(1) Sherry,Bob (1812) - Moldovan,John (1823) [B11]
Tournament Practice Kenilworth, NJ (1), 08.03.2012
[Moldovan & Houdini 2.0c]

G/60+5 B11 Caro-Kann Defense I didn't want to play in the rated Quads but welcomed the chance to play a pair of games this month.

1.e4 g6
[The last time I had Black against Bob (5/31/2009), I answered 1...e5!? ]

2.Nc3 c6 3.Bc4
[>=3.d4 ]

/\ ...d5

[4.Bb3 d5 5.e5 Ne4 6.Nxe4 dxe4 is equal.]

4...d5 5.exd6
[In previous games my foe tried 5.Be2 ; and 5.exf6 dxc4 6.fxe7 ]

[5...Qxd6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.d3 0-0 8.Bg5 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Nbd7 11.0-0-0 Ne5 12.Qe2 Nd5 13.Ne4 Qc7 14.h4 Rfc8 15.h5 a5 16.hxg6 hxg6 17.d4 Nxc4 18.Qxc4 a4 19.a3 e5 20.Qd3 exd4 21.Qh3 Qe5 22.Rde1 Kf8 23.f4 Nxf4 24.Qf3 Ne6 25.Bd2 d3 26.Nc3 Qf5 27.Qg3 Nd4 28.Rhf1 Qh5 29.Qf4 g5 30.Qd6+ Kg8 31.g4 Qh7 32.Rh1 Qg6 33.Qxg6 fxg6 34.cxd3 Rf8 35.Ne4 Rf3 36.Nxg5 Rxd3 37.Bc3 Rd8 38.Re7 Nb3+ 39.Kc2 Rd2+ 40.Kb1 R2d7 41.Rxg7+ Rxg7 42.Bxg7 Rd2 43.Bc3 1-0 (43) Hummel,M (1979)-Benda,H (2200) Feffernitz 1997]

6.Nf3 Bg7 7.d3 0-0 8.0-0 Re8 9.Bg5 d5 10.Bb3 Qd6
[10...Bg4 was an option but I didn't want to yield the B pair; at least not yet.]

11.Re1 Rxe1+ 12.Qxe1 Be6 13.Nd4
[>=13.Qd2 Sherry]

[>=13...Ng4 ]

14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Qe2 e5 16.Re1 Re8 17.Nd1 Nc5 18.Ne3 Nxb3 19.axb3 e4 20.Ng4 Nxg4 21.Qxg4 Bxb2 22.dxe4 dxe4 23.h3
[Not 23.Rxe4?? Rxe4-+ 24.Qxe4 Qd1+ 25.Qe1 Qxe1# ]

[I should have played 23...Bg7= ]

[24.Rd1 Qe5 25.Rd8+ Kf7 26.Rd7++/- was right.]

24...Rxe4 25.Qxe4 Qe5
I offered a draw here but my opponent wanted to play on.

26.Qxe5 Bxe5 27.Kf1 b5 28.Ke2 Kf7 29.Kd3 a5 30.c4
[I expected 30.Bd8 a4 31.bxa4 bxa4 32.Kc4 ]

30...Bc7 31.cxb5
Drawn by agreement Time left - Sherry 45:20, Moldovan 40:38 Estimated time used - Sherry 17:15, Moldovan 21:52 Longest thinks by White - 3 minutes for 17.Nd1 and 30.c4 Longest think by Black - 4 minutes for 23...Re6? 1/2-1/2