Saturday, April 10, 2021

Boris Privman 1957-2021

Read the tributes to FIDE master Boris Privman.

Friday, April 9, 2021

15/10 PCG 4/8/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

KMYee (Chess.com 1840) - JimWest (Chess.com 2007), Chess.com 4/8/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.h3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Qd2 h6 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.exf5 Bxf5 10.g4 Be6 11.Ne4 Be7 12.d4 O-O 13.Be2 d5 14.Ng3 e4 15.Ne5 Nd7 16.Ng6 Rf7 17.Nxe7+ Qxe7 18.Qe3 Raf8


19.Rf1 Qb4+ 20.Qc3 Qxc3+ 21.bxc3 b5 22.a4 a6 23.axb5 axb5 24.Ra6 Nb8 25.Rb6 Ra7 26.Bxb5 Bxg4 27.hxg4 cxb5 28.Rxb5 Rd7 29.Ke2 Nc6 30.Ra1 Ne7 31.Ra6 Rf4 32.g5 hxg5 33.Rc5 g6 34.c4 Kf7

35.Raa5 dxc4 36.Rxc4 Nf5 37.d5 Nxg3 38.fxg3 Rg4 39.Rc3 Kf6 40.Re3 Ke5 41.c4 Rb7 42.Ra2 Rh7 43.Ra6 Rh2+ 44.Kf1 Kd4 45.Rea3 e3 46.Ra1 Rxg3 47.d6 Rf2+, White resigns.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

10/5 Budapest 4/7/2021

Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

May_the_force (lichess 2082) - JimWest (lichess 2297), lichess 4/7/2021

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.a3 Bxd2+ 7.Bxd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 Qe7 9.Qc3 O-O 10.g3 Re8 11.Bg2 Nxe5 12.O-O d6 13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Qxe5 Rxe5 15.e3 Rb8 16.Rac1 b6 17.Rfd1 Kf8 18.Rd5 Re7 19.Rd4 Bb7

20.Bxb7 Rxb7 21.Rc3 a5 22.f3 f6 23.Kf2 h6 24.h4 g5 25.Rb3 Kg7 26.Rb5 Rb8 27.h5 Rbe8 28.e4 Re5 29.g4 Rxb5 30.cxb5 Re5 31.Rc4 Rc5 32.b3 Kf7 33.Ke3 Ke6 34.a4 Rxc4 35.bxc4 Ke5


36.Kd3 Kf4 37.Ke2 Kg3 38.Ke3 Kg2 39.Ke2 Kg3 40.Ke3 Kg2 41.Ke2 Kg3, draw.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

15/10 Sicilian 4/6/2021

Sicilian Defense, Four Knights Variation

JimWest (Chess.com 2017) - SilniBaskelica92 (Chess.com 2026), Chess.com 4/6/2021

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Ndb5 Bb4 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Nxc3 d5 9.Bd3 d4 10.Ne2 O-O 11.O-O e5 12.f4 exf4 13.Bxf4 Re8 14.Bg5 Qd6 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Ng3 Qe5 17.Nf5 Kh8


18.Qf3 Rg8 19.Rad1 Bxf5 20.Qxf5 Qxf5 21.Rxf5 Rg6 22.Rdf1 Kg7 23.Rd5 Rd8 24.Rxd8 Nxd8 25.e5 fxe5 26.Bxg6 hxg6 27.Re1 f6 28.Kf2 Ne6 29.g3 b5 30.Kf3 Nc5 31.b4 e4+ 32.Rxe4 Nxe4 33.Kxe4 Kf7 34.Kxd4 Ke6

35.c4 bxc4 36.Kxc4 f5 37.b5 g5 38.a4 Ke5 39.a5 f4 40.gxf4+ gxf4 41.Kd3 Kd5 42.b6 axb6 43.axb6 Kc6 44.Ke4 Kxb6 45.Kxf4 Kc6 46.Kf5 Kd7 47.Kf6 Ke8 48.Kg7 Ke7 49.h4 Ke6 50.h5 Kf5 51.h6, Black resigns.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10/5 PCG 4/5/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

