Friday, August 08, 2008

#358 KST 2008 - Round 10

KCCC U1800 Champ Dr. Ian Mangion remained undefeated (7-0-5) and moved to within a point of 1st place with a 1.5-0.5 match-victory over me. He won the opener to snap my unbeaten streak at 16 tournament games and drew the nightcap.

The latter was a hard-fought Queen's Gambit where both sides missed a win in time-pressure :

[Event "Summer Tournament"]

[Site "Kenilworth, N.J."]

[Date "2008.08.07"]

[Round "10.2"]

[White "Moldovan, John"]

[Black "Mangion, Ian"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "D36"]

[WhiteElo "1800"]

[BlackElo "1764"]

[PlyCount "109"]

[EventDate "2008.06.05"]

[EventRounds "13"]

[EventCountry "USA"]

[SourceDate "2008.08.08"]


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. d4 Bd6 6. Bg5 c6 7. Qc2 Nbd7 8.

e3 O-O 9. Bd3 h6 10. Bh4 Re8 11. O-O-O b5 (11... Qa5 $145 12. Nd2 b5 13. Nb3
$146 Qb6 $11 {Moldovan - knightchaser : FICS G/15 Championship, semi-final #1,
02/27/2005}) 12. Kb1 Qb6 $146 13. Rdg1 Ba6 14. g4 b4 15. Na4 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Qb5
17. Qxb5 cxb5 18. Nc5 Nxc5 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. g5 hxg5 21. Rxg5 Be7 22. Rhg1 g6
23. Re5 Kf8 24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. Rxd5 a6 26. h4 Red8 27. Rgd1 Rxd5 28. Rxd5 Rd8
29. Rxd8+ Bxd8 30. Kc2 Bf6 31. b3 Ke7 32. Kd3 Kd6 33. Ke4 a5 34. Ng5 Ke7 35.
Kd5 a4 36. Kc5 axb3 37. axb3 Bc3 38. Kxb5 f5 39. Nf3 Kd6 40. Kc4 Ke7 41. Kd5
Kf6 42. Kd6 Kg7 43. Ke6 Kh6 44. Kf7 Kh5 45. Ng5 Be1 46. e4 Bxf2 47. e5 Bxh4 48.
Nf3 f4 49. e6 Bd8 50. Kg7 $4 Kg4 $19 51. Nd4 f3 52. Kxg6 f2 53. Nc2 f1=Q $4 54.
Ne3+ Kf3 55. Nxf1 $16 {&, some 11 moves later, with both sides in severe
time-pressure (less than 25 seconds left) and the following position :
White - Pb3, Nd7, Pe6 Kg6 Black - pb4, kc3, bh4 Moldovan played Nc5 and
claimed a draw by 3-fold repetition. Nf6 (Selling) would've won.} 1/2-1/2

In other games, Greg Tomkovich beat Bert Shiffman, Mark Kernighan won vs. Max Sherer and Wayne Burmett took 1.5 points against Pat Mazzillo.


Replays, more scores, notes & the full standings will follow.

Update 8/8 at 11:00 p.m. - Annotated Java-replay page, zipped PGN file & table uploaded.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're welcome for the Nf6!
Take care, Ed

2:56 AM  
Blogger Chess Coroner said...

Credit added. Btw, I also missed wins at turns 44 & 56. But, with me that's par for the course! I've been so lucky in this tournament I should have 6 losses by now.

Anyway, I was watching the Olympics' parade tonight & saw the team from Yemen. That reminded me... Why the hell isn't there a country named Yime!!!

Oooh, I'm missing the Yankees' game. See ya!

11:18 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home