Sunday, April 21, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/20/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

Ridrick (Chess.com 1909) - JimWest (Chess.com 1933), Chess.com 4/20/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.Be2 Bc5 8.O-O Ne7 9.Kh1 O-O 10.f3 h6 11.Nh3 Bxh3 12.gxh3 exf3 13.Rxf3 Rxf3 14.Bxf3 Nd7 15.Bf4 Ng6 16.Bg3 Ndxe5 17.Nc3 Nxf3 18.Qxf3 Qf6


19.Rf1 Qxf3+ 20.Rxf3 Rf8 21.Kg2 Rxf3 22.Kxf3 Bd4 23.Nd1 Be5 24.b3 Bxg3 25.hxg3 Kf7 26.Ne3 Ke6 27.h4 Ne5+ 28.Kf4 Nf7 29.Ng4 g5+ 30.Ke3 gxh4 31.gxh4 h5 32.Nf2 Ke5 33.Nd3+ Kf5


34.Kf3 Ne5+ 35.Nxe5 Kxe5 36.Ke3 a5 37.c3 b5 38.a3 c5 39.Kf3 d4 40.cxd4+ cxd4 41.Ke2 Ke4 42.Kd2 b4 43.axb4 axb4 44.Ke2 d3+ 45.Kd2 Kd4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Mrm_1391 (lichess 2176) - JimWest (lichess 2123), lichess 4/20/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Nf6 6.Nc3 d5 7.Ne6 Bxe6 8.fxe6 Bb4 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Bxc3 11.bxc3 Qd6 12.Bg4 Nxg4 13.Qxg4 Re8 14.Bf4 Qxe6 15.Qxe6+ Rxe6 16.Bxc7 Rc6 17.Ba5 b6 18.Bb4 a5 19.Be7 Rxc3


20.Rab1 Nc6 21.Bd6 Nxd4 22.Be5 Ne2+ 23.Kh1 Rc6 24.Rb2 Re8 25.Bg3 Nxg3+ 26.hxg3 d4 27.Rd1 Rd6 28.Rb5 e3 29.fxe3 Rxe3 30.Kh2 Rh6+ 31.Kg1 Re4 32.Rd5 Rc6 33.Rd2 h6


34.R5xd4 Rxd4 35.Rxd4 Rxc2 36.a4 Kh7 37.Rd6 Rc4 38.Rxb6 Rxa4 39.Ra6 Ra2 40.Kf1 h5 41.Kg1 g6 42.Kh2 Kh6 43.Rb6 a4 44.Rb4 a3 45.g4 hxg4 46.Rxg4 Ra1 47.Kg3 g5 48.Ra4 Kh5 49.Ra8 a2


50.Rh8+ Kg6 51.Ra8 Kf5 52.Ra4 Kg6 53.Kg4 Kf6 54.Ra5 Kf7 55.Kxg5 Rg1 56.Rxa2 Kg7 57.Ra7+ Kg8 58.g4 Rb1 59.Kh5 Rb6 60.g5 Rc6 61.g6 Rc1


62.Ra8+ Kg7 63.Ra7+ Kg8 64.Ra4 Rh1+ 65.Rh4 Rxh4+ 66.Kxh4 Kg7 67.Kg5 Kg8 68.Kh6 Kh8 69.Kg5 Kg7 70.Kf5 Kg8 71.Kf6 Kf8 72.g7+ Kg8 73.Kg6, stalemate.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/19/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

GivingPigeon (Chess.com 1851) - JimWest (Chess.com 1931), Chess.com 4/19/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 f5 4.d4 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.dxe5 Bb4 7.Qd4 c5 8.Qd1 Ne7 9.Bd2 O-O 10.Be2 h6 11.Nh3 Nbc6


12.Nf4 Nxe5 13.Ncxd5 Nxd5 14.Bxb4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

yonyon08 (lichess 2035) - JimWest (lichess 2123), lichess 4/19/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.d3 Na5 6.Bxg8 Rxg8 7.exf5 Bxf5 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Qd2 Nc6


10.Nd5 Bxg5 11.Nxg5 Nd4 12.Ne3 Qxg5, White resigns.

