Wednesday, May 25, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/24/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

AreteRonin (Chess.com 1735) - JimWest Chess.com 1837), Chess.com 5/24/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nd5 O-O 8.c4 c6 9.Nc3 a5 10.a4 Na6 11.Be2 Nc5 12.Rb1 Qe8 13.O-O f4 14.b4 axb4 15.Rxb4 Bg4 16.h3 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Qe7 18.Qc2 Ne6 19.Bg4 Nd4


20.Qb2 Rfb8 21.Rb1 Ra7 22.Rb6 g6 23.Bd1 Qc7 24.f3 Bd8 25.Ne2 Nxe2+ 26.Qxe2 Qe7 27.Rxc6 Bc7 28.Qf2 bxc6 29.Rxb8+ Bxb8, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2154) - cici_schaak (lichess 2011), lichess 5/24/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Be6 8.f5 Bc8 9.c3 d5 10.Qc2 Bc5+ 11.Kh1 d4 12.cxd4 Bxd4 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Nc3 Bd7 16.Nd5 Qd8 17.Rac1 Bb6 18.Nxb6 cxb6 19.a3 Rc8


20.Qb3 Nd4 21.Nxd4 exd4 22.Qd5 Bc6 23.Qxd8 Rfxd8 24.Kg1 f6 25.Kf2 Kf7 26.Bh5+ Ke7 27.Ke2 Kd6 28.Bf7 Ba4 29.Be6 Rxc1 30.Rxc1 Ke5 31.g3 Rd6 32.Rc7 Rc6 33.Rxc6 bxc6 34.b3 Bb5 35.a4 Ba6 36.h4 c5


37.Bc4 Bb7 38.Kd2 a5 39.Ke2 Bc6 40.Kf3 Be8 41.Kg4 Kd6 42.Kf4 Kc7 43.e5 fxe5+ 44.Kxe5 b5 45.axb5 Kb6 46.f6 gxf6+ 47.Kxf6 Bxb5 48.Bxb5 Kxb5 49.g4 Kb4


50.g5 hxg5 51.hxg5 Kxb3 52.g6 a4 53.g7 a3 54.g8=Q+ Kb2 55.Qb8+ Kc2 56.Qa7 Kb2 57.Qxc5 a2 58.Qxd4+ Kb1 59.Qg1+ Kb2 60.d4 a1=Q 61.Qxa1+ Kxa1 62.d5, Black resigns.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

15/10 PCG 5/23/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

LaPisaBien (Chess.com 1788) - JimWest (Chess.com 1837), Chess.com 5/23/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Nxe7 6.dxe5 fxe4 7.exd6 exf3 8.dxe7 Qxe7+ 9.Kd2 fxg2


10.Bxg2 Qg5+ 11.Kc3 Qxg2 12.Re1+ Kf7 13.Qh5+ g6 14.Qh4 Nc6 15.Nd2 Qh3+ 16.Qg3 Qxg3+ 17.hxg3 Bf5 18.Nf3 Rhe8, White resigns.

Monday, May 23, 2022

15/10 PCG 5/22/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

BoloMike (Chess.com 1730) - JimWest (Chess.com 1838), Chess.com 5/22/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Qxg5 8.Bxb4 d4 9.h4 Qxe5 10.Be2 Nc6 11.Ba3 Nge7 12.O-O O-O 13.Nd2 Bf5


14.Bg4 e3 15.Nf3 Bxg4 16.Nxe5 Bxd1 17.Nxc6 Nxc6 18.Bxf8 Rxf8 19.Raxd1 e2, White resigns.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

PCG with 3.Nc3 f5 4.Bc4 Nf6

Philidor Counter Gambit

Alejo5525 (lichess 1869) - Smithmorra994 (lichess 1830), lichess 4/11/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 f5 4.Bc4 Nf6

5.exf5 e4 6.Nd4 d5 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Be2 Bc5 9.Nb3 Bb6 10.O-O Bxf5 11.d3 O-O 12.dxe4 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4

14.Be3 Bxe3 15.fxe3 Rxf1+ 16.Bxf1 Qg5 17.Qe2 Nd7 

18.Nc5 Nxc5 19.b4 Nd7 20.c4 Rf8 21.cxd5 cxd5 22.Rc1 d4

23.Qc4+ Kh8 24.Qxd4 Rxf1+ 25.Rxf1 Qxg2#.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

PCG with 4.d3 Nc6 5.O-O f4

Philidor Counter Gambit

vaiCheb0a (lichess 2430) - CM ArnieChipmunk (lichess 2466), lichess 5/21/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 Nc6 5.O-O f4


6.h3 g5 7.g4 h5 8.Nh2 Nf6 9.Kg2 hxg4 10.Nxg4 Rxh3


11.Kxh3 Bxg4+ 12.Qxg4 Nxg4 13.Kxg4 Qd7+ 14.Kf3 Nd4+ 15.Kg2 Qg4+ 16.Kh2 Nf3+, White resigns.

