Tuesday, December 6, 2022

2 PCG Games 12/5/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

smalltown1977 (Chess.com 1746) - JimWest (Chess.com 1824), Chess.com 12/5/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxe7 Nxe7


7.exd6 exf3 8.dxe7 Qxe7+ 9.Kd2 fxg2 10.Bxg2 Qg5+, White resigns.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit

Wampenschleifer (lichess 2060) - JimWest (lichess 2159), lichess 12/5/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nxe5 fxe4 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.f3 Bd6 10.Bf4 exf3 11.gxf3 Be6 12.Bxe6 Nxe6 13.Bg3 Nh5 14.Nc4 Bxg3+ 15.hxg3 Nxg3 16.Rg1 Nf5 17.O-O-O O-O


18.Rd7 Rd8 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Ne5 c6 21.Ne4 Kf8 22.Ng5 Nxg5 23.Rxg5 g6 24.c3 Kg7 25.b4 Kf6 26.f4 Rd5 27.Rg2 Ne3 28.Rh2 h5 29.Rh3 Nf5 30.Kc2 a5 31.a3 axb4 32.axb4 g5


33.Rxh5 gxf4 34.Nf3 Ne3+, White resigns.

Monday, December 5, 2022

15/10 PCG Reversed 12/4/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1817) - samvel225577 (Chess.com 1760), Chess.com 12/4/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 h6 4.f4 exf4 5.Bxf4 d5 6.e5 Ng4 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Be2 Bh4+ 9.Nxh4 Qxh4+ 10.g3 Qh3 11.Nc3 Nxh2 12.Nxd5 Qg2 13.Nxc7+ Kd7 14.Rxh2 Qxh2 15.Nxa8 g5


16.e6+ fxe6 17.Bxb8 Rf8 18.Kd2 Rf2 19.Bxa7 Rg2 20.Nb6+ Kc6 21.Nxc8 Qxg3 22.Qf1 Kc7 23.Ne7 b6 24.Re1 Kb7 25.Bxb6 Kxb6 26.Kd1 Rf2 27.Qg1 Qe3 28.Qg4 Rf4 29.Qg2, Black resigns.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

PCG Reversed & PCG 12/3/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1810) - sudheerdulam (Chess.com 1783), Chess.com 12/3/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.f4 Bc5 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Nxe4 7.dxc5 Qh4+ 8.g3 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Qxh1 10.Qe2 d6 11.cxd6 cxd6 12.Qg2 Qh5 13.Be2 Qg6 14.Nc3 O-O 15.Bf4 Qxc2 16.Bxe5 dxe5 17.Rb1 Bf5 18.Nf3 Rad8


19.Kf2 Bd3 20.Ne1 Qd2 21.Nxd3 e4 22.Nxe4 Qc2 23.Rc1 Qa4 24.Nc3 Qd4+ 25.Kf1 Rhe8 26.Nf4 Qe3 27.Rd1 g5 28.Rxd8 Rxd8 29.Nfd5 Qc1+ 30.Kf2 Qxb2


31.Qe4 Rd6 32.Qe8+ Kg7 33.Qe5+, Black resigns.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit

Haspergher (lichess 2207) - JimWest (lichess 2159), lichess 12/3/2022

1.d4 d6 2.e4 e5 3.Nf3 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Bc4 exf3 6.Qxf3 Qe7 7.O-O Nc6 8.exd6 cxd6 9.Bf4 Nf6 10.Nc3 Bg4 11.Qg3 O-O-O 12.Nd5 Qd7 13.Nxf6 gxf6 14.f3 Be6 15.Bxe6 Qxe6 16.Rfe1 Ne5 17.Rad1 Rg8 18.Qf2 Kb8 19.Be3 a6


20.Rd4 Be7 21.Ra4 d5 22.Ba7+ Ka8 23.Bb6 Rc8 24.Re3 Qxb6 25.f4 Bc5 26.fxe5 Bxe3, White forfeits.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

PCG with 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Bxf5

Philidor Counter Gambit

GM Gmedmundo (Chess.com 2379) - CM ArnieChipmunk (Chess.com 2428), Chess.com 11/12/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Bxf5


6.g4 h6 7.Nf7 Kxf7 8.gxf5 Nf6 9.c4 Nc6 10.Nc3 Qd7 11.Bh3 Re8 12.Be3 h5 13.Rg1 Nb4 14.Qb3 Nd3+ 15.Kf1 c5 16.d5 Ng4


17.Nxe4 Rxe4 18.Qxd3 Qxf5 19.Rg3 Be7 20.Kg2 Bf6 21.Re1 Rhe8 22.Re2 Qe5


23.Bxg4 hxg4 24.h3 gxh3+ 25.Rxh3 Rg4+ 26.Kf1 Re4 27.b3 Qa1+ 28.Kg2 Qe5 29.Rg3 Rh8 30.Rh3 Rxh3 31.Kxh3 Qh5+ 32.Kg2 Rg4+ 33.Kf3 Qh3#.