Friday, April 19, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/18/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

TheSilverDragon01 (Chess.com 1771) - JimWest (Chess.com 1925), Chess.com 4/18/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d3 Na5 5.Bb3 Nxb3 6.axb3 f5 7.exf5 Bxf5 8.Nf3 c6 9.O-O Be7 10.Qe2 Bg4 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 Nf6 13.Re1 O-O 14.Qd1 a6 15.f4 exf4 16.Bxf4 d5 17.Qd2 Bd6 18.Ne2 Qc7 19.Bxd6 Qxd6


20.Nd4 Qc5 21.c3 Rae8 22.Kh1 Rxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Re8 24.Rxe8+ Nxe8 25.Qe2 Qf8 26.Qe6+ Qf7 27.Qc8 Qf1+ 28.Kh2 Qf4+ 29.Kh1 Qf1+ 30.Kh2 Qf4+ 31.Kg1 Qe3+


32.Kf1 Qxd3+ 33.Kf2 Qd2+ 34.Kf3 Qd3+ 35.Kf4 Qe4+ 36.Kg3 Qe3+ 37.Kh2 Qf4+ 38.Kg1 Qc1+ 39.Kf2 Qd2+ 40.Ne2, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

smoke_Weed_every_Day (lichess 2124) - JimWest (lichess 2113), lichess 4/18/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.d3 c6 6.O-O Nf6 7.Re1 Be7 8.Ng5 d5 9.Rxe5 dxc4 10.Rxf5 cxd3 11.cxd3 Qd7 12.Re5 O-O 13.Nc3 Bd6 14.Qb3+ Kh8 15.Re6 Na6 16.Rxd6 Qxd6 17.Nf7+ Rxf7 18.Qxf7 Nc5 19.Be3 Rf8


20.Bxc5 Qxc5 21.Qc4 Qf5 22.h3 Nd5 23.Ne4 Nf4 24.Kh2 h6 25.Re1 Nd5 26.Re2 Nf6 27.Nxf6 Qxf6 28.Qe4 Qf7 29.a3 a5 30.Qe7 Qxe7 31.Rxe7 b5


32.f3 a4 33.Rc7 Rf6 34.Kg3 Rd6 35.Kf4 Rxd3 36.Rxc6 Rb3 37.Rb6 Rxb2 38.g4 Rb3 39.h4 Rxa3 40.Rxb5 Kh7 41.Ra5 Ra1 42.Kf5 a3 43.g5 hxg5 44.hxg5 a2 45.f4 g6+ 46.Kf6 Rf1 47.Ra7+ Kh8 48.Rxa2 Rxf4+ 49.Kxg6 Rf8


50.Ra7 Rb8 51.Kf7 Rc8 52.g6 Rg8 53.Kf6 Rf8+ 54.Kg5 Rb8 55.Kh6 Rc8 56.Rf7 Ra8 57.Re7 Rb8 58.Rf7 Ra8 59.g7+ Kg8 60.Kg6 Ra6+ 61.Rf6 Ra8 62.Re6 Ra6 63.Rf6 Rb6


64.Kf5 Rb5+ 65.Ke6 Kxg7 66.Rf7+ Kg6 67.Rf6+ Kg5 68.Rf1 Rb6+ 69.Ke5 Rb5+ 70.Ke6 Rb6+ 71.Ke5 Rb5+ 72.Ke6, draw.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/17/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

BidExcellence (Chess.com 1931) - JimWest (Chess.com 1923), Chess.com 4/17/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Ke2 h6 8.Nh3 Bg4+ 9.f3 Bxh3 10.gxh3 exf3+ 11.Kxf3 Ne7 12.Kg2 O-O 13.Qg4 Kh8 14.Nc3 Bxc3 15.bxc3 Nbc6 16.Bf4 g5


