(1) Moldovan,John (1811) - Sherer,Max (1801) [A13]
Kenilworth Gauntlet Kenilworth, NJ (3.1), 24.03.2011
[Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]
A13 English Opening
I don't think the hangers & Nc3 are a good fit. If the steed was at d2, it would be reinforcing f3, protecting the c4 P and be out of the Rc1's way.
So, in hindsight (instead of 3.Nc3, etc.) we have to say >= 3.e3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bb2 b6 6.Be2 Bb7 7.0-0 0-0 8.d4 /\ Nbd2 as in (with minor transpositions) S. Agdestein - Beliavsky : Aker Brygge 1989.
but I wanted to avoid Max's preparation and save the big dog for a more important fight.]
Svidler - Naiditsch : World Blitz Championship, Moscow 2009]
avoiding hanging Ps 9...exd5
now Black has them 15.Nxe4
Clarke - Bondarevsky : Hastings 1960]
Blackburne - Weiss : Vienna 1882 & Wallach - P. Pelts : Chicago 1992 is just as bad.; >=14.d5N
This gives me a chance to consolidate. [Why not 14...Bxf3
/\ 14...Bb8, 15...Qd6 16..Qxh2#? ) 15...Nxc4
/\ ...Qe7 + ...Rfc8]
threatening to trap my Q 20.c5
Drawn by agreement.
Time left - Moldovan 3:36, Sherer 1:39
Time used - Moldovan 23:14, Sherer 25:06
Longest think by White - 7 minutes for 14.Nb1?
Longest think by Black - 2:32 for 19...Nd6? [22.cxb6
was indicated.] 1/2-1/2