Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#1307 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 4 Annotations

Here are my draw vs. Gilberto Benitez & Mark Kernighan's micro-mini win over Mauricio Camejo:
[Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Moldovan, John"] [Black "Benitez, Gilberto"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E91"] [WhiteElo "1784"] [BlackElo "1835"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [Source "Moldovan, John"] [SourceDate "2018.04.11"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.04.11"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 2 G/61+5 (delay) E91 King's Indian Defense} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 {This avoids the Gruenfeld he opted for after} (4. d4 {last summer.}) 4... d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 c6 7. O-O Nbd7 ({I expected} 7... e5 {, as in our 2017 Spring Swiss game - which I haven't gotten around to publishing, as yet.}) 8. Re1 ({Perhaps I should've preferred} 8. Qc2 {With the idea of transposing to my 2010 win over G. Hart. 8...} e5 {would do that.}) 8... Qc7 9. h3 (9. Bf1 {is the most common reply.}) 9... a6 {Continuing to eschew ...e5.} 10. Be3 $1 {[#] I'm not even bothering to prevent ...b5. Development alone should give me an advantage. } b6 $6 $146 {This is odd.} (10... e5 $142 11. Qd2 (11. d5 $14 c5 $6 12. a3 $16 {Longano - Nene : Durban 2014}) 11... Re8 12. d5 Nc5 13. Bd3 Nxd3 14. Qxd3 $14 {Krklec - Gorup : Zagreb 2005}) ({&} 10... b5 $146 11. a3 bxc4 12. Bxc4 d5 13. exd5 cxd5 (13... Nb6 $143 14. Bd3 Nbxd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 (15... cxd5 16. Rc1 $16) 16. Bg5 $16) 14. Bd3 $14) 11. Rc1 c5 12. d5 Re8 13. g4 Nf8 14. Kg2 $2 (14. Bf4 $142 $16) 14... Bb7 $6 (14... e6 $142 $11) 15. Bf4 (15. Qd2 $142 e6 16. Bh6) 15... N6d7 $6 (15... e5 $142 $14) 16. Qd2 Ne5 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Rf1 (19. Qh6 $142) 19... Qd6 {[#]} 20. f4 $2 {This gives Black the e5 square.} (20. Qe3 $16 {/\ Rh1 + h4-h5 was right.}) 20... exf4 21. Rxf4 $6 (21. Qxf4 Qxf4 $8 22. Rxf4 Nd7 23. g5 {with a slightly better ending was best.}) 21... Nd7 $11 {Now the position is equal.} 22. Rcf1 Ne5 23. R4f2 Bc8 24. Qh6 f6 25. Nd1 { /\ Ne3} Nf7 {This puts an end to my attacking ambitions.} 26. Qd2 {>= Qf4, here or next.} Qe5 27. Nc3 Bd7 28. Qf4 {[#] White offers a draw. Black accepts. Game drawn by agreement. Time left - Moldovan 13:31, Benitez 11:17 Estimated time used - 49:49, Benitez 51:58 Longest thinks: White - 5:22 for 12.d5 Black - 8:30 for 10...b6 With the draw I tied for 2nd & raised my rating to 1817, pending a re-rate on 4/10. That's the highest it's been since June 2016.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "3"] [White "Kernighan, Mark"] [Black "Camejo, Mauricio"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "2270"] [BlackElo "2057"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "21"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "4"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceDate "2012.01.06"] [SourceVersionDate "[Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "3"] [White "Kernighan, Mark"] [Black "Camejo, Mauricio"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "2270"] [BlackElo "2057"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "21"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "4"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceDate "2018.04.11"] [SourceVersionDate "2012.04.11"] {Board 1 G/61+5 (delay) B00 Nimzowitsch Defense} 1. d4 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. Nf3 Ng6 ({Tony Miles, the most notable practitioner of this defense, preferred} 4... Bb4+ {but the engines say} 5. Bd2 $1 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 $1 Nxf3+ $140 7. gxf3 Qf6 8. Nc3 $1 {(Barclay - Brunner : correspondence, ICCF 2014) gives White a clear advantage.}) 5. Bc4 {[#]} Be7 $4 (5... c6 $142 6. O-O d6 $14) 6. Qd5 $18 d6 $2 (6... Bb4+ $142 7. c3 Qe7 8. cxb4 Nf6 {or resigns.}) 7. Qxf7+ Kd7 8. Be6+ Kc6 $146 {This vares from the 8...resigns of Kas - Marcinek : correspondence, Poland 1992.} 9. Nd4+ Kb6 10. Bxc8 c5 11. Qb3+ {& Black resigned by pushing his pieces to the center of the board.} 1-0 "] {Board 1 G/61+5 (delay) B00 Nimzowitsch Defense} 1. d4 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. Nf3 Ng6 ({Tony Miles, the most notable practitioner of this defense, preferred} 4... Bb4+ {but the engines say} 5. Bd2 $1 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 $1 Nxf3+ $140 7. gxf3 Qf6 8. Nc3 $1 {(Barclay - Brunner : correspondence, ICCF 2014) gives White a clear advantage.}) 5. Bc4 {[#]} Be7 $4 (5... c6 $142 6. O-O d6 $14) 6. Qd5 $18 d6 $2 (6... Bb4+ $142 7. c3 Qe7 8. cxb4 Nf6 {or resigns.}) 7. Qxf7+ Kd7 8. Be6+ Kc6 $146 {This vares from the 8...resigns of Kas - Marcinek : correspondence, Poland 1992.} 9. Nd4+ Kb6 10. Bxc8 c5 11. Qb3+ {& Black resigned by pushing his pieces to the center of the board.} 1-0

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