Consultation Game, April 2010
White: Norowitz, Kernighan, Mangion, Lewis, et al.
Black: Stoyko, Goeller, Moldovan, Carelli, et al.
Consultation Game - adjourned/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2010 [E14]
Black has some dangers on the a4-e8 diagonal, but we thought they could be handled.
b) 10... Kf8!? was a serious consideration, when White's Bishop is misplaced.
11... Qd7! was our plan going into this line, but then we talked ourselves out of it because we overlooked the nifty solution to 12. Ne5? (12. Bxc6 Nxc6 =) which is 12... Nxc3! and Black is better in all lines, e.g.: 13. bxc3 Bxb5
We thought White's best was 14. a4! but Qb3 is a good way to apply pressure.
Safer probably was 14... Nc6! to take care of the Ne5 ideas, but we thought the Knight looked loose there and we wanted to castle.
The diagram below shows the position where we adjourned upon reaching the time control for 25 moves. White sealed their move here. There are some tricky tactics involving the back rank that allow Black to keep from losing material on 26.Ne5. White is better, but we think we can hold it.
Game in PGN