(41) Renna,Joe (1312) - Moldovan,John (1822) [A49]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (5), 01.07.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]
E49 King's Indian Defense
(also A30 Symmetrical English)
/\ 5.d5 e6 6.Nc3 or Bg2 (6.d6!?) exd5 7.cxd5 d6 & a belated Modern Benoni.
[Why not simply 7.Nxd4
; or 7.Qxd4!?
?, the latter of which has been played by GMs Mamedyarov, L'Ami & Mednis?]
Again, recapturing on d4 should have been automatic. Now I hold the P and threaten to win a piece.
and White is fully developed.]
Even the most conservative engines say Black is already winning. Fritz 12 puts him at a whopping -2.96!
[I expected 19.Bxa5
(-/+ Rybka 3 & Firebird; -+ HIARCS 11 & Fritz). Now my N gets into c4,]
was a much better try.]
This loses the Q but White was totally lost, regardless.
Joe could have quit here. At best, he's just going to have a N+P for the lady.
Time left - Renna 4:21, Moldovan 19:03
Time used - Renna 52:59, Moldovan 38:17
Longest think by White - 7 minutes for 22.b3??
Longest think by Black - 10 minutes for 16...Qe7