Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Zilbermintz Wins with PCG

Lev Zilbermintz thinks he has found a way to defeat WGM Martha Fierro. Regarding the following game, he writes, "I dragged her into the Philidor Counter Gambit. This forced her to play against gambits, in an open position, which is Fierro's weak spot."

A year ago, Zilbermintz beat the same opponent with the PCG in a game/30 simultaneous.

Here the time control was four minutes for White and five minutes for Black.

WGM Martha Fierro (ICC 2694) - Lev Zilbermintz (ICC 2137), Internet Chess Club 7/29/2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Be7

Morphy preferred 8...Bd6 in his celebrated game against Bird.

9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Nbd7 11.f3 exf3 12.Bxf3 c6 13.Qd2 Nxe5 14.dxe5 Ng4 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.Bxg4 Bxg4 17.Rfe1 Rae8 18.h3 Be6

White already stands worse because of the isolated e-pawn. Her next move further weakens her pawn structure.

19.b4 Qh4 20.Kh2 Rf4 21.a3 Ref8 22.Rf1 Rxf1 23.Rxf1 Rxf1 24.Nxf1 Qe4 25.Qg5 h6 26.Qd8+ Kh7 27.Qc7 Qf4+

Now, if 28.Kg1, Black wins by 28...d4 followed by 29...Bc4.

28.Ng3 h5 29.Qe7 h4 30.Qxe6 hxg3+, White resigns.