Thursday, April 5, 2012

Michael O'Connor Plays PCG

Michael O'Connor [pictured] obtained a USCF rating above 1800 by winning his quad at Chess Mates on Saturday.

Since buying my book The Philidor Countergambit, Michael has won a couple of games with the PCG at  Here is one of them.

Philidor Counter Gambit

ricmissy (CC 1597) - micaman994 (CC 1519), 2/27/2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 Be7 5.O-O Nc6 6.a3 f4 7.Nc3 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.Nd5 Nf6 10.Bd2 Nxd5 11.Bxd5 Nd4 12.c3 Nxf3+ 13.gxf3 c6 14.Bb3 Bh4 15.Kh2 Qf6 16.Be1 O-O-O 17.Rg1 Rhe8 18.Bc2 Kb8 

19.b4 d5 20.Qe2 dxe4 21.dxe4 Bf7 22.c4 Qh6 23.Rd1 Bf6 24.b5 c5 25.a4 Rxd1 26.Bxd1 Rd8 27.Bb3 Be6 28.Qf1 Qh5 29.Qg2 Rd3 30.Bc2 Rxf3, White resigns.