Saturday, June 19, 2021

15/10 PCG 6/18/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

g_money137 (Chess.com 1707) - JimWest (Chess.com 1879), Chess.com 6/18/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Be2 c6 7.O-O O-O 8.a4 f4 9.Qb1 h6 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Qa2+ Kh8 12.Qc4 Bg4 13.Rfe1 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Nd7


15.Qe6 Nc5 16.Qf5 a5 17.Qh3 Qe7 18.Bg4 Rae8 19.Bf5 Ne6 20.Qh5 Nd4 21.Bg6 Rd8 22.Ne2 Nxc2 23.Bf5 Qf7 24.Bg6 Qg8 25.g3 f3 26.Qxf3 Nxe1 27.Rxe1 Bg5 28.Qh5 Bd2 29.Rd1 Bb4 30.Kg2 Bc5 31.Rf1 Rf6


32.f4 Rdf8 33.f5 Qb3, White resigns.


Friday, June 18, 2021

PCG and PCG Reversed 6/17/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

migrojaso (Chess.com 1801) - JimWest (Chess.com 1877), Chess.com 6/17/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Qe2 Bxe6 9.Nxh8 Nc6 10.Nc3 Nd4 11.Nxd5 Bxd5 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Qxd5 Nxc2+ 14.Kd1 Rd8 15.Qxd8+ Kxd8 16.Kxc2 Qxh8


17.Bg5+ Kc8 18.Rd1 Nf6 19.Be2 Bxf2 20.Rhf1 e3 21.h3 h6 22.Bf4 g5 23.Be5 Qf8 24.Rd3 Qc5+ 25.Bc3 c6 26.a3 Nd5 27.Kb1 Nxc3+ 28.Rxc3 Qf5+ 29.Ka2 Qd5+ 30.Kb1 Qxg2 31.Rd3 Qxh3 32.Rxf2 g4


33.Rf8+ Kc7 34.Re8 g3 35.Rexe3 Qh1+ 36.Kc2 g2 37.Bf3 g1=Q 38.Bxh1 Qxh1 39.Re7+ Kb6 40.Rb3+ Kc5 41.Rbxb7 Qg2+ 42.Kb1 Qf1+ 43.Kc2 Qc4+ 44.Kb1 Qd3+ 45.Kc1 Qc4+ 46.Kb1 Qd3+ 47.Kc1 Qc4+ 48.Kb1, draw.


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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1872) - BlackMamba4747 (Chess.com 1725), Chess.com 6/17/2021

1.e3 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.e4 d5 4.f4 dxe4 5.fxe5 Ng4 6.d4 Nc6 7.Bb5 a6 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.Ne2 e3 10.O-O Qh4 11.h3 Nf2 12.Qe1 Qg5 13.Kh2 Ne4 14.Rf3 c5 15.Bxe3 Qg6 16.Nbc3 cxd4 17.Bxd4 c5


18.Nxe4 Qxe4 19.Bc3 Qxc2 20.Rc1 Qg6 21.Nf4 Qb6 22.Rd1, Black forfeits.


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Carol Jarecki 1935-2021

[photo by David Llada]

Carol Jarecki [pictured] was a nurse, a pilot, and an international arbiter.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

15/10 PCG 6/15/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

wladek80180 (Chess.com 1966) - JimWest (Chess.com 1872), Chess.com 6/15/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Nxh8+ Kg7 11.Bg5 Be7 12.O-O-O Nc6

13.Bxf6+ Bxf6 14.Qxe4 Kxh8 15.d5 Ne7 16.Bd3 Bf5 17.Qf3 Qf8 18.Bxf5 Nxf5 19.Kb1 Nd6 20.Rhe1 Qg7 21.c3 Rf8 22.g3 b5 22.Re2 b4 23.cxb4 Bxb2 24.Qd3 Bf6 25.a3 a5 26.Ka2 axb4 27.axb4 Ra8+ 28.Kb3 Qd7


29.Ra2 Rxa2 30.Kxa2 Qa4+, White resigns.


