Hong Kong Chess Player

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

HONG KONG CHESS WORKSHOP has been relocated.
In the new place, I am running chess classes as well as selling chess related equipments. It is a small place but very comfortable. Anyone interested can drop by to take a look.

Address as followed:

Room A, 15/F, Wing Sing Commercial Centre
16 Wing Lok Street
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

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Mobile: 9423 4783

Thursday, May 15, 2008

2008 HK Chess Championship Div A Final Rd 11

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.11"]
[Round "11"]
[White "CHONG, CY"]
[Black "ZUEV, Konstantin"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5
Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Qc7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6
15. Qe2 O-O-O 16. g3 Bd6 17. c4 c5 18. Bc3 Rhe8 19. Kb1 Qc6 20. Rh4 Re7 21. dxc5
Qxc5 22. Bd4 Qf5+ 23. Ka1 Bc5 24. Ne5 Bxd4 25. Rhxd4 Rxd4 26. Rxd4 Nd7 27. Nd3
Nb6 28. c5 Rd7 29. cxb6 Rxd4 30. Qc2+ Kd8 31. Qc7+ Ke8 32. bxa7 Ra4 33. Ne5 Qf6
34. Qd7+ Kf8 35. Qxa4 Qxe5 36. a8=Q+ Ke7 37. Qxb7+ Kf6 38. Qh4+ g5 39. hxg6+
Kxg6 40. Qbe4+ 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "CHONG, David"]
[Black "CORKE, Anya"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 d5 5. Bd3 c6 6. Nge2 Bd6 7. Qc2 O-O 8. cxd5
Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd2 Be6 11. g3 Qe7 12. Rc1 Nd7 13. Qb1 Nf6 14. f3 g6 15.
Nf4 Bd7 16. h4 b6 17. Kf2 c5 18. Rh2 c4 19. Bc2 b5 20. Rch1 Rae8 21. Qg1 Qf7 22.
Nh3 b4 23. Ng5 Qg7 24. h5 Nxh5 25. Rxh5 gxh5 26. Rxh5 h6 27. Nh3 Rf6 28. Nf4
Bxf4 29. gxf4 Rg6 30. Qh1 c3 31. bxc3 bxc3 32. Bc1 Kh8 33. Bxf5 Bxf5 34. Rxf5
Rg8 35. Rg5 Qh7 36. Rxg6 Qxg6 37. f5 Qg3+ 38. Ke2 Qg2+ 39. Qxg2 Rxg2+ 40. Kd3 h5
41. Kxc3 h4 42. e4 Rg3 43. exd5 h3 44. d6 h2 45. d7 Rg8 46. Bg5 h1=Q 47. d8=Q
Rxd8 48. Bxd8 Qxf3+ 49. Kc4 0-1

2008 Hong Kong Chess Championship Division A Final Rd 10

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.18"]
[Round "10"]
[White "CORKE, Anya"]
[Black "CHONG, CY"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. h3 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8. Bg5 h6
9. Be3 Ne8 10. g4 Kh7 11. Be2 b6 12. h4 a5 13. h5 g5 14. a3 Nef6 15. Nd2 Nc5 16.
f3 Bd7 17. b4 Nb7 18. O-O Qe7 19. Nb3 Rfc8 20. Qe1 Bf8 21. Qf2 Kh8 22. Bd3 Kg8
23. Rfc1 Kh8 24. Ne2 Ba4 25. Nd2 Bd7 26. Ng3 Qe8 27. Nb3 Ba4 28. Qb2 Bd7 29. c5
bxc5 30. bxc5 dxc5 31. Nxc5 Nxc5 32. Bxc5 Rab8 33. Qc3 Bxc5+ 34. Qxc5 Bb5 35.
Bxb5 Rxb5 36. Qc6 Qxc6 37. Rxc6 Ng8 38. d6 Rb7 39. Rac1 Kh7 40. Nf5 Rf8 41. dxc7
1-0

2008 Hong Kong Chess Championship Division A Final Round 9

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.08"]
[Round "9"]
[White "TSANG, HK"]
[Black "CORKE, Anya"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bd3 Qb6 6. O-O cxd4 7. Bf4 Qxb2 8. Nbd2
Qb6 9. Nb3 Nge7 10. Rb1 Qd8 11. Nbxd4 Ng6 12. Bg3 Bc5 13. Nb3 Be7 14. Qe2 O-O
15. h4 Nb4 16. Bxg6 fxg6 17. c4 Bd7 18. a3 dxc4 19. Nbd4 Nd5 20. Rxb7 Qc8 21.
Rxd7 Qxd7 22. Qxc4 Rac8 23. Qa6 Nb6 24. Nb5 Bc5 25. a4 Nc4 26. Nc3 Rc6 27. Qb5
Qc7 28. Ne4 Rb8 29. Kh2 Rxb5 30. axb5 Rb6 31. Rc1 Ba3 32. Rc2 Bb4 33. Nd6 Rxd6
34. exd6 Bxd6 35. Nd2 Bxg3+ 36. fxg3 h6 37. Rxc4 Qd7 38. Ne4 Qxb5 39. Rc8+ Kh7
40. Rd8 Qc6 41. Nf2 a5 42. Nd3 a4 43. Rf8 a3 44. Ne5 Qc5 45. Nd7 Qe7 46. Ra8
Qxd7 47. Rxa3 Qd4 48. Rf3 e5 49. Rf1 e4 50. Re1 e3 0-1

