(1) Moldovan,John (1822) - Kernighan,Mark (2246) [D05]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (9), 29.07.2010
[Moldovan, Firebird 1.2 & Fritz 12]

G/55 + :05 delay D05 QP Game Colle System

... for the 1000th time! (no exaggeration)

1...d5 2.d4 c5 3.e3 Nc6 4.c3 e6 5.Nbd2 Nf6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qe2

[Mr.Colle preferred 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.e4 ]

This will leave Black in an inferior CK Exchange. [>=8...Qc7 /\ ...e5; or 8...b6 ]

9.exd4 Nh5?!N
There have been 31 games with 7 other moves... [... including 14 with 9...Qc7= ]

10.Nb3 Qd6
[>=10...a5 ]

[>=11.Ne5 gaining control of f4 without weakening the light squares around my K or foresaking a possible R-lift.]

11...g6 12.Bh6
Developing with tempo.

12...Re8 13.Ne5 Bf8
Time check - White has 41 minutes left. Black has 23.

[14.Bxf8 Rxf8 15.Qe3 was an option.]

14...Bg7 15.Rae1 Re7?!

[>=15...Qc7 =/+ Firebird, -/+ Fritz 12]

This blunders a P.away & ensures there will be no happy memory to go along with the milestone. [16.g4 Nf6 17.Bf4+/- was correct and strong (Firebird's b.s. +/= evaluation notwithstanding).]

16...Nxe5 17.dxe5 Bxe5 18.Bg5?
[18.Be2 Ng7 19.Bg5=/+ ]

18...Bf6 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.f4 Bd7
[>=20...Qb6+ 21.Kg2 Bd7 ]

21.Nd4 Rae8 22.Rf2 Bc6

[>=23.Bc2 ]

23...e5 24.fxe5 Rxe5 25.Rxe5 Rxe5 26.Rf1 Be8 27.Qf3 Ne4 28.Qf4 Qe7 29.g4?
[29.Kg2-/+ ]

[29...h5-+ ]

30.Qxg5 Rxg5
[>=30...Nxg5 ]

31.h3 Re5

32.Re1 f6 33.Nf3 Re6
[>=33...Re7-/+ ]

34.Nd4 Re7 35.Kg2?
[35.c4 Kernighan (=/+ Fritz) ; 35.Bxe4 dxe4 36.Kf2-/+ Firebird]

35...Kf8 36.Rf1 Kg7 37.Re1 Kf7 38.Bc2 Nc5 39.Rf1 Re3 40.Rf3 Rxf3 41.Kxf3 Ne6 42.Nxe6?
[>=42.Ke3-/+ ]

-+ Fritz, -/+ Firebird

43.Kf4 h6 44.h4 g5+ 45.hxg5 fxg5+
& Black went on to win in 68 moves. Time left - Moldovan 0:04, Kernighan 0:05 Estimated time used - Moldovan 60:36, Kernighan 60:35 Longest think by White - 5 minutes for 22.Rf2 Longest think by Black - 6 minutes for 8...cxd4 & 11...g6 0-1