(1) Moldovan,John (1812) - Kernighan,Mark (2207) [A00]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth (6.1), 16.07.2009
G/55 + :05 delay
A00 Van't Kruys Opening
An at-the-board inspiration. Instead of steering the game into an ...e5 English (which we had discussed twice before) or copying my Ellner Memorial game against Wojcio (2.d4 exd4 3.exd4 d5) I switch colors & make my d4-playing opponent essay the unfamiliar 1.e4 e5.
& an Italian Game would've given me more cause for concern; as I was torn between the Giuoco Piano (4.Bc4) & the Hungarian Defense (4.Be2).]
[This varies from the 5.d3
of Bove - Vocaturo : Bratto 2002 where White continued with the weak, redundant 7.f3?=/+
The Closed Defense [6.d3
Modern Steinitz Defense /\6...d6
& more scope for the ls cleric, was a good alternative.]
[Fearing a Marshall Attack ( 6...Re8
& Anti-Marshall preparation, Black sidesteps ahead of time.]
White has used 2 minutes thus far, Black vs. his foe's 21.
(N) This misses Mark's reply. [I should've played 10.h3=
; or tried 10.Ng5=
Winning a P.
[This loses a piece & the game. 12.dxe4
(Kernighan) was required.]
Time left - Moldovan 24:47, Kernighan 18:06
Estimated time used - Moldovan 31:34, Kernighan 38:14
Longest think by White - 12 minutes for 11.Bxc3.
Longest think by Black - 10 minutes for 10...Bxc3!