Saturday, August 15, 2009

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 8/15/2009

Playing in today's game/45 Swiss at the Marshall Chess Club, I finished with a score of 2-2-1. Here are a couple of games featuring the Philidor Counter Gambit.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Owen Lin (USCF 1844) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/15/2009

1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.Nf3 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.O-O fxe4 6.Bxg8 exf3 7.Bd5 Nxd4 8.Bxf3 Nxf3+ 9.Qxf3 Qf6 10.Qb3 Qf7 11.Qc3 c6 12.Nd2 Bf5 13.Re1 O-O-O 14.Qa5 a6 15.Nb3 Be7 16.Be3 Rdf8

17.Qb6 Bd8 18.Qb4 Bc7 19.c4 Qg6 20.Nd2 h5 21.Qc3 h4 22.b4 Bh3 23.g3 hxg3 24.fxg3 Bd7 25.Rf1 Qh5 26.Rxf8+ Rxf8 27.Rf1 Rxf1+ 28.Nxf1 Qe2 29.Bf2 Bh3 30.Ne3 Qxa2 31.Nc2 Qb1+ 32.Ne1 Qe4 33.b5 Qe2 34.Ng2 Bb6

35.Qe1 Bxf2+ 36.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 37.Kxf2 Bxg2 38.Kxg2 a5 39.h4 a4 40.g4 a3 41.h5 a2 42.g5 a1=Q 43.h6 gxh6 44.gxh6 e4, White resigns.

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Round Five: Philidor Counter Gambit

Joshua Colas (USCF 1993) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/15/2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5 exd4 7.Nxd4 Qe7+ 8.Qe2 h6 9.Nge6 Bxe6 10.Nxe6 Kf7 11.Nf4 Qxe2+ 12.Bxe2 Nf6 13.Be3 Bd6 14.O-O-O c6 15.Bf3 Nbd7

16.Nh5 Rhe8 17.Nxf6 Nxf6 18.h4 a6 19.Rhe1 Re7 20.Bd4 Rae8 21.Rxe7+ Rxe7 22.Bxf6 Kxf6 23.Bg4 Bc5 24.Kd2 a5 25.c3 b6 26.Re1 d4

27.Rxe7 dxc3+ 28.Kxc3 Kxe7 29.f3 Bf2 30.h5 Bg3 31.b3 Kd6 32.a4 b5 33.Bf5 bxa4, draw.