Friday, December 2, 2022

10/5 PCG 12/1/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

Kapilaw (lichess 2122) - JimWest (lichess 2153), lichess 12/1/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.exf5 Bd6 8.g4 h5 9.Bxg8 hxg4 10.Bd5 gxf3 11.Bxf3 Bxf5 12.c3 O-O 13.Bd5+ Be6 14.Bxe6+ Nxe6 15.Be3 Bc5 16.Nd2 Bxe3 17.fxe3 Rad8 18.O-O-O Rf2 19.h4 Nc5


20.h5 Nd3+ 21.Kc2 Nxb2 22.Kxb2 R8xd2+ 23.Rxd2 Rxd2+ 24.Kb3 Re2 25.Rh3 Kh7 26.c4 Kh6 27.a3 Kg5 28.Rg3+ Kf6 29.Rg6+ Kf7 30.Rg3 Rh2 31.Rf3+ Kg8 32.Rf5 e4 33.Kc3 b6 34.Kd4 Ra2 35.Kxe4 Rxa3


36.Rf3 Ra5 37.Rf5 Rxf5 38.Kxf5 a5 39.e4 Kf7 40.e5 a4 41.e6+ Ke7 42.Kg6 a3 43.h6 gxh6, White resigns.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

10/5 PCG Reversed 11/30/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2160) - FILOUPA65 (lichess 2037), lichess 11/30/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.f4 d6 5.c3 Ng4 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 Bb4+ 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.Bd3 f5 11.O-O Bxc3 12.bxc3 fxe4 13.Bxe4 d5 14.Bc2 Qf6 15.h3 Nh6 16.Ba3 Re8 17.Ne5 Nf5 18.Qd3 g6


19.g4 Nh4 20.g5 Qf5 21.Ng4 Qxd3 22.Nf6+ Kf7 23.Bxd3 Rh8 24.Kh2 Bf5 25.Bxf5 Nxf5 26.Nxd5 Rac8 27.Rae1 Rhe8 28.Bc1 Nce7 29.Nf6 Rh8 30.Ba3 h6 31.Bxe7 Nxe7 32.Re2 Nf5 33.Ng4 h5 34.Ne5+ Kg7 35.Rfe1 Rce8


36.Nd7 Nd6 37.Nf6 Rxe2+ 38.Rxe2 Nc8 39.Ne8+ Kf7 40.Nxc7 Nd6 41.Nd5 Re8 42.Rxe8 Nxe8 43.Kg3 Ke6 44.Ne3 Nd6 45.Kf3 Nb5 46.Nd1 Nd6 47.Ke3 Nf5+ 48.Kd3 Ng3 49.c4 Nf5 50.Ne3 b6 51.Nxf5 Kxf5 52.Ke3 Ke6

53.Ke4 a6 54.h4 Kd6 55.a4 Ke6 56.d5+ Kd6 57.f5, Black forfeits.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

2 PCG Games 11/29/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

zipert (Chess.com 1834) - JimWest (Chess.com 1843), Chess.com 11/29/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bb3 Na6 6.Bg5 Nf6 7.a3 Be7 8.O-O f4 9.Nbd2 h6 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c4 Nc5 12.Bc2 O-O 13.b4 Ne6 14.Bb3 Kh8 15.Ba2 Ng5 16.Nxg5 Bxg5 17.Nf3 Bg4 18.Rc1 a5


19.Bb3 axb4 20.axb4 Ra3 21.Ra1 Bxf3 22.gxf3 Rxa1 23.Qxa1 Qd7 24.Kh1 Qh3 24.Bd1 Qxf1#.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit

SeriyMO77 (lichess 2042) - JimWest 2168), lichess 11/29/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.O-O f4 6.g3 g5 7.c3 b5 8.Bb3 Be7 9.d4 g4 10.Nh4 Bxh4 11.gxh4 Qxh4 12.dxe5 dxe5 13.Qd6 Qf6 14.Qc5 Nd7 15.Qb4 a5 16.Qa3 Qe7


