Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mashafizul beat GM Friso Nijboer !

Mashafizul create an upset in round 8 when he beat the 2nd seed - GM Friso Nijboer (FIDE 2552) . Nijboer (photo right) is experience GM and he has played in six chess Olympiad for Holland.

The news on official site mentioned that "Friso Nijboer suffering an unnecessary defeat against our tropical guest Mas Hafizulhelmi" . ( I translate literally the Dutch words using

Nijboer photo from schakers
GM Friso Nijboer (2552) vs. IM Mashafizul (2391)
BDO, Round 8, 22.08.09
Analysed by Hairulov and Rybka 3
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 The first shock. Mas has always play the main line Najdorf with 2...d6 3. Nc3 g6 Mas show that he is willing to play the Sicilian Dragon or Accelerated Dragon Variation. 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 d6 8. f3 Now the game transpose into the standard Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Variation 8...Bd7 9. Qd2 Rc8 10. Bb3 h5
Usually black castle first before playing this move. 11. O-O-O Na5 12. Kb1 Nc4
13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. Qd3 Rc8 15. g3?! This move looks to slow. 15...a6 16. h3 b5 17. a3 Qc7 18. g4 Now white 15th move look like a waste and losing tempo . He can actually push g4 in one shot. 18...Qc4 19. g5 Qxd3 20. Rxd3 Now the queens have been exchange, black doesn't have to be very about being checkmated early by white. Black King's also can afford not to because castle and stay in the centre ! 20...Nh7 21. Nd5 Nf8 22. f4 Ne6 23. Nb3 Bc6 24. Na5 Bxd5 25. Rxd5 f6 26.gxf6 Bxf6 Black break white's pawn centre and open line for his bishop. White on the other hand get the open g-file for his rook.
27. Rg1 Kf7 28. Rf1 Ke8 29. Rg1 Kf7 30. Rf1 Ke8 31. Rd2 As a higher rated play, Nijboer understandably doesn't want to repeat moves and draw! 31... g5 32.fxg5 Nxg5 32...Bxg5 is good also 33. Bxg5 Bxg5 34. Rg2 Bf6 35. c3 Kd7 Making a room for his queenside rook to move to the kingside and at the same time guarding the c6 square from white's knight 36. Nb3 Rhg8 37. Rfg1 Rxg2 38.Rxg2 Rf8 39. Kc2 Bh4 40. Nd4 40.e5!? open some lines against black's king is an alternative for e.g 40...dxe5 41.Nc5+ 40...Rf1 41. Nf5 Rf4 42. Re2 (42. Ng7 Rxe4 43. Nxh5) 42... Bf2 43. Kb3 h4 44. Nh6Rf3 45. e5 d5 46. e6+ Kc6 47. Nf7 Bg3 Of course Mas can't let white fork his king and rook with Ne5+ easily 48. Rd2? 48.Ng5 guarding his h- pawn is necessary 48... Bc7 49. Rg2? Nijboer should have offer more resistance with 49.Nh8 Be5 ( not 49...Rxh3? 50.Ng6 Bd6 51.Rd4 and black important h-pawn will drop) 50.Nf7 Bf6 49... Rxh3 Now black h-pawn path for queening is clear! 50. Rg8 Re3 51.Rh8 h3 0-1 Nijboer Resign Nijboer realised that his e6 will drop and he can't stop white h-pawn without sacrificing his piece so he resign. Bravo Mas !


Ching said...


n@jd0rf said...

Result should be 0-1 la hairulov..

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Thank Najdorf for pointing the mistake. I've corrected it.

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

It take me one and a half year to realized the mistake.

Better late then never!