(49) Shiffman,Bert (1344) - Moldovan,John (1800) [E33]
Summer Tournament Kenilworth, N.J. (8), 17.07.2008
[Moldovan, HIARCS 11 & Fritz 8]

This wasn't much of a game but at least I got to play. Some guys didn't because potential opponents preferred skittles or blitz. G/55 + :05 delay E33 Nimzo-Indian Defense Classical Variation Milner-Barry Variation

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.e3
[White usually prefers 6.Bg5 (which my readers have seen 4x already); 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Qxc3 ; or 6.Bd2 ]

6...e5 7.Bd3 Qe7
[This threatens 8...e4 but 7...0-0 leaving e7 for the N 8.d5 (8.0-0 Sinclair - Moldovan : Springfield 05/04/2008 8...exd4 9.Nxd4 Ne5= ) 8...Ne7 9.Bd2 a5 10.a3 Robertson - Moldovan : Playchess 10/13/2007 10...Bc5 11.Na4 Ba7= /\12.Bxa5? Bb8 13.Bc3 e4 14.Bxf6 exd3 15.Bxe7 dxc2 16.Bxd8 Rxa4 17.Bh4 Rxc4-/+ ]

8.0-0??N
[White should've played 8.d5 /\Bxc3+ (8...e4!?N 9.dxc6 exf3 10.gxf3 (10.cxb7 Bxc3+ 11.Qxc3 Bxb7 12.gxf3 Bxf3 13.Rg1 Nh5 ) 10...bxc6 may improve.) 9.Qxc3 ; or 8.Be2 ] Now Black wins a piece and the game :

8...Bxc3 9.bxc3 e4-+ 10.Be2
Resigns was best.

10...exf3 11.Bxf3 0-0 12.Re1 Re8 13.d5 Ne5 14.Be2 b6 15.f4 Ng6 16.Bd3 Ne4
[>=16...Nxf4! /\17.exf4 Qxe1+ ]

17.Ba3 Bf5 18.Bc1 Qh4 19.Re2 Re7 20.Bd2 Rae8 21.Be1 Qf6 22.a4 a5
>= ...Bg4, here or next.

23.Rb1 Bc8 24.Bxe4 Rxe4 25.Qd3? Ba6
[>=25...Nxf4! /\26.exf4 Rxe2 ]

26.Bd2? Bxc4 27.Qxe4 Rxe4 28.Ree1 Bxd5 29.Rf1 Rxa4 30.Rbc1 Bc4 31.Rf2 Ne7 32.e4 Ra2 33.e5 dxe5 34.fxe5 Qc6 35.Rd1 Qa4 36.Rc1 Ra1 37.h3 Rxc1+
White resigns Time left - Shiffman 24:14, Moldovan 32:07 Estimated time used - Shiffman 33:51, Moldovan 25:58 Avg. used per move - Shiffman 0:55, Moldovan 0:42 Longest think by White - 4 minutes for 16.Bd3 Longest think by Black - 2 minutes at turns 7, 15 & 34. 0-1