Friday, May 30, 2008

Rizal - Gerald Soh Round 7, MASUM 2008 !





Rizal Ahmad Kamal (photo right) is kind
enough to send to me his annotated game against the 2008 Majlis Sukan Universiti Malaysia (MASUM) 2008 champion - Gerald Soh (photo left) . The Sukan MASUM 2008 was held at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently. The Rizal - Gerald Soh game in round 7 ended in a draw as Rizal miss several chances to win the game and the gold medal. However he did won the bronze medal.


Below is a brief analyzed game from Rizal Ahmad Kamal.

Rizal Ahmad Kamal (UKM) vs Gerald Soh (UM)
MASUM 2008, Round 7 , 25.5. 2008

1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 cxd4 6. axb4 dxc3 7. Qg4 g6 ? (7... Ne7 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7) (7... Kf8 8. Nf3 Qc7 (8... Qb6 !?) 9. Bd3 f5 10.Qg3) 8. b5! Qc7 9. Qd4 Nd7 10. Nf3 Ne7 11. Bd3 b6 12. bxc3 Nc5 13. O-O Bd714. Qb4 Nf5 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bf6 Rg8 17. Ra3 Ng7 18. g4 h5 18... Kf8 19. h3 Kf8 20. Ng5 Rh8 20... Ne8?? 21. Nh7# 21. Qf4 Nxd3 22. Bxg7+ Kxg7
23.Qf6+? 23. Qxf7+! Kh6 24. Nxe6 wins outright!23... Kh6 24. Nxf7+ Kh7 25.Nxh8 After more than 20 minutes deep thought [a) 25. gxh5 Rhg8 26. Kh1 (26. Ng5+Kh6 27. Nf7+ Kh7 28. hxg6+ Rxg6+ 29. Ng5+ Kh6 30. Qf7) 26... d4] b) 25. cxd3 Raf826. gxh5 Rhg8 27. hxg6+ Rxg6+ 28. Ng5+ Kh6 29. Qxf8+ Kxg5 30. f4+ Kh5+ 31. Kh2] 25... Qxe5 26. Qf7+ 26. Qxg6+ The best practical chance pointed by Hashim Jusoh when analyzing this position together with Fadli Zakaria; the Stonemaster 26…Kxh8 27. cxd3 Bxb5 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Qe3 Qxe3 30. fxe3 Bxd3 31. Rf6 e5 32. Rxb6 26... Kxh8 27.cxd3 Bxb5 28. Qb7 Rb8 29. Qxa7 Bxd3 30. Qf7 Qg7 30... Bxf1 31. Ra7 wins 31.Qxg7+ Kxg7 32. Rd1 Bc4 33. g5 Rb7 34. Ra8 e5 35. Rda1 Kf7 36. R1a7 36. Rh8 Ke637. Rf8 (37. Raa8 Kf5 38. Rae8) 37... d4 38. cxd4 exd4 39. Rf6+ Ke5 40. Rxg6 d3 36... Rxa7 37. Rxa7+ Ke6 38. Kg2 Kf5 39. Re7 d4 40. cxd4 exd4 41. Kf3 Kxg5 42. Rd7 d3 43. Rd4 b5 44. h4+ Kf5 45. Ke3 Ke5 46. f3 Kf5 47.Kd2 Ke5 48. Kc3 Kf5 49. Kd2 Ke5 50. Ke3 1/2 - 1/2

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