2008 HK Chess Championship Div A Final Round 8

2008 HK Chess Championship Div A Final Round 7

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.26"]
[Round "7"]
[White "LAM, Mingo"]
[Black "ZUEV, Konstantin"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. h4 h6 8. h5
Bh7 9. c3 Qc7 10. Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 e6 12. O-O Ngf6 13. Re1 O-O-O 14. b4 Bd6 15.
Ne4 Nxe4 16. Rxe4 e5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Qh3+ Kb8 20. Be3 Rhe8 21.
Qf5 Bh2+ 22. Kh1 Rxe4 23. Qxe4 Be5 24. Re1 f6 25. Bd4 Bxd4 26. cxd4 Qf7 27. Qf4+
Ka8 28. Qf5 a6 29. b5 axb5 30. a4 Qd5 31. Qc2 b4 32. Rb1 Qxh5+ 33. Kg1 Rxd4 34.
a5 Rh4 35. f3 Rh1+ 36. Kf2 Rxb1 37. a6 Qh4+ 38. Ke3 Qe1+ 39. Kf4 Qe5+ 40. Kg4
Rb2 41. axb7+ Kxb7 0-1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.26"]
[Round "7"]
[White "GALICIA, EugenioJR"]
[Black "CORKE, Anya"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e5 Be7 8. a3
f6 9. Bd3 fxe5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 g6 12. Qg4 c6 13. h4 Qc7 14. f4 Bd7 15. h5
g5 16. O-O-O O-O-O 17. Rde1 gxf4 18. Qxf4 h6 19. Qa4 Bg5+ 20. Kb1 Qb6 21. Na2
Rdf8 22. Rhf1 c5 23. Qg4 c4 24. Bg6 Rf2 25. Rxf2 Qxf2 26. Qe2 Rf8 27. Nc3 Bc6
28. Qxf2 Rxf2 29. Re2 Rf1+ 30. Ka2 b5 31. b4 Kc7 32. Nb1 d4 33. Nd2 Bxd2 34.
Rxd2 c3 35. Rxd4 Bd5+ 36. Rxd5 exd5 37. e6 Kd6 38. Bf7 d4 39. Kb3 Rb1+ 40. Ka2
Rb2+ 41. Ka1 Rxc2 42. g4 d3 0-1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.26"]
[Round "7"]
[White "YU, Marco"]
[Black "CHONG, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 e5 7. Nf3 Qc7 8. a4
Be7 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O O-O 11. Kh1 b6 12. Qe1 Bb7 13. Nh4 Rfe8 14. Nf5 Bf8 15.
fxe5 Nxe5 16. Qg3 Ng6 17. Re1 Re5 18. Bg5 Nxe4 19. Nxe4 Rxf5 20. h4 Re5 21. h5
Bxe4 22. Rxe4 Rxe4 23. Bxe4 Re8 24. Bd3 Ne5 25. h6 Nxd3 26. hxg7 Be7 27. cxd3
Bxg5 28. Qxg5 Qc5 29. Qg4 Qe5 30. d4 Qxg7 31. Qxg7+ Kxg7 32. Ra3 Re4 33. Rb3
Rxd4 34. Rxb6 Rxa4 35. Rxd6 Rb4 36. Rxa6 Rxb2 37. Kh2 Rb3 38. Kg1 f6 39. Kf2 Kg6
40. Ra5 h5 41. Ra8 h4 42. Rg8+ Kf5 43. Rh8 Rb4 44. Kf3 Rb3+ 45. Kf2 Kg4 46. Rg8+
Kf4 47. Rh8 Rb2+ 48. Kg1 Kg4 49. Rg8+ Kf5 50. Rh8 Rb4 51. Kf2 Rg4 52. Re8 Kf4
53. Ra8 f5 54. Re8 Rg6 55. Rh8 Kg4 56. Ra8 Re6 57. Rg8+ Kf4 58. Rh8 1/2-1/2

2008 HK Chess Championship Div A Final Round 6

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.08"]
[Round "6"]
[White "ZUEV, Konstantin"]
[Black "YU, Melvin"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. d4 d5 4. Qc2 e6 5. g3 Nbd7 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Nbd2
Re8 9. b3 e5 10. cxd5 e4 11. dxc6 exf3 12. cxd7 fxg2 13. dxe8=Q+ Qxe8 14. Re1
Qe6 15. e4 Qh3 16. f4 Bb4 17. Re2 Bg4 18. Rf2 Rc8 19. Qb1 Bc3 20. Bb2 Bxd2 21.
Rxd2 Bf3 22. Kf2 Nxe4+ 23. Ke3 Nxd2 24. Kxd2 Qxh2 25. Qg1 Qxg3 26. Qe3 Qg6 27.
Rc1 Bc6 28. Re1 h5 29. Qg1 Bb5 30. Bc3 Qd3+ 0-1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.26"]
[Round "6"]
[White "GONG, Qian Yun"]
[Black "DEW, Brian"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. f4 b5 8. Qf3
Bb7 9. Bd3 e6 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Rhe1 Rxc3 12. bxc3 Qc7 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Kd2 Be7
15. a4 bxa4 16. Ra1 a3 17. Qh3 d5 18. e5 Ne4+ 19. Bxe4 dxe4 20. g4 O-O 21. Qg3
Rd8 22. f5 Qc4 23. Qe3 a5 24. Kc1 a2 25. Kb2 Bd5 26. Rad1 Rb8+ 27. Nb3 a4 28.
Rd4 Qc6 29. f6 Bf8 30. Rb4 Bxb4 31. cxb4 axb3 32. c3 Rc8 33. Rc1 Qc4 0-1

