Friday, December 18, 2009

IM Mas Vs FM Nicholas match


[Event "Malaysian Masters Final"]
[Site "Kompleks Wilayah"]
[Date "19/12/2009"]
[Round "1"]
[White "IM Mas Hafizul"]
[Black "FM Nicholas Chan"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 Nf6 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 6. c4 e6 7. Qe2 Bd6 8.
d3 O-O 9. dxe6 fxe6 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. O-O Rae8 12. Nc3 e5 13. f5 Nd4 14. Qd1 Nxf5
15. Bg5 Ng4 16. Qd2 Nd4 17. Ne4 Be7 18. Bxe7 Qxe7 19. Rae1 Nxf3+ 20. Rxf3 Rxf3
21. gxf3 Nh6 22. f4

The text move is too weakening. 22. Qg5 is better.


What a blunder. Nicholas is losing. After 22…Nf5, Black has plus.

23. Nf6+ Qxf6 24. Rxe8+ Kf7 25. Re4 g5 26.h4*

Another alternative is 26.d4 but I like 26.h4 too


After 27.hxg5, White has a big advantage

27.hxg5 Qxg5 28.Qg2 Qh4 29.Re2 Kf6 30.Qxb7 Qg3+ 31.Qg2 Nd4 32.Rf2 Kg5

33.Kf1 Nf5 34.Qf3 h5


White’s time: 00:17.50

Black’s time: 00:21.00

White should have taken Black’s Queen with 34.Qxg3. White’s pawns are more dangerous than Black’s.


White’s time: 00:12.28

Black’s time: 00:17.41

35…Qxf3 36.Rxf3 Kg4 37.Rf2 Ne3+

White has an easy game now. After 38.Ke2 the Q-side pawns should decide.

White’s time: 00:09.55

Black’s time: 00:09.00

38.Ke2 Kg3 39.bxc5 Nf5 40.Rf3+ Kg4 41.Rf1

White just need to put Rook on f1 and King at f2 then it will be smooth sailing.

41…h4 42.Kf2 Nd4 43.Rg1+ Kf5 44.Rg7


White’s time: 00:08.00

Black’s time: 00:05.00

44…h3 45.Rxa7 Nc6 46.Rh7 Kg4 47.Rh6 Ne5 48.c6 Nxd3+ 49.Ke2




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