Saturday, January 16, 2021

15/10 PCG 1/15/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Piphuocthang (Chess.com 1985) - JimWest (Chess.com 2011), Chess.com 1/15/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Be2 Bd6 9.O-O O-O 10.c4 c6 11.Bg5 Qe8 12.Ng4 Bxg4 13.Bxg4 Nxg4 14.Qxg4 Qg6 15.Qh4 Nd7


16.Be7 Rf4 17.Qh3 Nf8 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.cxd5 cxd5 20.Rac1 Qe6 21.Qh5 g6 22.Qh6 Rf7 23.Qg5 Kh8 24.Rc5 Rd7 25.Rfc1 Rdd8 26.Ne2 Qf5 27.Qxf5 gxf5 28.Nf4 b6 29.Rxd5 Rxd5 30.Nxd5 Rd8 31.Ne3 f4 32.Nc2 Rc8


33.d5 Nd7 34.Kf1 Rc5 35.Ke2 Rxd5 36.Nb4 Rd6 37.Rc8+ Kg7 38.Rc7 a5 39.Nc2 Kg6 40.Na3 Nf6 41.Nc4 Re6 42.Rb7 Nd5 43.a3 h5 44.Rd7 Nf6 45.Rb7 Nd5 46.Rd7, draw.

Friday, January 15, 2021

15/10 KIA 1/14/2021

King's Indian Attack

JimWest (Chess.com 2024) - LaPisaBien (Chess.com 1829), Chess.com 1/14/2021

1.Nf3 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.O-O d5 5.d3 Bc5 6.Nbd2 O-O 7.b3 c6 8.Bb2 Nbd7 9.c4 Qe7 10.Rc1 Ba3 11.Bxa3 Qxa3 12.Qc2 e5 13.Nb1 Qd6 14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.Qb2 Re8 16.Nh4 N7f6 17.Nc3 Nxc3 18.Rxc3 Nd5 19.Rcc1 Be6

20.Rfd1 Rad8 21.a3 f4 22.b4 Bg4 23.Bf3 Qd7 24.Bxg4 Qxg4 25.Nf3 e4 26.dxe4 fxg3 27.hxg3 Qxe4 28.Rd2 Nb6 29.Rxd8 Rxd8 30.Qc2 Qd5 31.e4 Qd3 32.Qa2+ Kh8 33.Ne5, Black resigns.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

2 PCG Games 1/13/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

badsha8 (Chess.com 1896) - JimWest (Chess.com 2020), Chess.com 1/13/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Qxg5 8.Bxb4 d4 9.Qxd4 Nc6 10.Qc3 Nxb4 11.Qxb4 Qc1+ 12.Ke2 Bg4+ 13.f3 exf3+ 14.gxf3 O-O-O 15.fxg4 Qd1+ 16.Kf2 Nh6


17.h3 Rhf8+ 18.Kg2 Qf3+, White resigns.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

blankka (lichess 2220) - JimWest (lichess 2190), lichess 1/13/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Nxe7 6.dxe5 fxe4 7.Ng5 d5 8.e6 O-O 9.h4 h6 10.Nf7 Qe8 11.Qh5 Bxe6 12.Nxh6+ gxh6 13.Qxh6 Qg6 14.Qd2 Nbc6 15.Na3 Rf6 16.O-O-O Qh6


17.Qxh6 Rxh6 18.g4 Rf6 19.Nb5 Rc8 20.Rh2 a6 21.Nc3 Rcf8 22.g5 Rxf2 23.Rxf2 Rxf2 24.h5 Bg4 25.Re1 Bxh5 26.Nxd5 Nxd5 27.Bc4 Rf5 28.Rxe4 Rxg5 29.Re6 Bf7, White resigns.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

15/10 PCG 1/12/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Mthw18 (Chess.com 1997) - JimWest (Chess.com 2015), Chess.com 1/12/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Bg5 Nf6 8.Ne5 Bb4 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O c6 11.Bg4 Bxg4 12.Nxg4 Nbd7 13.a3 Be7 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Ne2 Qb6 17.Rb1 Rae8


18.c3 Bg5 19.b4 a6 20.a4 Qc7 21.Ng3 g6 22.Re1 Re7 23.Nf1 Ref7 24.Re2 Rf6 25.Ne3 Rxf2 26.Ng4 Rxe2 27.Qxe2 Qf4 28.Rf1 Qxf1+ 29.Qxf1 Rxf1+ 30.Kxf1 Bd2 31.Ne5 Bxc3, White resigns.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Monday, January 11, 2021

