Friday, June 08, 2007

My Merdeka 1996 Game

I found one of my old game at the MERDEKA 1996 Team Tournaments against Mustapha Kamal in 1996. I remember having a completly winning position. However after executing the "brilliant" combination, i relax and slowly swindle by Mus.

The most interesting position is on my 15th move

Hairul - Mustapa Kamal
MERDEKA Team Open 1996

Mus has just play his rook on b4 to c4. He probably think that the rook is poison due to 15.Qxc4? Bxf2! 16.Rxf2 and Qxc4 winning but after a long think i found a nice combination starting with

15.Nxf7! Rh5 the rook can't be taken because if 15...Kxf7 16.Qxc4 Bxf2+? 17.Rxf2+ an important tempo 17... Kg8 18.Qxc7 (15...0–0 is the only chance to get some counterplay 16.Nd6 Bxd6 17.exd6 Qc6+-) 16.Qxc4 Kxf7 17.Qxg4 a completely winning position. Fritz evaluate white advantage up to 6.02 ( or equivelent to a rook + a pawn) !!! however from this point, i started to relax and lost the game at last.

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