2008 HK Chess Championship Div A Final Round 5

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.05"]
[Round "5"]
[White "GONG, Qian Yun"]
[Black "ZUEV, Konstantin"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Be7 6. d4 d6 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Bxf7+
Kf8 9. Qa4 Kxf7 10. Qxa5 Be6 11. O-O c6 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Nxe5+
Kf6 15. Nf3 h6 16. Nbd2 g5 17. Bb2 Kg6 18. Nd4 Bf7 19. N2f3 Bf6 20. e5 Bg7 21.
e6 Be8 22. Rfe1 Ne7 23. Ne5+ Bxe5 24. Rxe5 Rd5 25. Rae1 Rxe5 26. Rxe5 Kf6 27.
Ra5 a6 28. c4 Rh7 29. Nxc6+ Kxe6 30. Nd8+ Kd7 31. Nxb7 Kc7 32. Nc5 Kb6 33. Nb3
Nc6 34. Rf5 Re7 35. h4 g4 36. a4 Re1+ 37. Kh2 Rb1 38. a5+ Kc7 39. Be5+ Nxe5 40.
Rxe5 Rxb3 41. Rxe8 Ra3 42. Re5 Ra4 43. Rh5 Kd7 44. Kg3 Ke7 45. Kxg4 Rxc4+ 46. f4
Rc6 47. Re5+ Kf6 48. Kh5 Rc4 49. g3 Rc1 50. g4 Rc4 51. Rf5+ Kg7 52. Rd5 Rc6 53.
Rd7+ Kg8 54. f5 Rf6 55. Ra7 Kh8 56. g5 Rc6 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.05"]
[Round "5"]
[White "LAM, Mingo"]
[Black "CHONG, David"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. O-O e6 7. d3 Ne7 8. e5 a6
9. Ba4 b5 10. Bb3 d5 11. Nxd4 cxd4 12. Ne2 Nf5 13. Qe1 f6 14. g4 Ne3 15. Bxe3
dxe3 16. Nd4 fxe5 17. fxe5 Qg5 18. Nf3 Qxg4+ 19. Kh1 d4 20. Qg3 Qxg3 21. hxg3
Bb7 22. Bxe6 Ke7 23. Bb3 Raf8 0-1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.05"]
[Round "5"]
[White "LO, Cheuk Wai"]
[Black "DEW, Brian"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 a6 5. c4 Nc6 6. Qd2 g6 7. Nc3 Bh6 8. Qc2
Bg7 9. h3 Nf6 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Bd7 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rac1 Na5 14. b3 b5 15.
cxb5 axb5 16. Qd2 b4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Rxc8 Bxc8 19. Qxd5 Bd7 20. Bb5 Be6 21. Qd3
Qb8 22. Bd4 Rc8 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Nd4 Rc5 25. Qe2 Bc8 26. Bd3 Nc6 27. Nc2 Qa7
28. Ne3 Ra5 29. Bb1 Be6 30. Rd1 f6 31. Qd3 Rc5 32. Qd2 Rg5 33. Kh1 Rc5 34. Kg1
Qb6 35. Re1 Rg5 36. Kh1 Qd4 37. Qe2 Qa7 38. Rd1 Rc5 39. Kg1 Qa3 40. Qd2 1/2-1/2

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.05"]
[Round "5"]
[White "YU, Melvin"]
[Black "CORKE, Anya"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e5 f6 5. f4 fxe5 6. dxe5 Bc5 7. Nf3 a6 8. a3 Nh6
9. Bd3 Ne7 10. Qe2 Nef5 11. Bxf5 Nxf5 12. g4 Nh4 13. Bd2 Bd7 14. a4 Bc6 15. Rf1
Nxf3+ 16. Rxf3 Be7 17. Rh3 d4 18. Nd1 Qd5 19. Nf2 O-O-O 20. Rb3 Qg2 21. Bb4 Bh4
22. Raa3 Qg1+ 0-1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.05"]
[Round "5"]
[White "GALICIA, Eugenio JR"]
[Black "CHONG, CY"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Ng5 Ne5 6. Qxd4 Nxc4 7. Qxc4 d5 8.
exd5 Qxd5 9. Qxc7 Bb4+ 10. Nc3 h6 11. Nf3 Ne4 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 O-O 14. Ba3
Rd8 15. c4 Qd7 16. Qxd7 Bxd7 17. Rfe1 Bf5 18. Nh4 Bh7 19. Re3 Rd4 20. Rae1 Rxc4
21. f4 f5 22. g4 fxg4 23. f5 Re8 24. Ng6 Kf7 25. Rd3 Bxg6 26. Rd7+ Kf6 27. fxg6
Kxg6 28. Bb2 Nf6 29. Rxe8 Nxe8 30. Rxb7 Rxc2 31. a4 Rc7 32. Rb8 Nf6 33. Bd4 Rd7
34. Bf2 Ne4 35. Be3 Rd3 36. Bxa7 Nd2 37. a5 Ra3 38. Bb6 Nc4 39. Bc7 Nxa5 0-1

2008 Hong Kong Chess Championship Division A Final Rd 4

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.08"]
[Round "4"]
[White "CORKE, Anya"]
[Black "GONG, Qian Yun"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 Nf6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. e3 d5 5. Bd3 Bd6 6. Ne2 Nc6 7. a3 O-O 8. Nd2
Qe8 9. c4 f4 10. cxd5 fxe3 11. fxe3 Ne7 12. Nc3 Nf5 13. e4 Nxd4 14. Nc4 Qg6 15.
e5 Bf5 16. Bxf5 Nxf5 17. g4 Rfe8 18. O-O Bc5+ 19. Kh1 Nh4 20. b4 Bf8 21. e6 a5
22. Nxa5 b6 23. Nc6 1/2-1/2