17.Bxg8 Qxa3 18.Nxa3 Rxg8 19.Nc2 Nf6 20.Re1 Be6 21.a4 Bb3, White resigns.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

PCG Reversed & PCG 11/28/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1835) - AntonioPalaciosE (Chess.com 1723), Chess.com 11/28/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be2 Bg4 7.O-O O-O 8.c3 h6 9.h3 Bd7 10.f5 d5 11.Qc2 Bc5+ 12.Kh2 d4 13.cxd4 Nxd4 14.Qxc5 Nxf3+ 15.Rxf3 Re8 16.Be3 b6 17.Qc2 c5 18.Nc3 Rc8 19.Rd1 Qc7


20.Rg3 Kh8 21.Qd2 Kh7 22.Qe1 Bc6 23.Bc1 b5 24.b3 a5 25.a4 b4 26.Nb1 Re7 27.Nd2 Be8 28.Nc4 Ng8 29.Bb2 f6 30.Rc1 Bf7 31.Qd1 Rd8 32.Bh5 Ree8 33.Qg4 Bxh5 34.Qxh5 Re7 35.Rd1 Ra8 36.Ne3 Qd8 37.Nd5 Rb7


38.Bc1 Qe8 39.Qxe8 Rxe8 40.Be3 Rc8 41.Rc1 Ne7 42.Nxe7 Rxe7 43.Rxc5 Rxc5 44.Bxc5 Rc7 45.Bb6 Rc3 46.d4 exd4 47.Bxd4 Rc6 48.e5 fxe5 49.Bxe5 h5 50.Rxg7+ Kh6 51.Rg6+ Rxg6 52.fxg6 Kxg6 53.Bc7, Black resigns.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit

Behind_her (lichess 2294) - JimWest (lichess 2166), lichess 11/28/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Nf6 6.c4 Bxf5 7.Nc3 c6 8.Qe2 d5 9.f3 Bb4 10.fxe4 Bxc3+ 11.bxc3 dxe4 12.h3 Qa5 13.Bd2 h6 14.Nf3 O-O 15.Ne5 Nbd7 16.g4 Bh7


17.Nxd7 Nxd7 18.Bg2 Rae8 19.Rf1 e3 20.Rxf8+ Nxf8 21.Kf1 exd2 22.Qxe8 Qxc3 23.Rd1 Qxc4+ 24.Kg1 Qxd4+ 25.Kh1 Bc2 26.Rf1 d1=Q 27.Qxf8+ Kh7 28.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 29.Kh2 Qd4


30.Qe7 Qf4+ 31.Kh1 Qc1+ 32.Kh2 Qf4+ 33.Kh1 Qc1+ 34.Kh2 Qf4+, draw.

Monday, November 28, 2022

2 PCG Reversed Games 11/27/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1829) - genbark (Chess.com 2014), Chess.com 11/27/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.f4 Bc5 5.fxe5 Nxe4 6.Qg4 Nf2 7.Qxg7 Rf8 8.Nf3 Nxh1 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Nc3 d5 11.exd6 Qxd6 12.O-O-O Qg6 13.Qxg6 fxg6 14.Re1 Kd8


15.Nd5 Bxg5+ 16.Nxg5 h6 17.Ne4 Nf2 18.Nec3 Bd7 19.Nb5 Rc8 20.h3 g5 21.Be2 g4 22.Rf1, Black forfeits.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2175) - PENICILINA73 (lichess 2214), lichess 11/27/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Nxe4 7.dxe5 Qh4+ 8.g3 Nxg3 9.Nf3 Qe4+ 10.Kf2 Nxh1+ 11.Kg2 Nf2 12.Kxf2 Bc5+ 13.Kg2 Bg4 14.Be2 O-O-O 15.Nc3 Qg6 16.Kh1 f6 17.Bf4 Rhe8


18.Bg3 Bxf3+ 19.Bxf3 fxe5 20.Bh5 Qc6 21.Bxe8 Qxe8 22.Nxd5 Kb8 23.Qf3 Rd7 24.Re1 Rf7 25.Qe4 Bd6 26.c4 c6 27.Nc3 Qf8 28.Kg2 Rf5 29.a3 Qf6


