Friday, February 03, 2012

Nik Ahmad Farouqi - IM Mashafizul : 1-0

Nik Ahmad Farouqi retain the Kelantan Closed Championship title by winning this year edition which was held from 26th-27th January 2012 . In round 4, he produce the biggest upset by beating Malaysian no. 1 - IM Mashafizul Helmi. For full report about the tournament, visit the PCNK blog here


Nik Ahmad Farouqi  - IM Mashafizul
Kelantan Closed, Round 4, 26.1.2012

1.c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 Be6 5. b3 Nge7 6. Bb2 d5 7. d3 f6 8. e3 dxc4 9. dxc4 Nb4 10. Qxd8+ Rxd8 11. Ke2 c6 12. Ne4 Nc8 13. Bh3 Bxh3 14. Nxh3 $11 Be7 15. f4 exf4 16. gxf4 Kf7 17. a3 Na6 18. Rad1 Nd6 19. Nxd6+ Bxd6 20. b4 Rhe8 21. Kf3 Bc7 22. Nf2 Nb8 23. Rhg1 a5 24. Ne4 axb4 25. axb4 Nd7 26. Bd4 h6 27. b5 Nf8 ??




A natural looking move which is actually a serious blunder  28. b6! Bb8  Other bishop move also lose material for e.g. 28... Bd6 29. Bxf6 gxf6 30. Nxd6+



29.Rxg7+ !! Probably Mas miss this tactic.  After 29... Kxg7 30. Bxf6+ Kg6 31. Bxd8  29... Kxg7 30. Bxf6 white is two pawn up + 1-0

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