Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Jowenn Lua at NSW 2009 Australia Day Weekender

In an earlier blog on the NSW 2009 Australia Day Weekender at Norths, I reported on Jowenn Lua's excellent performance (see here at http://rydeeastwoodchessclub.blogspot.com/2009/02/ryde-eastwood-at-nswca-australia-day.html). I also mentioned that I saw part of his game with Karel Hursky where there were some very nice tactical shots played. Well, I finally managed to get the game off him and here it is:



It seems, to me, the fireworks began on move 28 Nc6, followed by massive exchanges but Fritz still reckons that Black has slight advantage. Then 33...Rb8 according to Fritz allowed White to turn the game around. Do you agree with Fritz?

Please feel free to comment on the game especially if you think there is any improvement. Otherwise enjoy the scintillating play.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do not see anything special about this game. In fact, I am pretty sure that both players have had much better games than this one. All the moves are normal except there are 3 blunders.
Blunder #1) White plays 21. b3... which allows 23... b4 and white is a pawn down, position is pretty much lost for white.
Blunder #2) Black plays 29...Rb4 and blunders a pawn back. Now white is back in the game, position is about equal.
Blunder #3) Black plays 33...Rb8 and blunders a whole piece.

Playing till move 50 was essentially waisting time. At 2000 level, a piece is just too much.

Vlad

Anonymous said...

I do not see anything special about this game. In fact, I am pretty sure that both players have had much better games than this one. All the moves are normal except there are 3 blunders.
Blunder #1) white plays 21. b3... which allows 21... b4 and white is a pawn down, position is pretty much lost for white.
Blunder #2) Black plays 29...Rb4 and blunders a pawn back. Now white is back in the game, position is about equal.
Blunder #3) Black plays 33...Rb8 and blunders a whole piece.

Playing till move 50 was essentially waisting time. At 2000 level, a piece is just too much.

Vlad