(2) Mazzillo,Pat (1316) - Moldovan,John (1822) [B13]
Kenilworth Summer Tournament Kenilworth, NJ (12), 19.08.2010
[Moldovan & Firebird 1.2]
B13 Caro-Kann Defense
[In our 2006 & 2008 KST games (which were part of simuls), I chose 1...g6
and was fortunate to gain 1.5 from 2 would-be losses.]
[I recall Ari Minkov & Steve Stoyko saying Pat plays 4.c4
(the Panov Attack) but have never witnessed it. Most opponents take their chances in a Smith-Morra, Danish Gambit or a Tarrasch French.; For 4.Nf3
see my 2008 match vs. Sherry (3rd game).]
Huaman - Moldovan : Springfield 01/13/2008 11...Re8=
/\ preventing or slowing Bf4 [RR5...Nf6
see Hutama - Stoyko : Westfield Quads 11/26/2006.) 6...Bg4
Bistis - Moldovan : Springfield 07/14/2002; 5...g6
McAuliffe - Moldovan : G/10, Kenilworth 09/17/2009]
trading-off Black's d.s. cleric & making his l.s. B bad. ]
Now I'm better and ideally placed.
J. Sanchez - Blasco : Ibercaja 1966 11.cxd4
was =/+ in Lagousis - Simeonidis : Attica 2003.]
Black usually doesn't get away with this in the Q's Gambit Exchange. So, in this reversed form, White shouldn't either. [>=11.Qe2
Popelyshev - Buharin : Rybinsk 2009 (/\ trading h3 for h7); ‹11.g3?
With the "threat" of 14.g5 Nd7? 15.Nxd5 but, of course, the steed could go to e4, instead.
/\ of possibly playing ...Rb8, ...b5 & a minority attack on White's K. [However... >=16...g5
right away. As you will notice, for most of this game I was very tentative. The last thing I wanted to do was turn another advantage into a loss.]
[I expected 17.Bc1
Unveiling the B. Now I have to do something about the attack against g5.
but I didn't want to make e6 backward.]
interference theme 22.Rg2
netting 2 pieces for a R.]
would have restored the balance.]
>= ...g5! =/+, hitting & weakening the f4-g4 duo, here or next.
Keeping an eye on the c5 square.
Heading for e5.
[I was afraid of 29.Rxh8
(rather than 30...Bxb4?!
would have been more than okay.]
/\ of an attack upon b2.
Threatening to gain control of the h-file. [>=34.Re1
Diagram Black offers a draw. White immediately accepts.
Time left - Mazzillo 1:34, Moldovan 6:48
Time used - Mazzillo 56:16, Moldovan 50:02
Longest think by White -5 minutes at turns 17, 25 & 30
Longest think by Black - 5 minutes for 17...g5 & 18...Nxd2
With this half-point (my 1st of the event, after 8 W & 7 L), I clinched a 4th-place tie and took a 1 point lead over Mark Kernighan (who lost to Ken Chieu) in the battle for 3rd. [34...f6