(1) Pilosof,Haim (2098) - Moldovan,John (1875) [E33]
STC Championship sf WCL (7), 19.08.2009
[Moldovan & Deep Rybka 3]
E33 Nimzo-Indian Defense
We played in round 5 & should not have been re-matched but I wasn't going to forfeit in protest.
[MCO-13 quotes Ragozin - Lisitsin : USSR Championship 1944's 10...Bg4
& claims White is +/-.]
[In round 1 vs. Wood, I opted for 4...d6
[This improves upon the 11.h3
of Dao Thien Hai - F. Unzicker : Budapest 1993 which I was prepared to meet with 12...Nd7=
[This wastes time & strengthens White's control of b4. >=12...Re8
, preventing the following, was right.]
[This misses White's 22nd. 19...g5+/-
was required.; Of course, 19...Bxg4??
would've lost to 20.hxg6
/\ 22...fxe5 23.Bxe5+ with mate to soon follow.
I could've quit here.
Time left - HaimPilosof 35:16, jpmoldovan 1:23
Time used - HaimPilosof 38:44, jpmoldovan 72:32
Longest think by White - 6:34 for 16.Kb1
Longest think by Black - 11:36 for 15...Re8
start - 12:42:18 p.m.
end - 2:33 p.m.
length - 1 hour, 51 minutes
Haim now leads me by a full point but I am still clear 2nd. Does that mean we will be paired again for round 8??
I highly doubt it. That would be consistent! [28.Rh7+