Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chess Puzzle (21).... from MAKSAK 2011

Below is beautifull game  from one of MAKSAK 2011 event. 

Mohd Zambri Syarif (KL) vs Azmi Othman (Selangor)
MAKSAK 2011, Round 4, 23.7.2011

1.e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Be7 7. d3 O-O 8. e5 Ne8 9. Kh1 g6 10. Bb3 Ng7 11. Ne4 Nf5 12. exd6 Nxd6 13. Nxc5 b6 14. Ne4 Bb7 15. Nxd6 Bxd6 16. f5 exf5 17. Bh6 Re8 18. Ng5 Re7  This position  deserved a diagram.

19. Rxf5!! A deadly and brilliant move by Zambri.  Black's position fall apart. 19...gxf5 20. Qh5 Ne5 

In time trouble Zambri   play   21. Nxh7 which is not the best move. Although Zambri eventually won the game, his opponent - Azmi  failed to find the best defense and later missed a brilliant resource which should turn the table.  

Guess what Zambri missed on move 21...


SomeDaysLikeThese said...

I think its Bg7

Neles said...
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Neles said...

19.Rxf5 do not deserve !! but 20...Ne5 deserve ??

Mate will follow by 21.Bg7 (threaten Qxh7#), Kxg7 22.Qxh7+, Kf6 (If 22...Kf8, 23. Qh8#) 23.Qh6+, Ng6 24.Nh7+, Ke5, 25.Qe3+, Be4 26.d4# mate.

Such a beautiful combination. Too bad he had to find this under time pressure