Thursday, May 14, 2015

From "Chess Mates" with Lev

From the First Saturday Quads at Chess Mates, Michael O'Connor [pictured, top left] is defeated by Lev Zilbermintz [pictured, bottom right].

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Michael O'Connor (USCF 1917) - Lev Zilbermintz (USCF 2060), Rahway NJ 5/2/2015

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6 gxf6 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Be3 Be6 10.O-O-O+ Ke8 11.Kb1 Nd7 12.Be2 a6 13.Nd2 Bc5 14.Bh5+ Ke7

15.Bxc5 Nxc5 16.Rhe1 Bf7 17.Bf3 c6 18.Ne4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Rad8 20.b3 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Bg6 22.Bf3 Rd8 23.Rxd8 Kxd8 24.Kb2 Ke7 25.a4 a5 26.c3 Kd6 27.b4 b6 28.h4 e4 29.Be2 f5 30.Kc1 f4 31.Kd2 Ke5

32.Bg4 Bf7 33.Bd1 Bd5 34.g4 h6 35.Be2 f3 36.c4 fxe2 37.cxd5 cxd5 38.bxa5 bxa5 39.Kxe2 Kf4 40.g5 hxg5 41.h5 Kf5 42.Ke3 g4 43.Kd4 Kg5 44.Kxd5 g3 45.fxg3 e3, White resigns.