(3) Townshend,Woodrow W. - Moldovan,John (1847) [E11]
USCF Class A, Section 91CA112 correspondence, 1991
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]

Ratings listed are those at assignment on March 20, 1991. Approximate end date :10/15/1991 E11 Bogo-Indian Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3

3...Bb4+ 4.Bd2 a5 5.Nf3
[Black would have welcomed 5.Bxb4 axb4 & the half-open file.]

[RR5...b6 E16 Q's Indian 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.0-0 Bxd2 8.Qxd2 0-0 9.Qc2N Be4 10.Qb3 a4 (>=10...Nc6= ) 11.Qd1 Ra5 12.Nc3+/= LoPresto - Moldovan : correspondence, USCF 1991]

[RR6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 Bxc3N 9.Bxc3 Ne4 10.Qc2 f5 11.Rfd1 (>=11.Be1+/= ) 11...Nxc3 12.Qxc3 Qe7 13.e3 Ippolito (2132) - Moldovan (1748) : Kenilworth Swiss 05/11/1991 13...Nf6= ]

6...Nbd7 7.0-0 Bxd2
[7...e5 8.Bxb4 axb4 9.Qb3 exd4 10.Nxd4 0-0= Movsziszian - L. Christiansen : Germany 2005 /\11.Qxb4? c5 was an option.]


A bit premature. [8...0-0 9.Nc3 Qe7 10.b3 Blezchin - Paronen : Jyvaskyla 1991 10...h6 is more flexible.]

[>=9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Rd1 Qe7 11.Nc3 0-0 12.Rac1+/= Diehl - Akvist : Bad Homburg 2005]

[>=9...exd4 10.Nxd4 0-0 11.Nc3 Ptak - Modr : Cihak 1968 11...Re8= ]

[10.c5N was good, too.]

10...0-0 11.Nb5?!N
[This varies from the 11.e4 c6 12.h3 Re8 13.Qe3 a4 14.Rd2 Qd8 15.d5 cxd5 16.cxd5 Nc5 17.Rc2 Bd7 18.Nd2 Qb8 19.a3 Rc8 20.Rcc1 Rc7 21.Bf1 Qe8 22.Re1 Qe7 23.Rac1 Rac8 24.Nb5 Bxb5 25.Bxb5 Nfd7 1/2-1/2 of Ghitescu - Polugaevsky : Lugano 1968 but isn't best & lets me equalize.; 11.dxe5! Nxe5 Haessel - Reeve : Edmonton 2007 (or 11...dxe5 12.Nd5 Wessman - Raaste : Helsinki 1991 12...Nxd5 13.cxd5+/= ) 12.Nxe5 dxe5 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.cxd5 Qd6 15.Rac1+/= improves.]

11...e4 12.Ng5 c6

[This is better than 12...Nb6 13.Qf4 (13.Rac1 h6 14.Nh3 Bf5=/+ ) 13...Nxc4 14.b3 Nb6 15.Nxe4 and gives White the chance to go wrong with...]

[He had to settle for 13.Nc3 d5= ]

13...Ra7 14.d5
[14.Qe3 b6! (14...b5? 15.cxb5 15...Rxc7 16.bxc6 Rxc6 17.Nxe4-/+ ) 15.Bxe4 /\ 15...Rxc7?? 16.Bxh7+ +- was a better try but Black has 15...Kh8!-+ ]

14...Nc5 15.dxc6 bxc6
Having just 1 P for the lost piece, White resigns & saves postage. 0-1