Sunday, August 31, 2008

MCF GM Tournament - Day 6 : WIM Zhang almost....beat another GM !

WIM Zhang Xiaowen (left) almost beat the secong seed - GM Saidali Yuldachev (right) in round 6

Round 6 Report


IM Mashafizulhelmi (2386)vs GM Drazen Sermek (2509) 0-1

WIM Zhang Xiaowen (2382)vs GM Saidali Yuldachev (2520) 1/2-1/2

GM Ziaur Rahman (2560) vs FM Myo Zaw Min ( 2486) 1-0

Standing after Round 6

1. GM Drazen Sermek - FIDE 2509 ( Croatia) 4.5 points

2. GM Saidali Yuldachev - FIDE 2520 (Uzbekistan) 4 points

3. GM Ziaur Rahman - FIDE 2560 ( Bangladesh) 3.5 points

4. WIM Zhang Xiaowen - FIDE 2382 (China) 3 points

5. IM Mashafizul Helmi - FIDE 2386 ( Malaysia) 2.5 points

6. FM Myo Zaw Min - FIDE 2486 (Myanmar) 0.5 points


[Event "MCF GM Tournament"]
[Date "2008.08.31"]
[Round "6"]
[White "WIM Zhang Xiaowen"]
[Black "GM Saidali Yuldachev"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B00"]
[WhiteElo "2382"]
[BlackElo "2520"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d3 Nc6 12. Nbd2 Be6 13.Nf1 Rc8 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 Nh7 16. Bg3 Ng5 17. N3h2 Qd7 18. Ne3 Bd8 19. Qh5 Nh720. f4 exf4 21. Bxf4 Ne5 22. Bxe5 dxe5 23. Qxe5 Ng5 24. Nf5 f6 25. Qf4 Bc7 26.Qf2 h5 27. Kh1 g6 28. Nh4 Kg7 29. Re3 b4 30. Qe1 bxc3 31. bxc3 Be5 32. N4f3 Bf433. Re2 Rb8 34. e5 Nxf3 35. Nxf3 Kh6 36. Re4 g5 37. exf6 Bxh3 38. Ne5 Qf5 i arrive at the tournament hall after black play his 38th move and and the game is already in the critical position.

39.Re2 Rb2?! a risky move by the Uzbek GM . Fritz said that black should get rid the dangerous f6 pawn first with 39...Rxf6 and the game would be more or less equal. 40. Nc4 Rxc2 consistent with his previous move but objectively speaking black should admit his mistake and play 39...Rbb8 but GM will always show confident especially against lower rated opponents ! 41. Rxc2 ?! Rxf6 42. gxh3 Believe it or not, now Zhang is a rook up and had a winning position but in highly complicated game anybody can made a mistake later . 42...Qxd3 At this particular point, i invite GM Drazen Sermek to check the Fritz evaluation with my notebook. At first i told Drazen that Fritz give 43.Qe7 as the main chooise and Drazen was quite surprised ! He think 43.Qe2 should be better so we rush to my Notebook and see that both move were given more or less the same evaluation. 43. Qe7 Qxc2
[43...Kg6 44.Qe8+ Kg7 45.Qe2 Qxh3+ 46.Kg1 Qg3+ (46...Re6 47.Qf1!) 47.Qg2 Be3+ 48.Nxe3 Qxe3+ 49.Kh1 Rf3 50.Qg1 Rh3+ 51.Rh2 - this analysis is part done by GM Draze Sermek - using my Fritz ! ] 44. Qxf6+ Kh745.Qf7+ Kh8 46. Qe8+ Kg7 47. Qd7+ Kf6 48. Qc6+ Kg7 49. Qg2 Qxc3 50. Nb2 Bc1 51.Rb1? ( see diagram below) This is actually a blunder. Zhang missed the following combination

51...Qe1+ 52. Qg1 Qe4+ 53. Qg2 Qxb1 which unfortunately gave black a full rook ! The best move , which are actually hard to find is ( 51.Qb7+ Kh8 52.Qc8+ Kg7 53.Qd7+ Kg8 54.Rxc1 Qxc1+ 55.Nd1) 54. Qb7+

54...Kf6 ? probably the correct idea is to play 54...Kh6 And not let white's queen to come nearer. 55.Qxa6+ (55.Qc6+ Qg6) 55...Qg6 56.Qxg6+ Kxg6–+ Bishop versus knight endings with pawn on both side usually gave advantage to the bishop ) 55.Qc6+= Kf5 [55...Kf7 56.Qd5+ Kg6 57.Qe6+ The queen come nearer and black can avoid perpectual. 57...Kh7 58.Qf7+ Kh6 59.Qf6+ Qg6 60.Qh8+] 56.Qxc5+ Ke4 [56...Kg6 57.Qd6+ Kh7 58.Qe7+ Kh6 59.Qf6+ Qg6 60.Qh8+] 57.Qc4+ Kf3 58.Qf1+ Kg3 [58...Ke3 59.Qe1+ Kd4 60.Qb4+] 59.Qg2+ Kh4 60.Qf2+ Kxh3 61.Qf3+ Kh4 62.Qf2+ Kg4 63.Qg2+ Kf4 64.Qf1+ Ke4 65.Qc4+ Ke3 66.Qb3+ Ke4 67.Qc4+ Kf3 68.Qf1+ Ke3 69.Qe1+ Kf4 70.Qf1+ Kg4 71.Qg2+ Kf5 72.Qd5+ Kf6 73.Qd6+ Kg7 74.Qe7+ Kh6 75.Qf6+ ½–½ black can't avoid perpectual.

IM Mashafizul Helmi (2386) - GM Drazen Sermek (2509) [B23]

MCF GM Tournament (Round 6), 31.08.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 d5 4.e5 Nc6 5.Nf3 a6 6.Ne2 d4 7.Ng3 Nge7 8.c4 dxc3 9.dxc3 Qxd1+ 10.Kxd1 Nf5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Kc2 Be7 13.Be4 Bb7 14.Nxf5 Nb4+ 15.Kd2 Bxe4 16.Nxg7+ Kf8 17.Nxe6+ fxe6 18.cxb4 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Rg8 20.Ke3 Rd8 21.f5 Rd5 22.f4 exf5 23.Bd2 cxb4 24.Rad1 Bc5+ 25.Kf3 Rd3+ 26.Ke2 Rh3 27.Kf1 Kf7 28.Re1 Rf3+ 29.Ke2 Rf2+ 30.Kd3 0–1

GM Ziaur Rahman (2560) - FM Myo Zaw Min (2486) [B06]
MCF GM Tournament (6), 31.08.2008

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.d4 Nbd7 4.Nc3 e5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 0–0 7.Be2 Re8 8.0–0 c6 9.Qc2 Qc7 10.Rac1 a6 11.Qb1 Nf8 12.b4 Bg4 13.h3 Bh5 14.a4 Bg6 15.Qb2 N6d7 16.Bxe7 Rxe7 17.Rfd1 Nf6 18.b5 axb5 19.axb5 N8d7 20.dxe5 dxe5 21.Nh4 Ree8 22.Nxg6 hxg6 23.Rb1 Red8 24.b6 Qc8 25.Qb4 c5 26.Qb5 Ra6 27.Bg4 Nxg4 28.Nd5 Kh7 29.hxg4 Nf6 30.Qxa6 Rxd5 31.Rxd5 1–0


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