(3) Mann,Ted (1511) - Moldovan,John (1801) [C12]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament - open Kenilworth, NJ (6), 14.07.2011
[Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]

G/55+5 (increment) C12 French Defense MacCutcheon Variation

1.d4 Nf6
[1...e6 , /\2.Nc3 (or 2.e4 d5 ) 2...d5 3.e4 Bb4 & a Winawer, is more flexible.]

2.Nc3 e6 3.Bg5
The Veresov System.

3...Bb4 4.Bxf6
[I expected 4.e4 d5 5.e5 h6 which we discussed once before (Springfield 11/08/2009). That game continued 6.exf6 hxg5 7.fxg7 Rg8 8.Qh5 (>=8.h4 ) 8...Qf6 9.Nf3 (>=9.0-0-0= ) 9...Qxg7=/+ ]

4...Qxf6 5.e4 d5
This transposes into 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.Bxf6 Qxf6... [... but the independant 5...d6 6.Nf3 e5N was equally good.]

6.exd5 exd5
[>=6...0-0!N 7.dxe6 Qxe6+=/+ ]

7.Qe2+
Diagram



7...Be6?N
This loses a P for no compensation. [I should have forced a ending with 7...Qe7N ; or 7...Qe6 the latter of which has been played 3x.]

8.Qb5+ Nc6 9.Qxb7 Kd7 10.Bb5 Bxc3+ 11.bxc3
Diagram



11...Bf5??
[11...Bg4+/- was required.]

12.Ne2??
[After 12.Nf3 Rae8+ 13.Kf1! Black can resign.]

12...Rhb8?!
[12...Bxc2= restoring the material balance.]

13.Bxc6+ Qxc6 14.Qxc6+ Kxc6 15.Kd2 Rb2 16.Rhc1 Re8
[>=16...Rab8 ]

17.Nf4 g5
[>=17...Kd6 ]

18.Nd3 Bxd3 19.Kxd3 Reb8 20.a4 Kd6
Diagram



21.g4
[>=21.Re1+/= ]

21...Re8
[>=21...f5 ]

22.Re1 Re4 23.Rxe4 dxe4+ 24.Kxe4
[>=24.Kd2 ]

24...Rxc2 25.f4
[>=25.h4+/= ]

25...gxf4 26.Kxf4 Kd5
[>=26...Rxc3 27.a5 ]

27.h4 Rxc3 28.Rd1 Rc4
Diagram



29.a5??
This allows the Rs to be traded & gives me an undeserved win. [29.Ke3 Rxa4 30.Rf1 /\Rxd4 31.Rf5+ Kc4 32.Rxf7 Rxg4 33.Rxc7+ Kb3 34.Rxh7 a5 35.h5 a4 36.h6 a3 37.Ra7 a2 38.h7 Rh4 39.Rb7+ holds.]

29...Rxd4+ 30.Rxd4+ Kxd4 31.g5 c5 32.h5 c4 33.g6 fxg6 34.h6 c3 35.Kf3 c2
White resigns Time left - Mann 27:25, Moldovan 34:18 Time used - Mann 37:35, Moldovan 23:37 Longest think by White - 3 minutes for 12.Ne2?? Longest thinks by Black - 4 minutes for 9...Kd7 & 4 minutes for 22...Re4 0-1