## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship: Round 2 - Bieg Pascal (Germany) loses to Rumyantsev Dmitriy (Russia)

 Bieg Pascal (Germany)

 Rumyantsev Dmitriy (Russia)

Bieg Pascal (Germany) loses to Rumyantsev Dmitriy (Russia)

Round 2
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  R9=8
3. R1=2  E7+5

Black E7+5 is rare. The popular choices are H2+3, P7+1 or P3+1.

4. P3+1  H2+1

Normally Black would play P3+1.

5. H3+4  …………

Not a good idea. Better would have been H8+7 to develop his left flank.

5. …………  C2=4    6. H8+9  R1=2
7. R9=8  R2+4    8. C8+2  …………

? mistake.

8. …………  C8+3

Good move.

9. P7+1  …………

Only move.

9. …………  C8+2

? A better move would be R2=6.

10. C8=9  …………

Should H4=5.

10. …………  C8=1

R2+5 better.

11. R8+5  R8+9   12. C9-2  R8=7
13. C5+4  …………

Not a good idea. Better would be C5=3, prevent Black' chariot move back to base.

13. …………  H7+5   14. E7+5  …………

Mistake, should H4+5.

14. …………  R7-3

Smart move

15. H4+5  R7=5   16. H5-4  …………

Mistake, caused losing a piece. Better would have been H5-6. If Black replied with R5-1, Red could H6-7.

16. …………  R5-1   17. R8=6  …………

If Red R6=4, Black would play C4+3. Red still losing a piece.

17. …………  A4+5   18. C9+4  …………

If Red H4+3, Black R2+2 check and capturing Red's chariot on file 9.

18. …………  R5=6   19. C9=3  C4=2
20. P9+1  R6=5   21. P9+1  R5+2
22. A6+5  R5=1   23. K5=6  R1+2
24. K6+1  C2=4

Smart move.

25. A5+6  R1-5   26. P7+1  R1=3
27. R6-2  R3=5   28. P3+1  R5=7
29. C3=5  K5=4

Smart move.

30. C5=2  H1+2   31. K6=5  R7=8
32. C2=3  R8+1   33. K5-1  H2+4
34. C3=6  K4=5   35. R6=9  R8-2
36. C6-1  R8+1   37. C6=9  C4=1
38. R9=6  R8=1   39. R6+1  P9+1
40. P1+1  P9+1   41. R6=1  R1+5
42. K5+1  R1=6   43. R1=6  P3+1
44. K5+1  R6=3   45. K5-1  P3+1
46. R6+2  C1=4   47. K5+1  P3+1
48. R6=7  R3=5   49. K5=4  P3=4
50. R7=6  P4=5   51. R6=5  P5=6

Black wins.