Saturday, January 12, 2008

ASEAN Masters Chess Circuit- Round 4: Hamed Nouri vs IM Mas : 1/2-1/2

Hamed Naori (2404) - IM HafizulhelmI Mas (2382)
ASEAN Masters Chess Circuit, Tarakan, Indonesia

The players reach this position after 47 move and without doubt, white have the clear advantage but to Mas relieved, Nouri choose the weak continuation ....

48.Rg6+?? Naori gave away his winning advantage by this unsound sacrifiece. He should have played the correct but quite hard to find 48.Bf7+! Kg7 49.Qxe7 Rxa2+ 50.Kb4 Qe1+ [50...Rb8+ 51.Kc5 Qc1+ 52.Kd6 Rxa6+ 53.Ke5 a very nice and safe shelter! 53...Qa3 54.Rg6+ Rxg6 (54...Kh7?? 55.Bg8+ Kg6 56. Qf7++mate ) 55.Qxa3 Rgb6 not 55..Kxf7? because 56.Qxa7 take the b8 rook!] 51.Kc5 Ra5+ 52.Rxa5 Qxa5+ 53.Kd6 Qb4+ (53...Rd8+ 54.Ke5) 54.Ke6 48...Nxg6 49.Rxg6+ Kh8 50.Rxh6+ Kg7 51.Rg6+ Kh8 52.Rh6+ The problem for Nouri is Mas is threatening mate too! [52.Qe7? Qc1+ 53.Kb4 (53.Ka4 Rxa2+ 54.Kb4 Rb8+) 53...Rb8+; 52.Qb7] 52...Kg7 53.Qe7+ Kxh6 54.Qf6+ Kh7 55.Qxf5+ Kh8 56.Qf6+ Kh7 57.Bg6+ Kg8 [57...Kg8 58.Qf7+ Kh8 59.Qf6+ Kg8 60.Qf7+ Kh8 61.Qf6+ Kg8=] ½–½

ound 4, 11.01.2008

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