17.Bxg5 hxg5 18.Qh5+ Kg7 19.Bd3 Nf5 20.Rhf1 Rh8 21.Qe2 Nh4+ 22.Kh1 Qe7 23.Rae1 Raf8 24.Rg1 Nf3 25.cxd5 Ncxe5 26.Qe3 Rxh3 27.Re2 Nxg1, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Vasiliychess888 (lichess 2010) - JimWest (lichess 2103), lichess 4/17/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Ne7 9.c4 c6 10.e6 O-O 11.Qh5 h6 12.Nf7 Qe8 13.Qg4 Kh7


14.Bxh6 Qxf7 15.exf7 Bxg4 16.h3 Be6 17.Bg5 Rxf7 18.Rb1 b6 19.cxd5 cxd5 20.a4 Nbc6, White resigns.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

PCG & PCG Reversed 4/16/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

Aliaksandor (Chess.com 1975) - JimWest (Chess.com 1931), Chess.com 4/16/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxe7 Qxe7 8.Ng3 e4 9.Ne5 Nf6 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O c6 12.f3 Nbd7 13.Nxd7 Bxd7 14.fxe4 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 Qxe4 16.Rxf8+ Rxf8 17.Bf3 Qg6 18.Qe2 Bf5 19.c3 Re8


20.Qf2 Be4 21.Bxe4 Qxe4 22.Rf1 Qe3 23.h3 Qxf2+ 24.Rxf2 Re1+ 25.Kh2 a6 26.g4 h6 27.h4 Re4 28.Kg3 Re3+ 29.Kf4 Re4+ 30.Kf5 Kf7 31.h5 Re6 32.g5 hxg5 33.Kxg5+ Ke7 34.Rf5 b5


35.Re5 Rxe5+ 36.dxe5 c5 37.Kf5 a5 38.b3 b4 39.cxb4 axb4 40.Kg5 c4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2109) - maaiatitte (lichess 2160), lichess 4/16/2024

1.e3 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.d3 e5 4.c3 Nf6 5.f4 d6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nc6 9.O-O O-O 10.a4 d5 11.fxe5 Nxe5 12.Bg5 dxe4 13.Bxe4 Qd6 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.d4 Nd7 16.Nd2 Bg7 17.Qf3 c6 18.Bd3 Rae8 19.Rae1 f5


20.Nc4 Qc7 21.d5 cxd5 22.Qxd5+ Kh8 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nd6 Qb6+ 25.Kh1 Re5 26.Nf7+ Kg8 27.Nh6+ Kh8 28.Qg8#.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/15/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

Tito0487 (Chess.com 1867) - JimWest (Chess.com 1948), Chess.com 4/15/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.d3 Na5 6.Bd5 Nf6 7.b4 c6 8.Bb3 Nxb3 9.axb3 f4 10.h3 Be7 11.b5 O-O 12.bxc6 bxc6 13.O-O Kh8 14.d4 Qc7 15.d5 cxd5 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 g5 18.Bb2 g4 19.hxg4 Bxg4


20.Qd3 Bf5 21.Qd2 Qxc2 22.Qxc2 Bxc2 23.Rfc1 Bxb3 24.Rc7 Bf6 25.Raxa7 Rxa7 26.Rxa7 Bxd5 27.Ba3 Ra8 28.Rxa8+ Bxa8 29.Bxd6 Bxf3 30.gxf3 Kg7 31.Kg2 Kg6 32.Kh3 Kf5 33.Bf8 Bd8


34.Bc5 e4 35.fxe4+ Kxe4 36.Kg4 f3 37.Kh5 Kd3 38.Kh6 Ke2 39.Kxh7 Bh4 40.Kg6 Bxf2 41.Be7 Bg3 42.Bc5 Bf4 43.Bg1 Be3, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

ZVIAD64 (lichess 2108) - JimWest (lichess 2110), lichess 4/15/2024

1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.Nf3 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bd6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qh6 Bf8 12.Qe3 Bg7 13.Be2 O-O 14.O-O c6 15.Qb3 Qe7 16.Nxe4 Bxe5 17.dxe5 Qxe5 18.Bd3 Kg7 19.Ng3 Qf6