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "DEW, Brian"]
[Black "YU, Marco"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2
Bd7 9. Bc4 Ne5 10. Bb3 Rb8 11. Bh6 Kf8 12. Bxg7+ Kxg7 13. f4 Nc6 14. O-O-O Qb6
15. Nf3 Bg4 16. Rhf1 Rhd8 17. h3 Bxf3 18. Rxf3 Qc5 19. g4 b5 20. g5 Nh5 21. Nd5
b4 22. f5 Ne5 23. Rf2 Rd7 24. Nxe7 Rxe7 25. f6+ Kf8 26. fxe7+ Kxe7 27. Qd4 Qxd4
28. Rxd4 Rb6 29. Bd5 Ng7 30. Rd1 Rb8 31. Rdf1 Rf8 32. b3 Nh5 33. Kb2 Ng3 34. Rg1
Nh5 35. a3 a5 36. axb4 axb4 37. Ra1 f6 38. Ra7+ Nd7 39. Bc6 Rd8 40. Bxd7 Rxd7
41. Rxd7+ Kxd7 42. gxf6 Ke8 43. f7+ Kf8 44. c3 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "TSANG, HK"]
[Black "GALICIA, Eugenio JR"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. d3 c6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. O-O d5 8. Bb3
dxe4 9. dxe4 Be6 10. e5 Ne4 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Qg4 Qd5 13. Re1 Nc5 14. Bg5 h5 15.
Qh4 Nd7 16. Qg3 Bc5 17. Nd2 O-O 18. Ne4 Kh7 19. c4 dxc3 20. Rad1 Qxa2 21. Rxd7
cxb2 22. Bf6 Bxf2+ 23. Nxf2 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "CHONG, David"]
[Black "YU, Melvin"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. Qxb6 axb6 8.
Nc3 Nc6 9. Bb5 e6 10. Ne5 Rc8 11. Na4 Bb4+ 12. Bd2 O-O 13. Bxc6 Bxd2+ 14. Kxd2
bxc6 15. Nxb6 Rb8 16. Na4 Ra8 17. Nc5 Rfc8 18. Rhc1 Ng4 19. Nxg4 Bxg4 20. f3 Bf5
21. a4 Rcb8 22. Kc3 Ra7 23. b4 Kf8 24. Ra2 Ke7 25. e4 Bg6 26. exd5 exd5 27. Re1+
Kf8 28. Rb2 Bf5 29. Rbe2 f6 30. g4 Bg6 31. Re6 Be8 32. R1e2 h6 33. h4 Rc8 34.
Re1 Bf7 35. R6e3 Rb8 36. f4 Rba8 37. g5 hxg5 38. hxg5 Bg6 39. Rh1 Kf7 40. gxf6
gxf6 41. a5 Bf5 42. Kb3 Rb8 43. Kc3 Rba8 44. Rh2 Rb8 45. Re1 Rg8 46. Reh1 Rg3+
47. Kb2 Re7 48. a6 Rg8 49. Ka3 Ra7 50. Rh7+ Bxh7 51. Rxh7+ Rg7 52. Rxg7+ Kxg7
53. Ka4 Kg6 54. Ka5 Kf5 55. Kb6 Rxa6+ 56. Kxa6 Kxf4 57. Kb6 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "CHONG, CY"]
[Black "LAM, Mingo"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Bd3 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. Ne4
Nxe4 9. Bxe4 Nc6 10. O-O O-O-O 11. c3 e6 12. Re1 Be7 13. Qe2 Bf6 14. b4 Kb8 15.
b5 Na5 16. Rb1 Bg6 17. Nd2 e5 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. dxe5 Qd5 20. exf6 Qxa2 21. bxa6
b6 22. Rb2 Qd5 23. c4 Qd4 24. Nb3 Qxc4 25. Nxa5 Qxe2 26. Nc6+ Ka8 27. Rbxe2 1-0

2008 Hong Kong Chess Championship Division A Final Round 3

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "LAM, Mingo"]
[Black "TSANG, Hon Ki"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. d3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 d4 7. Nf3 Nc6 8.
Bb2 Bc5 9. a3 O-O 10. Qd2 f6 11. exf6 Qxf6 12. O-O-O dxc3 13. Qxc3 Qxc3 14. Bxc3
Bxa3+ 15. Kb1 Bg4 16. Be2 Nb4 17. h3 Bh5 18. g4 Nd5 19. Ba1 Bg6 20. Ne5 Rf2 21.
Bf3 Ne3 22. Rde1 Nxc2 23. Bd5+ Kh8 24. Nxg6+ hxg6 25. Re6 Nxa1 26. Kxa1 Bb2+ 27.
Kb1 Rd8 28. Be4 Bc3 29. h4 Rd4 30. Re8+ Kh7 31. h5 Kh6 32. hxg6+ Kg5 33. Re5+
Kxg4 34. Rg1+ Kf4 35. Rf5+ Ke3 36. Rg3+ Ke2 37. Rxf2+ Kxf2 38. Rg2+ Ke3 39. Kc2
Bb4 40. Bxb7 c5 41. Rg3+ Kf4 42. Rf3+ Kg5 43. Be4 a5 44. Kb3 c4+ 45. Kc2 cxd3+
46. Bxd3 Rxd3 47. Kxd3 Kxg6 48. Kc4 Kg5 49. Rg3+ Kf6 50. Kd5 g5 51. Rf3+ Kg6 52.
Ke4 a4 53. Rf2 a3 54. Ra2 Bd6 55. Rg2 Bf4 56. Ra2 Bc1 57. Rc2 Bb2 58. Rc6+ Kh5
59. Ra6 g4 60. Kf4 Bc1+ 61. Kg3 1/2-1/2

