(2) Chieu,Ken (2196) - Moldovan,John (1822) [A50]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (6.2), 08.07.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]

G/60 A50 English Defense

1.c4 b6!?
Diagram

Played /\ of stopping my foe from fianchetting his KB.

2.Nc3 Bb7 3.d4 e6 4.a3 Nf6
[Black can also go Dutch with ...f5. For example: 4...f5 5.d5 Bd6 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.g3 0-0 8.Bg2 Guest1093311 - Moldovan : G/15+5, Playchess 03/13/2010 8...Na6= ]

5.d5 a5 6.e4 d6
Diagram



7.g3N
[There have been 2 games with 7.Nf3 ; & 1 with 7.Be3 ]

7...Nbd7 8.Bg2
Black offers a draw.

8...g6 9.Nh3 Bg7 10.0-0 0-0 11.Re1 exd5 12.cxd5 Nc5
Diagram



13.Be3 Nfd7 14.Rc1
[>=14.f4 ]

14...a4
[>=14...Ba6 ]

15.f4 Ba6 16.Nf2 Bc4
[>=16...Re8 ]

17.g4?
[>=17.Bd4 Bxd4 18.Qxd4= ]

17...Qh4 18.Ne2 Bb3?!
[>=18...b5=/+ ]

19.Qd2 Rae8 20.Nd4
Diagram



20...g5??
[20...Ba2 ; or 20...h6 would have maintained the balance.]

21.Nf5 Nxe4
Resigns was indicated.

22.Bxe4 gxf4 23.Nxh4 fxe3 24.Rxe3 Ne5 25.Nf5 Bf6 26.Rh3 h5 27.Rxh5
Black time-forfeited Time left - Chieu (estimated) 33:00, Moldovan 0:00 Time used - Chieu (estimated) 27:00, Moldovan 60:00 Longest think by White - 4 minutes for 7.g3 Longest think by Black - 9 minutes for 26...h5, 5 minutes for 20...g5?? 1-0