Friday, March 31, 2017

From Correspondence Chess with Lev

Candidate master Lev Zilbermintz [pictured] sends this e-mail.

"Please publish this game.  It was the first time the analysis from your 1996 book The Dynamic Philidor Counter-Gambit, pages 41-42, was tested in a correspondence game.  I had Black against Joe Mitchell of Omaha, Nebraska.  The first 20 moves are in your book; so the only new attempt is 21.Ke2.  This I parried with 21...Qg2+ and offered a draw, which was accepted."

 Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Joe Mitchell ( 2010) - Lev Zilbermintz ( 1941), 3/25/2017

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nxe4 Be7 8.Qg4 g6 9.Ng5 Nf6 10.Qa4+ c6 11.Nf7 Qb6 12.Nxh8 Ne4 

13.f3 Qf2+ 14.Kd1 Bh4 15.Be2 Qxg2 16.Rf1 Bxe6 17.fxe4 Bg4 18.Re1 Bxe1 19.Bxg4 Qxg4+ 20.Kxe1 Qg1+ 21.Ke2 Qg2+, draw.