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

3 PCG Games 6/14/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

bjg345 (Chess.com 1788) - JimWest (Chess.com 1859), Chess.com 6/14/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Qe2 Bxe6 9.Nxh8 Nc6 10.Nc3 Nd4 11.Qd2 O-O-O 12.Bb5 c6 13.Ba4 Nh6 14.O-O Rxh8


15.Ne2 Nxe2+ 16.Qxe2 Nf5 17.b4 Bb6 18.Rb1 Nd4 19.Qd1 Qg6 20.Kh1 Bg4 21.Qe1 Nf3 22.Qc3 Bd4 23.Qa3 b5 24.Bxb5 cxb5 25.Be3 Qh5 26.Bf4 Rf8 27.Bg3 Kb7 28.Qa5 Bb6 29.Qxb5 Nd2


30.Rfd1 Nxb1 31.Rxd5 Qe8 32.Qc4 Be6 33.Qxe4 Bxd5 34.Qxd5+ Qc6 35.Qe5 Rd8 36.Qxg7+ Rd7 37.Qg5 Nc3 38.h3 Bc7 39.Bxc7 Rd1+ 40.Kh2 Qxc7+ 41.g3 Qc6 42.Qg7+ Kb6

43.g4 Rh1+ 44.Kg3 Ne4+ 45.Kh4 Qf6+ 46.Qxf6+ Nxf6 47.Kg5 Ne4+ 48.Kh6 Rxh3+, White resigns.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

judgespn (Chess.com 1722) - JimWest (Chess.com 1862), Chess.com 6/14/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 f5 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Nxh8+ Kg7 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Nf7 Kxf7 13.Bc4+ Kg7 14.O-O-O Nc6


15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Qxe4 Nxd4 19.c3 Bf5 20.Qxf5 Nxf5 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.g4 Nd6 23.Bd3 Nf7 24.Kc2 Be5 25.Bf5 Bf4 26.Rd1 Rxd1 27.Kxd1 Bxh2 28.Ke2 Nd6 29.Bc2 h6 30.f4 Bxf4 31.Kf3 Bc1 32.b3 b5 33.Bd3 Bb2


34.c4 bxc4 35.bxc4 c5 36.a4 a5 37.Kf4 Kf6 38.Bh7 Bc1+ 39.Kf3 Ke5 40.Bg8 Kd4 41.Bd5 Nxc4 42.Bc6 Nb6 43.Ke2 c4 44.Kd1 Bb2 45.Kc2 c3 46.Bb5 Nc4, White resigns.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

baheej (lichess 2178) - JimWest (lichess 2187), lichess 6/14/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bb3 Na6 6.c3 Be7 7.h4 Nc5 8.Ng5 Nxb3 9.axb3 Nf6 10.Nd2 h6 11.Ngf3 O-O 12.b4 fxe4 13.dxe4 Be6 14.Qc2 Qc7 15.c4 Qb6 16.Ra4 a5 17.bxa5 Rxa5 18.Rxa5 Qxa5 19.O-O Qb6


20.b3 Ng4 21.g3 d5 22.cxd5 cxd5 23.exd5 Bxd5 24.Ne4 Rxf3 25.Qc8+ Bf8 26.Qxg4 Bxe4 27.Qxe4 Rxg3+ 28.Kh2 Rxb3 29.Be3 Qe6, White forfeits.

Monday, June 14, 2021

2 PCG Games 6/13/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

HogeyeBill (Chess.com 1974) - JimWest (Chess.com 1902), Chess.com 6/13/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.d4 e4 6.Ng1 d5 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Ba4 Nf6 9.Be3 Bd6 10.Nd2 O-O 11.c3 Nbd7


12.Ne2 Ng4 13.O-O Bxh2+, White resigns.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

Harry_Potter2008 (lichess 2064) - JimWest (lichess 2206), lichess 6/13/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.Be2 Nf6 7.O-O d5 8.c4 c6 9.Nc3 Bd6 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Qa4+ Nc6 12.Nb3 O-O 13.Bg5 Be6


14.Nb5 Be7 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Nc5 Bxc5 17.dxc5 f5 18.Nd4 Nxd4 19.Qxd4 Qf6 20.Qxf6 Rxf6 21.f4 d4 22.Bb5 a6 23.Ba4 Rc8 24.b4 d3 25.Kf2 Kg7 26.Ke3 a5 27.a3 axb4 28.axb4 Rh6 29.Rh1 Kf6 30.g3 Rg6 31.Bb5 Rg7 32.Rhc1 Bd5


33.Rd1 h5 34.Rg1 Rcg8 35.Kd4 Ke6 36.Rge1 Rd8 37.Ke3 h4 38.Kf2 hxg3+ 39.hxg3 Kf6 40.Re3 Rh8 41.Kg2 Rgh7 42.Kf2, White resigns.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

15/10 PCG 6/12/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

TMS16 (Chess.com 1856) - JimWest (Chess.com 1928), Chess.com 6/12/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.O-O f4 6.d4 Qf6 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.b3 Bg4 9.Bb2 Nd7 10.Nbd2 O-O-O 11.Bd3 Bc5 12.Nc4 Re8 13.h3 h5


14.hxg4 hxg4 15.Bxe5 Qh6 16.Re1 Qh1#.


