3 Nxb2 0-1

Wesley So found the strongest continuation with black 28…Nxb2! creating more opportunities for an attack on white pieces on c5 and c3.

If white plays 29. Qxb2, then black should play 29…Rxc5, followed by 30…Rxc3 with the bishop on g7 protecting c3 square. A follow-up attack by the black pawn 31…b4 attacking the c3 square further.

The win on board 1 helped Philippines to beat Bangladesh 3-1 in the third round of the team chess event in the 16th Asian Games 2010, Guangzhou.


Team Ranking After Round 3, 16th Asian Games 2010, Guangzhou.


At the moment, India is way ahead with 3 solid wins and 6 points, and China is in second place with the same 3 wins. In third is Vietnam with 2 wins and 1 loss.

Philippines is in sixth position with 2 wins and 1 loss. While Bangladesh is in 12th position with 1 win and 2 losses so far.

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