(1) Moldovan,John (1812) - Hueckel,Jackson (1789) [E99]
Garden State Chess League Kenilworth, NJ (3.1), 07.05.2009
[Moldovan & Rybka 2.3]

E99 King's Indian Defense Mar del Plata Variation

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7
[I expected 3...d5 but my opponent wanted to avoid a possible 4.d4 Bg7 & repeat of his 1st-round loss to Kenilworth's Stoyko.]

[I generally prefer 4.d4 but had used that against another S.I. member (Ed Selling) in 2006 (KST). Now, let's see if we're going to discuss the K's Indian or Accelerated Dragon.]

4...d6 5.Be2
[For 5.d4 see my Sept. 2005 game vs. West Orange's Walter Stephan, Sr.]

5...0-0 6.0-0 e5 7.d4 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1
[RR9.b4 Bayonet Attack 9...Nd7 10.Ne1 f5 11.f3 f4 12.Nd3 Nf6 13.c5 g5 14.Bd2 h5 15.Qb3 g4N 16.Rac1 Ng6+/= Moldovan - tarkos : G/20, jeu.echecs.com 05/02/2007]

[RR9...a5 10.Be3 b6 11.Rb1 Ne8 12.b3 f5 13.f3 h5 14.a3 f4 15.Bf2 Nf6 16.b4 axb4 17.axb4 g5 18.Nd3 g4 19.c5 Ng6+/= Moldovan - dzomba : G/15 Tourney, FICS 03/03/2005]

10.Nd3 f5 11.f3
[NM Yaacov Norowitz suggested 11.f4 but I checked my Chess Publishing files & GM Victor Mikhalevski gives an equalizing line starting with 11...exf4 12.Bxf4 fxe4 13.Nxe4 Nf5 .]

11...f4 12.Bd2 Nf6 13.b4

[This is probably a little slow. 13.c5 was a good alternative.]

[A new try for Black who has essayed 13...g5 60x; 13...h5 10x; 13...Rf7 5x; 13...b6 4x; & 13...c6 2x]

14.c5 g5 15.Qb3
I have the exact same setup as in the tarkos game. Hueckel has ...Bd7 in place of ...h5.

15...Kh8 16.Nb2
[The steed is heading to c4 to put more heat on d6 but Rybka says >=16.b5 /\ c6]

[>=16...g4 ]

17.Nc4 Be8
>= ...Ng6 +/= here or next.

18.a4 Bf8 19.Rad1?!
[19.Be1!+/- /\g4 20.fxg4 Nxg4 21.Bh4 ]

19...g4 20.Kh1
[>=20.Be1 ; or 20.fxg4 Nxg4 21.Be1 ]

[>=20...gxf3 21.Bxf3 Ng6+/= ]

[This relieves the pressure. >=21.Rc1+/- ; or 21.Qb2+/- ]

21...cxd6 22.Rc1

[>=22...g3 23.h3 Bd7 threatening 24...Bxh3!]

[Worried about stopping ...Ng3+, I never realized that he was giving me a P ( 23.fxg4+/- )]

[23...g3 24.h3 Bd7= ]

24.fxg4 Qg5
[>=24...Bxg4 25.Bxg4 Rxg4 26.Qd1 Nf6+/= ]

[25.h3+/- was best.]

[>=25...Bxg4 26.Bxg4 Qxg4 27.Qxg4 Rxg4+/= ]

[This is too aggressive. 26.h3+/- was correct.]

26...Qh6 27.g3 Bxg4 28.Bxg4 Nxg4 29.gxf4! Be7 30.Qf3 Nb6
[30...Bxh4? 31.Qh3 Bg5 32.Qxh6 Bxh6 33.Bd2 would have put White ahead again.]

31.Nxb6 axb6 32.Qh3 exf4

[The drops an Exchange & the game. 33.Ne2! (or Nb5!) 33...Rxa4 34.Bc3+ would've maintained the balance.]

33...Ne3-+ 34.Rcf2? Rg3
With each move, White's position worsens. I should've quit here. The rest was unnecessary.

35.Qh2? Ng4 36.Qxg3 fxg3 37.Rf7? Qxh4+ 38.Kg2 Qh2+ 39.Kf3 Ne5+
White resigns. Time left - Moldovan 4:11, Hueckel 30:03 Estimated time used - Moldovan 74:09, Hueckel 48:12 Longest think by White - 6 minutes for 19.Rad1 Longest thinks by Black - 4 minutes for 16...Rg8 & 19...g4. A very disappointing loss. A win here + one by Gordon Agress (on board 3) would've given us (Maplewood) the match. But, alas, we fell 3.5-0.5. 0-1