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "YU, Melvin"]
[Black "CHONG, CY"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3
Be7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O b5 11. g4 Nbd7 12. g5 b4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Bf5 15.
h4 a5 16. Bd3 a4 17. Bxf5 axb3 18. cxb3 Rxa2 19. h5 Qc7+ 20. Qc2 Qb7 21. Kb1 Qa8
22. Qc6 Ra1+ 23. Kc2 Rxd1 24. Qxa8 Rxa8 25. Rxd1 Rc8+ 26. Kb1 Rc7 27. Bxd7 Rxd7
28. Rc1 g6 29. Rc8+ Rd8 30. Rc7 Kf8 31. hxg6 hxg6 32. Rb7 Ra8 33. Rxb4 Ra5 34.
Rb8+ Kg7 35. b4 Rxd5 36. Kc2 f5 37. gxf6+ Kxf6 38. b5 Ke6 39. Rb7 Bf6 40. b4 g5
41. b6 Kf5 42. Rf7 e4 43. b7 Rb5 44. fxe4+ Ke6 45. Rc7 g4 46. Ba7 g3 47. b8=Q
Rxb8 48. Bxb8 Bd4 49. Ba7 Bf2 50. Kd3 Ke5 51. Bxf2 1--0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GONG, Qian Yun"]
[Black "CHONG, David"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c3 a6 6. O-O Ba7 7. h3 h6 8. Nbd2 d6
9. Bb3 g5 10. Nh2 g4 11. hxg4 Rg8 12. Qf3 Qe7 13. Nc4 Bxg4 14. Nxg4 Nxg4 15. Ne3
Bxe3 16. Bxe3 O-O-O 17. Qh3 Kb8 18. f4 Nxe3 19. Qxe3 Qh4 20. Bxf7 Rg3 21. Rf3
exf4 22. Qxf4 Qxf4 23. Rxf4 Rxd3 24. Raf1 Ka7 25. Bc4 Rd2 26. R1f2 Rxf2 27. Kxf2
Ne5 28. Be2 Rg8 29. Rf6 h5 30. Bxh5 Nd3+ 31. Ke3 Nxb2 32. g4 Kb6 33. Kd4 Nd1 34.
e5 c5+ 35. Kd3 Kc7 36. e6 Rg5 37. Rf5 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GALICIA JR, Eugenio"]
[Black "YU, Marco"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f4 Bg7 7. e5 dxe5 8.
fxe5 Nh5 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. g4 Bxb5 11. Ndxb5 a6 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 13. Na3 b5 14. Nd5
e6 15. Nb4 Bf8 16. Bg5+ Kc8 17. Nd3 Ng7 18. Bf6 Rg8 19. g5 Nf5 20. O-O-O Ra7
21. Nb1 Rc7 22. a3 Nc6 23. c3 Na5 24. Nb4 Bxb4 25. axb4 Nc6 26. Rd3 Nxb4 27.
Rh3 Nd5 28. Rxh7 Kb7 29. Nd2 Rgc8 30. Ne4 b4 31. Nd6+ Nxd6 32. exd6 Rd7 33. Kc2
Nxf6 34. gxf6 bxc3 35. bxc3 Rf8 36. Rd1 Kc6 37. Ra1 Kb5 38. Rd1 Kc5 39. Kb3
Rxd6 40. Rxd6 Kxd6 41. Kb4 e5 42. Ka5 Kc6 43. Rh4 Re8 44. Re4 Kd5 45. Re3 Re6
46. Kb4 Rxf6 47. h3 e4 48. Re1 Rb6+ 49. Ka5 Rc6 50. Kb4 f5 51. Rd1+ Ke5 52. c4
e3 53. c5 f4 54. Kc4 f3 55. Rd5+ Kf4 56. Rd4+ Kg3 57. Kd3 e2 58. Re4 Kf2 59.
Kd2 Rxc5 0-1

2008 H K Chess Championship Div A Final Rd 2

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "TSANG, HK"]
[Black "YU, Melvin"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. b3 d5 4. Bb2 Bf5 5. d3 Nbd7 6. g3 e6 7. Bg2 Bd6 8. Nc3
Qe7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qc2 Bg6 11. e4 dxe4 12. dxe4 e5 13. Rad1 Nc5 14. Nh4 Ne6 15.
Ne2 Nc5 16. Nxg6 hxg6 17. b4 Ncd7 18. a3 a5 19. c5 Bc7 20. f4 axb4 21. axb4 b6
22. fxe5 Nxe5 23. Bd4 b5 24. Ra1 Nc4 25. Nf4 Be5 26. Qc3 Ng4 27. Rxa8 Rxa8 28.
Ra1 Rd8 29. Bxe5 Ngxe5 30. Bf1 Nd2 31. Bg2 g5 32. Rd1 Nec4 33. Nd3 Nxe4 34. Qe1
f5 35. Nf2 Rxd1 36. Nxd1 Kf7 37. Ne3 Nf6 38. Nc2 Qxe1+ 39. Nxe1 Ne4 40. Nf3 Ne3
1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "CORKE, Anya"]
[Black "ZUEV, Konstantin"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Qc2 g6 6. Bf4 Be7 7. e3 Bf5 8. Bd3
Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Nf6 10. Nge2 O-O 11. O-O Nbd7 12. Rad1 Re8 13. f3 Nh5 14. e4 Nxf4
15. Nxf4 Bd6 16. e5 Bf8 17. Nfe2 f5 18. f4 Bb4 19. Kh1 Qh4 20. Rf3 Nf8 21. Rg1
Ne6 22. g4 fxg4 23. Rfg3 Rf8 24. Rxg4 Qh5 25. Nd1 Kf7 26. Ne3 Rg8 27. Ng3 Qh3
28. f5 Nf8 29. Qb3 h5 30. Qxb4 hxg4 31. Qxb7+ Nd7 32. Qxd7+ Kf8 33. f6 Re8 34.
f7 1-0

