Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mas lost to the top seed

IM Mashafizul (photo right) was soundly beaten by the Serbian - GM Ivan Ivanisevic (photo left) in round 4 of the 2008 Biel Chess Festival. The top seed show no mercy and unleash a powerfull attacking ideas that is very difficult for Mas to defend. Ivanisevic is a superb tactician and always well prepared with an interesting and powerfull opening ideas - read his interview by

photo from bielchessfestival official site

GM Ivan Ivanisevic (2664) - IM Mashafizul (2386) [E04]
2008 Biel Chess Festival (Round 4), 24.07.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.0–0 Rb8 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.a3 Bxc3 9.bxc3 0–0 10.Bg5 h6 Fritz opening book gave 10...b5 11.Bh4 Ivanisevic provoke Mas to weaken his kingside 11...g5 Black is more or less force to play this move because white will sooner or later play e4-e5

12.Nxg5 hxg5 13.Bxg5 Black wins a piece but white have a very strong attack 13...Kg7 16.Qh5 Nxg5 17.fxg5 e5 18.Rf6 Mas has defend well so far and after 18...Ng6 with the idea of 19..Rh8 harrasing white's queen, he could have force white to split the points for example 18...Ng6 19.Qh6+ (19.Rxg6+ fxg6 20.Qh6+ Kg8 21.Qxg6+ Kh6 22.Qxh6+ perpectual) 19...Kg8 20.Rxg6+ fxg6 21.Qxg6+ Kh8 22.Qh6+ perpectual too! )

18...Ng8?? 19.Raf1! white is winning 19...Qe7 20.Qh4 20.dxe5! with the idea of the rook lift R1f4 -Rh4 win instantly 20...Qd8± 21.Qh5 Qe7 22.dxe5 Be6 23.g6 Nh6 23...Qc5+ a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 24.Kh1 Nh6 25.gxf7 Qe3 26.Rg6+ Kh7 27.Rf4 Qc1+ 28.Bf1! 24.gxf7 Rh8 24...Qc5+ is no salvation 25.Kh1 Qe3 26.Rg6+ Kh7 27.Rf4 Qc1+ 28.Bf1 25.f8Q+! Mate attack. . . . 25... Rhxf8 26.Qxh6+ Kg8 27.Rg6+ Qg7 28.Rxg7# 1–0

OK, below are the game replayer.

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