Friday, August 31, 2007

Move First Think Later !!!

I would like to share one of my game in MERDEKA Team Rapid 2007 held recently. In the 8th round (19 August 2007), my team face GILACHESS team. We manage to beat them 2.5-1.5 and i playing on 4th board won my game against Ahmad Ezran Eizra.
Actually i'm not planning to play in this round because i've just lost 2 games in a row so i thought i should take a rest. Unfortunetly, the tournament rules allow only 5 player to play with one reserve player and on that particular day one of my team member Irwan could'nt play for some reason so i could not take my really needed rest. Anyway life have to goes on so i sat down and play. Below are the game.

Analyse by Fritz and Hairulov

Ahmad Ezran Eizra - Hairul [A85]
Merdeka Rapid (Round 8), 19.08.2007

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 f5 The first time i'm playing this stonewall formation. It's good to adventure with many kind of formation. I've play King Indian, Slav, Queen Gambit Accepted and Nimzo Indian before. 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 Bd6 7.Bxd6 Qxd6 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qc2 Ne4 11.Ne1
At this point i was considering my plan . Actually i was quite tired because the reason i mention before. Without any concrete analysis, I choose to attack with 11...Rf6. I'm certain it's not the best plan but in rapid time control anything can happen! :) 11...Rf6 12.f4 Rh6 13.Nf3 Ndf6 14.cxd5 exd5 15.Nd1 g5!?
Another direct attacking move based on intuition. That's why my friend Rizal and Irwan always label me "move first , think later" :) . Objectively speaking, i think it was a correct desicion because when you play Rf6-h6 in this kind of position , you should follow with the pawn break to justify it . 16.g3 black others moves is :-
16.fxg5 Nxg5 17.Nxg5? (17.h3) 17...Qxh2+ 18.Kf2 Rg6 19.Nf3 Rxg2+ 20.Ke1 Rxc2 21.Nxh2 Rxh2 with a winning endgame; or
16.Bxe4 Nxe4 17.fxg5 Nxg5 18.Nxg5 Qxh2+ 19.Kf2 Rg6 20.Ke1 Rxg5 with a large advantage for black
16...gxf4 17.exf4 Ng4 18.Bxe4 fxe4 19.Nh4 Bd7 20.h3 Nf6 21.Kh2 Kh8 22.Rc1 Rg8 23.Ne3
This was the turning point of the game. White threaten to play Nf5 and disturb black attacking formation. I took quite a lot of time here and decided that i've to mantain the initiative. So... 23...Rxh4 !? 23...Qe6 24.f5 Qd6 25.Rg1 Rxh4 26.Qc5 Qb8 is Fritz choice but in rapid time control it's hard to find such a deep move- at my level of course :) so i just choose the obvious plan of attack . 24.gxh4 Nh5 24...Qe6 is stronger according to Fritz. 25.f5 Qd6+ 26.Kh1 Nh5 With all kind of threat. 25.Qc5 Qf6 26.Ng2

Ng3 26...Bxh3! It's a pity i cant find this winning move. 27.Kxh3 Qg6! And it mate in 1!!! 27.Rfe1 Qf5 White lost on time. 27...Bxh3! Once again but i'm sure my move is still winning. Actually i played fast because Ezran was in time pressure. 0-1


Ching said...

Nice meeting your team :-)

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Tq. we also have a pleasure to meet GILACHESS - the most popular team in MERDEKA!

GM 2b RAK said...

" lost on time.."

Nothing wrong with that except the following confusing "0-1", which I think, should be 1-0. Am I right?

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Sorry for the mistake.The correct result is white lost on time and also his position is losing.

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