20.Rae1 Nd7 21.c3 Nc5 22.Qc2 Nxd3 23.Qxd3 Bd7 24.Re3 Rae8 25.Rf3 Qe5 26.h4 Rxf3 27.Qxf3 Rf8 28.Qd1 h5 29.Re1 Qf6 30.Qe2 Qxh4 31.Qe5+ Qf6 32.Qe3 Re8 33.Qd2 Rxe1+ 34.Qxe1 h4 35.Nf1 h3 36.gxh3 Bxh3 37.Ng3 Qe6


38.Qd2 Bf5 39.Qd4+ Kg8 40.Qxa7 Qe1+ 41.Kg2 Be4+ 42.Nxe4 Qxe4+ 43.Kg1 Qb1+ 44.Kg2 Qxb2 45.Qb8+ Kg7 46.Qc7+ Kh6 47.Qf4+ Kg7 48.Qe5+ Kh7 49.Qe7+ Kh6 50.Qh4+ Kg7 51.Qe7+ Kh6 52.Qh4+ Kg7 53.Qe7+ Kh6, draw.

Monday, April 15, 2024

2 PCG Reversed Games 4/14/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1935) - paulyong (Chess.com 1792), Chess.com 4/14/2024

1.e3 Nf6 2.d3 g7 3.e4 d6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 Nc6 7.O-O e5 8.c3 Nh5 9.f5 Nf4 10.Bxf4 exf4 11.fxg6 fxg6 12.d4 g5 13.h3 h5 14.Nh2 g4 15.hxg4 Qh4 16.gxh5 Kh8 17.Nd2 Bh6 18.Ndf3 Qg3 19.Qe1 Qg7


20.Nh4 Rg8 21.Ng6+ Kh7 22.Bc4 Ne7 23.Bxg8+ Kxg8 24.Nxe7+ Qxe7 25.Qe2 Qg7 26.Rae1 Kh7 27.e5 Bh3 28.Qf3 Be6 29.exd6 Bc4 30.Re7, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2104) - Eyyub_2014 (lichess 2089), lichess 4/14/2024

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 exf4 5.e5 Qe7 6.Qe2 Nfd7 7.d4 Qh4+ 8.Qf2 Qxf2+ 9.Kxf2 Nc6 10.c3 g5 11.h4 f6 12.exf6 Nxf6 13.hxg5 Ne4+ 14.Kf3 Nxg5+ 15.Kxf4 Ne6+ 16.Kf3 Ncxd4+ 17.cxd4 Nxd4+ 18.Kf2 Nc2


19.b3 Bc5+ 20.Kg3 Bd4 21.Bd3 Nb4 22.Bxh7 Bf5 23.Rh4 Be5+ 24.Bf4 Rxh7 25.Bxe5 Rxh4 26.Kxh4 Nc2 27.Nd2 Nxa1 28.Bxa1 O-O-O 29.Ngf3 Re8 30.Kg3 c5 31.Be5 b5 32.Kf4 Bd7


33.Ke3 d4+ 34.Ke2 Bg4 35.Kf2 Kd7 36.Ne4 Ke6 37.Nxc5+ Kd5 38.Nd3 Bxf3 39.gxf3 Rc8 40.f4 Ke4 41.Nb4 d3 42.Ke1 a5 43.Nxd3 Kxd3 44.Kd1 Rf8


45.Kc1 Rc8+ 46.Kb1 Rf8 47.Kb2 b4 48.a3 bxa3+ 49.Kxa3 Ke4 50.Ka4 Ra8 51.b4 axb4+ 52.Kxb4 Kf5 53.Kc5 Ra5+ 54.Kd6 Ra4 55.Kd5 Rxf4 56.Bxf4, draw.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/13/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

Kolodej99 (Chess.com 1896) - JimWest (Chess.com 1930), Chess.com 4/13/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Nxe7 6.dxe5 fxe4 7.Ng5 d5 8.e6 O-O 9.Nc3 c6 10.Qg4 Qe8 11.h4 Kh8 12.Nf7+ Qxf7 13.exf7 Bxg4 14.f3 exf3 15.gxf3 Bxf3 16.Rh3 Rxf7 17.Kd2 Nd7 18.Re1 Ng8 19.Bd3 Raf8


