(1) Moldovan,John (1822) - Mangion,Ian (2042) [A34]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (7), 26.07.2012
[Moldovan & Houdini 2.0c]

Board 2 G/55+5 (delay) A34 English Opening Symmetrical Defense

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.g3 Nc6 5.e4!?
[>=5.Bg2 /\ a Hedgehog, Tarrasch or Semi-Tarrasch.]

[5...d5 was a good alternative.]

6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Be7 8.Bg2 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 0-0 10.0-0 a6 11.b3
[>=11.e5 dxe5 12.Qxe5 Qd3 13.b3 Ng4 Balog - Petenyi : Subotica 2007 14.Qe1+/= ]

11...Qc7 12.Bb2 Rd8 13.Rad1N
[13.Na4N (Mangion) may improve and give White an edge.]

13...Bd7 14.a4N
[14.Kh1 Rab8 15.h3 Be8 16.f4 Qc5 17.Qd3 b5 18.cxb5 axb5 19.Rc1 Qb6 20.b4 d5 21.e5 Nd7 22.a3 Bf8 23.Ne2 f5 24.Nd4 Rdc8 25.Nxe6 Bf7 26.Nxf8 1-0 was played in Ramos - Cordero : Merida 1997]

14...Rac8 15.Ba3 Ne8
[>=15...Bc6 ; or 15...Be8 ]

[>=16.Rd3 ]

16...Bf6 17.Qe3 b5 18.axb5 axb5 19.Nxb5 Bxb5 20.cxb5 Qa5 21.b4 Qxb5 22.Bf1
[22.Rc1 was more circumspect.]

22...Qa4 23.b5??
[>=23.Rd3 Nc7 24.Qb6 Nb5 25.e5 (Mangion & Kernighan) 25...Nxa3 (25...Bxe5?? 26.Rxe5+- ) 26.exf6 Nc4 27.Qd4 Qxb4 28.Rc1 ]

23...Rc3-+ 24.Rd3 Qxa3
Missed this.

25.Rb1 Rxd3 26.Bxd3 Qc5 27.b6 Bd4 28.Qe2 Rb8 29.b7 Qa7 30.Ba6 Bxf2+ 31.Qxf2 Qxa6 32.Qb2 h6 33.Qb4 Nf6 34.Kg2 Qe2+ 35.Kh3 Qg4+ 36.Kg2 Qxe4+
And with the Qs forced off and the b-pawn sure to fall, I resigned. Goodbye 20-game unbeaten streak with White. Time left - Moldovan 1:50, Mangion 5:17 Estimated time used - Moldovan 56:10, Mangion 52:43 Longest think by White - 6 minutes for 14.a4 Longest think by Black - 7 minutes for 16...Bf6 0-1