Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aziz Shukor : Fire On Board!

Aziz Shukor Playing like Alexei Shirov!


Below is one of the interesting game in Malay Open 2008. Black sacrifice two piece for unclear compensation and won!


Analyze by hairulov and fritz

Izzudin - Abdul Aziz Shukor [E01]
Malay Open 2008 , Round 6, 10.02.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.g3 white choose to play the Catalan 5...Nbd7 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.0–0 0–0 8.c5!? I think this push is too early. Furthermore white centre pawn is quite fragile after black make a breaking move like e5 later. Theory gave 8.Qc2 ; 8.b3; 8.Nd2 as the main options. 8...Bc7 9.Bg5 e5 Good idea but the timing is not right. Black should play 9...h7-h6 first 10.Bg5xf6 (if 10.Bg5-d2 then 10...e6-e5) 10...Qd8xf6 and then 11...e5 10.dxe5 10.e2-e4! e5xd4 11.Qd1xd4 d5xe4 12.Nc3xe4 h7-h6 13.Bg5-h4 g7-g5 14.Ne4xg5! h6xg5 15.Bh4xg5 And the bishop pin is quite uncomfortable for black! 10...Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 12.Qc2 h6 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 13...Bxf6 14.e4 d4 15.Rfd1³ 14.e3 Re8 14...Bf5 15.e4 Bg6 16.Qb3 Bxc3 17.bxc3 dxe4 18.Rae1ยต 15.Rfd1Bf5 16.Qc1 Qg6 17.Ne2 Be4 17...h5 18.h4³ 18.Nd4 Bxg2 19.Kxg2 f5 20.a4 a5 21.Rb1 Re7 22.b4 axb4 23.Rxb4 Rf8 24.Qb1 Rff7 24...Bxd4 25.Rdxd4 Qf7 26.Rb6² 25.a5 h5 26.h4 26...Bxg3!?! Fritz doesn't support this move because it can "calculate" the refutation easily but a human player usually failed to find the refutation because of the emotion, tension, time pressure and many other factors so i give credit for Aziz because of his braveness to unleash this intuition sacrifice. 27.fxg3 Rxe3 28.Nf3 28.Rxb7 is not to be advocated because of the following mating combination 28...Qxg3+ 29.Kh1 Qh3+ 30.Kg1 Rg3+ 31.Kf2 Rg2+ 32.Ke1 Qh1# 28...Re2+ 29.Kf1 Looks like all is in order for white. Black attack seems no strong enough and white is ready to trade the rooks to simplify the game into a won endgame. However, Aziz have something special in the menu.... 29...Qxg3 This is the only chance for black to try his luck. Other tame move like 29...Rfe7 is not good enough. 30.Kxe2 Re7+ 31.Kd2 Qxf3 Aziz is a rook down but he has three extra pawn and hold the initiative as the compensation! 32.Kc2 32.Rxb7?? simply mating in 3 32...Re2+ 33.Kc1 Qf4+ 34.Rd2 Qxd2# 32...Qf2+ 33.Kb3 Qxc5? 33...Re4± 34.Ka4?? with this move White loses his initiative 34.Re1 f4 35.Rxe7 Qxe7+- 34...Re2? ¹34...Re8= would allow Black to play on 35.Re1+- Rf2 36.Rxb7?? throws away a nice position ¹36.Rc1 and White gets the upper hand 36...Qe7 37.Rxb7 Qxh4+ 38.Rb4+- 36...Qc4+ ¹36...Rf4+ and Black can celebrate victory 37.Qb4 Rxb4+ 38.Rxb4 Qc2+ 39.Rb3 Qa2+ 40.Kb4 Qd2+ 41.Kc5 Qxa5+ 42.Kxc6 Qxe1–+ 37.Ka3 Qc3+ ¹37...Rf3+ nails it down 38.Qb3 Rxb3+ 39.Rxb3 Qxh4 40.Re8+ Kh7–+ 38.Ka4= c5?? gives the opponent counter play ¹38...Qc4+!? should be considered 39.Ka3 Rf3+ 40.Qb3 Rxb3+ 41.Rxb3 Qxh4–+ 39.Re8+ ¹39.Rb3!? Qc4+ 40.Ka3+- 39...Kh7± 40.Rb3 Rf4+? ¹40...Qc4+ 41.Ka3 Rf1± 41.Ka3?? spoils everything ¹41.Kb5 and White wins 41...Qd4 42.Re7+- 41...Qxa5+–+ 42.Kb2 Rf2+ 43.Kc1 Qd2# 0–1


After the game, Aziz and i analyze the game. I told Aziz that an artist create his/her drawing as a masterpiece but chess player create his own masterpiece with his game .

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