Sunday, April 18, 2010

Abdul Haq vs FM Daniel Fernandez (UKM Master Round 4)

After three straight losses, Haq manage to draw against the young Singaporean FM- Daniel Fernandez. Daniel had already two IM norm under his belt and he finish on shared 4th - 7th  place in the strong Sydney International recently.

Below is Haq-Daniel 4th round encounter.

Abdul Haq Mohamad (2057) vs FM Daniel Fernandez (2299)
UKM Master, Round 4, 16.4.2010

Analysed by centaur (Hairulov + Fritz) 

1.e4  g6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bd3 This move is quite unusual. Probably Haq want to avoid main line. 5...d6 6. h3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 e6 9. Rb1 d5 Black decide to immedietly break the center.10. exd5 exd5 11. b4 dxc4 12. Bxc4 It`s clear that black is better. White pawn structure is a little bit lose with his isolated pawn on d3. 12...Bf5 13. d3 cxb4 14. axb4  

White pawn on d3 looks weak. 14...Qd7 14... a6 15. b5 Na5 16. g4 Nxc4 17. gxf5  15. Ne2 Nd5 16. b5 Na5 17. Bxd5 Qxd5 Black have the bishop pairs. 18. Nf4 Qd8 19. g4

  Haq (left) vs FM Daniel Fernandez (right)

19...Bd7 20. Bb2 f6?! Understandably, black want to keep his bishop pairs but the move 20...f6 does create a weak square on e6. 21. Nd4     

...and Haq exploit it immediately. 21... Qb6 22. Qf3 22. Qa4! threatening black`s knight on a5 and also threatening Qa2+ followed by Nfe6 22... a6 23. Qd5+ Rf7 24. Nfe6?! 24. Rfe1 Strengthening control over the e6 square is probably the correct move. 24... Bxe6 25. Nxe6 Qxb5 26. Qxb5  White can choose to mantain the  pressure along the a2-g8 diagonal with 26. Qa2!? 26... axb5 27. Nxg7 Rxg7 27... Kxg7  28. g5! 28. Bxf6 Rd7 29. Rxb5 Rxd3 30. Ra1 30. g5!? After the game i suggest the plan  of cementing the f6 bishop with g5 and then using  white`s rook(s) to penetrate on black`s 7th or 8th rank 30... Rd6 31. Bc3  31. g5 31... b6 32. Bb4 Rf6 33. Bc3 Rd6 34. Bxa5 bxa5 35. Rbxa5 Rxa5 36. Rxa5 h6 37. Ra7 g5 38. Kg2 Rf6 39. Kg3 Rf8 40. f3 Rf6 41. Ra4 Kg7 42. f4 gxf4+ 43. Rxf4 Rxf4 44. Kxf4  Kg6 45. h4 Kf6

46. Ke4 Ke6 47. Kd4 Kd6 48. Ke4 Ke6 49. Kd4 Kd6 50. g5 And the game will draw but white can test black endgame skills with 50. Kd3!? although with correct play black will still draw for e.g 50...Kd7 51.Kc3 Ke6 (51...Kc7?? would be a disaster 52.g5! hxg5 53.h5! and white win!) 52.Kd2 Kd6 etc.  50... hxg5 51. hxg5  Ke6 52. Ke4 Kf7 53. Kf5  White king can`t get into the key square (f6,g6,h6,f7,g7 or h7)  of  his passed pawn on  g5  so it`s draw  53...Kg7 54. g6 Kg8 55. Kg5 Kg7 56. Kh5 Kg8 1/2-1/2

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