(1) Moldovan,John (1822) - Chieu,Ken (2196) [A42]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (6.1), 08.07.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]

G/60 A42 Modern Defense Averbakh Variation

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Nc6 5.Be3 e5 6.d5 Nce7 7.c5
[For 7.Bd3 see my 2nd round games (as Black) vs. Tomkovich & Pawlowski.]

7...a6
Played to stop Bb5+... [... But >=7...f5 ]

8.Bd3
[>=8.Qa4+ Bd7 9.Qb3 ]

8...f5 9.f3?!
Diagram

[>=9.Qa4++/= ]

9...f4?!N
To repeat, this advance is a mistake because White hasn't weakened g3. [>=9...Nf6 10.cxd6 cxd6 11.Qa4+ Bd7 12.Qb4 Qb8 13.Nge2 0-0 14.0-0 b5 15.h3 Murmann - Lorke : Bayern 2000 15...Nc8 ]

10.Bf2 Nh6
[>=10...Nf6+/= ]

11.Nge2 g5?!
[>=11...Nf7 ; 11...0-0 ]

12.Qc2?!
[>=12.Qa4+ Bd7 13.Qb4 ]

12...Ng6
[>=12...0-0 ]

13.Qa4+! Bd7 14.c6 bxc6 15.dxc6 Be6 16.Bc4 Qc8?
Diagram



17.Nd5?
[17.Bxe6 Qxe6 18.Nd5 would have won.]

17...Bxd5 18.Bxd5 g4 19.Qc4 gxf3 20.Be6?
[20.gxf3 Qh3 21.Qb3+/- ]

20...fxg2 21.Rg1 Qd8
[>=21...Qb8 22.Bd7+ Kf8=/+ ]

22.Bd7+ Kf8 23.Nc3 f3 24.0-0-0?
[24.Rd1! ]

24...Nf4?
[24...Ng4 25.Bxg4 Qg5+ 26.Kb1 Qxg4 27.Nd5 Rc8-/+ ]

25.Be3??
[25.Rd3! Nxd3+ 26.Qxd3 ]

25...Qg5?
Diagram

[25...Qh4-+ ]

26.Kb1?
[26.Nd5 Ng4 27.Bd2 ]

26...Ng4-+ 27.Bxf4 exf4 28.Nd5 Rb8 29.Nxc7 Qe5 30.Ne6+ Ke7 31.Nd4 Ne3 32.Qxa6 Nxd1 33.Rxd1 Qxd4
White resigns Time left - Moldovan 3:01, Chieu 34:23 Tme used - Moldovan 56:59, Chieu 25:37 Longest think by White - 14minutes for 20.Be6? Longest think by Black - 4 minutes for 20...fxg2 0-1