Friday, April 6, 2018

Thursday Night Action 4/5/2018

On Thursday, I won this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Leonardo Liu (USCF 1960) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 4/5/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.O-O f4 8.Qb3 Qb6 9.Bf7+ Kf8 10.Qxb6 axb6 11.Bb3 Na6 12.d4 Nd7

13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Be6 Nac5 15.Bxd7 Nxd7 16.Nc4 Bf6 17.Rd1 g5 18.Nd6 Nc5 19.h3 h5 20.Nd2 g4 21.hxg4 hxg4 22.N2c4 Be6 23.Nxb6 Ra6 24.Nbc4 Bxc4 25.Nxc4 Nxe4 26.Re1 Nxf2 27.Kxf2 Bh4+ 28.Ke2 f3+ 29.gxf3 gxf3+ 30.Kd1 Bxe1 31.Kxe1 Rh2

32.Nxe5 Re2+ 33.Kf1 Rxe5 34.Bh6+ Kf7 35.Kf2 Re2+ 36.Kxf3 Rxb2 37.Rg1 Raxa2 38.Kf4 Rg2 39.Rb1 b5 40.Ke5 Rae2+ 41.Kd4 Rg6 42.Kd3 Rh2 43.Bf4 Rh3+ 44.Kc2 Rg2+ 45.Kb3 Rg4 46.Be5 Re4 47.Bd6 Ke6 48.Bb4 Rc4

49.Re1+ Kd5 50.Rd1+ Ke4 51.Rd8 c5 52.Ba5 Rcxc3+ 53.Bxc3 b4 54.Re8+ Kd5 55.Re5+ Kd6 56.Re4 Rxc3+ 57.Kb2 Kc6, and Black wins in ? moves.

Final Position