### (7) Mann,Ted (1493) - Cole,Jim (1160) [C16]

20th Kenilworth CC Championship Kenilworth, NJ (2), 21.01.2010

* [Moldovan & Deep Rybka 3]*

**
**C16 French Defense
Winawer Variation

1.e4
e6
2.d4
d5
3.Nc3
Bb4
4.e5
b6
5.a3
And now, for something completely different...

5...Bf8
[You've seen a number of my games with 5...Bxc3+
6.bxc3
Qd7
. Maybe we, or at least I, can learn something new from this one.]

6.Qg4!?
White will probably be able to transpose into the 5.Qg4 lines but with the B having already retreated to f8, I don't see any benefit to the sortie. [>=6.Nf3
Ne7
7.b4
]

6...Qd7
7.Nf3
Nc6
[I would've played 7...Ba6
to trade-off the bad Bc8 but copying a World Champion is more than okay!]

8.Bb5
[RR8.Be3
Bb7
9.Bb5
0-0-0
10.0-0
Nge7
11.b4
f6
12.Rfe1
Nf5
13.Qh3
h5
Chistiakov - Petrosian : Moscow 1956; 8.Bd3
Bb7
9.Ne2
0-0-0
10.b4
h6
11.h4
Nge7
12.h5
Kb8+/=
Boleslavsky - Yukhtman : Moscow 1956; 8.b4
hasn't been tried, yet, but it should also be +/=.]

8...Bb7
9.0-0
Diagram

9...0-0-0N
[>=9...Nge7
10.Rd1
E. Espinosa - Depestre : Santa Clara 2009 10...0-0-0
]

10.Bg5
h5
[>=10...f6
11.exf6
gxf6
12.Bh4
Bg7
]

11.Qg3?
[11.Qf4
Re8
12.a4
would have kept an edge.]

11...f6
12.exf6
gxf6
13.Bh4
Qg7?
[13...Qf7
, protecting f6 & freeing the Ng8 for duty at f5 or g4, would have taken the sting out of a possible Qh3 + Re1 & equalized. For example : 14.Qh3
Nh6!
15.Rfe1
* (*or *15.Bd3
Ng4=
) *15...Nf5=
; 13...Bd6
, on the other hand, would have chased enemy Q to a better square &, after 14.Qh3
a6
* (‹14...Re8
) *15.Bd3
Kb8
(to enable ...Bc8) 16.b4
been +/=.]

14.Qf4?
[14.Qxg7
Bxg7
15.Rfe1
Kd7[]
* (15...Re8??
16.Nxd5+-
) *16.Ne2+/-
was right.]

14...Bd6
15.Qe3
Re8?
Diagram This allows the tactic in the previous note. [15...e5=
was correct.]

16.Nxd5!
a6
17.Bxc6?!
[>=17.Bd3+/-
]

17...Bxc6
18.Nb4
Bb7
19.d5?!
[>=19.Bg3
Bxg3
20.fxg3+/=
]

19...Nh6
20.Qd3?
This puts White in trouble. [>=20.Qc3
, with Black having compensation for the lost P.]

20...Rhg8
21.Ne1??
[21.g3=/+
was the best try.]

21...exd5?
[21...a5
22.Na2
* (‹22.Nc6
exd5
) *22...Bxd5
would have won.]

22.Qh3+
Kb8
23.Bg3
Qg4?
This ruins Black's Ps & lets White get rid of his lousy Q. [23...Bxg3
24.hxg3
Ng4!-/+
/\25.Qxh5??
Rh8-+
26.Qf5
Rh1+!!
27.Kxh1
Qh6+
28.Qh5
Qxh5+
29.Kg1
Qh2#
was the proper continuation.]

24.Qxg4
Nxg4?!
[>=24...hxg4=
]

25.Bxd6
cxd6
26.Rd1
Diagram

26...Rxe1??
[This gives up an Exchange for nothing & loses. 26...d4
27.Rxd4
Re2+/=
would've given Black good counterplay. For example : 28.Rxd6
Nxf2!=/+
Exploiting an overload on the Rf1 29.Rxb6
Nh3+
would have given Black at least a draw.]

27.Rfxe1
I'm going to skip the rest. You can insert additional ?s if you like.

27...Ne5
28.Re3
a5
29.Nxd5
Nc4
30.Rg3
Re8
31.Nxf6
Re2
32.Rc3
b5
33.Kf1
Re6
34.Nxh5
Rh6
35.g4
Be4
& White won.** 1-0**