(1) Tomkovich,Greg (1659) - Kernighan,Mark (2218) [A53]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament - open Kenilworth, NJ (7), 21.07.2011
[J. Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]

A53 Old Indian Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 c6
Played /\ developing the l.s. B to g4 or f5 & meeting an attack against with ...Qb6 or ...Qc7, rather than ...Qc8. [For 3...Bg4 see the players' game from the 2008 KST.; For 3...Bf5 see Renna - Kernighan : KST 2009.]

4.Nc3 Bf5 5.Bg5
[5.g3 ; & 5.Nh4 are the most common responses.; For 5.h3 see Pawlowski - Kernighan : Fish Memorial 2009.; For 5.Qb3 see round 1's Demetrick - Kernighan.]

[>=5...Nbd7= ; or 5...Qb6 6.Qc1 Nbd7= ]

[6.Bxf6+/= was best.]


[RR: 7.e3 Qb6 8.Qd2 e5 9.c5 Qc7?! (>=9...Qd8 10.cxd6 e4 11.Ne5 Bxd6 12.Nc4 Bc7 13.d5 Nb6 14.dxc6 Nxc4= ; 9...dxc5 10.dxe5 g5 11.exf6 gxh4 12.Nxh4 Be6 13.Ne4 Bd5= ) 10.cxd6 Bxd6 11.dxe5+/= Nxe5 Alburt - Shirazi : U.S. Championship, Estes Park 1986 12.Nd4+/= ]

7...e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.e4 Be6 10.Bd3
[>=10.Be2 Be7 11.Bg3 Nh5 12.Bh2 Nf4 13.0-0 ]

10...Be7 11.0-0 Nh5 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Ne2 0-0-0 14.Qc2

[>=14...g5=/+ ]

15.Rfd1 Nc5 16.Ne1 Rd7 17.b4 Nxd3 18.Nxd3 Rhd8 19.c5 Qc7 20.Nb2 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Nf6 22.Nc3 Rd7 23.Rxd7 Qxd7 24.Qd3 Qd4 25.a3 Qxd3 26.Nxd3

Draw offered.

26...Nd7 27.f3 Bc4 28.Nb2 Bb3 29.Kf2 Kd8 30.Ke3 Ke7 31.Nd3 Ke6 32.Ne2 Bc4 33.Ng3 g6 34.h4 Nb8 35.h5 a5 36.Nb2 Bb3 37.Kd3 axb4 38.axb4 Kf6 39.Kc3 Be6 40.Nc4 Bxc4 41.Kxc4 Kg5 42.hxg6 fxg6 43.b5 h5 44.Ne2 h4 45.Kb4 cxb5 46.Kxb5 Nd7??

[46...Nc6 47.Kb6 Nd8 48.Kc7 Ne6+ 49.Kd6 Nf4= was right.]

47.c6! bxc6+ 48.Kxc6 Nf8 49.Kd6 Kf6 50.Nc3 Ne6 51.Nd5+ Kf7 52.Kxe5 g5 53.Kf5 Nd4+ 54.Kxg5??

[54.Kg4! would have given White the win. Now Black holds with a study-like defense.]


[Not 55.gxf3?? h3-+ ]

55...Ne1 56.Ne3 Ke6 57.Kxh4
[If 57.Kf4 then 57...Nxg2+! 58.Nxg2 h3 59.Kg3 hxg2 60.Kxg2 Ke5 61.Kf3 Ke6 62.Kf4 Kf6 63.e5+ Ke6 64.Ke4 Ke7 65.Kd5 Kd7 66.e6+ Ke7 67.Ke5 Ke8 68.Kd6 Kd8 69.e7+ Ke8= ]

Drawn by agreement. A very well-played game, Black's 46th & White's 54th notwithstanding. [57...Nxg2+! 58.Nxg2 Ke5= 59.any Kxe4] 1/2-1/2