(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 1stround loss to Kenilworth's Stoyko.]
4.e4
[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...00
6.00
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]
9...Ne8
[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
Diagram

[This is probably a little slow. 13.c5
was a good alternative.]
13...Bd7N
[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...Rg8
[>=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...Nc8
[>=20...gxf3
21.Bxf3
Ng6+/=
]
21.cxd6?!
[This relieves the pressure. >=21.Rc1+/
; or 21.Qb2+/
]
21...cxd6
22.Rc1
Diagram
22...Nh5?
[>=22...g3
23.h3
Bd7
threatening 24...Bxh3!]
23.Be1?
[Worried about stopping ...Ng3+, I never realized that he was giving me a P ( 23.fxg4+/
)]
23...Bd7?
[23...g3
24.h3
Bd7=
]
24.fxg4
Qg5
[>=24...Bxg4
25.Bxg4
Rxg4
26.Qd1
Nf6+/=
]
25.Qd1?
[25.h3+/
was best.]
25...Nf6
[>=25...Bxg4
26.Bxg4
Qxg4
27.Qxg4
Rxg4+/=
]
26.h4?
[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
Diagram
33.Rc2??
[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 3.50.5.
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