Saturday, June 12, 2021

15/10 PCG Reversed 6/11/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1934) - Count99 (Chess.com 1909), Chess.com 6/11/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 exf4 5.e5 Bg4 6.Be2 Bxe2 7.Qxe2 Nfd7 8.Bxf4 Nc5 9.Nf3 Be7 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.d4 Ne6 12.Be3 c5 13.c3 Nc6 14.O-O f6


15.exf6 Rxf6 16.dxc5 Bxc5 17.Bxc5 Nxc5 18.Nd4 Rg6 19.Nxc6 bxc6 20.Rae1 Ne6 21.Kh1 Qd6 22.Qe5 Qxe5 23.Rxe5 Rf8 24.Rxf8+ Kxf8 25.g3 Ke7 26.Nf3 Kd6 27.Re2 Rf6 28.Kg2 Nc5 29.Nd2 a5 30.b4 Na4


31.bxa5 Nxc3 32.Re3 Nxa2 33.Ra3 Nb4 34.a6 Rf8 35.a7 Ra8 36.Nb3 c5 37.Ra5 c4 38.Nd4 c3 39.Nb5+ Kc5 40.Nxc3+ Kc4 41.Na4 Nc6 42.Nb6+ Kb4 43.Nxa8 Kxa5 44.Nc7 Nxa7 45.Nxd5 Nc6 46.Ne3 Ne7


47.g4 Kb5 48.Kg3 Kc5 49.h4 Kd4 50.Kf3 Ke5 51.h5 g6 52.hxg6 hxg6 53.g5 Nc6 54.Kg4 Ke4 55.Ng2 Ne5+ 56.Kg3 Kf5 57.Nh4+ Kxg5 58.Nxg6, draw.


Friday, June 11, 2021

2 PCG Games 6/10/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Raventhoughts (Chess.com 1877) - JimWest (Chess.com 1947), Chess.com 6/10/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bxg8 Rxg8 6.c3 Be7 7.O-O f4 8.d4 Qc7 9.h3 g5 10.Nh2 Rg6 11.Qh5 Bf6 12.Ng4 Bxg4 13.Qxg4 Qd7 14.Nd2 Qxg4 15.hxg4 Nd7 16.d5 cxd5 17.exd5 Ke7 18.b4 Rc8


19.Ne4 Rc4 20.f3 h6 21.Bb2 Bg7 22.Rfc1 Nb6 23.Nd2 Rc8 24.c4 Na4 25.Ba3 e4 26.fxe4 Bxa1 27.Rxa1 Rgg8 28.Rc1 b6 29.Nb3 Kf7 30.Nd4 Kg6 31.Nf5 Kf6 32.Nxd6 Rcd8 33.Nf7 Kxf7, White resigns.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

anek (lichess 2080) - JimWest (lichess 2212), lichess 6/10/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.Qe2 Be7 6.d3 Nf6 7.Bg5 c6 8.Nc3 Nbd7 9.d4 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 d5 12.Bb3 e4 13.Qe2 Qa5 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.O-O O-O

16.Nxe4 Nxe4 17.Qxe4 Rae8 18.Qd3 Bf6 19.c3 Kh8 20.Bc2 g6 21.a3 Bg7 22.Rae1 Qd8 23.Qg3 a6 24.f3 Rxe1 25.Rxe1 Re8 26.Rxe8+ Qxe8 27.Kh2 c5 28.f4 cxd4 29.cxd4 Bxd4 30.Qb3 Be3 31.Qc3+ d4 32.Qc7 b5


33.f5 Qf8 34.Qe5+ Qg7 35.Qxg7+ Kxg7 36.fxg6 hxg6 37.Kg3 g5 38.Kf3 Kf6 39.Be4 Ke5 40.Bb7 a5 41.Ba6 b4 42.axb4 axb4 43.Bc4 Bc1 44.b3 Be3 45.g3 Bc1 46.Kg4 Ke4 47.h4 gxh4 48.gxh4 d3 49.h5 Ke3


50.Bd5 d2 51.Bf3 Kf2 52.Bd1 Ke1 53.Bf3 d1=Q 54.Bxd1 Kxd1 55.Kf5 Kc2 56.Kg6 Kxb3 57.h6 Bxh6 58.Kxh6 Kc4 59.Kg5 b3 60.Kf5 b2 61.Ke4 b1=Q+ 62.Ke3 Qd3+ 63.Kf4 Kd5 64.Kg5 Qe4 65.Kf6 Qf4+ 66.Ke7 Qf5


