Sunday, April 12, 2009

IM Mashafizul vs GM Abhijit Kunte 1/2-1/2 , Round 5, Doeberl Cup 2009

Below is Mashafizul round 5 draw game against former British Chess Championship winner- GM Abhijit Kunte (FIDE 2560) from India.

Mas,Hafizulhelmi - Kunte,Abhijit [B85]
O2C Doeberl Cup Premier Canberra (Round 5 ), 11.04.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 Be7 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Be3 0–0 9.f4 Bd7 10.Qe1 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bc6 12.Qg3 a6 13.a4 Qc7 14.a5 Rae8 15.Kh1 Bd8 16.e5 dxe5 17.Bxe5 Qc8 18.Bd3 Nh5 19.Qh3 g6 20.Be2 Ng7 21.Bf3

I think this is a good idea if not compulsory. Black's c6 bishop is pointing dangerously to White's king and is wise to exchange it. Furthermore, Mas can use the rook lift Rf3-h3 later . 21...f6 22.Bd6 Be7 23.Bxe7 Rxe7 24.Bxc6 Qxc6
It seems that there will be no all-out king side attack by white because many pieces have been exchange. 25.Ra4 Rd7 26.Qe3 Nf5 27.Qe2 Nd4 28.Qf2 Rfd8 29.Re1 Kg7 30.Raa1 Nf5 31.Re2 Nd4 32.Ree1 Nf5 33.Re2 Nd4
Probably black have a slight advantage due to his more active pieces but with correct play i think the result should be draw. ½–½

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