Wednesday, August 12, 2020

15/10 Ruy Lopez 8/11/2020

 Ruy Lopez

JimWest (Chess.com 1849) - manueldu30 (Chess.com 1806), Chess.com 8/11/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.O-O Bd7 6.c3 g6 7.d4 Bg7 8.Bg5 Nge7 9.Bb3 O-O 10.h3 h6 11.Be3 Kh7 12.d5 Nb8 13.Nh2 f5 14.f3 f4 15.Bf2 g5 16.c4 b6 17.Nc3 h5

18.Bc2 Bh6 19.b4 Rg8 20.c5 bxc5 21.bxc5 Be8 22.c6 a5 23.Bd3 Na6 24.Bxa6 Rxa6 25.a4 Bf7 26.Rb1 Rb6 27.Bxb6 cxb6 28.Nb5 g4 29.hxg4 hxg4 30.Nxg4 Kg6

31.Nxh6 Rh8 32.Nxf7 Kxf7 33.Kf2 Ng6 34.Rh1 Nh4 35.c7 Qg5 36.Rxh4 Qg3+ 37.Ke2 Qxh4 38.c8=Q, Black resigns.


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

From Lichess with Lev

Candidate master Lev Zilbermintz won this Newark Gambit.

Philidor Counter Gambit

PQVarus (lichess 2341) - Lev Zilbermintz (lichess 2259), lichess 8/8/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 b5

5.Bxb5+ c6 6.Bd3 fxe4 7.Bxe4 d5 8.Nxe5 dxe4 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qxg6+ Kd7 12.Bf4 Qf6 13.Qxe4 Qe6 14.Be5 Nf6 15.Qe2 Ba6, White resigns.


Monday, August 10, 2020

"Critical Thinking" Trailer

 

Watch the trailer for Critical Thinking.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

PCG with 5...Nf6

Philidor Counter Gambit

Amina Kairbekova (FIDE 2065) - Arne Moll (FIDE 2217), Chess.com 6/2/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 f5 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6
6.Bd3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 d5 8.Nxe5 dxe4 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qxh8 Bf5 12.Be3 Nd7 13.O-O Qe7 14.h3 O-O-O 15.Bh6 Qh4
16.g4 Bxh6 17.Qh7 Bxg4 18.hxg4 Qxg4+ 19.Kh1 Qh3+ 20.Kg1 Nf6 21.Qe7 Bf4 22.Rfe1 Bh2+ 23.Kh1 Bg3+ 24.Kg1 Qh2+, White resigns.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

15/10 Ruy Lopez 8/7/2020

Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

JimWest (Chess.com 1836) - cedricinigo055 (Chess.com 1704), Chess.com 8/7/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O f6 6.d4 Bg4 7.dxe5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 fxe5 9.Rd3 Bd6 10.Nbd2 O-O-O 11.Nc4 Bxf3 12.gxf3 h6 13.f4 exf4 14.Nxd6+ Rxd6 15.Rxd6 cxd6 16.Bxf4 Nf6

17.f3 Rd8 18.Rd1 Ne8 19.c4 d5 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.Rc1+ Kd7 22.exd5 Rc8 23.Rxc8 Kxc8 24.Be5 Kd7 25.Kf2 Nd6 26.Bxg7 h5 27.b3 Nf7 28.Bf8 Ne5 29.Ke3 b5 30.h3 a5 

31.f4 Ng6 32.Bc5 a4 33.bxa4 bxa4 34.Ke4, Black resigns.

Friday, August 7, 2020

15/10 English 8/6/2020

 English Opening

vum-vrum (Chess.com 1760) - JimWest (Chess.com 1831), Chess.com 8/6/2020

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 a5 5.a3 Be7 6.Rb1 O-O 7.b4 axb4 8.axb4 Na6 9.Ba3 Nc5 10.Bc1 Nce4 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Qb3 Kh8 13.d3 Nf6 14.Nf3 b6 15.Nd4 Rb8 16.e4 Bb7 17.f3 fxe4 18.dxe4 Qe8 19.O-O Qh5

20.Bb2 g5 21.Ne2 Kg8 22.e5 Ne8 23.Qc3 Qg6 24.Rbd1 Rd8 25.c5 bxc5 26.bxc5 Ba6 27.Rfe1 Bxe2 28.Rxe2 Ng7 29.g4 c6 30.Red2 Rf7 31.Ba3 Bf8 32.Bb4 Rb8 33.Ba5 Rb7 34.Bb6 h5 35.h3 h4 36.Bf1 Ne8 37.Ba6 Rb8 38.Qe3 Qg7 39.Qe4 Ra8 49.Be2 Ra3

50.Rxd7 Rxd7 51.Rxd7 Qxd7 52.Qg6+ Ng7 53.Bc7 Qxc7 54.Bd3 Rxd3, White resigns.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

GM Robert Hess Interview

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Grandmaster Robert Hess [pictured] is interviewed.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

15/10 Falkbeer 8/4/2020

Falkbeer Counter Gambit

wahidhilal (Chess.com 1795) - JimWest (Chess.com 1830), Chess.com 8/4/2020

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.Qe2 Nf6 5.d4 Qxd5 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Qxd4 8.Bd2 O-O 9.O-O-O Bg4
10.Nf3 exf3 11.gxf3 Re8 12.Qg2 Bf5 13.Qg5 Bg6 14.Bg2 Qd3 15.Ne4 Qxc4+ 16.Kb1 Nxe4 17.fxe4 Bxe4+ 18.Bxe4 Qxe4+ 19.Ka1 Bxd2 20.Rxd2 Qxh1+, White resigns.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

