(2) Chen,Kevin (1886) - Moldovan,John (1814) [E11]
21st Kenilworth Championship Kenilworth, NJ (3), 27.01.2011
[Moldovan & Fire 1.31]
E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
Radler - Moldovan : G/16, Playchess 10/02/2005 9...Qd4
; For 6...0-0
see my 2007 game vs. Powell.; ‹6...d5
A line introduced by Bronstein in 1960.
D. Ippolito (2132) - Moldovan : Kenilworth 05/11/1991 (1/2-1/2, 57) 13...Ra7=
; For 5.Bxb4
see my 2006 KST game vs. Shiffman.]
, as suggested by my opponent and played by Taimanov, is playable but I'd rather trade Bs and put my Ps on dark-squares than play a Q's Gambit position.]
This holds-off the space-grabbing b2-b4 while supporting the thematic, center-contesting ...c5 and ...e5 advances.Diagram
White rules-out ...a4 and retains Q-side expansion possibilities.
This gives the game a Q's Indian flavor [and varies from the 7...Nc6
of Barosso - Vujovic : Milan 1992]
also looks okay.]
With this move and his next, Black hits d4 and reinforces his hold of b4.
+ ...Nbd7, keping the Bb7's line open and protecting the weakened b6, was a good alternative.]
This is a bit premature. [12...cxd4
was more accurate; and remaining flexible with 12...d6
was best of all.]
Shifting the Dame to b2, away from the Rc8, overprotects d4, momentarily increases White's control of e5 and keeps a future b3-b4 in mind... [... But >=13.dxc5
isolating the a5P (which is no longer protected by the R) and loading-up on the backward d6P.]
was more consistent and less cramped. Why put the R on c8 if you aren't going to play ...cd?]
This makes luft and prevents a possible Ng5-e4 maneuver.
The N is headed to c3. From there, it can go to a4, putting pressure on my b6 and c5 Ps, or occupy the b5 square.
was an option.]
would have maintained the balance.]
Black miscalculates. [17...exd5
[I expected 18.Na4
was even better.]
was hopeless, too.]
The move I missed. Down a piece, there was no point in continuing.
Time left - Chen 25:57, Moldovan 35:59
Estimated time used - Chen 60:48, Moldovan 50:46
Longest think by White - 13 minutes for 18.dxc6!
Longest think by Black - 15 minutes for 15...Rfd8.