After studying Ivanovic-Beliavsky, I had a chance to play the Wade Variation against a very good near-2200 player, in a critical round of the NJ Open.
Having drawn the 2 previous games, I need to go all-out for the win. If I get it, I play for first place the next day. I trusted the French to bring it home!
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6 5.Nf3 Bd7 As in the aforementioned. White now varies.
6.a3 A reasonable idea. He doesn't waste a tempo with a B move followed by Bxb5.
6...cxd4 7.cxd4 Bb5 8.Bxb5+ Qxb5 9.Nc3 Qa6 10.Qa4+ [ A weak move. >=10.Qe2 ; Goeller's version, which follows, gives the move order as 10.Bg5 Nc6 11.Qa4 Qxa4 12.Nxa4 etc. - Moldovan]
10...Qxa4 11.Nxa4 Nc6 12.Bg5 Since I'm higher-rated, he is trying to draw by simplifying but I will not have none of that.
12...h6 13.Be3 Notice how useless this B is - purely defensive. Black now tries to put his pawns on light squares so the B can't attack them!
13...b5! 14.Nc3 a6 15.b4? A positional blunder. He should try to develop & somehow trade off the B. Instead he puts another P on a dark-square. After this move, I thought I was going to win & do it quickly!
15...Nge7 Just developing.
16.Rc1 Kd7 This frees up the KN (from having to protect the other N). No need to 0-0 here since the Qs are off the board and the center is blocked. My K is quite safe.
17.Nd2 Nf5 18.Nb3 Now I decide to blow him away since my pieces are vastly superior to his.
18...a5!! 19.Nxb5 axb4 20.axb4 Bxb4+ The final straw. Also the KR is ready to attack.
21.Ke2 Rhb8 22.Nc5+ Bxc5 23.Rxc5 And now the move that causes White to resign on the spot :
23...Rxb5 [ 23...Rxb5 24.Rxb5 Nfxd4+ 25.Bxd4 Nxd4+ 26.K moves Nxb5 P.S. - This game was also published in one of Pete Tamburro's February 2007 Newark Star-Ledger columns. - Moldovan] 0-1