White:Rizal A Kamal (2022)Black: IM Jimmy Liew (2309)[C18] French WinawerMerdeka Standard (4), 2007
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Bd3[8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.Qd3] 8...cxd4 9.Ne2 Nbc6 10.cxd4 h5 11.Qh4 b6 12.Rb1N[12.0–0 Ng6 is the theory]12...a5!? 13.Nc3?[13.0–0]13...Nxe5! 14.dxe5[14.Nb5 Nxd3+ 15.cxd3 Qc6 16.Bf4 was my calculation, and it may be better]14...Qxc3+ 15.Kd1 Bd7 16.Re1 Rc8 17.Rxb6 Ng6 18.Bxg6 fxg6 19.Re2 Rc4
20.Bb2!! Rxh4! [20...Qxb2? 21.Rxb2 Rxh4 22.Rb8+ Ke7 23.Rxh8 Rxh2 24.g3±] 21.Bxc3 0–0 22.h3 Ra4 23.Bb2 Rc8 24.Rd2 Rac4 25.c3 Ba4+ 26.Ke1 g5 27.Rd4 Rxd4 28.cxd4 g4 29.hxg4 hxg4 30.g3 Rc2 31.Kf1 Kf7!
32.Rb7+?A mistake based on a miscalculation [32.Ke1 and black cannot progress as 32...Kg6?? 33.Rxe6+ Kf5 34.Rb6 Ke4 35.Rb8 Kd3 36.Kf1 Kd2 37.Kg2 Rc7=] ( according to Jimmy, Black is winning even without Rb7+, by giving up the e-pawn . Then black can create mating threats against the white king.) (I agree with you Jimmy, 32. Ke1 didn’t improve too much to white position black can play 32...Ke7 33.Rb7+ Kd8 34.Rb6 white problem is his bishop on b2 is hanging! 34... Kd7 35.Kf1 Kc7 36.Rxe6 Rxb2] 32...Kg6 33.Ke1 Kf5 34.Rf7+ Ke4 35.Rb7 [35.Rf4+ This is the point which I had calculated as checkmate before making 32.Rb7? 35...Kd3 36.Rxg4 Rxb2 37.Kf1 Bd1 38.Rf4 (38.Rxg7 Bf3) 38...Be2+ 39.Kg2 Rb3–+]35...Kf3 36.Rf7+ Kg2 37.Rb7 Rxf2 38.Bc3 Ra2 39.Bxa5 Rxa3 40.Rxg7 Kxg3 41.Bb4
At this point it seemed that, Jimmy is going to win after all. I just wanted to avoid any unpleasant discovered attack on my Bishop. I thought to myself; why not just attack the Rook although it is very unlikely an IM will make such a mistake. Suddenly Jimmy reached his hand on his King but then pull it back. I began to get nervous and focused my view direction only towards the kingside. Then only Jimmy Liew decided to play on by..41...Kf4??I could not believe this. A blunder by Jimmy Liew. And captured his Rook quickly
[ take note Rizal, don't get too excited! according to Jimmy his last move was 41...Kf3 not 41...Kf4 :) ]42.Bxa3 and the great IM Jimmy Liew promptly resigned 1–0