(3) Mangion,Ian (1836) - Moldovan,John (1812) [B15]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (2.2), 18.06.2009
[Moldovan & Rybka 2.3]
B15 Caro-Kann Defense
[Having recently published a game with 5...gxf6
I thought varying was a good idea.]
Played after a 15 or 20 second pause. I didn't expect to face Ian until mid or late August and had yet to prepare for him.
is more flexible.]
would've allowed a Gurgenidze. Now I'll be stuck with a 2nd-tier opening that I've never tourney-tested.]
[I've had a lot of success with this in skittles (+8-1=1 coming in) but 4...g6!?
, joining our G/15 from Feb. 27th, was an option. For the record, the aforementioned continued 5...Bg7
; & 5.Ng5
are lesser alternatives.]
; & 6.Nf3
pose Black fewer problems.]
is the main line.]
[This is agressive but inaccurate. >=9...Nd7!
as recommended by GM Peter Lukacs in MegaBase 2008. Neither of my CK books cover that continuation but Rybka says it's =.]
appears to improve.) 13.c4
Khalifman - Seirawan : Wijk aan Zee 1991]
(which I considered) 14.Re1
Jaracz - Heinis : Groningen 1997) 12.Re1
Dultreeuw - Saltaev : Germany 2003 & Godena - Dittmar : Aosta 2004]
[There have been 3 games with the better 11...Be6
; & 1 with 11...Nd7
; But, Rybka's 11...f5!
may be best of all.]
[White wants to avoid a trade of ds Bs but 12.Qd2!+/=
(Rybka again) /\ Qh6+ is the only move that yields an edge.]
[I only looked at the backward 17.Rxe6?
threat : Re7+]
Gotta give-up the h4P.
[This loses in a hurry. 22...Nf8
was a much better try.]
Another bad effort with Black; which is a bad omen since I could have that color in 90% of my games.