Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nabila-Alia - Game 1

NWM Alia Azwa Anin Bakri - NCM Nur Nabila Azman
Malaysian Women Master (Final), Game 1, 20.3.2010

Analysed by Hairulov and Fritz

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 c6 6. cxd5 White`s choose the exchange variation. A rather positional approach.

6...exd5 7.e3 O-O 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Bd3 h6 10. Bh4 Re8 11. O-O Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Rab1
 Nabila choose to play the minority attack. A Minority Attack is when one side has less pawns on the wing in question and proceeds to advance those pawns in an effort to attack the opposing pawn majority. This is the basic idea behind the Minority Attack.  It`s a common idea in the Queen Gambit Exchange Variation where white push his queenside pawn to create weaknesses on black`s queenside pawn structure, mainly by targeting the pawn on c6.

13...Ndf6 14. b4 Bd7 15. Ne5 Rac8 16. Rfc1 Nxc3 17. Qxc3 Ne4 18. Qc2 Be6 19. a4 Nd6 20. Qb3 Ne4 21. Qb2 Bf5 22. Qe2 Qg5 23. Nf3 Qf6 24. Ne5 Qg5 25. Rb3 Nd6 26. Bxf5 Nxf5 27. Nf3 Qg4 28. Qd3 Qe4 29. Rbc3 Qxd3 30. Rxd3 Nd6 31. Rdc3 a6 31... a5!? 32. bxa5 (32. b5?! cxb5 33. Rxc8 Rxc8 34. Rxc8+ Nxc8 35. axb5 Nd6 black has a dangerous passed pawn on a - file while white`s b pawn will drop.)  32... Ra8 33. Rc5 Ne4 

32. Nd2 Re7 33. Rc5 Rce8 34. Nb1 Ne4 35. R5c2 Nd6 36. Na3 Ra8 37. Rc3 Ne4 38. Rb3 Ree8 39. b5? 
I think white`s problem start here. The timing for this b5 pawn  push is probably not  correct. Maybe white`s should move his king toward the centre with moves like f3-Kf2-Ke2-Kd3-etc-etc.

39...cxb5 40. axb5 Rec8 41. Rxc8+ Rxc8 42. g3  White have to make a luft to avoid being mate on c1! 42...a5
Black has a passed pwan on a-file now. 43. b6 Rc3 44. Rxc3 Nxc3

The material is equal but black has a strong advantage thanks to his passed a - pawn!

45. f3 Kf8 46. Kf1 Ke7 47. Ke1 Na4 48. Nb5 Nxb6 White is a pawn down right now. Furthermore black have create a connected pass pawn on a and b file. 

49. Kd1 f5 50. h3 h5 51. Kc2 g6 52. Na3 ?!  52. Nc3  Centralized the knight seems better. Remember - `a knight on rim is dim`
52... Nc8 Stronger is 52... Nc4! 53. Nxc4 dxc4  And black`s have three connected pass pawn on the queenside!

53. Nb5 Kd7 54. Kb3 Nb6 55. Kc2 Kc6 56. Nc3 Nc4 57. Kd3 b5 58. e4 f xe4+ 59. fxe4 dxe4+ 60. Nxe4 Nd6 61. Nd2 Kd5 62. Nf3 b4  Black`s queenside connected pass pawn is to strong to be stop. 

63. Ne5 g5 64. Nd7 Ke6 65. Nc5+ Kd5 66. g4 hxg4 67. hxg4 Nb5 68. Ne4 Nxd4 69. Nxg5 a4 
Black passed pawn is much faster then black`s

70. Ne4 a3 71. Nc3+ Ke5 71... bxc3 also win for e.g 72. Kxc3 Ke5 73. g5
Kf5 74. Kxd4 a2

72. Kd2  72. g5 bxc3 73. Kxc3 Kf5 74. Kxd4

72... bxc3+ 73. Kxc3 Kf4 0-1  Nabila Resign

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