(1) Fernandez,Jose (2113) - Moldovan,John (1812) [A47]
Garden State Chess League West Orange, NJ (4.1), 02.06.2009

G/75+5 A47 Queen's Indian Defense vs. London System

[1.f4 was expected.]

1...e6 2.Bf4

[This is the Accelerated London System. Nf3 followed by Bf4 is more common. RR2.Nf3 Nf6 (2...c5 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.h3 (>=5.e3 ) 5...b6 6.Nbd2 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bb7 8.e3 Be7 9.Rc1 0-0 10.Bd3 d6N 11.0-0 Nb4 12.Bb1 Ba6 13.Re1 Nd3 14.Bxd3 Bxd3 15.Qb3 Bg6 16.Nh4 Bh5 17.Rc6 Tomkovich - Moldovan : Ellner Memorial, Kenilworth 04/24/2008 17...Qd7 18.Rec1 Rac8= ; 2...d5 (by transposition) 3.Bf4 Bd6 4.Bg3 Nf6 5.e3 c5 6.Nbd2 0-0 7.Ne5 (?!) 7...Nc6 8.Ndf3 Ne4N 9.c3 f6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Bd3 Nxg3 12.hxg3 f5 13.dxc5 Bxc5= Mesirov - Moldovan : STC Championship sf, FICS 11/11/2005) 3.Bf4 b6 4.h3 Bb7 5.e3 Be7 6.c3 d6 7.Nbd2 Nbd7 8.Qb1N 0-0 9.Bd3 c5 10.e4N cxd4 11.cxd4 g6 (>=11...e5! ) 12.0-0 Rc8= 13.Nc4? Nxe4! 14.Bxe4 Bxe4 15.Qxe4 Pitter - Moldovan : 15th U.S. Correspondence Ch., ICCF 2000-1 15...Rxc4=/+ ]

[I was afraid to go Dutch with 2...f5!? ; or try 2...b6!? 3.e4 Bb7 (Owen's Defense) but Rybka says they're fine.]

3.e3 b6 4.Nf3
Back to a normal London.

4...Bb7 5.Nbd2 Be7
[5...Bd6 (!) Borrowing an idea from Rubinstein - Alekhine : Dresden 1926 6.Bxd6 cxd6 7.Nc4N Qe7 8.a4 Nc6= ; & 5...Nh5 6.Be5 d6 7.Bg3 Be7 8.Bd3 Nd7 9.c4N c5 10.Be4 Qc7= were options; as, of course, were 5...d6 ; & 5...c5 ]

6.h3 d6 7.Be2
[7.Bd3 is no better. For example : 7...c5 8.c3 (8.e4? cxd4 9.Nxd4 e5 & White loses a piece.) 8...Nc6 9.e4 e5!= 10.dxe5? dxe5 with a double attack against the White clerics.]

[This is natural enough but perhaps I should've preferred 7...Nd5N 8.Bh2 f5 9.c4 Nf6 10.Ng5 (10.Qc2 c5= ) 10...Qd7= ; or 7...0-0 8.Bh2 Nbd7 Heyman - Berend : Metz Open 1997 /\9.g4N c5 10.g5 Ne8 11.h4 f6= ]

8.0-0 0-0 9.c3

This isn't as good now because the other steed is in the way & I can't protect e6 with my Q. Thus, @ move 11, the attacked N can't retreat to f6 & will be chased to the other wing. [>=9...c5 10.Qc2 Rc8= ; 9...Re8 10.Qc2 Nf8 Vega - Veingold : Spain 1993 (10...Bf8= /\ ...e5 is good, too.) 11.e4 Ng6 12.Bh2 Nh5= ]

10.Bh2 f5 11.c4N
[This varies from the 11.Qb3 h6 12.a4 of Porth - Kreutzkamp : Bargteheide 1989 where Black could've played 12...a5N =]

11...Nb4[] 12.a3 Na6
[>=12...Nc6= ]

/\ c4-c5-c6

13...Qc8 14.b4 c5 15.Rab1
With Mike Patrucker falling to expert Victor Rosas on board 2, Maplewood is already down 1-0. But, on the bright side, I'm hanging in... Gordon Agress is 2Ps up & Jim Cole is okay.

15...Nf6 16.Qb3

[>=16...Rb8 ]

17.Rfd1 Rb8
[17...Rd8 was an alternative.]

[>=18.Nxe4 fxe4 19.Nd2 Qe8+/= ]

[>=18...Qe8= ]

19.Nxe4 Bxe4 20.Nd2 Ba8?!
[>=20...Bb7 21.Qa4 Ra8+/= ]

21.Qa4 cxd4 22.exd4 Nc7 23.Qxa7?

[23.c5!+/- ]

[The start of a swift collapse. 23...Bxg2! /\24.Kxg2 Ra8 25.Qxb6 Ra6 26.Qxa6 Qxa6 would've equalized & kept us in the match. At the time we were trailing 2-0; Jim having lost on board 4 to Fermin Arias.]

24.b5!+/- Qb7?? 25.Qxb7 Bxb7 26.c5+- bxc5 27.dxc5 Bd5? 28.cxd6
Black resigns. Time left - Fernandez 31:33, Moldovan 5:19 Estimated time used - Fernandez 45:47, Moldovan 72:01 Longest think by White - 6 minutes for 16.Qb3 Longest think by Black - 11 minutes for 10...f5 Gordon lost, too. So, West Orange swept 4-0. P.S. - This was my 1st-ever loss at W. O., after 3 wins & 2 draws. 1-0