(3) Moldovan,John (1806) - Wojcio,Mike (1613) [C01]
2nd Irving Ellner Memorial Kenilworth, NJ (2.3), 23.04.2009
[Moldovan & Rybka 2.3]
G/40 + :05 delay
C01 French Defense
Mike answered this with laughter, a draw-offer &...
[... which stops me from playing my intended Bird's Opening, leads to a Reversed French/Exchange French & varies from the 1...c5
of a 5-minute game we played in April 2006 (same colors, of course).]
[This is suitable for blitz & skittles but not tournament, match or correspondence play. >=2.c4
& an English Opening. For examples, see my games against Sherry (2006 Checkmate Qualifier) & Minkov (2007 KST).]
; & 2...Nc6
would've made more interesting, asymmetrical positions.]
Moldovan - Mann : Springfield 05/14/2000 11.h3+/=
Moldovan - Mann : G/5 Tourney, Kenilworth 05/08/2008]
Moldovan - Goeller : G/5, Kenilworth 11/15/2007 12...Ne4!=
/\ Bg5 is probably more accurate.]
Can Black can get away with this?
was played in Metger - Blackburne : Frankfurt 1887.]
would've maintained the balance & affirmatively answered the question posed at move 8. Now White gets an advantage.]
my original thought 14...f5
Everything else loses.) 15.exf6
Threatening 15...Bg4 -+. Thus, I answer...
[This tries to punish Black for moving his g-P but ignores development, weakens g3 & loses the upper-hand. 16.Na3+/=
was more rational.]
I didn't see any point in retreating to f1.
[A big mistake. I should've played 20.Qg4!?=/+
covering f5; or, better still, settled for 20.Qxg6+
[This should've lost. 21.Rxf5
Qf4 loses to 21...Nxh3+! 21...Qxf5
[Somehow, we missed 21...Ne3-+
even in the post-mortem!]
(rather than 24...Qxb2
[Apparently attempting to trade down, Black forgets that his f7 is insufficiently covered & captures there are with check. 29...h5-/+
[Having said 'A', he follows through with 'B' & falls in very short order. 30...f6+/-
would have given chances to resist; due to the strongly posted N & a 20-minute clock lead.]
Time left - Moldovan 8:12, Wojcio 28:40
Estimated time used - Moldovan 34:33, Wojcio 14:05
Longest thinks by White - 6 minutes for 14.Qh5?! & 21.Qh4?
Longest think by Black - 2 minutes for 18...Nxg5
A very lucky & undeserved win. Had my opponent not played as if the time control was G/15, the result would certainly have been 0-1; not...