(2) Shiffman,Bert (1315) - Cole,Jim (1133) [A95]
Kenilworth Quads #3 Kenilworth, NJ (3), 25.03.2010
[Moldovan & Deep Rybka 3]

A95 Dutch Defense Stonewall Variation

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d3 Bb4 5.g3 0-0
[5...b6 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.0-0 0-0= is a good alternative.]

6.Bg2
Diagram



6...c6
This isn't in the "Nimzo" spirit & gives White the better game. [>=6...c5 7.0-0 Nc6= /\ ...d6]

7.0-0 d5
[7...Bxc3 8.bxc3 d6+/= /\ ...Nbd7 & ...e5 may be a slight improvement over the Stonewall with misplaced B. ]

8.cxd5 exd5 9.d4
[>=9.Bf4+/= ]

9...Nbd7 10.Bg5
Again, >= Bf4.

10...Be7
[10...Qa5 11.Qb3 Ne4 , gaining the B pair & full equality, was best.]

11.Qc2 Ne4
Diagram



12.Bf4N
There have been 4 games with 11.Bxe7 & 1 with 11.Nxe4.

12...Qe8 13.a3 Qh5 14.Rad1 g5 15.Bc1 f4?
An ill-prepared attack. [15...h6+/= (to secure the g5 P), /\ ...Bd6 (improving the B's position), ...Ndf6 (reinforcing the e4 point) & only then ...f4, was right.]

16.Nxe4 dxe4 17.Qxe4 Bd6??
Diagram

[17...Rf7 18.gxf4 gxf4 /\19.Bxf4?! Qg4 20.e3 Rg7+/- ]

18.Qd3??
[18.Qe6+ any 19.Qxd6 +-]

18...Nf6 19.Ne5 Bh3?
[19...Ng4+/- ]

20.Qf3??
[20.Bxh3 Qxh3 21.gxf4+- ]

20...Ng4??
[20...Qxf3 21.Nxf3 Bxg2 22.Kxg2+/- ]

21.Bxh3 Qxh3 22.Qg2??
[22.Qxg4+- ]

22...Qxg2+ 23.Kxg2 Nxe5 24.dxe5 Bxe5 25.gxf4 Bxf4 26.Bxf4 gxf4?
[26...Rxf4= ]

27.f3?
[27.Kf3+/- ]

27...Rae8 28.Kf2 Re5 29.Rg1+ Kh8 30.Rd7 Rg8??
[30...Rfe8+/= ]

31.Rxg8+ Kxg8 32.Rxb7+- Rh5 33.Rxa7 Rxh2+ 34.Ke1 Rh1+ 35.Kd2 Rb1 36.Rb7?
[36.Kc3+- ]

36...c5?
[36...h5+/- ]

37.Kc2 Re1 38.Re7 h5 39.Kd2?
[39.b4+- ]

39...Rb1 40.Re5 Rxb2+?
[40...h4+/- ]

41.Kc3+- Rxe2??(+)
A result of time-pressure. [41...Ra2 was a much better try.]

42.Rxe2 1-0