(1) Schwarcz,Mark (1900) - Moldovan,John (1811) [C02]
19th Kenilworth Championship Kenilworth, NJ (5.2), 12.02.2009
[Moldovan, John]

C02 French Defense Advance Variation Milner-Barry Gambit

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5
[I expected 3.Nc3 as in our June 8th, 1991 game (Kenilworth 2nd Saturday Swiss #5).]

3...c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3
[>=6.Be2 , as in my 2008 STC Gauntlet loss to Acho,; or 6.a3 ]

6...cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.0-0?!
[For 8.Bc2 see my 2006 KST loss to Anna Matlin.]

8...Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4 10.Nc3 a6 11.Qe2 Ne7 12.Kh1 Nc6 13.f4 Nb4
[RR13...Rc8 14.Rd1N Qa7 15.Be3 Bc5 16.Bxc5 Qxc5 17.Rac1 Qe7 18.Qg4 g6 19.Ne2 h5 20.Qg3 Kf8 21.Bb1 Kg7 22.h4 Rhf8 23.Rf1 Kh8 24.Ng1 Nd4-/+ 25.Nf3?? Ne2-+ 0-1 BIGDOGGY - Moldovan : G/30 tournament, FICS 08/31/2004; For 13...Qa7 see round 3's Stoyko - Schwarcz.]

[>=14.Rd1 Nxd3 (Stoyko prefers 14...Bc5 15.Bxa6 Qf2 16.Qxf2 Bxf2 17.Bb5 ) 15.Rxd3 Qb6 (15...Qa7 16.Be3 Bc5 17.Bxc5 Qxc5 18.Rf1N (18.f5 is most usual.) 18...b5 19.Qg4 g6=/+ Amor de molinera - Moldovan : G/15+5, Playchess 11/12/2007 (>=19...b4=/+ /\20.Qxg7?! Rf8 21.Nd1 Bb5-/+ ) ) 16.Rg3?! (>=16.Be3 Bc5 17.Bxc5 Qxc5 18.Qd2 ) 16...0-0-0N (>=16...d4 17.Ne4 Bb5 18.Qg4 Bc6 19.Nd6+ Bxd6 20.Qxg7 0-0-0 21.exd6 Qb4-/+ Romanowsky : Schuehler: correspondence, E. Germany 1973) 17.Be3 Blom - Moldovan : G/15 tourney, FICS 02/14/2005 17...d4 18.Bf2 Bc6 19.Ne4 Kb8=/+ ]

[>=14...Qc4! as played in 49 of 59 games at chesslive.de]

15.a3 Nc6=/+ 16.Rf3??N
[16.Bd3 Ba7 17.Bd2 was best.; 16.Nd1 ; & 16.Qh5 have also been tried.]

White checkmated. Time left - Schwarcz 54:04, Moldovan 65:30 Estimated time used - Schwarcz 32:16, Moldovan 20:50 Avg. time per move - Schwarcz 2:01.00, Moldovan 1:18.13 Longest think by White - 12 minutes for 14.Bb1 Longest think by Black - 7 minutes for 13...Nb4 This win + Ziggy Bliznikas's loss to Mark Kernighan gave me a clear 2nd place finish! 0-1