(3) Demetrick,Joe (1661) - Moldovan,John (1801) [A85]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament - open Kenilworth, NJ (4.2), 30.06.2011
[Moldovan & HIARCS 11.2 SP]
#2 of 2 simultaneous games
A85 Dutch Defense
Until about 2 months ago, my opponent was strictly an e4 player but the opening didn't surprise me as I had noticed him getting Colle-Zukertort instruction from Steve Stoyko.
My recent visits to Dutch Wonderland haven't gone well (+0-4=2 if we include Anglo lines) but, after struggling to find play in round 2, I wasn't going to allow another system.
This is premature. [3.g3
avoiding the pin that follows; and 4.a3
, belatedly keeping the B out of b4 altogether, were options.]
This just hands Black a tempo to carry-out his theme. Better first is Qb3 or Bd2, to keep the Ps intact, or another developing move, such as Bg5, Bf4 or g3. [RR: 5.Qb3
This is superior to Qc2 because it hits the B. 5...c5
! Simon Williams in "Play the Classical Dutch" (Gambit 2003) (5...Qe7
Wong Foong Yin - Kortschnoj : Thessaloniki 1988 (ol); 5...a5
trapping White's Q 9.Nxa4
Reilly - Johansen : Canberra 1999) 6...0-0
(per HIARCS) Kouatly - Bricard : Montpellier 1991) 6.a3
Chatsky - Moldovan : G/10, Somerset 09/05/2010 8...b6
Del Rio - Vega : Barcelona 2000; 5.Bd2
"Mizerak" - Moldovan : Chesspark 2007) 6...Bxc3
Vollmer - Moldovan : STC Gauntlet, U.S. Chess Live Section 07/30/2005; 5.Bf4
Aloma - Cabrera : Calvia 2007; 5.g3
Ajrapetjan - Ponomariov : Alushta 2009) 6.Bg2
Rubinstein - Tartakower : Karlsbad 1911; For 5.Bg5
see one of my 2008 KST wins over Shiffman.]
see my 2008 win vs. Burnett, also from the KST.]
Ramanauskas - Paulauskaite : Radviliskis 1995 /\7...Ne4
is playable; but 7.dxc5?!
; & 7.d5?!
g6? 11.e4 +/- was played in D. Fernandez Trivino - D. Fernandez Diez : Asturias 2001 but 10... 10...Nc6N
[This varies from the 8...Ne4
of Bachmann - Castro : Dortmund 1977 where the 2nd player should have continued 10...b6=
(instead of 10...Qa5?+/=
[Maintaining the tension, with 11.Bd2
or a R move, was more appropriate.]
/\ 13.Nb3? Qa4 -/+ [However, 12...b6
is more natural & probably better.]
Diagram Houdini 1.5a, considered the #1 engine, thinks this position is equal but, in my view and hopefully yours as well, Black has a beautiful game and stands better. In fact, Joe hated his game so much, he actually considered quitting here!
/\ Rae1; If 14.Bd3
(/\ freezing the Bc8) then 14...Qe7!
threatening to take on d5 16.Bd3
was just as good.]
Diagram This leaves the Be2 hanging and allows an elementary tactic. [>=16.Rf2-/+
; or, as HIARCS suggests, 16.Kf2!?-/+
&, to my surprise, White immediately resigned.
Time left - Demetrick 17:36, Moldovan 32:58
Time used - Demetrick 38:44, Moldovan 23:22
Longest think by White - 9 minutes for 11.d5?!
Longest think by Black - 5 minutes for 12...Qd7!? [16...Nxd5!!
loses an Exchange to 17...Bxe2
is winning for Black but, with the way I foul things up, the game isn't over.] 0-1