Thursday, April 16, 2009

IM Mashafizul draw against GM Gawain Jones (FIDE 2550) in Round 4 SIO 2009!

IM Mashafizul has just draw an interesting games against British GM - Gawain Jones (FIDE 2550) in round 4, Sydney International Open 2009 today ! He has now collected 3 points after 4 rounds. Mas will meet Indian WGM Swathi Ghate (FIDE 2330) in round 5 tomorrow.

IM Mashafizul - GM Gawain Jones [E97]
Sydney International Open (Round 4), 16.04.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 I forgot that Mas is playing white. In the past Mas will always play the King's Indian Defense against 1.d4 and he himself never play 1.d4 . In recent years he has widen his opening repertoire which is a good thing because he can made few surprise for his opponent !? 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4

The Bayonet Variation. Many top player who favour this opening for e.g Kasparov and other stop playing King's Indian Defense because of this variation. Nowadays only Super GM Radjabov willing to play against the Bayonet. 9...c6 10.Nd2 a5 11.bxa5 c5 12.Nb3 Nd7 13.f3 f5 14.g4 Kh8 15.Bd2 Ng8 16.Qc1 Ndf6 17.h3 h5 17...f4 18.Na4 Nd7 19.Qe1 Ne7 20.Bc3 Kg8 21.Qh4 Bf6 22.g5 Bg7 23.Rab1 Qc7 24.Rf2 Ra6 25.Bd3 18.exf5 gxf5 19.g5 Nh7 20.f4 h4 21.Qe1 much better is 21.g6! Nhf6 22.fxe5 dxe5 23.Qe1 and black has many weak pawns for e.g c5 and h4 21...exf4 22.Bxf4 Re8 23.Rc1 23.Qd2 freeing the queen from being pin look better 23...Ne7 24.Bh5 I suspect my friend Fritz 11 is drunk when it suggest 24.Nb5!? Ra6 25.Bh5 Ng6 26.Bxg6!?! Sacrificing queen 26...Rxe1 27.Rcxe1 Bd7 28.Bxh7 Kxh7 29.Nxd6 is it a clear win for white ? 24...Ng6 25.Qd2 Nxf4 26.Bxe8 Nxg5 26...Nxh3+ 27.Kg2 f4 28.Bb5 Qxg5+ 29.Kh1 Nf6 30.Qg2 Bg4 31.Rce1 Qh5 32.Re7 f3 33.Qh2 Ne8 27.Rxf4 Nxh3+ 28.Kh1 Bh6 29.Ne2 Nxf4 30.Nxf4 Qxe8 31.Re1 Qf7 32.Qh2 Qf6 33.Nh5 Qg5 34.Qb2+ Bg7 35.Nxg7 Qxg7 36.Re8+ Kh7 37.Qe2 Kg6
38.Qg2+ ? Mashafizul told Ismail Ahmad that in serious time trouble, he and his opponent missed the winning move for white 38.Rxc8 ! Rxc8 39.Qe6+ and white will win a piece and the game after 39...Kg5 40.Qxc8. 38...Kh6 39.Qd2+ Kg6 40.Qg2+ Kh6 41.Qd2+ Kg6 42.Qg2+ ½–½

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