Friday, May 20, 2022

10/5 PCG 5/19/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

dnel2q (lichess 2185) - JimWest (lichess 2163), lichess 5/19/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.d3 c6 6.O-O Nf6 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.Ng5 d5 9.Bb3 h6 10.Nf3 Bd6 11.Nh4 Bh7 12.f4 exf4 13.Qe2+ Qe7 14.Qf2 O-O


15.Bd2 Ng4 16.Rae1 Nxf2, White resigns.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

From Hot Corner to Long Diagonal

[photo by Matt Thomas]

Third baseman Manny Machado [pictured] likes to fianchetto his bishop.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

3 PCG Games 5/17/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

daka21 (Chess.com 1887) - JimWest (Chess.com 1851), Chess.com 5/17/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.d3 c6 6.h3 Nf6 7.c3 h6 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Qe2 Qc7 10.Nbd2 O-O-O 11.b4 d5 12.Bb3 Bd6 13.a4 Rde8 14.Ba3 e4 15.dxe4 Nxe4


16.Qd1 Nxc3 17.Nd4 Nxd1 18.Nxf5 Nc3 19.Nxd6+ Qxd6 20.b5 Qf4 21.bxc6 bxc6 22.Nf3 g5 23.Rac1 Ne2+, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

ChackieChan (Chess.com 1898) - JimWest (Chess.com 1839), Chess.com 5/17/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Qxg5 8.Bxb4 d4 9.Qxd4 Nc6 10.Qc3 Nxb4 11.Qxb4 Qc1+ 12.Ke2 Bg4+ 13.f3 exf3+ 14.gxf3 O-O-O 15.fxg4 Qd1+ 16.Kf2 Nh6 17.Qxb7+ Kxb7 18.Bg2+ Kb8 19.Rxd1 Rxd1


20.Ke2 Rg1 21.Kf2 Rc1 22.h3 Re8 23.Be4 g6 24.a4 Rxe5 25.Bd3 Ree1 26.a5 Nf7 27.a6 Ne5 28.Bc2 Rf1+ 29.Kg2 Nxc4 30.Bd3 Rg1+ 31.Kf2 Nxb2 32.Be4 Rcf1+ 33.Ke3 Re1+ 34.Kd4 c5+ 35.Kd5 Kc7


36.Ra5 Rxe4 37.Kxe4 Rxb1 38.Rxc5+ Kb6 39.Rc8 Re1+ 40.Kf4 Nd3+ 41.Kg5 Re7 42.Rd8 Nc5 43.Rd6+ Kc7 44.Rd1 Nxa6 45.Kf6 Re3 46.h4 Nc5 47.h5 gxh5 48.gxh5 a5 49.h6 a4 50.Rg1 Re6+ 51.Kg7 Re7+ 52.Kh8 Kc6


53.Rg7 Re8+ 54.Kxh7 Ne6 55.Ra7 Kb5 56.Kg6 Rh8 57.Re7 Nf8+ 58.Kg7 Rh7+ 59.Kxf8 Rxh6 60.Ra7 Ra6 61.Rb7+ Kc6 62.Rb1 a3 63.Ra1 a2 64.Ke7 Kc5, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Ottogeorg (lichess 2060) - JimWest (lichess 2154), lichess 5/17/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.O-O c6 6.Re1 Be7 7.d4 e4 8.Nfd2 d5 9.Bb3 Nf6 10.c4 O-O 11.Nc3 Kh8 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.h3 h6 14.Nf1 Nc6 15.Ng3 Bh7 16.Be3 Bb4 17.a3 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Rc8


19.Qd2 Nx5 20.Ba2 Nc4 21.Bxc4 Rxc4 22.Rab1 b6 23.Rb4 Qc7 24.Rc1 Rc8 25.Rxc4 Qxc4 26.Ne2 b5 27.Qb2 a5 28.Rb1 Rb8 29.Qb3 Qxe2 30.Qxd5 Nxd5, White resigns.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/16/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

Radmirvor (Chess.com 1856) - JimWest (Chess.com 1829), Chess.com 5/16/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.O-O f4 6.g3 Qf6 7.d4 Bh3 8.Re1 Nd7 9.dxe5 dxe5


10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Bxg8 fxg3 12.f4 Bc5+ 13.Be3 Bxe3+ 14.Rxe3 Qxf4 15.Rxg3 Bg4 16.Qd6 Nf3+, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2162) - markan456 (lichess 2105), lichess 5/16/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.f4 d6 5.c3 O-O 6.f5 g6 7.Qf3 d5 8.Bh6 dxe4 9.dxe4 Re8 10.Nd2 Nh5 11.O-O-O c6 12.Bc4 Qc7 13.Ne2 b5 14.Bb3 a5


15.Rhf1 a4 16.fxg6, Black resigns.

