(2) Moldovan,John (1822) - Renna,Joe (1319) [D13]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (11.1), 12.08.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]

G/55+5 (increment) D13 Queen's Gambit Slav Defense Exchange Variation

1.d4?!
A finger-fehler. [I meant to play 1.e4 ]

1...d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Bf4 Bb4 7.Qa4+
[>=7.e3+/= ]

7...Nc6 8.Ne5 Bd7N
[>=8...Qb6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.e3 0-0 11.Bd3 c5 12.dxc5 Qxc5 Kowalczyk - Pinkas : Bydgoszcz 1990; RR8...Be7?N 9.Nxc6 Moldovan - guest4845 : Echecs.com 2006 9...bxc6[] 10.Qxc6+ Bd7[] 11.Qc7+/= ]

9.Nxd7
[>=9.Nxc6 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Bxc6 11.Qa3 ]

9...Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Qxd7
Diagram



11.e3N
[11.Rb1 Rb8?? 12.Bxb8 1-0 Moldovan - "Alcibiade" : G/10 ko, Playsite 07/26/2004 (Playsite is now iwin.com)]

11...0-0 12.Bd3 Nh5
[12...e5 , looking to take advantage of the unprotected Bd3, was a good alternative.]

13.Bg5 Qc7?!
[>=13...f6 14.Bh4 g5= ]

14.Qc2?!
[>=14.Qd1+/= ]

14...f5
Diagram

[14...h6 15.Bh4 g5 16.Bg3 Nxg3 17.hxg3 Kg7= ]

15.g4!?
[15.0-0 was more rational.]

15...Nf6?
This loses a P. [>=15...h6 16.Bxh6[] fxg4 17.Bg6 Nf6 18.Bf4 e5= was best.; 15...fxg4? 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Bg6+/- ]

16.gxf5 Ne4?
[16...e5+/= ]

17.Bxe4 dxe4 18.fxe6?
Diagram

Trying for too much. [18.Qxe4 exf5 19.Qe6++/- was right.]

18...Nb4! 19.Qxe4??
[19.Qb3 Nd3+ 20.Kf1 Rxf2+ 21.Kg1=/+ was the only hope. Now Black wins.]

19...Qxc3+ 20.Ke2 Qb2+
White resigns. Time left - Moldovan 20:04, Renna 29:07 Time used - Moldovan 36:36, Renna 27:33 Longest think by White - 10 minutes for 19.Qxe4?? Longest think by Black - 5 minutes for 13...Qc7?! This was my 1st-ever standard tournament (G/30 or longer) loss to the Slav or Semi-Slav, after 16 victories and 10 draws. 0-1