Mashafizul lost against Indian IM - Deep Sengupta in round 4 today. Below is the game.
IM Deep Sengupta (2466) - IM Mashafizul Helmi (2425) [C64]
Doeberl Cup 2009 (Round 4), 10.04.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.0–0 Qf6 5.c3 Nge7 6.d3 h6 7.Be3 Bb6 8.Nbd2 0–0 9.Nc4 d6 10.Nxb6 axb6 11.Ne1 d5 12.f4 dxe4 13.dxe4 Ra5 This move look dubious because it looks like the rook has move to early and later has to retreat back ( move 19th) without any gain 14.a4 exf4?
It looks like Mas is playing with fire. Opening the position only give white's pieces which is well develop more activity. My thinking is Mas should closed the position and use his knight pairs to manuaver. In closed position white's bishop pairs will be more passive. 15.Bxf4 Ne5 16.Nd3 Nxd3 17.Qxd3 c6 18.Bc7 Qg5 19.Bxb6 Mas now is a pawn down 19...Ra8 20.Bc4 Ng6 21.Be3 Qe7 22.Qc2 Ne5 23.Bb3 Be6 24.Bd4 Nc4 25.Qf2 Rfe8 26.Bc2 Qg5 27.b3 Ne5 28.Kh1 f6 Mas can try a trick with 28...c5 29.Bxc5? Ng4! 30.Qg1 Nxh2 31.Kxh2 Qh4# but some of you surely won't expect an IM will fall into that trap ? How about a GM giving a free queen like what happen to Iranian GM - Shojaat Ghane (FIDE 2415) against Andrew Brown (FIDE 2085) in round 1 at the same tournament ! 29.h3 Kh8 30.Rae1 Qh5 31.Qg3 Bg8 32.Rf5 Qf7 Qf7 33.Bxe5 Rxe5 34.Qxe5 fxe5 35.Rxf7 Bxf7 36.Rd1 Kg8 37.Rd7 b5 38.Rd6 bxa4 39.bxa4 c5 40.Kh2 Kf8 41.Rc6 Ra5 42.Rc7 c4 43.Kg3 g6 44.Kf3 Kg7 45.Ke3 Kf6 46.Bd1 h5 47.Rb7 Be6 48.Rb4 Ke7 49.Be2 Rc5 50.Kf3 h4 51.Ke3 Kd6 52.Rb8 Ra5 53.Rb6+ Ke7 54.Rb4 Rc5 55.Rb7+ Kf6 56.Ra7 Kg5 57.Ra8 Kf6 58.a5 Kg7 59.a6 1–0