PCG with 9.Qd2 and 10.Qf4

Philidor Counter Gambit

Cedoda (lichess 2155) - JimWest (lichess 2157), lichess 8/3/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Qd2 Bxe6 9.Nxh8 Nh6 10.Qf4 Ng4


11.Qxf6 gxf6 12.Be3 Nxe3 13.fxe3 Bxe3 14.Nc3 c6 15.Be2 Kf8 16.Rf1 Kg7 17.Nd1 Bh6 18.Nf2 Nd7 19.Ng4 Bxg4 20.Bxg4 Ne5 21.Bh5 Rxh8 22.b3 Rf8 23.g3 f5 24.Ke2 d4


25.Rad1 d3+ 26.cxd3 exd3+ 27.Rxd3 Nxd3 28.Kxd3 Rd8+ 29.Kc3 Bd2+ 30.Kc2 Kf6 31.Bg4 f4 32.gxf4 Rd4 33.Bc8 Bxf4 34.Bxb7 Ke5 35.Rf2 Kd6 36.Kc3 Re4 37.Ba6 Be5+ 38.Kc2 Rh4 39.Rd2+ Kc7 40.Re2 Rxh2 41.Rxh2 Bxh2


42.Kd3 Kd6 43.Ke4 Kc5 44.a3 Kb6 45.Be2 Bd6 46.b4 a5 47.bxa5+ Kxa5 48.Bd3 Bxa3 49.Kd4 h5 50.Kc4 h4 51.Bf5 Bd6 52.Bd7 Kb6 53.Bh3 Bg3 54.Bd7 c5 55.Bh3 Kc6 56.Bg2+ Kd6 57.Bh3 Bf2 58.Kd3 Ke5


59.Ke2 Bd4 60.Kf3 c4 61.Bf1 c3 62.Bd3 Kd5 63.Kg4 Bf6 64.Kh3 Kd4 65.Bh7 Ke3 66.Kg2 Kd2 67.Kh3 c2 68.Bxc2 Kxc2 69.Kg2 Kd2 70.Kh1 Ke2 71.Kg2 Bg5 72.Kg1 Kf3 73.Kh2 Bf4+ 74.Kh1 Kg3 75.Kg1 h3 76.Kh1 Be3, stalemate.


Monday, August 3, 2020

PCG with 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Bxf5

Philidor Counter Gambit

Oliver Wartiovaara (FIDE 2190) - Arne Moll (FIDE 2217), Chess.com 5/4/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Bxf5 


6.g4 h6 7.Nh3 Bd7 8.Nf4 Nf6 9.Be2 Nc6 10.Ng6 Rg8 11.f4 d5 12.O-O Bd6 13.f5 Ne7 14.Nf4 g5 15.fxg6 Nxg6 16.Nxg6 Rxg6 17.Kh1 Qe7 18.h3 O-O-O 


19.Nc3 Rdg8 20.Bf4 h5 21.gxh5 Rg3 22.Bxg3 Rxg3 23.Bg4 Nxg4, White resigns.


Sunday, August 2, 2020

15/10 Sicilian 8/1/2020

Sicilian Defense, Grand Prix Attack

weraq315 (Chess.com 1759) - JimWest (Chess.com 1837), Chess.com 8/1/2020

1.f4 g6 2.e4 c5 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.c3 e6 6.O-O Nge7 7.Na3 O-O 8.Nb5 d5 9.Bd3 a6 10.Na3 dxe4 11.Bxe4 Qc7 12.Ng5 h6 13.Nh3 e5


14.f5 Bxf5 15.Bxf5 Nxf5 16.Nc2 Rad8 17.Qg4 h5 18.Qf3 Rfe8 19.Ng5 Qe7 20.Ne4 c4 21.Ne3 Nxe3 22.dxe3 f5 23.Nf2 e4 24.Qg3 Ne5 25.a4 Bh6 26.b4 Qg5 27.b5 Qxg3 28.hxg3 Nd3


29.Ba3 Bxe3 30.bxa6 bxa6 31.Ra2 Nxf2 32.Rfxf2 Rd3 33.Bb4 Red8 34.Kf1 Bxf2 35.Rxf2 Rd1+ 36.Ke2 R1d2+ 37.Ke1 Rxf2 38.Kxf2 Rd2+ 39.Kf1 Kf7 40.a5 Ke6, White resigns.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

PCG with 6.e6 Nc6

Philidor Counter Gambit

Myroslava Hrabinska (FIDE 2235) - Arne Moll (FIDE 2217), Chess.com 7/7/2020

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Nc6


7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Nxh8 Bc5 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Qxh7 Qxf2+ 11.Kd1 Bxe6 12.Qxg6+ Kd7 13.Bb5 Nge7 14.Qg3 Qd4+ 15.Bd2 e3 16.c3 Qxh8


17.Bxe3 Nf5 18.Bxc6+ bxc6 19.Qf3 Nxe3+ 20.Kc1 Qh7 21.Qe2 Rf8 22.b4 Bg4 23.Qd2 Nc4 24.Qc2 Be3+ 25.Nd2 Bxd2+, White resigns.