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "CHONG, David"]
[Black "LO, Cheuk Wai"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d6 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 Be6 6. Qf3 d5 7. Bd3 Qd7 8.
Nge2 c6 9. Ng3 g6 10. O-O-O Bd6 11. h4 Kd8 12. h5 f4 13. hxg6 Bg4 14. Rxh7 Qxh7
15. Qxg4 Qc7 16. g7 Rg8 17. Nh5 Qf7 18. Bh7 1-0


[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "CHONG, CY"]
[Black "GONG, Qian Yun"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nh3 d6 6. Nc3 c6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 e5
9. dxe5 dxe5 10. e4 Na6 11. Bg5 Nc5 12. Rad1 Qe8 13. f3 Ne6 14. Be3 Nd4 15. Qb1
fxe4 16. Nxe4 Bf5 17. Nhf2 Kh8 18. Rd2 Qe7 19. Qc1 Rad8 20. Nxf6 Bxf6 21. Ne4
Bxe4 22. fxe4 Bg5 23. Rdf2 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Kg7 25. a3 a5 26. Qc3 Qc5 0-1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "DEW, Brian"]
[Black "GALICIA, Eugenio JR"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. O-O Bc5 6. d3 Ne7 7. Nd2 c6 8.
Bc4 O-O 9. a3 b5 10. Ba2 a5 11. Nb3 Bb6 12. Bg5 Kh8 13. Re1 f6 14. Bh4 Ng6 15.
Bg3 d6 16. Nd2 f5 17. exf5 Bxf5 18. Qh5 d5 19. Re2 Qd7 20. h3 Rae8 21. Rae1 Rxe2
22. Rxe2 Ne7 23. Qh4 Re8 24. Nf3 Ng6 25. Rxe8+ Qxe8 26. Qg5 Qe6 27. Kh2 h6 28.
Qd2 Kh7 29. Qe1 Qxe1 30. Nxe1 Be6 31. b4 a4 32. Bd6 Nh4 33. g4 g5 34. Kg3 Kg6
35. f4 Bd8 36. Be5 Kf7 37. Bxd4 Bc7 38. Be5 Bxe5 39. fxe5 Ng6 40. Nf3 Nf4 41.
Nd4 Bd7 42. c4 Ne6 43. Nf5 Kg6 44. cxd5 cxd5 45. Ne7+ Kg7 46. Nxd5 Nd4 47. Ne3
Ne2+ 48. Kf3 Nc3 49. Bd5 Nb1 50. Nc2 Nc3 51. Be4 Be6 52. d4 Bb3 53. Ne3 Na2 54.
d5 Nxb4 55. Nf5+ Kf8 56. d6 Be6 57. axb4 a3 58. Bb1 h5 59. Ke4 hxg4 60. hxg4 a2
61. Bxa2 Bxa2 62. d7 Bb1+ 1-0

2008 HK Chess Championship Div A Final Rd 1

[Event "2008 HKGCC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.08"]
[Round "1"]
[White "GONG, Qian Yun"]
[Black "TSANG, Hon Ki"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. c3 O-O 6. Nbd2 d6 7. Bb3 Bg4 8. h3
Bd7 9. Qe2 Be6 10. Bc2 d5 11. Nf1 Re8 12. Ne3 h6 13. O-O Qd7 14. Ba4 Bd6 15. Nh4
Nd4 16. Qd1 Nc6 17. Nhf5 Bxf5 18. Nxf5 dxe4 19. dxe4 Rad8 20. Qf3 Nd4 21. cxd4
Qxa4 22. Qg3 g6 23. Nxh6+ Kf8 24. Qf3 Kg7 25. Bg5 Be7 26. dxe5 Ng8 27. Qxf7+ Kh8
28. Qxg6 Nxh6 29. Qxh6+ Kg8 30. Qg6+ Kh8 31. Bf6+ Bxf6 32. exf6 Qd7 33. e5 Qh7
34. Qxh7+ Kxh7 35. f4 Kg6 36. Rae1 Kf7 37. Re3 Rg8 38. g4 Rd2 39. g5 Ke6 40. f5+
Kd5 41. g6 Kd4 42. Rfe1 1-0