20.h5 Nh6 21.Rg3 Bxh5 22.Kc1 Nc5 23.Rh1 Nxd3+ 24.cxd3 Rf1+ 25.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 26.Kc2 Bg6 27.Re3 d4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

nandmann (lichess 2041) - JimWest (lichess 2102), lichess 4/13/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5


4.Bd3 fxe4 5.Bxe4 d5, White resigns.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/12/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

dax-sportswear (Chess.com 1790) - JimWest (Chess.com 1907), Chess.com 4/12/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.h3 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.Bc4 c6 6.d4 e4 7.Nfd2 d5 8.Be2 Nf6 9.Bh5+ Nxh5 10.Qxh5+ Bg6 11.Qe5+ Qe7 12.Qg3 Qf6 13.Nb3 Bd6 14.Qc3 O-O 15.O-O Nd7 16.f3 Rae8 17.f4 Qh4 18.Be3 Bf5


19.N1d2 Bxh3 20.gxh3 Qg3+ 21.Kh1 Qxh3+ 22.Kg1 Qg3+ 23.Kh1 Rf5, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

ildarkl (lichess 2114) - JimWest (lichess 2101), lichess 4/12/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Be3 d4 9.Qh5 dxe3


10.Nd6+ Ke7 11.Nxc8+ Kd8 12.Qxc5 Qxf2+ 13.Kd1 e2+ 14.Bxe2 Qxc5, White resigns.

Friday, April 12, 2024

2 PCG Games 4/11/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

sarathporps (Chess.com 1821) - JimWest (Chess.com 1922), Chess.com 4/11/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.O-O f4 6.d4 Qf6 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.Be2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nd7 11.a3 O-O-O 12.Qe2 h5 13.b4 g5 14.g3 g4 15.Bh1 f3 16.Qe3 Kb8 17.Bb2 Bh6 18.Qd3 Nb6


19.Nd5 cxd5 20.exd5 Rxd5 21.Qe4 Ne7 22.c4 Rd4 23.Bxd4 exd4 24.Rad1 Bg7 25.Rfe1 Nbc8 26.c5 Rd8 27.b5 Nd5 28.Qd3 Nc3 29.Ra1 h4


30.a4 hxg3 31.hxg3 Rh8 32.Bxf3 Qxf3 33.Qxf3 gxf3, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

LLLCCC (lichess 2115) - JimWest (lichess 2106), lichess 4/11/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.h3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.Nh2 c6 9.Nd2 Nbd7 10.b3 d5 11.Ng4 Nxg4 12.Bxg4 Bxg4 13.Qxg4 Rf6 14.Qe2 Bd6 15.Nf3 Qc7 16.Kh1 Re8 17.Bd2 h6 18.Rae1 Rfe6 19.a4 Nf6


20.Qd1 R6e7 21.Nh4 Rf7 22.Nf5 Bf8 23.Re2 Nd7 24.Nh4 Rf6 25.Rfe1 g5 26.Nf3 Bd6 27.Nh2 Rg6 28.Ng4 Nf6 29.Nxf6+ Rxf6 30.Bc3 Rfe6 31.d4 e4 32.Bd2 Bf4 33.f3 Bg3 34.Rf1 exf3 35.Rxe6 fxg2+ 36.Kxg2 Rxe6


37.Qf3 Bf4 38.Bxf4 Qxf4 39.Qxf4 gxf4 40.Rxf4 Re2+ 41.Rf2 Rxf2+ 42.Kxf2 Kf7 43.Kf3 Kf6 44.Kf4 a5 45.h4 b6 46.c3 b5 47.Kg4 bxa4 48.bxa4 Kg6 49.h5+ Kf6 50.Kf4 Ke6 51.Kg4 Kf6 52.Kf4 Ke6 53.Kg4 Kf6, draw.