Friday, November 16, 2012

Ahmad Fadzil Nayan vs Chek Kin Keuw (SUKIPT 2012)

Ahmad Fadzil Nayan vs  Chek Kin Keuw
Round 11,  SUKIPT 2012 

Analyzed by Chek Kin Keuw

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2

Kin Keuw before playing 5...d6

5...d6 6.Nc3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.0-0 exd5 9.cxd5 Re8 10.Bf4 a6 11.a4 Bg4


I wanted to fight for d4 and e5 squares. Nayan had 10 more minutes and played the opening extremely fast. This only shows that I am lacking of opening knowledge in Benoni.

12.h3 Bxf3 13.Bxf3 Qc7 14.e4 Nbd7 15.Bg2
Fritz 11 suggests that 15.a5 Ne5 16.Be2 c4 17.Be3 with slight edge to white.

15...Ne5 16.Qc2 Rab8 17.a5 Nfd7
Good move. The knight is aiming at c5 after the c4 pawn moves. This move also opens up a1-h8 diagonal for the bishop.

18.Ra4 b5?!
Probably 18...c4!? is better because black equalizes the game without any real risk. The text move opens up a-file for white rooks. I chose this move instead of 18...c4 because wanted to justify my 16th move. I should know what is position demands but not what I demand in the position.

19.axb6 Rxb6 20.Rfa1 Reb8 21.Bc1?!
Computer suggests 21.Nd1!? to allow white maintains its slight edge. The knight is not doing anything on c3 so 21.Nd1!? with the idea of 22.Rxa6. I myself also missed this move in the heat of battle.

I had planned this move beforehand. Black sac a pawn for piece activity and initiative.

22.Rxa6 Nc5 23.Rxb6 Qxb6 24.Be3 Ned3
Avoiding 24...Qxb2? 25.Qxb2 Rxb2 26.Bxc5 dxc5 27.Ra8+ Bf8 28.Bf4 which white has a clear advantage.

25.Nd1 Qb4
After the game Nayan suggested 25...Qb3 which is quite playable too. 25...Nxb2 is a good alternative as well. Not 25.Bxb2? 26.Nxb2 Qxb2 27.Qxb2 Nxb2 28.e5!

26.Ra7 Ne1?!?
I thought the pawn is not going anywhere. But 26...Nxb2! 27.Nxb2 Bxb2 gives black a slight edge.

27.Qe2(white has a slight edge) Nxg2 28.Qf3?!
Both players missed 28.Kxg2 Nxe4 29.Rc7 Nf6 30.Nc3 gives white a good game.

28...f5= 29.Kxg2 Nxe4
This is the position I imagined when I played 26...Ne1. I was going to play Qb5 next hitting the d5 pawn. However...

At least this move made me panic especially in slight time pressure. White tried to generate counter-play and I cracked in time pressure.


The decisive mistake. I should have been played 30...Qb5 and black could well hope to play on 31.gxf5 Qxd5 32.fxg6 hxg6=

31.gxf5 gxf5 32.Qh5 Qb8
Preventing 33.Bh6 but it fails miserably to another unexpected move. I thought this position was ok for black and I was ready to play Qe8 next and later Nf6 to target the d5 pawn.

After this move I felt the game was over.

33...Nf6 34.Qg5
White could do better by 34.Rxg7+! Kx 35.Qg5+ Kh8 36.Bxf6+ etc.

34...Rf7 35.Rxf7 Kxf7 36.Qxf5 Qe8 37.Ne3 Qe4+ 38.Qxe4 Nxe4 39.Bxg7 Kxg7 40.Nxc4
and I resigned a few moves later. A bitter end. Much to be learnt in this game!

Source:  Chek Kin Keuw

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