### (1) Relu (1999) - Moldovan,John (1881) [E12]

May Mania FICS (2), 27.05.2011

* [Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]*

**
**G/40+20
E12 Queen's Indian Defense
Petrosian Variation

1.d4
e6
2.c4
Nf6
3.Nf3
b6
4.a3!
Had I known this was coming, I would have opted for 3...Bb4+. [4.g3
was expected.]

4...d5
5.Nc3
[RR: 5.e3
too passive 5...Be7
6.Nc3
0-0
7.Be2
dxc4
8.Bxc4
Bb7
9.Be2
c5
10.0-0
Nbd7
11.dxc5
Nxc5
12.b4
Nce4
13.Bb2
Nxc3
14.Bxc3
Rc8=
Shiffman - Moldovan : Springfield 01/08/ 2006]

5...Be7
[For 5...Bb7
see my 1991-2 postal win (with White) over LoPresto.]

6.cxd5
exd5
7.Bf4!
[‹7.Bg5
h6
8.Bh4
0-0=
, which is akin to the Tartakower QGD and can transpose there.]

7...0-0
8.e3
Diagram

8...Nh5
This is not mentioned in Jabob Aagaard's book from Everyman... [... which gives 8...c5
as the main line; and covers 8...Bf5
; 8...Bb7
; 8...Be6
; 8...c6
]

9.Bg3
[>=9.Be5
a trap-setting finesse 9...Bb7
* (9...f6?
10.Bxc7!
Qxc7
11.Nxd5
Qd6
12.Qb3
Be6
13.Bc4
Rf7
14.g4
Nc6
15.Nxe7+
Rxe7
16.gxh5
Na5
17.Bxe6+
Rxe6
18.Qb5+/-
*Alpert - Bueno : correspondence, ICCF 2000*) *10.Nb5
Na6
Noack - Groot : correspondence, ICCF 2001 11.h3+/=
]

9...Be6N
[>=9...g6
protecting the N 10.Bd3
* (10.Be2
Be6
11.Ne5
Nxg3
12.hxg3
Bf6
13.Nd3
c5
14.dxc5
bxc5
15.Rc1
Nd7
16.Bf3
Rb8=
*S. Gordon - Chandler : Sunningdale 2007*) *10...Re8
11.Rc1
Nxg3
12.hxg3
c6
13.Ne2
Bf6
14.b4
Qd6=
Dieks - Van der Linde : Dieren 1979 15.Qb3
a5=/+
; or 9...Nxg3
10.hxg3
Be6
11.Bd3
h6
12.Ne5
c6
13.Qh5
G. Fielding - E. Burrell : correspondence, IECC 1997. 13...Qd6=
I wonder if those guys are related to P. Fielding & B. Burrell? - past opponents of mine and postalites to boot.]

10.Bd3
[>=10.Ng5
Bxg5
11.Qxh5
c6
12.Bd3
g6
13.Qf3+/=
]

10...Nd7
11.Qc2
g6
12.0-0-0
Diagram [>=12.Ba6
threatening Nb5 12...Nxg3
13.hxg3
]

12...c5
With White out for blood, Black has to get his counter-attack going.

13.Qe2?!
Ba6 = was still best.

13...c4
14.Bc2
f5
This makes my l.s. worse and gives White the e5 equare. [>=14...b5
15.e4
Ndf6=/+
]

15.Be5
a6
This is okay but unnecessary. [15...b5!
16.Nxb5
Qa5©
/\17.Nc3?
* (17.a4
) *17...Bxa3!-/+
18.bxa3??
Qxc3-+
could have been played.]

16.h3
b5
17.Rdg1
Qa5
18.g4
Ng7
19.Bxg7?
[Houdini 1.5a w32: 19.gxf5
Nxf5
20.h4
b4
21.axb4
Qa1+
22.Nb1
Rac8
23.h5
c3
24.b3
Nxe5
25.Nxe5
g5
26.f4
Nd6
27.Rh2
Bf5
28.Bxf5
Nxf5
29.Qd3
c2
30.Rxc2
Rxc2+
31.Qxc2
Nxe3
32.Qc3
Qxc3+
33.Nxc3
Rxf4
34.Re1
Ng2
35.Rg1
Ne3
36.Re1
0.00/21 ]

19...Kxg7
20.gxf5
Bxf5
21.Nxd5
Diagram

21...Bxc2??
[21...Bxa3!
22.bxa3
Qxa3+
would have given me a clear plus. Now the table is turned, and then some.]

22.Qxc2!
[22.Kxc2?
b4!
23.Nxe7
bxa3
would have given full compensation for the piece.]

22...Rxf3?
23.Nxe7+-
Raf8?
[>=23...Rf6
was a better try.]

24.Nxg6!
Diagram This wins an Exchange and gives my foe an overwhelming attack. If Black grabs on f2, White takes on f8. If the Rf8 moves, discovered check + 26.Nxf3 follows.
I resigned just before flagging.
Time left - Relu 11:10, Moldovan 0:00
Time used - Relu 36:15, Moldovan 47:20
Longest think by White - 7:04 for 13.Qe2
Longest think by Black - 9:18 for 21...Bxc2?
Start time - 12:31 p.m.
End time - 1:55 p.m.
Length of game - 1 hour, 24 minutes
This makes 3 clunkers in a row.** 1-0**