(1) Moldovan,John (1814) - Hueckel,Jackson (1946) [D34]
Garden State Chess League 2010-11 Kenilworth, NJ (4), 06.01.2011
[Moldovan & Fire 1.31]
D34 Queen's Gambit
The Tarrasch had a brief, Kasparov-headed revival in the early 80's but has since fallen out of favor.
[I was happy to see this. 1...Nf6
& a K's Indian, as in our May 2009 GS game (a loss for me), was expected.]
White is just a P to the good.]
, the Swedish Variation, is the main alternative but it's played just 10% of the time.]
see my 2005 win over Baines (Checkmate Compilation file).; & for 7...cxd4
see my 2006 loss to Garcia.]
(!) This prevents ...c4, isolates Black's d-pawn, tries to gain a tempo (...Be7-c5) and clears d4 for the Nf3. [RR9.Bg5
Moldovan - A. Simonaitis : G/30, Kew Gardens, NY 08/06/2009 12.Be3
Moldovan - Fritz 8 : G/5+5, 03/08/2006]
Moldovan - A. Schwartz : G/15+5, Chess Assistant Club 04/01/2006 18.Qxd7
, as in Miles - Kasparov : Niksic 1983, is most common.]
Yusupov - Spraggett : Candidates Match (3), Quebec City 1989]
Black falls into a positional trap. [>=11...Be7
Smejkal - Ljubojevic : Milan 1975]
[Obviously not 12...Qxf6??
Salvador - Sbarra : /Gorgonzola 2007) 15...Qa5
Delitzsch - Berreth : Schney 1993 16.Nxd4
Van Beek - Van Lanen : Dieren 2003; or even 14.Rxc6!?N
was also +/-.; >=15...d3
The IDP lusts to advance 16.exd3
would have equalized.]
Hueckel thought that Ne1 was too passive and gave him the initiative on the K-side but, in fact, the opposite is true. My pieces become more active, his become targets and the d-pawn is halted.
Being rather low on time for move 20 (down to 28 mintutes), I repeat to see what my foe wants and how Lou Sturniolo is doing. His game & mine will decide matters as the middle boards are destined to go 1-1. [>=20.Nd3+/-
Ten minutes have passed (5 on each side). The situation on board 4 has worsened. There's no choice now. A win is needed to halve the match.
/\ Nf4, which Black feels compelled to prevent.
but the 2Ps are little or no compensation for the B loss and that continuation trades 2 pairs of pieces.]
other retreats are no better 27.Bf3
to protect e2 27...Qh6
...Qh3 is no improvement 28.Nxb7+-
, hitting the Rd8 while undermining the Nc6, would have collapsed Black's defenses and picked-up an Exchange + 2Ps via 28...Ne7
[He had to play 26...fxe4
Time left - Moldovan 17:06, Hueckel 16:10
Estimated time used - Moldovan 60:09, Hueckel 61:00
Longest think by White - 15 minutes for 15.Ned2
Longest think by Black - 10 minutes for 15...Rac8
I wasn't pleased with my play or clock management but the result was right. 1-0