NM Dr. Ng Ee Vern (Pahang) - Hafizhelmi (Selangor) [A69]
Round 7, MAKSAK 2008, 3.8.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 The King Indian : Four pawn Attack is Ng Ee Vern long time favorites. He always like to have a big centre especially when playing white. It suit his aggressive style. 5...0–0 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be2 exd5 9.cxd5 Re8 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.Bg5 Qb6 13.0–0 Nxe5 14.d6
14...Be6 Believe it or not, i play the same position ( until move 14.) against the same opponent- Ng Ee Vern in MERDEKA team 1997 . In that game i choose the main line 14...Qxb2 15.Nd5 . Fritz give 15.Nxe5 as the main line. 15...Bxd5 16.Qxd5 Qc6 17.Rad1 Qxd5 18.Rxd5 Nbd7 19.Bb5 Nc6 20.Be7?
I saw this move played and my first impression was Ee Vern is having a winning game. However after checking with Fritz and my teammate during our journey back to KL, we found that it's actually a serious mistake! 20...a6? Unfortunately Hafiz turn the favor. With hindsight, he should have play 20...Nxe7! 21.dxe7 (21.Bxd7 Nxd5 22.Bxe8 Rxe8 23.Rd1 Nb6) 21...Nb6 22.Rxc5 (22.Bxe8 Nxd5) 22...Rxe7µ and black strong passed e- pawn being captured with interest! 21.Bxc6 bxc6 22.Rd2 h6 23.Re2 Rab8 24.b3 Rb7 25.Nd2 f5 26.Nc4 Bd4+ 27.Kh1 Kf7? Both player are in time trouble and the remaining moves is played in blitz mode! 27...Nf6 28.g3?! 28.g4! 28...Kg7 29.Kg2
The notation on the score sheet end here. The final outcome is the more experience Ee Vern win the game. 1–0