(1) Kernighan,Mark (2200) - Minkov,Ari (1955) [D90]
Kenilworth Quads #1 Kenilworth, NJ (3), 28.03.2009
[Moldovan (moves 1-11) & Rybka 2.3]

D90 Gruenfeld Defense Schlechter Variation (by transposition 4...g6)

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.cxd5 Nxd5?!
[>=5...cxd5 6.Bf4 (6.Bg5 Ne4= ) 6...Nc6 (6...a6 & a hybrid Chebanenko Slav is an option.) 7.e3 Bg7 with no space disadvantage & just a microscopic edge and for White.]

6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Bg7 8.Bc4 0-0 9.0-0 c5
[This gives White a tempo-enhanced Exchange Variation but �9...Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 ]

10.h3!
Kernighan wisely uses his extra move to secure his d4-protecting steed.

10...Nc6 11.Bb2N
[>=11.Be3+/= ]

11...cxd4
[>=11...Na5 Rybka 12.Bd3 Qc7= ]

12.cxd4 b6 13.Qd2 Bb7 14.d5 Bxb2 15.Qxb2 Na5 16.Bb5 Rc8 17.Ne5 Rc7 18.Ng4 f6 19.Ne3
[>=19.Rac1+/= ]

19...Qa8
[>=19...Qd6= ]

20.Rad1 a6?
[20...Qd8+/= ]

21.Be2 Qa7?
[21...b5[]+/- ]

22.d6+- exd6
[>=22...Rd7 ]

23.Ng4 Kg7? 24.Rxd6 Bxe4? 25.Nxf6 Rc2 26.Qd4 Nc6 27.Qxe4 Rxe2 28.Qxe2 Rxf6 29.Rxf6
[29.Qb2 Qe7 30.Rxc6 was even better.]

29...Kxf6 30.Qf3+ 1-0