Saturday, May 19, 2007

Beat them before they become older!

Siti Zulaikha and Nabila in action-photo from

Hairul,Hairulov - Nur Nabila Azman Hisham [B07]
Royal Selangor 2006
Round 7
This is one of my game against a very talented player Nur Nabila Azman Hisham (firecracker-as Gilachess called him). I managed to beat her but I predict in a very few years she will start demolish me if we meet againt. This based on my experience playing against Siti Zulaikha (our National Woman Master). I managed to beat her when she is still a little kid. She is too short to reach the pieces then but after a few years this girl (woman) trash me two times. So the morale of the story is beat them when they are still young!

B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 Ng4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Bg7 7.h3 [7.Qd2 Nc6 (7...c6 8.h3 Nf6 9.f4 b5 10.Bd3 b4 11.Nce2 a5 12.Nf3) ] 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 0–0 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.d5 This push gains space 10...Nb4 11.Be2 Na6 [11...e6 12.a3 Na6 13.0–0²] 12.0–0 [12.Bxa6!? bxa6 13.0–0± according to my best "friend" Mr Shredder 9 but black will have the bishop pairs!] 12...Nc5= 13.Nd2 a5 14.Re1 b6 [14...c6 15.Rc1²] 15.f4 [15.Bc4 Nfd7±] 15...Bb7² 16.Bf3 Re8 17.Nc4 Preparing e5. This position usually arise from Benoni set-up. 17...Ba6 18.Ne3 e5? [¹18...Rb8² is better. I wonder if Nabila know about en-passant move.] 19.dxe6+- Rxe6 20.e5! I will kick my self later if i can't find this move. 20...dxe5 [20...Rxe5 21.fxe5] 21.Bxa8 Qxa8 22.Bxf6 Bxf6 23.Ng4 [23.Ned5 Bd8 24.fxe5 c6+-] 23...Bg7 24.fxe5 h5 25.Nf6+ Bxf6 26.exf6 Rxf6 27.Qd4 Rd6 28.Qf4 Ne6 29.Qf2 b5? [29...Qd8!?+-] 30.Rad1 [30.Re5 seems even better 30...f5+-] 30...Rxd1 [30...Qc6 31.Rxd6 cxd6 32.Rd1+-] 31.Rxd1 [31.Nxd1?! Qc6+-] 31...b4 32.Nd5 Bb7 [32...Bc4 33.Nf6+ Kg7 34.b3+-] 33.Ne7+ Kg7 34.Rf1 f5 35.Nxg6 [¹35.Qg3 might be the shorter path according to Shredder 9 - but i want to make some "genius" move also! 35...Kf7 36.Nxg6+-] 35...Ba6?? solves nothing [¹35...Bxg2 36.Qxg2 Qxg2+ 37.Kxg2 Kxg6+-] 36.Re1+- Nf8 [36...Bc8 there is nothing else anyway 37.Qxf5 Qc6+-] 37.Nh4 [37.Re7+ Kg8 (37...Kxg6 38.Qg3+ Kf6 39.Qg7#) 38.Qd4 Qxg2+ 39.Kxg2 Bb7+ 40.Kf2 Nxg6 41.Qg7#] 37...Qd5 38.Nxf5+ Kg6 [38...Kh7 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 39.Re7+ Kh8 40.Ne3 Qf3 41.Qxf3 Ne6 42.Qxh5+ Kg8 43.Qf7+ Kh8 44.Qh7#] 39.Nh4+ Kg7 [39...Kh7 hardly improves anything 40.Re7+ Kg8 41.Qg3+ Qg5 42.Qxg5+ Ng6 43.Qd5+ Kh8 44.Nxg6#] 40.Re7+ Kg8 41.Qg3+ Ng6 [41...Qg5 doesn't do any good 42.Qxg5+ Ng6 43.Qd5+ Kf8 44.Nxg6#] 42.Qxg6+ Kf8 43.Qg7# 1–0

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