[Event "2008 HKG CC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.07"]
[Round "1"]
[White "LO, Cheuk Wai"]
[Black "CHONG, CY"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bd3 Nc6 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bc2 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 e5
9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 exd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Qxd4 Re8 13. Qd3 d5 14. Nc3 dxe4 15.
Qxd8 Rxd8 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Re8 18. Rd1 Bxh3 19. Bxb7 Rab8 20. Bc6 Rec8 21.
Bf4 Rb6 22. Bd7 Bxd7 23. Rxd7 h6 24. Rxa7 Bd4 25. Rd1 Rb4 26. Rd7 Bxf2+ 27. Kxf2
Rxf4+ 28. Ke3 Rf5 29. Rd8+ Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Kg7 31. Rd6 Kf8 32. b4 Ke7 33. Rd4 Rf1
34. b5 Rb1 35. a4 Ke6 36. Rd3 Ke5 37. Rd7 f5 38. Rh7 Rb3+ 39. Kf2 Rb4 40. Rxh6
g5 41. Rh3 Rxa4 42. Rb3 Ra2+ 43. Kf1 Ra7 44. b6 Rb7 45. Rb5+ Ke6 1/2-1/2

[Event "2008 HKG CC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.04.07"]
[Round "1"]
[White "LAM, Mingo"]
[Black "GALICIA, Eugenio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Annotator "Fritz 10 (60s)"]
[PlyCount "53"]

{C30: King's Gambit Declined} 1. e4 {last book move} e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 (3.
Nf3 Nc6 $11) 3... d6 (3... d5 $5 {is an interesting alternative} 4. exd5 Nxd5
5. Nxd5 Qxd5 6. fxe5 Nc6 $15) 4. Nf3 $11 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. O-O a6 7. Bxc6 Bxc6
8. fxe5 dxe5 9. d3 Bc5+ 10. Kh1 {White has a cramped position} Qd6 11. Bg5 (11.
Nh4 O-O-O $11) 11... Ng4 $15 {Black has an active position} 12. Bh4 $2 (12. Qe1
$142 $15 {and White has air to breath}) 12... Ne3 $19 13. Qe2 Nxf1 14. Rxf1 f6
15. Nd2 O-O-O 16. Nc4 Qe6 17. Ne3 (17. Bf2 Bd4 $19) 17... Bxe3 18. Qxe3 Kb8 (
18... Qg4 19. Bg3 Rd4 20. h3 $19) 19. Bf2 (19. a4 a5 $17) 19... b6 $19 20. a4
Bb7 (20... a5 21. Rb1 $17) 21. a5 $17 Qc6 (21... b5 22. Kg1 $17) 22. Bg1 (22.
axb6 $5 cxb6 23. Qxb6 Qxb6 24. Bxb6 $15) 22... Rd6 (22... b5 23. Nd5 Rxd5 24.
exd5 Qxd5 25. Qf3 $19) 23. axb6 cxb6 24. Qg3 g6 (24... Qc7 $142 $5 $17) 25. Nd5
$11 Rxd5 (25... Re8 $142 {and Black is still in the game} 26. c4 f5 27. Nxb6
fxe4 $15) 26. exd5 $16 Qxc2 $2 (26... Qxd5 $142 27. Rxf6 b5 $16) 27. Rxf6 $18
1/2-1/2

[Event "2008 HKG CC Division A"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.05.16"]
[Round "1"]
[White "YU, Melvin"]
[Black "YU, Marco"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. Nbd2 e6 8. Bd3
Nbd7 9. O-O Be7 10. Re1 O-O 1/2-1/2

Saturday, January 26, 2008

2008 Hong Kong Chess Championship Round 1


This is my game in Round 1 against Joshua Nevin in pgn.

[Event "2008 HKG CC Prelim"]
[Site "SWHSC"]
[Date "2008.01.14"]
[Round "1"]
[White "NEVIN, Joshua"]
[Black "LAM, Mingo"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "Fritz 10 (60s)"]
[PlyCount "76"]

{A43: Schmid Benoni} 1. e4 {last book move} 1... d6 2. d4 Nf6
{Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe4} 3. Nc3 g6
{Black has a cramped position} 4. Bd3 {Black is behind in development} 4... Bg7
5. h3 {Consolidates g4} 5... O-O 6. Nf3 Na6 7. d5 {White gets more space} 7...
c5 8. Be3 Nb4 9. a3 Nxd3+ $11 10. Qxd3 a6 {Secures b5} 11. b4 $4
{White is ruining his position} 11... b6 $4 {gives the opponent new chances} 12.
O-O $11 Qc7 {Black has a cramped position} 13. Rab1 c4 14. Qd2 $14 Re8 15. Bd4
e5 {Black threatens to win material: e5xd4} 16. Be3 b5 $11 17. Kh2 Bd7 18. Rh1
a5 19. Kg1 axb4 $15 20. axb4 Ra6 21. h4 Nh5 $17 22. Bh6 Bh8 23. g4 Bxg4 $19 24.
Nh2 Bd7 25. Nf1 f5 26. exf5 Bxf5 27. Ng3 Nxg3 28. fxg3 e4 29. Nxb5 $4
{simply worsens the situation} 29... Qb6+ 30. Nd4 Bxd4+ 31. Kg2 e3 32. Qe2 Ra2
33. Rhc1 Be4+ 34. Kh2 Bxd5 35. Qg4 Be6 36. Qf4 Bf5 37. Qg5 Qb7 38. Rg1 Rxc2+ 0-1

Friday, January 25, 2008

A new place for Chess

Finally, I have found my own place to run a chess school. HONG KONG CHESS WORKSHOP
In the new place, I am running chess classes as well as selling chess related equipments. It is a small place but very comfortable. Anyone interested can drop by to take a look.

Address as followed:
Room 303 Blissful Building
243-247 Des Voeux Road Central
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

If you are looking for a game, please give me a call first.
Mobile: 9423 4783

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Chess Annotation Symbol

When annotating chess games, commentators frequently use symbols to denote a move as bad or good. The symbols normally used are "??", "?", "?!", "!?", "!", and "!!". The corresponding symbol is juxtaposed in the text immediately after the move (e.g. Ke7? or Rg1!?). Use of these annotation-symbols is always somewhat subjective, and different annotators will often wind up using the same symbols differently.

