Nusa Mahkota hopes of finishing fourth hinges on the performance of super sub Razali against Lim Zhuo Ren
A draw would have enabled Nusa to finish 4th but …
Lim Zhuo Ren(xfactor)- Razali Ng6(Nusa Mahkota)
D11 Slav Defense
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Qb3 Qb6 6.Bf4 Nd7 7.e3 Ngf6 8.c5 Qxb3 9.axb3 Be7 10.b4 0-0 11.b5 Nh5 12.Be2 Nxf4 13.exf4 Rfb8 14.Kd2 a6 15.b6 f6 16.b4 Re8 17.Nh4 Bg6 18.Nxg6 hxg6 19.Bg4 Kf7 20.Ne2 ?
(Fritz doesnt like this move which gives advantage to Black) [ 20.h4 Rh8 21.g3 Rad8 ]
20...f5 21.Bf3 Nf6 [ 21...Rh8 22.Kc3 g5 23.fxg5 Bxg5 24.g3 Bf6 25.h4 e5 maintaining Black advantage ] 22.h4 Rh8 23.g3 Nd7 24.Nc1 Rab8 25.Nb3 Nf6 26.Rac1 Nd7 27.Be2 Rhc8 28.Kc3 Nf6 29.f3 Nh5 30.Rhg1 Ke8 ?From now one its attack attack for White.
Black may have foreseen White Knight Sacrifice coming but just could not react
31…Kd7 32.Nxb7 Rxb7 33.Bxa6 Rcb8 34.Bxb7 Rxb7 35.Ra1 Kc8 36.Kd3 Bf6 37.Kc3 Bd8 38.Ra6 Nf6 39.g4 fxg4 40.fxg4 Nd7 41.h5 gxh5 42.gxh5 Nf6 43.Ra8+ Rb8 44.Rxb8+ Kxb8 45.Rxg7 Nxh5 46.Rg8 Kc8 47.b5 Nf6 48.Rh8
Black is now caught between Devil and the Deep Sea .He is lost whatever he moves and even if he doesnt move!Black has just a minute or so
48… Kb7 [ 48...cxb5 49.c6 Ne4+ 50.Kb4 Nd6 51.Kc5 Ne4+ 52.Kxb5 Nd6+ 53.Ka6 Nf7 54.b7+ Kc7 55.Rh7 still lose for black] 49.bxc6+ Kxc6 50.Rxd8 1-0