Monday, January 18, 2010

Liberty Bell Open, Day 2

At the Liberty Bell Open on Sunday, I won an endgame where my knight was better than my opponent's bishop because his pawns were on the same colored squares.

Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Dean D'Souza (USCF 1812) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Liberty Bell Open 1/17/2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nc3 fxe4 8.Nxe4 Nf6 9.Ng3 Bd6 10.Ng5 h6 11.N5e4 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 Be6 13.Bb5+ Ke7 14.Be3 a6 15.Bd3 Bd5 16.f3 Ne6

17.c4 Bxe4 18.Bxe4 c6 19.Ke2 Bc5 20.Bxc5+ Nxc5 21.Ke3 a5 22.b3 Rhd8 23.Rhd1 Rxd1 24.Rxd1 Rxd8 25.Rxd8 Kxd8 26.f4 exf4+ 27.Kf4 Ke7 28.h4 Kf6 29.Bc2 g5+ 30.hxg5+ hxg5+ 31.Ke3 Ke5 32.g4 b5

33.Bf5 b4 34.Bc2 Nd7 35.Be4 Nf6 36.Bxc6 Nxg4+ 37.Kd3 Nf2+ 38.Ke2 Nh3 39.Bd7 Nf4+ 40.Ke3 Nh5 41.Bc8 Nf6 42.Bb7 Nd7 43.Bc6 Nc5 44.Bf3 Ne6 45.Bg4 Nc5 46.Bf3 a4

47.Bd1 a3 48.Bc2 g4 49.Bb1 g3 50.Kf3 Kd4 51.Kxg3 Kc3 52.Kf4 Kb2 53.Ke5 Kxb1 54.Kd4 Kxa2, White resigns.