(2) Kernighan,Mark (2209) - Moldovan,John (1824) [A80]
20th Kenilworth CC Championship Kenilworth, NJ (5), 11.02.2010
[Moldovan & Deep Rybka 3]

G/85 + :05 delay A80 Dutch Defense Torre Attack

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bg5 Be7
[3...Nf6 is playable but since a trade on f6 helps White fight for the e4 square & Black's d.s. B often gets in the way, I'd rather swap clerics.]

4.Bxe7 Qxe7 5.Nbd2
[5.e3!? Qb4+ Abraham - Bugar : Slovakia 1999 (5...Nf6 is safer.) 6.Nc3 Qxb2 7.Nb5 Qb4+ 8.c3 Qa5[] 9.Ne5 is an interesting gambit.]

5...Nf6 6.e3 b6 7.Bd3 Bb7
[7...Ba6N 8.Bxa6 Nxa6 9.Qe2 Nb8 was an option.]

8.c3 Ne4
[RR8...0-0 9.Qe2 Ne4= 10.Ne5?!N Guest573024 - Moldovan : G/15+5, Playchess 2/2/2008 10...Nxd2 11.Kxd2 Bxg2 12.Rhg1 Bd5=/+ ]

9.Qc2 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 0-0
[10...Be4 11.Qc2 Bxd3 12.Qxd3+/= ; 10...Bxf3 11.gxf3+/= ; >=10...d6 11.h4 Nd7 12.0-0-0 0-0-0 13.Ne1 Rhf8 14.Qc2 Kb8 Spatola - Vozza : Torino 2005]

11.Qe2
Diagram



11...a5N
[>=11...c5 12.0-0 Nc6 13.a3 cxd4 14.cxd4 Qd6 1/2-1/2 Nikolaidis - Malaniuk : Cappelle la Grande 1995]

12.e4
[>=12.0-0 ]

12...fxe4 13.Bxe4 Bxe4 14.Qxe4 d5
[>=14...Nc6= ]

15.Qe3 Nc6
[>=15...c5 16.0-0 Nc6 ]

16.0-0 Rae8 17.Rae1 Qf6
[>=17...Qd6 ]

18.Re2 Re7
[>=18...Qf5 Kernighan; or 18...Qg6 Rybka]

19.Rfe1 Rfe8 20.Qd3 Kh8?
[>=20...Qf4+/= /\21.Qb5 Qd6 ]

21.Qb5 e5??
[21...Nd8 22.Ne5 Nf7 23.Nc6 Nd6+/- wa the best try.]

22.dxe5
[>=22.Qxd5 Rd8 23.dxe5! Rxd5 24.exf6 Rxe2 25.fxg7+ Kxg7 26.Rxe2 ]

22...Nxe5?
Diagram

[22...Qe6 ]

23.Rxe5!
Black resigns Time left - Kernighan 26:--, Moldovan 10:01 Estimated time used - Kernighan 60:55, Moldovan 76:54 Longest think by White - 9 minutes for 5...Nbd2 Longest think by Black - 12 minutes for 22...e5?? [23.Rxe5! 23.Nx leads to the same thing. 23...Rxe5 24.Qxe8+! Rxe8 25.Rxe8+ Qf8 26.Rxf8# ] 1-0