Analyze by Hairulov and Fritz
FM Syarif Mahmud (2344) - FM Mok Tze Meng (2346)
1st ASEAN Chess Circuit, Tarakan, Round 6, 14.1.2008
37.Qc4?? throws away the game 37.Qf1 threatening (38.Bf5+) 37...Re8 (37...e2? 38.Qb1+) 38.Qb1+ Kh8 39.Re4! This was the main idea and very hard to find. Black queen is too burden with defensive duty. 39...Rxc8 (39...Qxe4?? 40.Qxe4 Rxc8 41.Bxc8 e2 42.Qe8+ Kh7 43.Bf5#) 40.Rxe5 Bxe5 41.Bxc8= e2 42.Qe1 Rd1 43.Kf2 Bd4+ 44.Kxe2 Rxe1+ 45.Kxe1 b6 The different colour bishop ending should lead the game into a draw although white have extra pawn. 37...e2–+ 38.Bxe2 Qxe2 0–1
Unfortunately in GM Tournament A, our GM hope IM Mashafizul (2382) failed to create an upset against GM Zhang Zhong (2617) when he lost in round 6 again the top seed. I hope that he could perform better for the next games because there’s 3 more GM waiting for him in the next round - GM Susanto Megaranto (2563), World youngest GM- Wesley So (2526), and Pilipino legendary GM - Eugene Torre (2519)!