Monday, September 07, 2009

Mas lost to GM Igor Stohl

IM Mashafizul lost to Slovakian GM - Igor Stohl in round 3, Baniky Kahanec GM tournament last night. Tonight Mas will meet Ukraine GM - Sergey Krivoshey(FIDE 2497) in round 4.


GM Igor Stohl (2544) vs. IM Mashafizul Helmi (2416)
XXXII. Banicky Kahanec, Round 3, 6.9.09
Analysed by Hairulov and Rybka3
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 b6 4. e4 d6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 From English the opening now transpose into a Sicilian Maroczy formation. 6...Bb7 7. f3 e6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Qd2 a6 12. Kh1 Qc7 13. Rac1 Rac8 14. Rfd1 Qb8 15. b4 Rfe8 16. a3 Bd8 17. Nb3 Bc7 18. Bf4 Ne5 19. Bxe5 dxe5 20. c5 So far so theory 20...Nh5 Rybka opening book suggest 20... Red8 21. Qe3) 21. Qe3 b5 22. a4
22...bxa4?! Probably keeping the position closed with 22... Bc6 is better 23. Nxa4 Black's a6 pawn will be a target. 23...Rcd8 24. Nb6 Nf4 if 24... Bxb6 25. cxb6 the double b pawn is an asset not liablity for white 25. Bf1 f5 26. Na5 fxe4 27. fxe4 Rd4 Mas sac a pawn to open some line for his bishop pair and to create some counterplay. 28. Rxd4 exd4 29. Qxd4 Be5 30. Qc4 Qc7 31. Rd1 31. c6! might be the shorter path 31... Bc6 32. Nxc6 Qxc6 33. b5 axb5 34. Qxb5 Qxb5 35. Bxb5
White passed c pawn decide the outcome of the game. 35...Re7 36. g3 Nh5 37. Nd7 Bc7
38. e5 g5 39. Ra1 Kg7 40. c6 Kh6 41. Ra7
White choose to finish in style rather then the simple move like 41. Kg2 planning Kf3-Ke4
41... Bxe5 42. c7 Bxc7 43. Rxc7 Nf6 44. Rb7 g4 45. Nc5 Rxb7 46. Nxb7 Kg5 47.
Bd3 h5 48. Nc5 h4 49. Ne4+ 1-0 After 49... Nxe4 50. Bxe4 hxg3 51. hxg3 white g- pawn will decide the outcome.

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