?? - Blunder

The double question-mark "??" indicates a blunder , that is, a move so bad that it cannot be explained by the player not knowing any better. Typical moves which receive double question-marks are those that overlook that the queen is under attack or overlook a checkmate.

? - Mistake

A single question-mark "?" after a move indicates that the annotator thinks that the move is a poor one that should not be played. However, the nature of the mistake may be more strategic than tactical in nature; or, in some cases, the move receiving a question-mark may be one that is difficult to find a refutation for.

?! - Dubious move

This symbol is similar to the "!?" but usually indicates that the annotator believes the move to be objectively bad, albeit hard to refute. The "?!" is also often used instead of a "?" to indicate that the move is not all bad. A sacrifice leading to a dangerous attack which the opponent should be able to defend against if he plays well may receive a "?!". Alternatively, this may denote a move that is truly bad, but contains an attractive trap.

!? - Interesting move

The "!?" is one of the more controversial symbols. Different books have slightly varying definitions. Among the definitions are "interesting, but perhaps not the best move", "move deserving attention", "enterprising move" and "risky move". Usually it indicates that the move leads to exciting or wild play and that the move is probably good. It is also often used when a player sets a cunning trap in a lost position. Typical moves receiving a "!?" are those involving speculative sacrifices or dangerous attacks which might turn out to be strategically deficient.

! - Good move

While question-marks indicate bad moves, exclamation-points ("!") indicate good moves. However, annotators are usually somewhat conservative with the use of this symbol, as not all good moves deserve an exclamation-point. Typical moves receiving exclamation-points are good opening-novelties, well-timed breakthroughs, sound sacrifices, and moves which avoid falling into traps.

‼ - Brilliant move

The double exclamation-point ("‼") is used to praise a move which the annotator thinks really shows the player's skill. Such moves are usually hard to find. These may include sound sacrifices of large amounts of material and moves that at first glance seem very counter-intuitive.

∞ - Unclear

It is unclear who (if anyone) has an advantage. This is often used when a position is highly asymmetrical, such as Black having a ruined pawn structure but dangerous active piece-play.

= - Even position

This symbol indicates that the annotator believes that White and Black have equal chances.

+/= (=/+) - Slight advantage

This symbol indicates that White (Black) has slightly better chances.

+/- (-/+) - Advantage

This symbol indicates that White (Black) has much better chances.

Friday, February 03, 2006

How can Black get away with this one?

Black to play and win.
The Black Queen seems to be lost. How can Black getting away with this one in a victory style? This is from an actual game from my student Lo Cheuk Wai.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Chess Terms

Chess Terms

Blocking – Usually refer to the King in Check. By placing a piece in the path of an enemy checking piece to stop it from reaching the King. But this method can be use for other piece as well.

Capturing – Taking an enemy piece and standing yours in its place.

Castling – A special King move involving a Rook (two moves are played as one).

Center – The four central squares – d4, d5, e4, e5.

Check – A move that attacks the King.

Checkmate – A check from which the King cannot escape.

Chessboard – A gameboard with alternating light and dark squares. It should always be placed with the white or light square in the near right-hand corner. Light on Right. The battle field for the chessman.

Diagonal – Corner to corner direction on the chessboard.

Discovered Attack – When a piece is moved that uncovers an attack by another piece on the enemy piece.

Discovered Check – This is a special form of Discovered Attack. When a piece is moved that uncovers an attack by another piece on the enemy King.

Draw – A result of a game in which neither side can win.

En passant – A French word means “in passing”. Immediately capturing a pawn that just advanced to place along-side.

Endgame –The final stage of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board. There are many study materials on the subject of Endgame. If one ought to play well in Chess then it requires special attention and studies.

Files – The rows going up and down the chessboard.
Forced move – When a player has no choice but to make that one move. (Options is not available.)

Fork – An attack by one man on two or more enemy pieces.

Middle game – The middle game typically starts when one part of the board is heavily contested by both players and a fight occurs. The fight will mostly move out into the center. Play in the middle game is dominated by attack and defense.

Move – White moves first, and then Black – Both constitute one chess move.

Open File – A file on which there are no pawns on both sides.

Opening – A term use for study to describe the development of forces from the original squares. It is completed when most pieces left the original squares, approximately the first 12 moves.

Passed Pawn – A pawn that is not challenge by an enemy pawn on its way down the file.

Pawn – A pawn is a pawn and they should not referred to as pieces.

Perpetual Check – When a King is put through a series of checks and cannot avoid and also it cannot be checkmated. This is a condition for Draw.

Piece – Any man except the pawn. The Queen and Rook are major pieces; The Knight and Bishop are minor pieces.

Pin – An attack on a piece which, if it should move, leaves a more valuable man open to capture. This is a tactical tool or weapon. There are three types of pin – Absolute Pin, Relative Pin and Invisible Pin.

Position – The arrangement of pieces on the chessboard.

Promotion – Getting a pawn through to the other side of the board where it can become a Queen, a Rook, a Bishop or a Knight.

Protecting – Same as Blocking.

Ranks – The rows running side to side across the chessboard.

Semi-open File – A file on which there are no pawn(s) on one side.

Smothered Mate – This mate can only be delivered by a Knight. When a King is surrounded by its own pieces and unable to move out of check from a Knight.

Touch move – A most important rule; If you touch a piece or pawn, you MUST move it.