Friday, March 26, 2010

3rd DATCC Team League - Round 1 - My Game

In the first round of the 3rd DATCC Team League held last Wednesday, i decide to play on board 2 for my team - Nusa Mahkota Chess Club  against a new team- Gung Ho. Actually this is the reason why i did not show other players games or positions in my report  for round 1. This is  because i had to concentrate on  my own game.

Pity to Andrew Ooi who was checkmated on move 10 by Kaushal Khandahar. Andrew was playing and at the same time busying taking photos to make sure his always `hungry` blog follower and visitors  enjoy reading and watching  in their house (perhaps with a bottle of coke and chip ) for  the first round report.

However  in my case, i should have thanks  my opponent - Ismail Abdul Rahman who turn up late because  it gave me  chance  to snap a few photos during the early stage of the first round. Click here for the photos.

Another problems of playing is i can`t observe other games too  much because i`m afraid it will effect  my own game. So, if  you don`t mind, please enjoyed my `piece of crap` below :-

Ismail Abdul Rahman vs Hairul  Abdul Hamid
3rd DATCC Team League, Round 1, 24.3.2010

1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 My opponent choose the Scotch.3...exd4 

4. Bc4 ...and he choose The Scotch Gambit variation.. Fortunately, i myself have play this opening  quite a number of  times before in my online and friendly blitz games so i was quite familiar with this opening .
4... Nf6 5. e5 Ne4 My opponent was quite shock with this move, may be he have`not seen it before.
Actually it was a playable line beside the main line 5...d5.

6. Nbd2 If   6. O-O d5 7. Bb5  (7. exd6 Nxd6) Or if white choose 6. Qe2 then 6...Nc5  

6... d5 7. Bb5 Bc5 8. O-O O-O 9. Nxe4? White voluntalry gave black a strong center. 9. Re1  is better.

9... dxe4 10. Ng5 Bf5 11. Bxc6  If 11. g4  then  Bg6 12. e6 Ne5 13. exf7+ Bxf7  (13... Nxf7?! 14. Bc4 )

11... bxc6 12. Re1 12. h4 h6 13. g4 Bg6 with advantage for white

12... Qd5 Black`s is simply a pawn up and is ahead in development.  White Black also have the  double bishop.

Yours truly (left) waiting for Ismail`s 13th move 13.g4

13. g4!? White have to do something active , if not black`s superior position will cash in 13...Bg6 14. Bf4 f6   

15. c4!? 

A practical try for white.  15. exf6 also an option however black still have the upperhand for e.g  Rxf6 16. Nh3 Raf8 17. Bg3 Rf3 

15... Qxc4 15... fxg5?  After the game, Ilhamuddin and i analysed this possibility and concluded that black`s has a good compensation however after checking with Fritzy...the monster show that the sacrifice is doom after  16. cxd5 Rxf4 17.Rc1 Bb6 18. Rxc6 d3 19. Rxb6! White gave back the material and it`s depend on black how to maintain the initiative 19... axb6 :   My opponent suggest a better move which i miss during the game 15...dxc3! winning 16. Qxd5+ cxd5 17. Ne6 (17. exf6 cxb2! 18. Rab1 Rxf6 19. Be3 d4) 17... cxb2 18. Rab1 e3! 

16. Nxe4 Bb4 probably 16... fxe5 is  better  for e.g  17. Bxe5 (17. Rc1 Qxa2 18. Bxe5 Bb6 19. Bxd4 Bxe4 20. Rxe4 Rad8) 17... Bb4 18. Qa4 

17. Nd2 Qd5 18. e6 Rfe8 19. Qb3 Qxb3 20. axb3 20. Nxb3 Bxe1 21. Rxe1 Rad8  

20... Re7 21. Ra6 Be8  Fritz suggest a better move 21... Bd3! 22. Ra4 (22. Rxc6 g5! 23. Bxc7 (
23. Bg3? Bxd2) 22... c5 23. g5
a6 and black`s rook on a8 is free to move to e8 to attack white`s e6 pawn.

22. Re4? c5 23. Nc4 Bb5 24. Ra1 a5  i miss a better move 24... Bc6! 25. Re2 Bf3 26. Rc2 Bxg4
and black pawn on e6 will drop

25. Bd2 Bxc4?! 25... Rae8 !?  makes it even easier for Black 26. Bxb4 axb4 27. Ra5 Bc6 28. Re1 Rxe6 29. Rf1 (29. Rxe6 Rxe6 30. Rxc5 Re1# checkmate) 29... Bd5 30. Rxc5 c6 

26. Bxb4 Rxe6 27. Rxe6 Bxe6 28. Bxc5 d3 29. Be3 Bxb3 

29... Bxg4!? is also good because white`s panwn stucture is seriously damage. 

30. Kf1 a4 31. Ke1 Kf7?! 31... Bc2! 32. Kd2 Rb8 33. Ra2  and white`s rook will be tight down defending the b2 pawn Kf7 34. f3 Ke6 35. Kc3 c5 follow by 36...Kd5 

32. Kd2 Rd8 33. Re1 Bc2 33... Rd5!? 34. Bf4 c6 35. Re4  

34. Bc5  

 34...Re8? 34... Rd7! or  34... Rd7 35. f4 . I know that a different color bishop always lead to a draw but because of my two pawn advantage, i voluntarily offer an exchange of rook which my opponent duly accept. This prove to be a wrong decision by me because even with a two pawns advantage, it does not guarantee a win in this kind of endings.. 

35. Rxe8  Kxe8 A different color bishop endings has occurred 36. Ke3 Kd7 37. Bf8 g6 38. Bb4 Ke6 39. Kd4 39. f4 c6  

39... h6 39... c5+ 40. Kxc5 Ke5 41. Bd2 

40. Bd2 h5 41. g5 fxg5 42. Bxg5 Kf5 43. h4 Kg4 44. Ke3 c5 45. Kd2 Kf3 46. Be7 Kxf2 47. Bxc5+ Kg3 48. Be7 1/2-1/2

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