Saturday, August 01, 2009

Mashafizul win the Quarterfinal Match !

Game 3: Tariq(right) resign his 3rd game against Mas (left)

Game three of Mas-Tariq Malaysian Masters Championship (Quater-Final) proceed today at the Dato' Arthur Tan Chess Centre. As expected, Mas who is leading 2-0 and need only half point to advanced to the semi final win easily with white piece.

IM Mashafizul vs. NJM Muhammad Tariq Amru
Malaysian Masters (Quarterfinal) , Game 3, 1.8.08

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. d3 Be7 7. a3 Nc6 8. Nf3 Be6 9. O-O f6 10. b4 a5 11. b5 Nd4 12. Nd2 Bd5 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 14. e3 Ne6 15. Qb3 c6 16. Qc4 Qd7 17. Bb2 O-O 18. bxc6 bxc6 19. Bh3 Rfb8 20. Ra2 Kh8 21.d4 ! With his double bishop ready for action, Mas open the game .
exd4 22. Bxd4 c5 23. Ba1 Qc6 24. Ne4 Nec7 25. Rc1 Nb6 26. Qc2 c4 27. Nd2
Ra6 28.Nxc4 white win a pawn Nxc4 29. Qxc4 Qxc4 30. Rxc4 Nb5 31. a4 Nd6 32.
Rc7 Bf8 33. Bd4 h6 34. Bf1 Rb1 35. Kg2 Ra8 36. Bd3 Rbb8 37. h4 Rc8 38. Rac2
Rxc7 39. Rxc7 Tariq resign . White extra pawn and double bishop is good enough for a win.
1-0 It's hard to find where exactly black has made the mistake.

Below is the price giving ceremony to the losing quarterfinalist

Mashafizul Helmi presenting RM 500 to Muhammad Tariq Amru ( losing quarter finalists)
on behalf of MCF Honorary Life President - Dato' Tan Chin Nam.

Photo and games send by Mr. Sirajuddin

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