Top senior player IM Mashafizul beat three top juniors players.
|Lim Zhou Ren (left) vs IM Mashafizul : 0-1|
Lim Zhou Ren vs IM Mashafizul
Round 4, Maverick Rapid, 27.2.2011
White to play
1. Re1 Qh3+ 2. Kg1 Qg3+ 3. Kh1 Qh4+ 4. Kg2 Rdxd7 0-1
|Round 5: IM Mashafizul vs Sumant Subramaniam : 1-0|
|Round 7: IM Mashafizul vs Muhd Syakir Shazmeer (right) : 1-0|
IM Mashafizul Helmi vs Muhd Syakir Shazmeer
Maverick Rapid Round 7, 27.2.2011
1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c4 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Nxc6 dxc6 (7... bxc6 8. e5 Ng8) 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Bf4 Bb4 10. O-O-O+ Ke7 11. f3 Bxc3?! Syakir decide to double white's pawn but
I think it was a positional mistake because white seems to dominate the dark square after black lost his dark square bishop.12. Bd6+ Ke8 13. bxc3 b5 Black found it difficult to mobilize his light square bishop. 14. Be2 Nd7 15.Kc2 f6 With the idea of playing Kf7 and mobilize his h8 rook later. 16. a4 Nb6 16... bxa4 17. Ra1 Nb6 18. Rhb1 and white will get back his pawn. 17.Bc7 Nd7 Of course 17... Nxa4?? will blunder the rook after 18. Rd8+ 18.axb5 axb5 19. Ra1 Rxa1 20. Rxa1 White rook dominate the a-file and later penetrate into black defense. 20...bxc4 21. Bxc4 Ke7 22. Ra7 Re8 23. e5 f5 24. Bd6+ Kf7 25. Rc7 25. Bb3 Kg6 (25... c5 26. Ba4 Rd8 27. Bxc5) 26. Ba4 Nb6 27. Bxc6 25... Kg8?? Black missed white's next move...
26. Rxc8 ! Rxc8 27. Bxe6+ Kh8 28. Bxd7 Ra8 29. e6 Black resign because he had to give his only piece to stop white's from queening 1-0
Below is Najib Wahab comment about the tournament:-
A total of 108 players participated in the DATCC Maverick Rapid Chess weekender series for 2011 surpassing the number of 92 registered in the Renegade event which was conducted late last month. The number of strong players turning up for the event is seen as a good omen for chess, promising a better and more vibrant future that is soon to come. Led by IM Mas Hafizul, Uzbek Madjidov Jasur and Philippines Ian Udani, this has been one of the strongest weekend event in the recent years influence by the upcoming NAG event, National Closed event and MSS event which are nearing very soon. It was clearly a “sparring” ground for aspiring players gunning for a good showing in the upcoming major events mentioned.
DATCC has been gaining a lot of support since being taken over by a new management earlier this year and the presence of IM Mas Hafizul in this weekend event are additional contributing factors that has made this event a huge success. Riding on the success of Renegade which pulled 92 players, Maverick event with 108 players is the single largest event conducted by DATCC since the center started. The biggest crowd for DATCC was 119 players back in January when Stonemaster did its “1 Malaysia” event.
DATCC would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all the players (especially to IM Mas), supporters, bloggers, writers, parents, teachers, officials (especially IM/IA Giam Choo Kwee) for all the support and assistance that ALL OF YOU have given in making this event a huge success. Thank you everyone.
The next weekender series is planned for May 2011 – be on the lookout for our next successful outing!
Thanks again everyone!!!
From Najib Wahab
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