Sunday, April 19, 2009

IM Mashafizul beat IM Deep Sengupta, Round 9, Sydney International Open 2009

IM Mashafizul (left) waiting for his 7th round game against Andrew Brown to start.

Photo from The Closet GM

IM Mashafizul end his campaign in the 2009 Sydney International Open with a win against 2009 Doeberl Cup winner's - IM Deep Sengupta from India. Mas ends this tournament in 8th place with 6.5 points, however his rating performance - 2434 is not good for a GM norm.

Andrew Brown (2085) - IM Mashafizul (2425) [A56]
SIO 2009 (Round 7), 18.04.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.e3 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.a4 d6 8.bxa6 0–0 9.Bb5 Bxa6 10.Nge2 Bxb5 11.Nxb5 Nbd7 12.0–0 Nb6 13.Nec3 Qd7 14.e4 Rfb8 15.Qc2 Nc8 16.h3 Ra6 17.Be3 Ne8 18.f4 Na7 19.e5 Nxb5 20.axb5 Rxa1 21.Rxa1 Qb7 22.Ra6 Nc7 23.Rc6 dxe5 24.b6 Na6 25.Na4 exf4 26.Bxc5 f3 27.Qd3 fxg2 28.Ba3 e6 29.Rd6 Be5 30.dxe6 Bxd6 31.Bxd6 Rc8 32.exf7+ Qxf7 33.Kxg2 Rd8 34.Nc3 Nc5 35.Qd4 Nb7 36.Ne4 Qe6 37.Qe5? white position is aready helpless but he made black task easy with his 37th move
white can try a cheapo with 37.Nf6+ Kf7 38.Ne4 (hoping for 38...Rxd6?? or 38...Nxd6?? which both will lost to 39.Ng5+) but after 38...h6 white will lost a piece and the game 37...Rxd6 38.Qf4 0–1 white resign


Peter Long said...

Unfortunately it is not even an IM norm. But it is good that he is fighting and won the last three games although the last round is always the "money" round so players are either trying to win to get prize or if the situation is such, making a draw to be sure of prize.

cmliew said...

I never knew a Mas who is not fighting every round. Half a point short of the winner is not a poor result by any measure. Unfortunately, Peter Long's standards are so much higher