(1) Moldovan,John (1811) - Rosas,Victor (2035) [D36]
USATE Parsippany, NJ (1), 14.02.2009
[Moldovan & Rybka 2.3]

D36 Queen's Gambit Exchange Variation

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.d4 e6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Qc2 Be6 8.e3 Nbd7 9.Bd3 Rc8
[RR9...0-0 10.h3 Rc8 11.0-0 c5N 12.Rae1 a6 13.Qb1 b5 14.dxc5 h6 15.Bf4 Nxc5= Moldovan - "Hvergang" : G/2+12, FICS 10/01/2006]

10.0-0 0-0 11.a3 h6 12.Bh4 c5
Diagram



13.Rae1N
[13.dxc5 Nxc5 14.Nd4 Nfe4 (14...Nxd3 15.Qxd3 Qb6 16.Qb5 Qxb5 17.Ncxb5 a6 18.Nc3 Rc4 Berry - Heedt : correspondence, IECC email 1997 19.f4= ) 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.Nce2 a6 17.b4 Nxd3 18.Qxd3 Rc4 19.Rac1 Rfc8 20.Rxc4 Rxc4 21.Rc1 Rxc1+ 22.Nxc1 Qc7 23.Qc2 Qc3 24.Qxc3 Nxc3= R. Kas Fromm - Markov : Novi Sad 1981]

13...Re8 14.Qb1 Qb6 15.Na4 Qd8 16.Nxc5 Bxc5 17.dxc5 Rxc5?!
[17...Nxc5= was correct.]

18.Nd4 Qb6 19.Rd1 a6 20.Rd2 Rec8 21.Rfd1 Kh8 22.h3
Diagram



22...g5?!
[22...Ne5+/= ]

23.Bg3 Nh5 24.Bh2 Ng7 25.Nxe6
[>=25.b4 ]

25...Qxe6 26.Be2?!
[>=26.e4 ]

26...Ne5?
[26...Nf6+/- ]

27.e4?!
[>=27.b4 Rc3 28.Rxd5 Qxd5 29.Rxd5 Rc1+ 30.Rd1 Rxb1 31.Rxb1 ]

27...dxe4 28.Qxe4 Re8?
[28...Nc6[] ]

29.Rd6 Qf5 30.Rxh6+?
[30.Qxb7+- ]

30...Kg8 31.Qxb7?
Diagram

[31.Qxf5 Nxf5 32.Rh5 f6 33.Bxe5 Rcxe5 34.Bd3 Re1+ 35.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 36.Kh2+/- ]

31...Ng6??
[31...Qc2! 32.Bxe5! (32.Qxa6?! Nc4=/+ ) 32...Qxe2[] 33.Bxg7! Qxd1+[] (33...Kxg7?? 34.Rh7+!! Kxh7 35.Qxf7+ Kh8 36.Rd7 Rc1+ 37.Kh2 Qe5+ 38.g3+- ) 34.Kh2 Kxg7[] 35.Rh7+[] Kxh7 36.Qxf7+ Kh6 37.Qf6+ Kh7 38.Qf7+ Kh6 39.Qf6+ 1/2-1/2]

32.Bg4+- Qc2 33.Rf1 Qc1 34.Qxa6 Re1 35.Bd6?
[>=35.Be2 ]

35...Rc2?
[35...Rc6 36.Qa8+ Re8 37.Qa4 ]

36.Bb4?
[>=36.Kh2! ]

36...Rxf1+ 37.Qxf1 Qxb2
Diagram



38.Bf3??
[38.Qd3 would've won.]

38...Rc1-+ 39.Bd1
Resigns was best.

39...Qa1 40.Qb5 Rxd1+ 41.Kh2 Rh1+ 42.Kg3 Qe5+ 43.Qxe5 Nxe5 44.f4 Nf5+
An embarrassing end to what was my best game at Parsippany. With the match already decided (3-0 for W. Orange), I should just have ignored my big leads (on the clock, board) & taken the draw-offered at move 28; instead of trying to collect rating points. 0-1