(1) Renna,Joe (1307) - Agress,Gordon (1165) [D30]
Kenilworth Quads #1 Kenilworth, NJ (3), 26.03.2009
[Rybka 2.3 & Moldovan (moves 1-6, 39-42)]

D30 Queen's Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5
[This is playable but, not being a Tarrasch fan, I'd sooner suggest (besides normal moves) 3...Nd7 ; or 3...a6!? ]

4.e3
[>=4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 ]

4...Nf6 5.Bd3 Nc6
[5...dxc4 6.Bxc4 a6 /\ ...b5 + ...Bb7 is a good alternative.]

6.Bc2?
[I don't understand this at all. What's wrong with 6.0-0= ; & 6.Nc3= ?]

6...cxd4
[>=6...dxc4 & White has no good reply. If 7.Ne5, Nbd2 or 7.Na3, 7...cxd4 keeps Black a P ahead.]

7.Nxd4
[>=7.0-0 dxc4 8.exd4 ]

7...Nxd4 8.Qxd4
[>=8.exd4 dxc4 9.0-0 ]

8...Qc7!
Threatening 9...b5, exploiting White's problems at c2 & c1.

9.b3 Bd6?!
[>=9...Bc5 10.Qb2 0-0-/+ ]

10.f4?
[10.Nc3=/+ ]

10...e5-/+ 11.Qd2
[>=11.Qd3 ]

11...dxc4 12.0-0
[>=12.Nc3 ]

12...cxb3
[>=12...exf4 13.exf4 Be6-+ ]

13.Bxb3 exf4 14.exf4 0-0 15.Bb2 Bg4 16.Nc3 Rad8 17.Kh1 Bb4 18.Qc1?
[18.Qc2-/+ keeping the Rs connected.]

18...Qc6?
[18...Rc8-+ ]

19.Bd1
[>=19.a3 Bd6 20.Qc2-/+ ]

19...Bf5
[>=19...Rd3-+ /\20.Bxg4? Nxg4 ]

20.Bf3 Qc7?
[20...Qb6-/+ ]

21.Nd5??
[21.Ne4=/+ ]

21...Qxc1??
[21...Nxd5-+ ]

22.Nxf6+ gxf6 23.Raxc1 Rd2 24.Bxf6 b6 25.Ra1
[>=25.a4= ]

25...Re8 26.Bh4?!
[>=26.Rfd1=/+ ]

26...Be7?!
[26...Bd6-/+ ]

27.Rfe1 Kf8 28.Bc6 Rc8??
[Gordon's score said R somewhere but the logical Re8 doesn't fit what follows & Joe's had 28...Bc8. At any rate, transcription difficulties notwithstanding, instead of playing 28...Bd7=/+ ; or 28...Be6 29.Bxe8 Bxh4 30.Rxe6 fxe6=/+ Black blundered.]

29.Bxe7+ Kg7 30.Bf3 Rcc2 31.Rg1?
[>=31.a3 Why overprotect g2? The Bf3 has it under control.]

31...Kg6?
[>=31...Rxa2 picking up a P for his troubles.]

32.Rgd1 Rf2
[>=32...h5 ]

33.Rd6+ Be6
[33...f6 ]

34.f5+?
[Why not 34.Be4+ Kg7 35.Bxc2 adding an Exchange to his booty?]

34...Kxf5 35.g4+??
[35.a3+- ]

35...Kf4 36.Rd4+??
[36.Bb7 Rxh2+ 37.Kg1+/- ]

36...Kxf3-+ 37.Rd3+
[>=37.Bd6 ]

37...Kxg4 38.Rg1+ Kh5?!
[>=38...Kf5 ]

39.Rg5+ Kh6
I picked up the game here & was asked by a kibitzer (who shall remain nameless) "Isn't Rh3#?" Perhaps White thought similarly when playing his 35th move & only now realized that idea is foiled by 40...Bxh3.

40.Rdg3 Rc1+ 41.Rg1 Rxg1+ 42.Rxg1?
[>=42.Kxg1 ( /\42...Rxa2?? 43.h4+- ) & White likely wins by time-forfeit. Now Black mates with just seconds to spare.]

42...Bd5+ 43.Rg2 Rf1# 0-1