### (1) Macaspac,Arthur (2128) - Moldovan,John (1827) [A90]

Chess Mates G/30 063010 Rahway (1), 30.06.2010

* [Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]*

**
**G/25 + :05 delay
A90 Dutch Defense
There's not much to say about this one. A horrible positional mistake on turn 13 gives me a bad game, instead of equality, and burns my clock. I hang in for a while but after 24...c6?? it's over.

1.d4
e6
2.g3
f5
[2...Nf6
3.Bg2
c5
was the main alternative.]

3.Bg2
Nf6
4.c4
Bb4+
5.Bd2
a5
[For 5...Qe7 see 2009 KST draw with M. Sherer. 5...Qe7
]

6.a3
[For 6.Nc3
see my 2009 Checkmate Ch. loss to A. Minkov.]

6...Bxd2+
7.Nxd2
0-0
[RR7...a4
8.Qc2
0-0
9.Nh3
d6=
Baez - J. West : USATE, Parsippany 2002]

8.Nh3
Diagram

8...Nc6N
[This varies from the 8...Qe8
9.Qc2
Nc6
10.e3
d6
11.0-0
a4
12.Nf4
of Esterluss - Drill : Germany 1994 where 12...e5
13.Nd5
Qf7
would have equalized.]

9.e3
Qe7
10.Qc2
a4
11.0-0
d6
12.Nf4
e5
13.Nd5
Diagram

13...Nxd5?
This leaves me with a backward P on a 1/2-open file. [13...Qf7
/\ ...Be6 would have transposed to the previous note.]

14.cxd5
Nb8
15.Rac1
exd4
16.exd4
Na6
Black has to develop. [‹16...Rf7
]

17.Qxa4
Bd7
18.Qb3
b5?!
[>=18...Qf6
/\19.Qxb7??
Rfb8
]

19.f4
Qf6
20.Nf3
h6
21.h4
[>=21.Rfe1
]

21...Rab8
22.Qd3
Rb6
23.b4
g6
24.Rfe1
Diagram

24...c6??
This bid for freedom fails miserably. [24...Rbb8+/-
would have kept me alive but I would certainly have time-forfeited down the road.]

25.dxc6+-
[25.Ne5!
dxe5
26.fxe5
was even better.]

25...Bxc6
26.d5
Bd7
27.Nd4
Ra8
28.Nc6
Nb8
29.Rc3
Rba6
30.Rec1
Kg7?
31.Qxb5
Bxc6?
32.dxc6
Qd4+
33.Kh2
Rxa3
34.Rxa3
Rxa3
35.Qxb8
Qd2
36.Qc7+
Kg8
37.Qd8+
Kg7
38.Qd7+
Kf8
39.c7
1-0