(1) Zilbermintz,Lev (2046) - Moldovan,John (1823) [C00]
Chess Mates Championship Rahway, NJ (1), 06.06.2012
[Moldovan & Houdini 2.0c]

Board 2 G/85+5 (delay) C00 French Defense Alapin Gambit

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Be3?! dxe4
[3...Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 was an option.]

4.Nd2 Nf6 5.f3 Nd5! 6.Qe2
Diagram

6...exf3
[6...Nc6! 7.c3 (7.fxe4? Nxe3 8.Qxe3 Qxd4 ; 7.Nxe4? Nxe3 8.Qxe3 Qxd4-/+ ) 7...exf3 8.Ngxf3 Be7 , K. Berndtsson Kullberg - Lilienthal : Folkestone (ol) 1933, gives Black an edge. 9.Qf2 0-0 10.Bd3 e5=/+ ]

7.Ngxf3 Nxe3
[>=7...b6 8.0-0-0 Be7=/+ ]

8.Qxe3 Nc6 9.c3 Be7
[>=9...Bd6 /\ ...Ne7-d5]

10.Bd3 0-0N 11.0-0 h6 12.Nc4 Bg5 13.Qe2
Diagram

13...e5?
A faulty attempt to liberate my game. [>=13...f5 ]

14.Nfxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Be6 16.Qe4 f5 17.Qxb7
Diagram [>=17.Qe2 ]

17...Bd5?
[17...Rb8 18.Qc6 Rb6 19.Qf3 Rxb2+/= was required.]

18.Bc4!
The move I missed. Black isn't losing, yet, but rather than continue and be stuck taking the longer, late night route home, I resigned. Goodbye 15 game unbeaten streak. [18.Bc4 Be3+ 19.Kh1 Bxc4 20.Nxc4 f4+/- ; 18.Qxd5+?! Qxd5 19.Bc4 Rad8 20.Bxd5+ Rxd5 was also +/-.] 1-0