(77) Mangion,Ian (1736)  Moldovan,John (1800) [A02]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, N.J. (13), 28.08.2008
[Moldovan, Fritz 8 & HIARCS 11]
G/55 + :05 delay
A02 Bird's Opening
(by transposition  4.f4)
1.b3!?
[1.e4
led to a quick White win (17 moves) on August 7th. Does he have something cooking in the Dutch oven?
Let's worry about that another time by opting for...]
1...Nf6
[Re : Dutch lines 
1...e6
2.Bb2
f5!?
(>=2...Nf6
as in the game; or 2...c5
) 3.e4
is somewhat of a problem but 3...Nf6
4.exf5
(4.e5
Ne4
5.d3
Ng5
6.h4
Nf7=
) 4...exf5
5.Bd3
d5!
6.Qe2+
Vajda  Grunberg : Gyula 2000 (6.Qf3
Bc5!=
/\7.Bxf5
00=/+
) 6...Kf7!
TN 7.Qf3
Qe7+
8.Ne2
Nc6!
9.Bxf5
Bxf5
10.Qxf5
Re8©
looks okay for Black.; >=1...f5
2.Bb2
Nf6
3.Bxf6
exf6=
]
2.Bb2
[RR2.e3
Nc6
3.Bb2
e5
4.Bb5
d6
5.Ne2
Bd7
6.d4
Qe7
7.00
a6
8.Bxc6
Bxc6
9.c4=
Moldovan  Shiffman : Springfield 06/03/2005]
2...e6
3.e3
[For 3.c4
see my 5thround game (as Black, vs. Carrelli) from the 2008 Checkmate Championship.]
3...b6
4.f4
[RR4.Qf3
d5
(4...Nc6N
/\5.Be2
Bb7
6.Qh3
Nb4
7.Na3
g5!?
is interesting.) 5.Bxf6
Qxf6
6.Qxf6
gxf6=/+
J. Meyer (2088)  Sondermann (2171) : Recklinghausen 2001]
4...Bb7
5.Nf3
Be7
6.Be2
[If 6.Bd3
then 6...Na6=
/\ ...Nc5]
6...c5
7.00
00
Diagram

8.h3?!N
[>=8.Qe1=
; 8.c4=
; or 8.d3
/\Ng4
9.Qd2=
]
8...Ne4N
[There have been 2 games with 8...d6
; & 3 (2 by transposition) where the position reached by 8...d5
has occurred.]
9.Qe1
White had to protect against ...Ng3xe2.
9...Bf6
10.Nc3
Nxc3
11.dxc3
Diagram
11...Qc7
[11...d5=/+
was preferable.]
12.g4
Ba6?
[This loses time and the f6c3 diagonal as neither the trade of lightsquared Bs nor the positionallydesireable ...c5c4 can be achieved. 12...g6=
was correct.]
13.g5
Be7?
[13...Bd8!+/=
would've given me more flexibility (lateral defenses by the Q or frook; perhaps ...Nc6e7); Not 13...Bxe2??
14.gxf6!
Bxf3
(‹14...Bxf1??
15.Qg3
g6
16.Qg5
) 15.fxg7
Re8
16.Rxf3+
& White's a P ahead.]
14.c4
Now Black's in trouble.
14...f5??
Yikes! What a blunder. [According to HIARCS 11, the best try was 14...d5
15.Qh4
f5
16.Bxg7!
Kxg7
17.Qh6+
Kh8
18.Ne5
Nc6
19.Ng6+
Kg8
20.Nxf8
Rxf8+/
]
15.Qc3+
Diagram Of course! How could I miss something so simple?
15...Rf6[]
[Risking a whole R is the only way to fight. Giving the Exchange directly with 15...Rf7?
16.Ne5
Bf8
17.Nxf7
Kxf7
was worse.]
16.Ne5
[16.Rab1
Rg6[]
17.h4
Bf6
18.Qd3
; & 16.h4
d6
17.gxf6
Bxf6
18.Qd2
Bxb2
19.Rad1
were excellent alternatives.]
16...d6
17.gxf6
Bxf6
18.Qd2?
[>=18.Bf3
Bb7
19.Bxb7
Qxb7
20.e4!+
]
18...dxe5
19.Bxe5
Bxe5
20.fxe5
Nd7!
Diagram [Not 20...Qxe5??
21.Bf3
]
21.Rxf5?!
[>=21.Qd6
Qxd6
22.exd6
although it may not be enough to win.]
21...Nxe5?
[21...Rd8
22.Rf4
Nxe5
was precise.]
22.Rf4?
[>=22.Rd1
exf5
23.Qd5+
Kf8
24.Qxa8+
Bc8
25.Kf2+/
; ‹22.Rg5?
h6
23.Rg2
Rd8©
]
22...Rd8?
[22...Ng6
23.Rf2
Rd8+/=
]
23.Qe1
Bb7?
[>=23...Ng6+/
]
24.Qf2?
[Another missedchance. 24.Qg3
would likely have won & tied for 1st.]
24...Qc6?
Diagram [24...Ng6
25.Rg4
Rd2+/=
]
25.Bf3??
[25.Qh2!+/
would've kept a clear plus and chances for a tie.]
25...Nxf3++
but, not concerned with the victorymargin, I made a drawoffer & Ian accepted.
Time left  Mangion 7:42, Moldovan 21:08
Estimated time used  Mangion 49:28, Moldovan 35:57
Longest think by White  10 minutes for 16.Ne5?!
Longest think by Black  7 minutes for 11...Qc7
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