(1) Senyatkin,Aleksey (1564) - Moldovan,John (1823) [C01]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (2.1), 21.06.2012
[Moldovan & Houdini 2.0c]

Board 1 G/55+5 (delay) C01 French Defense Exchange Variation

After week #1, my opponent held the lead, with Pat Mazzillo, & I was tied for 13th-19th.

1...e6 2.f4 d5 3.exd5
[For 3.e5 see my 2011 draw vs. Goeller.]

3...exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.d4
With this move we transpose into 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.f4 Bd6 5.Nf3.

5...Nf6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.b3N
[>=7.0-0 which has been played 5x; & 7.c3 which has been played twice.]

Black is already for choice... [... but, according to the engine, >=7...Qe7+ 8.Qe2 Qxe2+ 9.Kxe2 0-0 ]

8.0-0 0-0 9.Bb2?
There was no reason to sac the f-pawn. [>=9.Nc3=/+ ]

9...Bxf4 10.Nc3?!
[>=10.Ne5 Bxe5 11.dxe5 Ng4 12.Qe2-/+ ]

[>=10...Ng4-+ /\ ...Ne3 was right.]

11.Kh1 Ng4 12.Qe2?
[>=12.a3 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 Re8 14.Rae1-/+ ]

12...Re8-+ 13.Ne5?
[>=13.Rae1 pinning the Be3 13...Bd7 protecting the Re8 a 2nd time and, thus, breaking the pin 14.Qd1 was the best try.]

13...Bxd4 14.Nxf7
[>=14.Bf5 Bxf5 15.Rxf5 Nxe5 16.Qd2 ]

14...Rxe2 15.Nxd8 Nf2+[] 16.Rxf2
[16.Kg1 Nfxd3+ 17.Kh1 Nf2+ 18.Rxf2 Rxf2 ]

16...Rxf2 17.Re1 Rf8
[>=17...Nxd3 18.Re8+ Rf8 ]

18.Nxd5 Nxd5?!
[18...Nxd3 19.cxd3 Bxb2 ]

19.Bxd4 Rxd8
&, rather than continue a R down, White resigned. Time left - Senyatkin 20:17, Moldovan 20:39 Estimated time used - Senyatkin 36:18, Moldovan 35:56 Longest think by White - 5 minuts at turns 12, 13 & 17. Longest think by Black - 8 minutes for 13...Bxd4 0-1