(2) Sherer,Max (1797) - Moldovan,John (1809) [E22]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament - open Kenilworth, NJ (12.1), 25.08.2011
[Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]

#1 of 2 simultaneous games G/55+5 (delay) E22 Nimzo-Indian Defense Spielmann Variation

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qb3 a5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.e3
[For the weaker 6.Bg5 see our game from the May Quads.]

6...0-0 7.Bd2
Diagram



7...Bxc3N
[7...d5 ; 7...d6 ; & 7...b6 have been played before (1x each).]

8.Bxc3 Ne4 9.Bd3 f5 10.0-0 d6 11.Qc2
[11.Bxe4 fxe4 12.Nd2 d5 ; & 11.Be1 b6 are also =.]

11...Nxc3 12.Qxc3 Qf6 13.Rfd1 e5
Diagram



14.dxe5 dxe5?!
[14...Nxe5 would have maintained the balance.]

15.Bc2
[>=15.c5 e4 16.Bc4++/= ]

15...Be6?!
[>=15...a4 /\16.Rd5 e4= ]

16.Rac1
[>=16.Ba4+/= ]

16...g5?!
[>=16...e4 ; or 16...a4= ]

17.Ba4
I missed this.

17...Nb4
The only way to avoid losing a P.

18.Bb3 Nc6 19.Ba4
Diagram

Drawn by agreement. Time left - Sherer 36:43, Moldovan 30:02 Estimated time used - Sherer 19:55, Moldovan 26:28 Longest think by White - 2 minutes (6x) Longest think by Black - 6 minutes for 10...d6 With the half-point here, I clinched a tie for 3rd-place. [After 19.Ba4 Nb4 20.Qxe5 Qxe5 21.Nxe5 Nxa2 22.Ra1 Nb4 23.Bd7 , White would have been slightly better. Maybe my foe didn't feel like playing. He didn't bother to seek a 2nd game or stick around.] 1/2-1/2