Friday, April 10, 2009

IM Deep Sengupta- IM Mas Hafizulhelmi; IM Mas Lost Top of Table Clash Round 4 Live!

In here our Malaysian player IM Mas Hafizulhelmi is playing at 1st board against Indian young player IM Deep Sengupta as black. We had seen IM Mas played in the recent Thailand Open in 1st board & lost 3 games consecutively however I'm hoping Mas can turn the table around.

[Event "Doeberl Cup 2009"]
[Date "2009.04.10"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "IM Deep Sengupta"]
[Black "IM Mas Hafizulhelmi"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C64"]
Openings: Ruy Lopez Classical Defence

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Qf6 5. c3 Nge7 6. d3 h6 7. Be3 Bb6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nc4 d6 10. Nxb6 axb6 11. Ne1 d5 12. f4 dxe4 13. dxe4 Ra5 14. a4 In here Mas played exf4 (pic) which was not good move which allowed White to counter back by Bxf4. It activates White pieces especially the Bishop & gave White of controlling the d-file & f-file.


15. Bxf4 Ne5 16. Nd3 Nxd3 17. Qxd3 c6 18. Bc7 Qg5 19. Bxb6 What's the idea of moving the Rook to a5 & back to a8? I feel it's wasting tempo. In this game  Ra8 20. Bc4 Ng6 21. Be3 Qe7 22. Qc2 Ne5 23. Bb3 Be6 24. Bd4 Nc4 25. Qf2 Rfe8 26. Bc2 Qg5 27. b3 Ne5 28. Kh1 f6 29. h3 Kh8 30. Rae1 Qh5 31. Qg3 Bg8 32. Rf5 Qf7 33. Bxe5 Rxe5 34. Qxe5 fxe5 35. Rxf7 Bxf7 36. Rd1 Kg8 37. Rd7 b5 38. Rd6 bxa4 39. bxa4 c5 40. Kh2 Kf8 41. Rc6 Ra5 42. Rc7 It seems Mas having problems in his positions..  Mas played c4 (pic) which was blunder. In my opinion, Be8 is much better as to eliminate the dangerous a4 pawn. The c4 pawn also allowed White to bind Black & activate his King. Besides that it also blocks Black bishop movement in the later stage.


43. Kg3 g6 44. Kf3 Kg7 45. Ke3 Kf6 46. Bd1 h5
47. Rb7 Be6 48. Rb4 Ke7 49. Be2 Rc5 50. Kf3 h4 51. Ke3 Kd6 52. Rb8 Ra5 53. Rb6+ Ke7 54. Rb4 Rc5 55. Rb7+ Kf6 56. Ra7
  Kg5 57. Ra8 Mas unable to stop the a-pawn from marching as Sengupta has a check with a tempo. Kf6 58. a5 Kg7 59. a6 1 - 0

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