(2) Mann,Ted (1476) - Sturniolo,Lou (1394) [A80]
2nd Irving Ellner Memorial Kenilworth, NJ (3.4), 30.04.2009
[Moldovan & Rybka 2.3]

A80 Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Qd3
This is more often played at move 2 (326x) than it is here (now 6x).

3...e6!
Diagram

[3...g6 4.Qb3 d5 Panneke - Schroeter : Alpenpokal Open, Obertsdorf GER 2003 5.Nc3+/= ]

4.Ne5!?N
[I'm going to bite my tongue & just say >=4.Nc3 /\Bb4 5.Bg5 joining Urato - Moldovan : USATE 2009.; or 4.a3 ]

4...d6 5.Nf3 Nbd7
[>=5...b6 6.Nc3 Bb7 7.Ng5 /\ e2-e4 7...Qd7 ; or 5...Nc6 starting to prepare ...e6-e5.]

6.Nc3 c6
[>=6...Be7 7.e4 fxe4 8.Nxe4 Nxe4 9.Qxe4 Nf6 10.Qh4 Nd5 11.Qg3 0-0= Now White gets an edge.]

7.e4 fxe4 8.Nxe4 Nxe4 9.Qxe4 Nf6 10.Qh4 Be7
Diagram

I'll let Rybka take it from here.

11.Bg5
[>=11.Bd3+/= ]

11...Bd7 12.Bd3 Qa5+
[>=12...Qb6= ]

13.c3
[>=13.Bd2+/= ]

13...0-0-0 14.0-0 h6 15.Bd2 Qb6 16.b3
[>=16.b4= ]

16...Nd5
[>=16...g5 17.Qg3 e5=/+ ]

17.Qg3 Rdf8?
[17...g5= ]

18.c4 Nf6 19.Qxg7 Qd8 20.Qg3 Rhg8
Diagram



21.Qh3?
[21.Qf4+/= ]

21...e5 22.Qxh6??
[22.Bf5 ]

22...e4?
[22...Ng4-+ Q moves 23.Rxf3 was right.]

23.Be2??
[23.Qe3 exd3 24.Rae1-/+ ]

23...exf3?
[23...Ng4 24.Qh7 exf3 25.Bxf3 Rxf3!-+ /\26.gxf3? Nf6+ was correct.]

24.Bxf3 Rh8?
[24...Ng4 25.Bxg4[] Rxg4-/+ ]

25.Qe3 Kb8
[>=25...Ng4 26.Bxg4 Bxg4=/+ ]

26.Rae1 Re8
[>=26...Rh7=/+ ]

27.Qc3
[>=27.Bb4 ]

27...Ng4
[>=27...Bf5=/+ ]

28.h3 Nh6 29.Bf4 Kc8 30.Rd1
[>=30.c5 ]

30...Bf6=/+
but White eventually won. 1-0