PCG with 3.Bc4 and 7...Bd6

Philidor Counter Gambit

Din-don-dan (lichess 2299) - ArnieChipmunk (lichess 2369), lichess 1/10/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 d6 4.d4 f5 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nxe5 Bd6

8.Nf3 fxe4 9.Ng5 Nf6 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.O-O Kd7 12.Re1 Re8 13.Be3 h6 14.Nf7 Nxf7 15.Bxf7 Re7 16.Bb3 Rae8 17.Rad1 Kc8


18.Bxa7 b6 19.Bxb6 Bxh2+ 20.Kxh2 cxb6 21.Rd6 e3 22.fxe3 Ng4+ 23.Kg3 Nxe3 24.Rxb6 Bxc2 25.Bxc2 Nxc2 26.Rxe7 Rxe7 27.Nd5 Re2 28.a4 Ne1 29.a5 Rxg2+ 30.Kf4 Rd2

31.Ke5 Nf3+ 32.Kd6 Ng5 33.a6 Nf7+ 34.Kc5 Ne5 35.a7 Nd7+ 36.Kb5 Rxd5+ 37.Kc6 Nxb6 38.Kxb6 Rd6+ 39.Kb5 Kb7 40.a8=Q+ Kxa8 41.Kc5 Rf6 42.b4 h5 43.b5 h4 44.b6 h3 45.b7+ Kxb7, White resigns.


Sunday, January 10, 2021

15/10 KID 1/9/2021

King's Indian Defense, Four Pawns Attack

eltrax (Chess.com 1962) - JimWest (Chess.com 2022), Chess.com 1/9/2021

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 O-O 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Bd3 exd5 9.cxd5 Re8 10.O-O c4 11.Bc2 b5


12.Re1 b4 13.Nb5 Qb6+ 14.Nbd4 Bg4 15.Be3 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Nxd5 17.exd5 Rxe3 18.Rxe3 Bxd4, White resigns.


Saturday, January 9, 2021

15/10 PCG 1/8/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Grap077 (Chess.com 1969) - JimWest (Chess.com 2027), Chess.com 1/8/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxe7 Nxe7 7.exd6 exf3 8.dxe7 Qxe7+ 9.Kd2 fxg2 10.Bxg2 Qg5+ 11.Kc3 Qxg2


12.Re1+ Kf7 13.Qh5+ g6 14.Qe5 Qc6+ 15.Kd2 Qd6+, White resigns.


Friday, January 8, 2021

10/5 Dutch 1/7/2021

Dutch Defense

bobbymerlot (lichess 2051) - JimWest (lichess 2187), lichess 1/7/2021

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Nf3 a5 7.O-O Bxc3 8.bxc3 b6 9.Ne5 Ra7 10.a4 Bb7 11.d5 d6 12.Nf3 e5 13.Ng5 Qe7 14.Ne6 Re8 15.Bg5 Bc8 16.e4 fxe4 17.Bxe4 h6

18.Bg6 hxg5 19.Nxg5 Rf8 20.Qd3 Na6 21.Bh7+ Kh8 22.Qg6 Nc5 23.f4 e4 24.f5 Bd7 25.Ne6 Nxh7 26.Rf4 Rf6 27.Qh5 Rh6 28.Qe2 Bxe6 29.fxe6 Nf6 30.Raf1 Ra8, White resigns.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

15/10 KIA 1/4/2021

Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

JimWest (Chess.com 2025) - eltrax (Chess.com 1932), Chess.com 1/4/2021

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 e6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 d5 6.Nbd2 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.Re1 Qc7 9.a4 b6 10.b3 Bb7 11.Bb2 d4 12.Nc4 Be7 13.Bc1 e5 14.Nh4 Bc8 15.f4 Bg4 16.Nf3 exf4 17.Bxf4 Qd7 18.Qd2 Rac8


19.Nfe5 Nxe5 20.Nxe5 Qe6 21.Nxg4 Qxg4 22.h3 Qg6 23.g4 h5 24.e5 Nd7 25.Be4 Qe6 26.Bf5 Qd5 27.e6, Black resigns.