Friday, March 23, 2012

Two Newark Gambits by Lev Zilbermintz

Candidate master Lev Zilbermintz [pictured] has played the Newark Gambit 4...b5 more than three dozen times.

In these two games, White tries 5.Bb3.

Philidor Counter Gambit

Blanc (ICC 2034) - Lev Zilbermintz (ICC 2214), Internet Chess Club 4/25/2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb3 fxe4 6.Nxe5 dxe5 7.Qh5+ Kd7 8.Qf5+ Kc6 9.Qxe4+ Kb6 10.dxe5 Bb7

11.Be3+ c5 12.Qf4 Ne7 13.O-O Ng6 14.Qg3 Qh4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

sarsaila (CC 1863) - Lev Zilbermintz (CC 2037), 3/6/2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 b5 5.Bb3 fxe4 6.dxe5 c6 7.Ng5 d5 8.e6 Bc5 9.Nf7 Qf6 10.O-O Bxe6 11.Nxh8 g6 12.Be3 Nd7 13.Bxc5 Nxc5 14.Nc3 O-O-O 15.a4 b4 16.Ne2 Qxh8

17.Qd4 Qxd4 18.Nxd4 Bd7 19.c3 a5 20.Bd1 Ne6 21.Nxe6 Bxe6 22.cxb4 axb4 23.Rc1 Kd7 24.Bb3 Nf6 25.h3 h5 26.Rc2 Kd6 27.Rfc1 Rc8 28.a5 c5 29.Ra1 c4 30.Ba4 d4 31.Bb5 Kc5 32.Bxc4 Bxc4 33.b3 Kb5 34.bxc4+ Ka6 35.c5 Nd5 36.Rc4 b3 37.Rxd4 Rxc5 38.Rxe4 b2

39.Rb1 Rc1+ 40.Rxc1 bxc1=Q+ 41.Kh2 Qc7+ 42.g3 Kxa5 43.Re2 Qd6 44.Ra2+ Kb6 45.Re2 Kc7 46.Kg2 Kd7 47.Rd2 Ke6 48.Re2+ Kf6 49.Rd2 Kg7 50.Re2 Qf6 51.Kh2 Qf5 52.Kg2 Nf6 53.Re7+ Kh6 54.Re2 Ne4, and Black wins.