(65) Burmett,Wayne (1499) - Moldovan,John (1800) [A85]
Summer Tournament Kenilworth, N.J. (11), 14.08.2008
[Moldovan & HIARCS 11]
G/55 + :05 delay
A85 Dutch Defense
would've been akin to the 4.Qg4 Winawer French and very interesting!]
Knowing that my opponent reached a winning position against Ian Mangion's Nimzo-Indian in round 5 (with the Saemisch Variation) and not wanting a QGD, I opt for Keres'...
... decide to go Dutch for the 5th time in the event!
Szabo - Grob : Vienna 1947 7...Nc6~~
This is unncesssary as Black will usually relent with ...Bxc3 at some point. [At the Super-GM level, 5.Qb3
is, by far, the most popular choice.
The text isn't mentioned in Williams' Dutch book, MCO-13 or NCO.]
Em. Lasker - Tennison : simul, USA 1893; 6...Ne4
, /\ controlling the c5 square, could've been met by 8.g4!
espiri4567 - Moldovan : G/15+5, Yahoo 07/23/2004; 8.Bf4N
crosales - Moldovan : FICS G/15 Championship, Qualifier #7, 02/18/2005; 8.Bh4?
+ ...Nbd7 =/+) 8...Qxf6
Pecnik - Suskovic : Zagreb 1996 12...c5=
/\ avoiding problems arising from ...c5, ...Nc6-a5 and ...Ba6. 7...b6
Sivaji - Seiter : Zuerich 1997]
[This is too timid. >=8.Bd3
[There have been 9 games with 10...d6
(recommended by NM Scott Massey in the post-portem); 8 with 10...c5
; 2 with 10...Nc6
; & 1 with 10...Rf6
. 16 of the 20 began as Nimzo-Indians.]
This hits d4 & delays the planned 14.e4.
Black must be better now (my engines say =) because, compared to the Saemisch Nimzo :
- White's e-pawn & Bs are passively-placed. Pe4, Bd3 + Be3/Bg5 is optimal.
- Black has ...f5 in & no f4-f5 to worry about. He also has the only Knight.
That means that barring any tactical defense, the 1st player will have to (if he can) use his Q to cover the c4 sore spot.
Diagram [After this, White will have problems at d5, c4 & e2.
(best?); or 14.Rac1
would've been more reasonable.]
HIARCS; or 15.e4
NM Mark Kernighan (17.exd5
[White must lose a P. If 16.Qa2??
(or Qa4) then 16...exd5-+
exploiting the pinned c4P and unprotected Bd3.]
[Why give up a 2nd P? >=17.e4-/+
Now Black is winning.
was a better try.]
avoiding the next note.]
Diagram White pieces are aggressively posted but there are no real weaknesses in Black's camp.
[This liberates my h-pawn. 24...Rf7
over-protecting g7 & preparing to triple on the f-file, was good, too.]
, bringing another piece into play.]
[I expected 26.Rg4
White should be keeping material on, despite his time-pressure.]
[This allows a Q swap but moving the Dame would've dropped a 3rd P ( 27.Qh4
Moldovan (or 30.Bh4
Massey and the B is trapped.]
Resigns was an option. The rest is just a formality.
was bad enough.]
Time left - Burmett 0:00, Moldovan 15:07
Estimated time used - Burmett 58:10, Moldovan 42:58
Longest think by White - 6 minutes at turns 5 & 11.
Longest think by Black - 4 minutes at turns 20 & 24.