30.b4 g5 31.c5 Bc7 32.b5 h5 33.b6 axb6 34.cxb6 Bd6 35.Qa4 h4 36.Ne4 Qe6 37.Nxd6 Qd5+ 38.Qe4 Qxd6 39.Qxf5 hxg3 40.Qxe5 Qxe5 41.Rxe5, Black resigns.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 11/26/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

louie0707 (Chess.com 1849) - JimWest (Chess.com 1813), Chess.com 11/26/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Nfd2 Bxf5 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.Qe2 d5 10.O-O-O c6 11.f3 O-O 12.g4 Bg6 13.g5 e3 14.Nb3 Nh5 15.Re1 Re8


16.Nd1 Qxg5 17.Nxe3 Nd7 18.Kb1 Nf4 19.Qf2 Re7 20.Rg1 Qf6 21.Ng4 Rxe1+ 22.Qxe1 Qf5 23.Qf2 Re8, White resigns.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2171) - ihteandr1 (lichess 2080), lichess 11/26/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nc6 3.d3 Bc5 4.c3 d6 5.f4 exf4 6.Bxf4 Nf6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Be2 Qe7 9.Nbd2 h6 10.h3 Bd7 11.d4 Bb6 12.Qc2 a6 13.O-O g5


14.Nxg5 hxg5 15.Bxg5 Rg8 16.Bxf6 Qe6 17.Bc4 Qxh3 18.Bxf7+ Kxf7 19.Bg5+ Ke8 20.gxh3 Rxg5+ 21.Kh2 Ke7 22.Rf3 Rag8 23.Raf1 Rg2+ 24.Kh1 Bxd4


25.Rf7+ Ke8 26.Rf8+ Rxf8 27.Rxf8+ Kxf8 28.Kxg2 Be5 29.Nc4 Bf6 30.Qf2 Ke7 31.Ne3 Be6 32.Nd5+ Bxd5 33.exd5 Ne5 34.Qf5 Kf7 35.Qc8, Black resigns.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

10/5 PCG 11/25/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

EyadHessen (lichess 2159) -  JimWest (lichess 2178), lichess 11/25/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d6 3.d4 Nc6 4.Nf3 f5 5.O-O fxe4 6.Ng5 d5 7.Bb5 exd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.c4 Bd7 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Nc3 h6 12.Nh3 Bxh3 13.gxh3 Qd7 14.Kg2 Be7 15.Bf4 O-O


16.Rad1 Nh5 17.Bg3 Nxg3 18.hxg3 Bf6 19.Qxe4 Bxc3 20.bxc3 Qxh3+ 21.Kxh3 dxe4 22.Rd7 e3 23.f4 Rf7 24.Rxf7 Kxf7 25.Re1 Re8 26.Kg4 g6 27.Kf3 Kf6 28.g4 h5 29.gxh5 gxh5 30.Rxe3 Rxe3+ 31.Kxe3 Kf5


32.Kf3 c5 33.Kg3 a5 34.a4 c6, White resigns.

Friday, November 25, 2022

2 PCG Games 11/24/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

MrKingLee (Chess.com 1726) - JimWest (Chess.com 1819), Chess.com 11/24/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.h3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Nh4 fxe4 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.Qxg6+ Kf8 11.dxe4 Be6 12.Nc3 Bf7 13.Qf5 Nc6 14.O-O-O Nd4


15.Rxd4 exd4 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.Qxd5 c6 18.Qf5 Qe7 19.f4 Re8 20.Bd3 Qe6 21.Qg6 Rg8 22.Qh5 Rxg2 23.e5 dxe5 24.Re1 Qxa2 25.Qh6+ Bg7 26.Qd6+ Kg8


27.Re2 Rxe2 28.Bxe2 exf4 29.Kd2 Qe6 30.Qxe6+ Rxe6 31.Bc4 Kf7, White resigns.

          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *

Philidor Counter Gambit

A518a (lichess 2026) - JimWest (lichess 2174), lichess 11/24/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Nxe7 6.dxe5 fxe4 7.Nfd2 d5 8.c4 c6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Be2 Nbc6 12.Qc3 Qb6


13.Nxd5 Qxf2+ 14.Kd1 Nxd5 15.Rf1 Qc5 16.Rc1 Rxf1+ 17.Bxf1 Qd4 18.Rc4 Ne3+ 19.Kc1 Nxc4 20.Nxc4 Be6 21.Qxb7 Rc8 22.Nd6 Qe3+ 23.Kb1 Qe1+ 24.Kc2 Nd4#.