Monday, August 3, 2015

Caro-Kann Exchange Phil Moyer

Club players answer the Caro-Kann Defence with the natural play 3.exd5 known as the Exchange Variation. Below White plays 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3. Lines transpose easily. Black plays 2...d5 and now after 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 we reach a position that may arise after 2.d4, 3.exd5 and 4.Nf3. Central square battles follow. Black has better chances on the queenside and White on the kingside, but tactics trump strategy.

As I recall Phil Moyer was a regular at the North Penn Chess Club 35 years ago. Moyer attacked and I stopped his plans to win material or checkmate me. After the attack ended and Black had won two pawns, White resigned. The club met in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a few miles northwest of Philadelphia. This is my only recorded game with Moyer. At that time I was playing a lot of postal chess, working full time and taking classes toward a masters degree on the side.

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Moyer - Sawyer, Lansdale, PA 15.04.1981 begins 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 Bf5!? [4...Nc6=] 5.Be2 Nf6 6.0-0 e6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.Ne5 [9.Bd3=] 9...Qc7 10.Nc3 0-0 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.f4 a6 13.Be2? [13.Bxc6 bxc6=] 13...Bxe5 [13...Qb6!-+] 14.fxe5 Qb6 15.Nxd5 Qxb2 16.c3 [16.Rxf5 exf5-/+] 16...exd5 17.Rxf5 Qxc3 18.Rf4 Qe3+ 19.Rf2 Nxd4 20.Bg4 Qxe5 21.Qf1 Ne6 22.Re1 Qd6 23.Rf5 f6 [23...g6!-+] 24.Rxd5 Qb6+ 25.Kh1 Ng5 26.Rd7 Rad8 27.Qc4+ Kh8 28.Bf5 [28.Rde7 Qf2-/+] 28...Rxd7 29.Bxd7 Qd6 30.Bc8 b5 31.Qg4 Rd8 32.h4 Nf7 33.Qd7 Qxd7 [33...Qf8!-+] 34.Bxd7 Ne5 35.Bh3 h5 36.Kg1 Ng4 0-1

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