Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Mashafizul-Wong Meng Kong

IM Mashafizul (left) against Uzbek IM - Jahongir Vakhidov in round 4. Photo from Andrew Ooi

Below is Mashafizul 3rd round game against Singaporean GM - Wong Meng Kong at the KL Open 2011. Mas had a slow start in this tournament, losing his first to games against Indian IM - Das Arghyadip (2461) and Uzbek GM - Tahir Vadhikov ( 2485)  respectively. In round 4 he lost to IM Jahonghir who now lead the event with maximum 4 points out of 4!

IM Mashafizul (2413) - GM Wong Meng Kong (2355)
KL Open, Round 3, 6.9.2011

1.e4 e5 2. Bc4 d6 3. Nc3 Be6  4. d3 Nc6 5. Nge2 Qd7 6. Nd5 Na5 7. a4 Nxc4 8. dxc4 f5 9. exf5 Bxf5 10. f4 Nf6 11. O-O c6 12. Nxf6+ gxf6 13. fxe5 fxe5 14. Ng3 Bg6 15. Be3 White didn't give black a chance to settle down with 15... O-O-O? Because black will lose a pawn after 16. Bxa7  

15...Qe6 16. b3 Be7 17. Nh5 Rg8 18. Rf2 Kd7 19. Qe2 Kc7 20. Re1 Rgf8 21. Nf4


21...Qg8 Of course 21... exf4 ?? lost the queen after 22. Bb6+ axb6 23. Qxe6 

22. Nd3 White plans c5  

22...Bh4 23. g3 Bf6 24. c5 d5 25. Bd4!?


An interesting sacrifice but unfortunately not enough to win   

25...exd4  26. Rxf6 Rae8 of course 26... Rxf6??  would be serious blunder for e.g  27. Qe5+ Kd7 28. Qe7+ Kc8 29. Qxf6 white plan to penetrate black's defense with Re7-Qd6-Qc7++  

27. Qf2 Rxf6 28. Qxf6 Rxe1+ 29. Nxe1 Qe8 30. Qf4+ Kd7 31. Kf1 Be4 32. Qf6 Qh5 1/2-1/2 Draw.



White knight is too far behind to join his queen to attack black's king so white will choose to give a perpetual with 33. Qg7+ Kc8 34. Qg8+ Kc7 35. Qg7+ Kc8 36. Qg8+ Kc7 37. Qg7+ Kc8

 Results at chess-results.com here


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