Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Malaysian Chess Championship - Round 1 : NM Kamal Abdullah vs Kamal Azmi Wahiduddin

NM Kamal Abdullah -  Kamal Azmi Wahiduddin 
Malaysian Chess Championship
Round 1, 2019.05.29, Kuantan, Pahang

NM Kamal Abdullah  is facing NM Kamal Arrifin and NWM Khairunnisa elder brother - Kamal Azmi. Azmi  is local born player.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7 The Hungarian defense. Quite tame and not that
popular. Main line is 3... Bc5 and 3... Nf6

4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. Nbd2 a6 9. a4 Qd7 10. Nf1 Be6 ?? black should try breaking the center with 10... d5!?  11. exd5 Nxd5 and white cant win the e5 pawn because
the knight on f3 is pin

11. Ne3 Bxc4 12. Nxc4 h6 13. a5 Nh7 14. Ne3 the knight aiming at the strong d5 and f5 square.

14...Bg5 15. Nxg5 Nxg5 16. Qh5 Ne7 17. h4 Nh7 18. Qf3 Rab8 19. g4 this is double edge. White attack look strong but at the same time  weaken his king defense.

19...f6?! black should plan to break the center with d5 by playing moves like Rfe8 and Rbd8 as Aaron Nimzowitch mentioned in his famous book My System - a sharp flank attack can be disrupted by a counter thrust in the center.

20. Nf5 Nxf5 21. gxf5 Qf7 22. Kh2 Kh8 23. Rg1 Rg8 24. Rg6 Qd7 25. Qh5 Rbf8 26. Be3 Qb5 26... d5!? 

27. Rag1 ! Qd7 27... Qxb2 ?? 28. Qg4 the battery is too strong for e.g. Qa2 29. c4
h5 30. Qg3 Qe2 31. Rxg7 

28. c4 c5 29. Qg4 Qf7 30. b4 !? white try to penetrate on the queenside

30...cxb4 31. Rb1 Rc8 32. Rxb4 !? white set a smal trap

32...Qd7 32... Nf8? although trapping the rook on g6, black will face a
devating attack after for e.g. 33. h5 Nxg6 34. hxg6 Qe7 35. Kg2 Rgf8 36. Rb1 
bringing the rook back to kingside to increase the pressure against black's
king 36...Qc7 37. Rh1 Kg8 38. Bxh6 gxh6 39. Rxh6 

33. Qh5 Qe7 34. Rb1 Qd7 35. Rbg1 Qe7 36. Bd2 Qd7 37. Qg4 Qf7 38. Qf3 Qd7 39. Rb1 Nf8 40. Qh5? 

40...Nh7? 40... Nxg6!  black could actually took the rook now for e.g.  41. fxg6 Rge8 42. Bxh6 gxh6 43. Qxh6+ Kg8 44. g7 b5 45. Qh8+ Kf7 46. Qh5+ Ke6 and it is white who will be
fighting to save the game. 

41. Rgg1 Rc7 42. Rb6 the d6 pawn become a target

Rc6 43. Rb3 Rc7 44. Rgb1 Rgc8 45. Rb6 Qe7 46. Bc1 planning Ba3 

46...Rd8 47. Ba3 Nf8 48. Bc1 Nh7 49. Qe2 the queen going to support the attack on the kingside
but black stop it with 

49...Qf7 planning to ho to h5 if black leave the kingside

50. Ba3 Rcd7 51. Rg1 Nf8 52. Qg4 Nh7 53. Qg6 

53...Qxg6 ? 53... Qe7 black should keep the queen and pray for the best. 

54. Rxg6 Nf8 55. Rg1 now black's two backward pawn weakness ( b7 and d6) give white a winning attack 

Rc8 56. Rgb1 Rcc7 the d6 pawn fall 

57. Bxd6 Rc6 ? black crack under pressure

58. Rxc6 bxc6 59. Bxf8 black win a piece and the game. 1-0

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