Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nicholas - Mashafizul Game 4: LIVE

Game 4 start at 3.30 pm. Nicholas can't afford to lose this game, if Mas win the match is over.

FM Nicholas Chan (2402) - IM Mashafizul (2419)
Malaysian Master (Final), Game 4, 20.12.09

Analysed by Hairulov and Fritz

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 Probably Nicholas doesn't one to double his c-pawn as happen in game 2 yesterday which he lost 4...a5 5. g3 d5 Fritz opening book end here. The computer suggest three alternative - 5...b6; 5.0-0 or 5...Nc6 6. a3 Be7 7. d4 O-O 8. Bg2 c6 9. O-O a4 10. Qa2 Not a normal square for the queen to reside especially in just 10th move. I prefer 10.Qd1 and the queen has more option later 10...b6


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IM Lim Yee Weng in the house for game 4

11.Rd1 Ba6

Black has to settle his light square bishop problem especially when he has c6-d5-e6 pawn centre 12.Ne5 Nfd7

yours truly analysing and blogging game 4 live .

13.Nxd7 Former National player- Mohd Saprin Sabri suggest an intersting line 13. cxd5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 cxd5 15. Nxd5 exd5 16. Bxd5 Kh8 17. Bf4 Ra7 and advantage to white

13...Nxd7 14.cxd5 Mas is using quite a lot of time to consider whether to take with 14...cxd5 or 14...exd5


14...cxd5 15. e4 Bc4 16. Qb1 Nf6 17. e5 Nd7 18. Re1 b5 19. Qc2 Qb6 20. Qd1 Nb8 21. Qg4 Kh8 22. Be3 Nc6 23. Ne2 Bxe2?! 23...b4!? is probably better . Probably Mas didn't want white to play Nf4-Nh5

24. Rxe2 Na5 25. Rd1 Rac8 26. h4 Rc4 27. h5 Nb3 28.Bf1 28.h6 look more promising

28...b4 29.axb4 Qxb4 30.f3 IM elect Mok Tze Meng doesn't like this move ...as he said to me about 30.f3 - "what for?"

30..Rfc8 31.Qf4 Kg8 32.Rf2 R4c7 33.Bd3 Bf8 34.Kg2 Na5 35.Ra1 could'nt understand this move. But according to Mok Tze Meng, white has no plan .

35...Qb3 36. Bb1 Qb5 Time for both players now :- Nicholas 13 minutes - Mas 7 minutes

37.Kh2 Nb3 38.Ra2 Nc1 39.Ra1? This could be the desicive mistake. White should have take the dangerous knight with 39.Bxc1

39... Ne2! 40.Qg4 Qxb2 Time to resign - as what Mok said

41.h6 Qxa1 42.hxg7 Qxb1 43.hxf8+=Q Kxf8 44.Bh6+ Ke7 45.Rxe2 Rc2 46.Bd2 R2c4
Mas should have just push the pawn with 46... a3! for e.g 47. Qg5+ Kd7 48. Qg7 Re8 49. Qxf7+ Re7 50. Qf8 a2 47. Qg5+ Kd7 48. Qf4 Qf5 49. Qe3 f6 50.g4 Qg5 51.Qd3 both players in time trouble . 51... Qh4+ 52.Kg2 f5 53.Be1 Qe7 54.gxf5 Qg5+ 55. Kf1 Qxf5 56.Qa3 Qf8 57. Qd3 Rb8 58. Qxh7+ Qe7 59. Qh6 Rb3 60. Bh4 Rxf3+ 61. Kg2 Qf8 62.Qg6 Qf5 63. Qg7+ Qf7 64. Qg4 Rcc3 65. Rb2 Kc6 66. Be1 Rce3 67. Rc2+ Kd7 68. Bh4 Re4 69. Qg5 Rxh4 70. Qxh4 Qg6+ 71. Kxf3 Qd3+ 72. Kf4 Qxc2 73. Qh8 Qf2+ 74. Kg4 Qxd4+ 75. Kg3 Qd3+ 76. Kg2 Qe2+ 77. Kg3 a3 78. Qb8 Qd3+ 79. Kh4 Qc4+ 80. Kg5 Qc7 81. Qb5+ Kd8 82. Qa6 Qxe5+ 83. Kg6 Qf5+ 84. Kg7 Qg5+ 85. Kf7 Qe7+ 86. Kg6 Qb4 87. Kf7 Kc7 88. Qa7+ Kc6 89. Kf6 Kb5 90. Kxe6 Qc5 91. Qh7 a2 92. Qd3+ Qc4 93. Qa3 d4+ 94. Kd7 Qa4 0-1 Nicholas Resign 0-1 Mas win the game and the match 3.5-0.5

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