67.Kd8 Qf7 68.Kc8 Kc6 69.Kb8 Qb7#.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

15/10 PCG Reversed 6/9/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1952) - visba (Chess.com 1762), Chess.com 6/9/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 dxe4 5.fxe5 Ng4 6.d4 e3 7.Bc4 Nf2 8.Qf3 Qe7 9.Bxe3 Nxh1 10.Nc3 Nc6 11.Nd5 Qd7 12.O-O-O Bb4 13.c3 Ba5 14.Nh3 O-O 15.Rxh1 Qf5

16.Nhf4 Be6 17.Bd3 Qg4 18.Qe4 Qh4 19.g3 f5 20.exf6, Black resigns.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

2 PCG & 2 PCG Reversed 6/8/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Bro_lfy (Chess.com 1748) - JimWest (Chess.com 1952), Chess.com 6/8/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Nfd2 Bxf5 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qe2 Nf6 10.Nc3 Nc6 11.Nb3 O-O-O 12.O-O-O Rhe8 13.Qc4 d5 14.Qc5 Qxc5 15.Nxc5 e3 16.fxe3 Rxe3 17.h3 h5 18.Bb5 Nb4

19.Ba4 b6 20.a3 bxc5 21.axb4 cxb4 22.Nb1 Ne4 23.Rhe1 Rg3 24.Re2 Bd7 25.Bxd7+ Rxd7 26.Nd2 Nxd2 27.Rdxd2 Kb7 28.Rf2 a5 29.b3 Re7 30.Rde2 Rxe2 31.Rxe2 h4 32.Kd2 c6 33.Rf2 g5 34.Re2 Kb6


35.Rf2 Kb5 36.Kc1 a4 37.Kb2 a3+ 38.Ka2 c5 39.dxc5 Kxc5 40.Re2 Kd4 41.Kb1 Kc3 42.Ka2 d4 43.Rf2 d3 44.cxd3 Rxd3 45.Rf3 Rxf3 46.gxf3 Kd3 47.Kb1 Ke3, White resigns.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

Radu965 (Chess.com 1855) - JimWest (Chess.com 1959), Chess.com 6/8/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.O-O f4 7.d4 Qc7 8.Re1 Bg4 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nbd7 12.b3 O-O-O 13.a4 g5 14.Be6 Kb8 15.Ba3 Bxa3 16.Rxa3 Qd6

17.Bxd7 Qxa3 18.Bf5 h5 19.Qe2 Rhg8 20.Qc4 Qe7 21.a5 g4 22.hxg4 hxg4 23.a6 Rd4 24.Qe2 b6 25.Rd1 Rxd1 26.Qxd1 g3 27.f3 Qc5+ 28.Kf1 Qxc3 29.Qd6+ Ka8 30.Qxf6 Qxc2

31.Ke1 Qc3+ 32.Ke2 Qe3+ 33.Kd1 Qxb3+ 34.Kd2 Qa2+ 35.Kc3 Qa3+ 36.Kc2 Qc5+ 37.Kb3 b5 38.Be6 Rb8 39.Qf7 Qb6 40.Kb4 Qxa6 41.Kc5 b4 42.Bc4 Qb6+ 43.Kd6 b3

44.Bd5 cxd5+ 45.Kxd5 b2 46.Qc7 Qxc7 47.Ke6 b1=Q 48.Kf5 Rf8+ 49.Kg4 Qg7+ 50.Kh3 Qh1#.


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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1948) - QuoccongTS (Chess.com 2027), Chess.com 6/8/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O a6 8.a4 h6 9.Na3 exf4 10.Bxf4 Be6 11.h3 d5 12.e5 Nd7 13.d4 Bxa3 14.Rxa3 Ne7 15.c3 Ng6 16.Bh2 c5


17.a5 Rc8 18.Bd3 Ne7 19.Bb1 Nf5 20.g4 Ne3 21.Qd3 Nxf1 22.Qh7#.


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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2228) - Nordec (lichess 2277), lichess 6/8/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.f4 d5 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Bg4 7.Be2 Bxe2 8.Nxe2 Nc4 9.e5 Ng4 10.Qd3 Qh4+ 11.g3 Qh5 12.Nf4 Qg5 13.Nc3 Qd8


14.Nfxd5 Nb6 15.Nxb6 axb6 16.h3 Nh6 17.Bxh6 gxh6 18.O-O-O Bb4 19.Qb5+, Black resigns.