(1) Moldovan,John (1798) - Selling,Ed (1678) [E73]
Garden State Chess League 2011-12 Kenilworth, NJ (3), 03.11.2011
[Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]

board 2 G/75+5 (delay) E73 King's Indian Defense 5.Be2 w/o Bg5

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4
[4.Nf3 would have joined our 2006 KST draw but I didn't want to repeat my recent fianchetto (10/23 vs. A. Chen) or go into a main line (as in my 2009 loss to S.I.'s Hueckel).]

4...d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Be3

[Other foes have answered 6...Na6 ; & 6...Nbd7 ]

[7.Nf3 Ng4 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bc1 e5 10.d5 Nd4 is no improvement.]

[7...Nb8 /\ ...Nbd7 was the alternative.]

This is okay but doesn't suit my style and to play something demanding, in my damaged state, was stupid. [I should have opted for 8.h3 c6 9.Nf3 , as in Onischuk - Kuzmin : Cap d'Agde 1994.]

[Again, instead of retreating with 8...Ned7 , Black provokes.]

[>=9.Bd2 h5?! 10.h3 Nh6 11.Qc1 (11.Nf3 Vallifuoco - Martorelli : Chianciano 1988 11...c6+/= ) 11...e6 Fahnenschmidt - Sikorsky : Crailsheim 2000 12.dxe6 fxe6 13.Nf3+/= ]

[>=9...e5 10.dxe6 Bxe6 ]

10.dxc6 bxc6
Diagram [10...e5!? 11.fxe5 Nxe5 12.Bxe5 dxe5 13.Qxd8 Rxd8 14.cxb7 Bxb7 15.Bf3 Rd4 16.b3 Rd3 17.Nge2 Rad8 was possible.]

This develops and clears g1 for my d.s. B but is too slow for the position. [11.e5 undermining g4 11...Nh5 12.Bxg4 Nxf4 13.exd6 Bxg4 14.Qxg4 Nd3+ 15.Kf1 e5 16.Bf2 f5 17.Qe2 Qxd6 was right.]

[>=11...Rb8 ]

[>=12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Qd3=/+ ]

[>=12...Nh5-/+ ]

[>=13.Nd2=/+ ]

[>=13...Rb8-/+ ]

14.h3 Nh6 15.g4
Black has failed to punish my indiscretions and is now faced with the threat of g4-g5. Diagram

[15...Qb4!= /\16.g5 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Bxe4 18.Qxb4 cxb4 19.gxh6 Bxb2 20.Rd1 Bc2 21.Rd5 Be4 22.Rb5 Bc3+ would have kept a dynamic balance.]

16.hxg4 Nxg4 17.Ng5?!
[>=17.Nd5 Qxd2+ (or 17...Qd8 18.0-0-0 ) 18.Nxd2 ]

The N is vulnerable here. [17...Nf6+/- was best. Now White wins.]

18.Bf3 Rab8 19.Be3 e6
Diagram [>=19...Bc6 /\20.Nxh7?? (20.Rc1+- ) 20...Kxh7=/+ 21.f5?? Rxb2!!-+ ]

20.Nxh7!! Kxh7
[>=20...Bxe4 21.Nxe4 Qxd2+ 22.Bxd2 Kxh7 23.Rb1 Kg8 24.Nxd6 Rfd8 25.Ne4 Nf5 26.b3 Bd4 ]

21.f5 exf5 22.Bxh6
Black resigns. Score: Summit 1 Staten Island 0 Time left - Moldovan 41:20, Selling 58:22 Time used - Moldovan 35:30, Selling 18:23 Longest think by White - 8 minutes for 17.Ng5 Longest think by Black - 4 minutes for 15...Nfxg4? Final score: Summit 3 Staten Island 1 1-0