(1) Norowitz, Kernighan & others - Stoyko, Minkov & others [E14]
Kenilworth Consultation #5 Kenilworth, NJ, 04.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]
Time control: 25 moves in 90 minutes (+ 5 second delay) then G/75 (+ 5 second delay)
Lineups at the start of the game:
WHITE - NM Yaacov Norowitz 2530, NM Mark Kernighan 2215, Dr. Ian Mangion 1875, Dr. Anthony Andrews 1840, Dr. Richard Lewis 1818, Greg Tomkovich 1681, Dr. Geoff McAuliffe 1653, Joe Renna 1312, Colby Chen 809 & Airu Chen
BLACK - FM Steve Stoyko 2245, Michael Goeller 2043, Ari Minkov 1968, Don Carrelli 1899, John Moldovan 1847, Max Sherer 1760, Joe Demetrick 1664, Pat Mazzillo 1316, Bert Shiffman 1299, Jonathan Sherer & Joe Azzarello
[Steve suggested 1...e6
, avoiding the Trompovsky & seeking a French, but the narrow-minded majority wanted to take the Dutch out of our arsenal.]
This is more than okay... [... But 2...g6
(!) is even better.]
The best of the Colle/Zukertort lot. [4.Nbd2
is met by 4...c5
& an exchange on d4 when White is ready to play e4; as in the case of 5.Bd3
; Other moves, such as 4.Be2, 4.b3, 4.c3, are too slow. Black develops quickly & has a choice of setups.
For example : 4.Be2
see Norowitz - Moldovan : Kenilworth Championship 2008) 6...0-0
; However, allowing a Nimzo-Indian transposition, with 4.c4
E12 QID 5...c5
(E43) is a good alternative.]
[Steve said the double-fianchetto isn't that good...
... but MegaBase 2010 indicates 4...g6
has scored 62.2 % in 94 games & been used by 2 World Champs (Smyslov & Sloth) + 3 Candidates (Hort, Sokolov & Ioseliani).]
/\ ...c5 has the benefit of avoiding the game's Bb5+.]
This transposes into the 4.e3 Q's Indian. [We would have answered 6.c3
; I can't recall what the plan vs. 7.Nbd2 was but the thematic ...cxd4 followed by ...0-0 & ...d6 looks like a good counter : 6.c3
is an interesting try & it seems to hold up: 8.d5
Duer - Laske : Austria 2010 11...Nb4=
Deglmann - Rooze : Augsburg 2009 12...d6=
Ryan - Miezis : Port Erin 1998) 9.cxd5
But, I'd still prefer an earlier, less artificial improvement.]
Hort - Ljubojevic : Portoroz/Ljubljana 1975]
"White's last move seems to be not very dangerous for Black, as the exchanges are favourable for him."... [... "The most ambitious continuation here is 10.Ne5
." - M. Roiz in ChessBase Magazine 101]
loses to 11.Nxd5
Paidousis - Aligeoriu : Piraeus 1999; & 10...Kf8?!
[Minkov & Demetrick found the right solution : 11...Qd7=
(Mundorf - Reinhardt : Dortmund 2007) 13.Nxd7??
but, when it came time to move, it was somehow forgotten.]
L. Bronstein - Neme : Buenos Aries 1991 & Stojanovic - Guido : Verona, IT 2007 14...0-0
Piankov - Gharamian : La Fere 2009 16...Rac8=
which the White team thought we were going to play.]
Diagram  Game adjourned.
Game resumed on April 29th.
WHITE: + Mike Wocjio 1600, Lou Sturniolo 1555, Mikhail Kruglyak 1526, Luis Ruales; - Andrews, Renna, A. Chen & C. Chen
BLACK: + Glen Hart 1718, Dan Komunicky 1469 & Leon Hrebinka 1322; - Goeller, Demetrick & Azzarello
sealed move [>=26.Ne5
; nor 27.Qxd7?!
[Steve thought 27.b4
was best.; Again, on 27.Ne5?
Black has 27...Rc1!=
forcing White to respond with 28.Qf1
Black offers a draw.
An idea supplied by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili (at turn 27, perhaps), who Norowitz consulted during the adjournment.
Mazzillo's suggestion. Steve said if such a move is okay tactically you have to play it. This one wasn't. [>=30...Ne6+/=
(Kernighan (& co.?) had analyzed 34.Bxc7?
( I don't know if he looked further) which temporaily wins a P but after 36...Bd6
Black gets it back.) 34...Ra7
was missed on both sides.]
Diagram A nice idea but, as with 30...b5, there's a flaw. [33...Rc4+/=
An unfortunate necessity... [... as the intended 34...Rc3??
would have lost to 35.Qxd5!!
Moldovan [Our opponents never even considered this. (They were going to play 35.Re3=
!) ] 35...Rxd3
No longer worse, Black again proposes peace.
This leads to a trade of dPs.
Around this point, the clock started being a problem for us & after our next, it was clear we were going to eventually flag.
[In severe time pressure, Black overlooks 43...Be7!-/+
In the future, I would like to see these games played at a 90+60 control over 2 weeks.