(2447) Ted Mann (1517) - John Moldovan (1812) [B16]
Checkmate Chess Club Springfield, 31.05.2009
[Moldovan,John]

G/30 B16 Caro-Kann Defense Nimzowitsch Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.Nf3
[RR6.Ne2 Bf5 7.Ng3 Bg6 8.h4 h5 9.Be2 (9.f4 f5= ) 9...Nd7 10.c3 Qa5+/= /\11.b4 Qc7 12.Nxh5 a5 ]

6...Bg4
[6...Bf5 7.Bd3 Bg6 8.0-0 e6 9.c3 Bd6+/= 10.Bh6?!N Nd7 11.Nh4 Qc7 12.g3 0-0-0= Mann - Moldovan : Springfield 05/20/2007]

7.Be2 e6 8.c3 Bd6 9.Bh6 Nd7
Diagram



10.Qb3N Qb6
[10...Qc7 was a good alternative.]

11.0-0 Rg8 12.Qc2 0-0-0! 13.Rfe1
[13.Qxh7 Rh8 14.Qg7 Bh5-+ ]

13...Qc7
[>=13...Qa5!=/+ /\ ...Qh5 -+]

14.g3 Rg6 15.Be3
[15.Bd2 Rdg8? (15...f5= /\16.Nh4 Rgg8 17.f3?? Bxg3-+ ) 16.Nh4 Bf5?? 17.Qa4?? (17.Nxf5 exf5 18.Qxf5+- ) 17...Nb6?! (>=17...Bxg3!!-+ /\18.Nxg6 (18.hxg3 Rxg3+ ) 18...Bxh2+ 19.Kh1 Be4+ 20.f3 Rxg6 21.fxe4 Qg3 ) 18.Qxa7 Bxg3! 19.fxg3? (19.Nxf5 Bf4+ ) 19...Rxg3+ ; >=15.Bd2 ]

15...Rdg8?
[15...f5=/+ ]

16.Nh4 Bf5?
[16...Bxe2 17.Nxg6 Bg4+/= ]

17.Qa4??
[17.Nxf5 exf5 18.Bh5+/- ]

17...Nb6?
[17...Bxg3-+ ]

18.Qxa7?
Diagram

[18.Qd1-/+ ]

18...Bxg3!-+ 19.fxg3?
[>=19.Nxg6 but 19...Rxg6!!-+ /\20.hxg3? Rxg3+!! 21.fxg3 Qxg3+ wins for Black.]

19...Rxg3+! 20.Kf2 Rxe3! 21.Kxe3 Nd5+ 22.Kd2 Qf4+ 23.Kd1 Ne3+ 24.Kd2 Nf1+ 25.Kd1 Qd2#
White checkmated Time left - Mann 15:53, Moldovan 2:40 Time used - Mann 14:07, Moldovan 27:20 Longest think by White - 2 minutes for 19.fxg3? Longest think by Black - 11 minutes for 18...Bxg3! Longest think by Black - 0-1