Sunday, August 23, 2009
Amateur Versus Amateur Pirc Defense
Ziping Liu Amateur Chessplayer
Here is a hard fought game, which was lost by Atomic Patzer in the Amateur East, in Parsippany, New Jersey, Round five in June 2007.
The winner of this game is Ziping Liu a young upstart on the New Jersey chess scene and also a student of NM Jim West Chess Teacher of New Jersey also. A disclaimer here is that on his chess blog Jim West On Chess, his student Ziping is showcased many times either in a win, place or show in the local New Jersey Chess Quads.
The opening is the Pirc , played by Black.
More info for the Pirc on Wikipedia.
In the game below in Chess Flash format , to open up the variations play on the chessboard, just click on the variation and those moves will highlight in red and play through them.
Analysis by Fritz 8
All the analsysis is by Fritz 8, which by the way was given gratis to me by Atomic Patzer. Any player who utilizes the Pirc Defense is welcome to post a comment about how the first part of this game is played.
Notable Grandmaster Games Using The Pirc Defense
Ziping Liu Chess Tournaments Statistics from MSA Chess Data from US Chess Life
MSA Chess Program, An IntroductionThis is data from 01-01-1991 to 08-23-2009
Current Official rating is 1694 Current UnOfficial rating is 1731
Best Unofficial rating = 1737 Best Official rating = 1737 Lowest rating on record = 631
200 Opponents Total Rated Games = 267 ---> 121 Wins 53 Draws 93 Losses
Best Upset = 517 points -- SCOTT VANDER VEEN -- 1221 SCHOLASTIC 08-06-2006
Best Draw = 463 points -- JAMES R WEST -- 2200 ICA EARLY WINTER OPEN CHAMPION 12-07-2008
Worst Loss = -441 points -- KELVIN E YAO -- 1021 US AMATEUR EAST U1400 05-28-2007
Highest Rated Opponent Win = ALICE DONG -- 1786 WESTFIELD QUAD 160 06-28-2009
Highest Rated Opponent Draw = JAMES R WEST -- 2200 ICA EARLY WINTER OPEN CHAMPION 12-07-2008
Lowest Rated Opponent Loss to = CHRISTOPHER M CALDERON -- 668 WESTFIELDQUADS20 08-27-2006
Most Recent Wins in a row = 7 ending on 11-10-2007 at UNION CTY CHAMP
Most Recent Draws in a row = 4 ending on 05-17-2008 at 1ST EVERBRIGHT KOPEC CUP OPEN
Most Recent Losses in a row = 7 ending on 06-16-2007 at 6TH NEW YORKER JUNE GAME/50!
Results against 129 higher rated players: Wins = 35 Draws = 27 Losses = 67
Results against 1 equally rated players: Wins = 0 Draws = 1 Losses = 0
Results against 137 lower rated players: Wins = 86 Draws = 25 Losses = 26
Results against 78 players rated + 100 : Wins = 19 Draws = 8 Losses = 51
Results against 90 players rated +/-100: Wins = 37 Draws = 29 Losses = 24
Results against 97 players rated - 100 : Wins = 65 Draws = 15 Losses = 17