Monday, August 11, 2014

IM Suhrob Khamdamov - Fadzil Nayan

IM  Suhrob Khamdamov (2301) - Ahmad Fadzil Nayan ( 2121)
Olympiad Tromso, Round 9, 11.8.2014

1. e4 c5 2. c3 The Sicilian Alapin Variation. 

2...d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6. Be2?!


The problem with this move is black can take the knight on b1 and white's a-pawn is hanging after Rxb1. That's why theory suggest 6. Be3

6... cxd4 7. cxd4 Bxb1 8. Rxb1 e6

8... Qxa2 actually white can win the a-pawn immediately  but black probably will be punish for delaying his development. So Fadzil took a wise decision and the a-pawn remain hanging. 

9. O-O Bd6 10. b4 


10...Nf6  Black does not fall into white's trap for e.g. 10... Bxb4? 11. Qa4! Qa5 12. Qxa5 Bxa5 13. Rxb7 black position fall apart and he is seriously behind in development.

10... Nxb4? 11. Rxb4 Bxb4 12. Qa4+ and black will have serious problem. 13...Kf8 13. Qxb4+ Ne7 14. Ba3 Re8 15.Bc4 Qe4 16. Bb5

 10... Qxa2!? probably only Mel Gibson "braveheart" dare to
take this pawn.

11. b5 Ne7 12. Ng5? 


White probably plan to harass black's queen after Bf3 next but the problem is after... 

12...h6 13. Bf3 Qf5 black has a tempo by threatening white's rook on b1 and now white's knight on g5 has no safe return. 14. Nxf7

14. Nh3?? Qxb1

14. Nxe6 is still losing but better choice for white because black's king is more expose. 14...fxe6

14... Kxf7 Black's is material up. His king is quite safe and his rook is well connected. 

15. Rb3 Ned5 16. Re1 Rhe8 17. g4 Qg6 18. h4 


Knowing he has a lost position, white play a "nothing to lose game".

18...Rac8 19. g5 hxg5 20. hxg5 Nf4 21. Bxf4 21. Bxb7? Qxg5+ 22. Kf1 Rxc1! 23. Qxc1 Ng4 and white is totally busted. 

21... Bxf4 22. Bxb7 Qxg5+ 23. Kf1 Rc1 24. Qe2 Ng4


Threatening mate in one with Nh2++! 

25. Bg2 Nh2+ 26. Kg1 Rxe1+ 27. Qxe1 Rc8 The other black's rook also want to have fun. 

28. Rc3 Bd2