Monday, May 16, 2022

15/10 PCG 5/15/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

Cooriiaa (Chess.com 1697) - JimWest (Chess.com 1820), Chess.com 5/15/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bg5 Nf6 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.Qe2 a5 8.a4 Na6 9.c3 Nc5 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.b3 Qe7 12.O-O f4 13.h3 Be6 14.Bxe6 Qxe6 15.d4 Nd7 16.Nc4 O-O 17.dxe5 dxe5 18.Rfd1 Be7


19.Rd3 Nc5 20.Nb6 Nxd3 21.Nxa8 Rxa8 22.Qxd3 Rd8 23.Qc2 g5 24.c4 h5 25.Rd1 Rxd1+ 26.Qxd1 g4 27.Nh2 g3 28.fxg3 fxg3 29.Nf3 h4 30.Qd2 Kg7 31.Ng5 Qg6 32.Nf3 Qxe4 33.Kf1 Kg6


34.Qxa5 Qd3+ 35.Ke1 Qe3+ 36.Kd1 Qxb3+ 37.Kd2 Bb4+, White resigns.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

ArnieChipmunk Plays 2 PCG Games

Philidor Counter Gambit

IM Sultanjr (lichess 2486) -  CM ArnieChipmunk (lichess 2499), lichess 4/30/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Be2 Be7 7.b4 O-O 8.Rb1 Qe8 9.Be3 Ng4 10.h3 Nxe3 11.fxe3 Qg6 12.Rg1 f4 13.exf4 Rxf4 14.Kd2 a5 15.b5 Nd7 16.bxc6 bxc6


17.g3 Rf8 18.Kc2 Nc5 19.Nh4 Bxh4 20.gxh4 Qh6 21.Qe1 Ne6 22.Rb6 Nd4+ 23.Kb1 Bxh3 24.Bg4 Rab8, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

WinningAdvantage (lichess 2488) - CM ArnieChipmunk (lichess 2475), lichess 5/13/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Nd4 d5 6.c4 c5 7.cxd5 cxd4


8.Qxd4 Nc6 9.Bb5 Qa5+ 10.Nc3 Qxb5 11.Nxb5 Nxd4 12.Nxd4 Bc5 13.Nb5 Bb6 14.Nd6+ Kf8 15.Nxe4 Bf5 16.Nd6 Bd3 17.Be3 Ne7 18.Bxb6 axb6 19.Rd1 Bc2 20.Rd2 Rxa2 21.O-O Bb3


22.Rc1 Bxd5 23.h4 g6 24.Rc7 Bc6 25.Nxb7 Bxb7 26.Rxb7 Kf7 27.Rxb6 Re8 28.h5 gxh5 29.Rh6 Kg7 30.Rxh5 Ng6 31.Rd7+ Re7 32.Rxe7+ Nxe7 33.f4 Rxb2


34.f5 Nxf5 35.Rxf5 Re2 36.Kh2 Kg6 37.Rf6+ Kg7 38.Rf5 Kg6 39.Rf6+ Kg7 40.Rf5, draw.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

15/10 PCG 5/13/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

khalidou0 (Chess.com 1677) - JimWest (Chess.com 1816), Chess.com 5/13/2022

1.Nf3 d6 2.e4 e5 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bb4 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Bb5+ c6 11.Ba4 O-O 12.O-O Bxc3 13.bxc3 Nd7 14.f4 b5 15.Bb3 Nb6 16.a4 bxa4 17.Bxa4 Nxa4 18.Rxa4 a5 19.Qa1 Ba6 


20.Rf2 e3 21.Rf3 e2 22.Rxa5 Bb7 23.Rxa8 Rxa8 24.Qe1 Ba6 25.g3 Rb8 26.Nd7 Qd8 27.Nxb8 Qxb8 28.Re3 Qb2 29.Qd2 Qb1+ 30.Kf2 Qf1#.