(4) Komunicky,Dan (1494) - Cole,Jim (1160) [C01]
20th Kenilworth CC Championship Kenilworth, NJ (3), 28.01.2010
[Deep Rybka 3 & Moldovan]

C01 French Defense Exchange Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Nf3
[For 5.Bd3 see Mazur - Moldovan : Westfield Grand Prix 2009.]

5...Nf6 6.a3
Diagram



6...Be7?!
[6...Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.c4 0-0= Carli - Pienabarca : Arco 2000 was best. Trading d.s. B for N, to damage the enemy's Q-side Ps is the Winawer's primary theme.; 6...Bd6= was also preferable.]

7.Be3N
There have been 17 games with 5 other moves. [...including the better 7.Bd3 ]

7...0-0 8.Bd3 Bd7?!
Now both Black clerics are unnecessarily passive. [>=8...Nc6 9.0-0 Bd6 /\ ...Bg4 or ...Be6.]

9.Qd2 Nc6 10.0-0-0 Qc8 11.h3 Bf5 12.Be2?
>= Ne5 +/=, here or on the next 2 moves.

12...h6
Diagram

>= ...Ne4 =, on this turn or the following.

13.g4 Bh7 14.g5?! Ne4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Ne5 Bxg5?
[16...Nxe5 17.dxe5 Rd8= ]

17.Bxg5 hxg5 18.Qxg5 Qf5 19.Qe3?
[>=19.Rhg1+/= ]

19...Nxe5 20.dxe5 Qxe5 21.Rhg1
[>=21.h4 ]

21...Qe6
[>=21...Rad8=/+ ]

22.Kb1
Diagram



22...Rad8??
[22...Kh8 ]

23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Qc3??
[24.Qg5 w/ a double attack against g7 & d8 wins.]

24...Qh6?!
[>=24...Bg6 25.Qxc7 Rd2= ]

25.Qxc7 Qf6 26.Rd1
[>=26.Bc4 ; not 26.Qxb7? Qxf2-/+ ]

26...Rxd1+ 27.Bxd1 Bg6 28.Qb8+ Kh7
Diagram



29.Qxa7?
[29.Qg3= was right.]

29...Qd6
[29...b6! would've netted the f2P & given Black a clear plus.]

30.Kc1??
[30.Be2 b6 31.h4= ]

30...Qf4+??
[30...b6 was still there, in an even better version : 31.b4 Qf4+ 32.Kb2 Qf6+ 33.Kb1 Qxf2-+ ]

31.Qe3 Qxe3+ 32.fxe3 Bf5?
[32...f5 was the best try.]

33.Bg4
Now White is winning.

33...Bxg4 34.hxg4 Kg6 35.c4 Kg5
Diagram



36.c5??
Dan chooss the wrong P for his breakthrough sac. [36.a4! Kxg4 37.a5 f5 38.a6! bxa6 39.c5 f4 40.c6 f3 41.c7 f2 42.c8Q++- was right.]

36...Kxg4 37.c6!?
[37.a4 f5 38.a5 f4 is no better.]

37...bxc6 38.a4 Kf3??
[38...f5 39.a5 f4 40.Kd2 (40.a6?? f3-+ ; 40.exf4 Kf3!=/+ ) 40...Kf3 41.Ke1 (41.a6 Kf2 42.exf4 e3+ 43.Kc2 e2 44.a7 e1Q 45.a8Q Qe4+ 46.Kb3 Qxf4=/+ ) 41...g5 42.a6 Kg2 43.exf4 (43.a7?? f3-+ ) 43...gxf4 44.a7 f3 45.a8Q f2+ 46.Kd2 f1Q would have drawn!]

39.a5+- Kxe3 40.a6 Kf2 41.a7 e3 42.a8Q e2 43.Qa7+ Kg2 44.Qe3 1-0