Friday, November 11, 2011

PCG with 7...Bd6 at Internet Chess Club

Until recently, I did not play at the Internet Chess Club. But a student of mine, who wanted lessons via the ICC using Skype, bought me a one year membership.

At the end of my two hour lessons, if time permits, I sometimes play casual games against my students. On Tuesday, I tried a new move 7...Bd6 in the Philidor Counter Gambit during one such game, at a time control of 20 minutes per player.

Instead of revealing my student's ICC handle, I will give his initials.

Philidor Counter Gambit

C. D. (ICC 1559) - Jim West (USCF 2207), Internet Chess Club 11/8/2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5 exd4 7.Nxd4 Bd6 8.Bd3 Nf6 9.O-O O-O 10.Nge6 Bxh2+ 11.Kxh2 Bxe6 12.Nxe6 Qd6+ 13.Nf4 g5 14.g3 gxf4 15.Bxf4 Qd7 16.Kg2 Nc6

17.Rh1 Rf7 18.c3 Re8 19.Qc2 Ree7 20.Bf5 Qe8 21.Be3 Ne4 22.Bg4 Nxg3 23.Kxg3 Rxe3+ 24.fxe3 Qxe3+ 25.Kg2 Rg7

26.Qf5 Ne7 27.Qf3 Qg5 28.Kh3 Ng6 29.Raf1 Qh4+ 30.Kg2 Nf4+ 31.Qxf4 Rxg4+ 32.Qxg4+ Qxg4+ 33.Kh2 Qe2+ 34.Kh3 Qh5+ 35.Kg3 Qg5+ 36.Kh3, draw.