Saturday, September 03, 2011

One from Zaidan

Sivanesan Subramanian (1763) - Zaidan Zulkipli (2069)
Ambank Chess Challenge, Round 9,  25.8.2011

Annotated by Zaidan Zulkipli

34.Qb6 white's threatening to capture the rook and also launches a deadly attack to Black's king with pawn on f7 as an attacking square, at this moment I had a very strong intuition and purpose to attack rather than to defence, I definitely believe Bxh3 will be decisive and will make white suffers to find a good defense.


34...Bxh3 Finally I played Bh3. What an EXHILARATING MOMENT!!!Tactically, If white recaptured h3 with the pawn, he will get mated with Qh2. If he plays slow move like Nxe5, he will get mated as well with Qxg2. And hence, the force move is to defence by stopping Black's queen from attacking along the 2nd rank. I got excited at this stage, I dont think about losing nor winning anymore, instead I just want to enjoy and feel the position to the fullest.

35. Rf2 Qc1+ 36. Bf1 36. Rf1 Qd2 37. Rf2 Qe1+ 38. Bf1 Rb7 39. Qxb7 Qxf2  

36... Bxg2+ 37. Kxg2 Qg5+ 38. Kh1 Qh4+ 39. Kg1 Bg3 still my rook was en prise, but Does white dare to capture it? Doesn't he? hehehe.   

40. Rg2 Bf4 if White captured Rc7, then Be3 is decisive with mating motifs.

41. Qf2 Qf6 42. Qb6 42. Rg4 g5 43. Rg3 Kg7 44. Rf3 h5

42... Rd7 43. Rf2 a blunder !!!

43...Qg5+ 44. Bg2 44. Rg2 Be3+ 45. Kh1 Qxg2+ 46. Bxg2 Bxb6   

44... Be3 45. Qxa6 b4 46. Kf1 46. Nxb4 Bxf2+ 47. Kxf2 Qd2+ 48. Kf1 Qxb4   

46... Bxf2 47. Kxf2 Qf6+ 48. Bf3 b3 49. Qd3 49. Qb5 b2 50. e5 Qh4+ 51. Ke2 Qh2+ 52.
Kf1 Qc2   

49... b2 50. Qb1 Rb7 51. Ke2 Qc3 52. Nd8 Rb3 0-1  Finally white resigns. And what a nice finish, with a few niche tactical plays and sound sacrifice.


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