(2) Gadgil,Laukik (1195) - Moldovan,John (1801) [C02]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament - open Kenilworth, NJ (3.2), 23.06.2011
[Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]
#2 of 2 simultaneous games
C02 French Defense
I arrived some 15 minutes late and could not find a game but after Laukik beat Bert Shiffman, he offered to play and I talked Bert into letting me do a simul.
[This is a switch from our 2006 KST game, where he chose 3.Nc3
This loses a P for insufficient compensation. [9.Na4
see my June 13th loss to mountm.) 10.Bd2
is the main line.]
This position is similar to the Milner-Barry Gambit but here White's l.s. cleric is passively placed, his Dame is subject to trade and can't support the e5P. Black also has 2 extra tempi because his steed is on c6, pressuring e5, instead of being back at g8.
Looking to avoid an endgame, my foe sacs a 2nd chip. There have been 65 games with other moves, the best of which apparently is Nb5. [For example: 11.Nb5
is more circumspect.) 12.f4
Meyer - Wuttke : Germany 1995 14.f5=/+
with ideas of Bf4, f5-f6 & fxe6.]
This tempo-loss doesn't accomplish anything positive. [>=12.g3-/+
Black rushes to finish development and castle... [... But 13...d4
attacking the defender 14.Rfe1
Down 2 Ps for squat, White tries to make lemonade with a R-lift.
preventing later Bg5 business]
Attempting to somehow exploit my dark-square "weaknesses".
/\ ...Bf6 was considered.]
although trades, of course, benefit Black.]
Diagram White is threatening my N, and is set to win material with Bg5 but I can defend via counter-attacks.
This enables me to advance the d-pawn... [... But >=20...Nc4
, when I have a primary plan of ...Qd4 and, if the White Q stays on the d-file (which she has to), secondary threats of ...Nxb2 & ...Ne3+.]
A multi-purpose move. I protect the Bc5 while threatening mate and the Be2.
/\ 26.Qe7, 27.Qf6 and 28.Qg7#. However, the plot isn't feasible. [>=25.Qe1
With a double-attack against b4 & a1.
Diagram This takes care of one problem but not the other. [>=26.Qxb2
[How the hell did I miss 26...Qxa1
This drops a piece and brings White back to life. [27...Qxa2!
giving me 4 extra Ps /\28.Qxe5?
is still winning.]
Black's collapse continues. [29...Bd2
Yet another mistake, my 5th in 6 moves, but I was lost, regardless.
would have given White the victory.]
Diagram Now Black has chances to hold.
Diagram Once again, I let a big advantage and points against the Advance slip-away.