IM Mashafzul played 1. d4 in his 5th round draw against Aussie n0. 3 GM Darryl Johansen (2475). This is the first time I ever see Mas played 1.d4 in a serious tournament .He had almost as white played 1.e4 or in few occasion playing 1. Nf3 followed by g3 and Bg2 but never a Queen Pawn game!
Below are the game.
IM Mas Hafizul (2382)- GM Darryl Johansen (2475) [D02]
1.d4 The first shock! If I’m not mistaken, Mas never play other then 1. e4 accept 1. Nf3 with later g3 and Bg2 set up. 1... d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 Mas could still play 3.g3 which is more like a set up that he have played before although it is without the early d4. 3.Bf4 The