Monday, April 20, 2009

IM Mashafizul happy ending against IM Deep Sengupta , Round 9, Sydney International Open 2009 !

IM Deep Sengupta ( photo from The Closet GM )

IM Mashafizul produced a brilliant game against 21 years old IM Deep Sengupta - winner of the recent Doeberl Cup 2009. Mas played aggressively against the Indian former World Under 12 Champion .

IM Deep Sengupta, (2466) - IM Mas,Hafizulhelmi (2425) [B91]
Sydney International Open Parramatta, NSW (Round 9), 19.04.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3

Sicilian Najdorf : Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation. Not a popular variation but good enough to avoid serious preparation by black 6...e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 Be6 9.h3 h5 10.Be3 Nbd7 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 Bf5 13.0–0 Qc8 14.Rc1 Nf6 15.Kh2 b5 16.b3 Qd7 17.c4 Rc8 18.Qd2 bxc4 19.Rxc4 Rxc4 20.bxc4 h4 21.g4 Bxg4 22.f4 Bxe2 23.Qxe2 e4 24.Rb1 0–0 25.Rb6 Qa4 26.Rb7 Re8 27.Bf2 Bd8 28.Bxh4 Qa3 29.Rb8 Kf8 30.Bf2 Qd3 31.Rb2 Ba5 32.Bf1 Qxe2 33.Rxe2 Bb4 34.Rb2 a5 35.Bd4 Nd7 36.Rg2 g6 37.h4 Bc5 38.Bc3 Bb4 39.Bb2 Nc5 40.f5 gxf5 41.h5 Na4 42.Bg7+ Ke7 43.Rc2 Bc5 44.Bh3 Be3 45.Bxf5 Bf4+ 46.Kh3 Nc5 47.Rg2 Be5 48.Bxe5 dxe5 49.h6 Nd3 50.Kh4 Nf4 So far so good for the Indian IM. With the correct 51.Rg1 he will maintain his advantage after for e.g 51...Rh8 52.h7 However Sengupta blunder with 51.Rg3 ??

51...e3 ! 52.Bg4 Not 52.Rxe3?? 52.Ng2+ forking white's king and rook ! 52...f5 53.Bh3? Fritz suggest the best way to hold black advantage is by sacrificing the bishop with 53.Kg5 fxg4 54.Rxe3 and hoping that the uncoordinated black's pawn will give white chance to draw the game 53...e2 54.Re3 Kf6 55.Kg3 Rh8 56.d6 Rxh6 57.Bg2 Rg6+ 58.Kf3 Ke6 58...e4+ 59.Kf2 (not 59.Kxf4?? Rg4# checkmate ) 59...Rxg2+ 60.Ke1 Nd3+ too much for white to handle 59...e4+ Sengupta resign without waiting for 60.Kf2 Rxg2+ 61.Ke1 Nd3+ 0–1

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