METUSALA_KACC (lichess 2375) - JimWest (lichess 2311), lichess 4/5/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nxe5 fxe4 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.O-O Bd6 10.f4 Be6 11.Re1 O-O 12.Bxe6+ Nxe6 13.Nxe4 Bxe5 14.fxe5 Nxe4 15.Rxe4 Rad8 16.Be3 c5 17.c3 b6


18.a3 Rd5 19.Rf1 Rxf1+ 20.Kxf1 Rd1+ 21.Ke2 Rb1 22.b4 Rb3 23.bxc5 bxc5 24.Ra4 Rxc3 25.Rxa7 Nd4+ 26.Bxd4 cxd4 27.a4 Re3+ 28.Kd2 Rxe5 29.a5 h5 30.a6 Kh7 31.Rd7 Ra5 32.a7 Ra3 33.h3 Kh6 34.h4 Kg6


35.Kc2 Kf6 36.Kb2 Ra5 37.Kb3 g6 38.Kb4 Ra2 39.Kb5 Ke6 40.Rg7 Kf6 41.Rh7 Kf5 42.Kb6 Kg4 43.Rg7 Kxh4 44.Rxg6 d3 45.Rd6 Kg3 46.Rxd3+ Kxg2 47.Rd5 Rxa7 48.Kxa7 h4 49.Rg5+ Kf2 50.Kb6 h3


51.Kc5 h2 52.Rh5 Kg2 53.Rg5+ Kf2 54.Rh5 Kg2 55.Rg5+ Kf2, draw.


Monday, April 5, 2021

2 PCG Games 4/4/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

david_alex (Chess.com 1922) - JimWest (Chess.com 2043), Chess.com 4/4/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.c4 Nf6 7.Nc3 c6 8.d5 Be7 9.g3 Nbd7 10.Bg2 Nc5 11.O-O cxd5 12.cxd5 a5 13.Ndxe4 Bxe4 14.Nxe4 Nfxe4 15.Bxe4 O-O 16.Bg2 Bf6


17.Qc2 a4 18.Bd2 a3 19.Bc3 axb2 20.Bxb2 Rc8 21.Bxf6 Qxf6 22.Qd2 Rfe8 23.Rae1 Qg6 24.Qd4 Qc2 25.Bh3 Rxe1 26.Rxe1 Rf8 27.Re7 Qg6 28.Be6+ Kh8 29.h4 h5 30.Bh3 Rf6 31.Bf1 Kg8 32.Qe3 Rf8 33.Be2 Qf5


34.Qd4 Rf6 35.Re8+ Kf7 36.Rh8 Ne4 37.Rxh5 Qxf2+ 38.Qxf2 Rxf2 39.Bd3 Nxg3 40.Kxf2 Nxh5 41.Kf3 Kf6 42.Ke4 g6 43.Kd4 Nf4 44.Be4 Ne2+ 45.Kc4 Ng3 46.Bf3 Nf5 47.h5 gxh5 48.Bxh5 Ke5 49.Kb5 Kxd5 50.Bf3+ Kd4 51.Bxb7 d5


52.a4 Nd6+ 53.Kc6 Nxb7 54.Kxb7 Kc4 55.a5 d4 56.a6 d3 57.a7 d2 58.a8=Q d1=Q 59.Qc8+ Kd3 60.Qd7+ Kc2 61.Qxd1+ Kxd1, draw.


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Philidor Counter Gambit

Mahmutav6i (lichess 2378) - JimWest (lichess 2304), lichess 4/4/2021

1.e4 e5.2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5


7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Nxh8 Qxf2#.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

10/5 Sicilian 4/3/2021

Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

JimWest (lichess 2307) - MKirill_11 (lichess 2228), lichess 4/3/2021

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 O-O 9.O-O b5 10.Be3 Bb7 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nd5 13.Nxd5 Bxd5 14.Bxd5 Qxd5


15.Nf5 Qb7 16.Qf3 Qxf3 17.Nxe7+ Kh8 18.Rxf3 Nd7 19.Nc6 Rac8 20.Nd4 Nxe5 21.Rff1 Nc4 22.Bc1 e5 23.Ne2 Nb6 24.c3, Black resigns.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

15/10 PCG 4/2/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

KaranB80 (Chess.com 2016) - JimWest (Chess.com 2034), Chess.com 4/2/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.h4 Bc5 7.e6 Nf6. 7.Nf7 Qe7 8.Nxh8 Bxe6 9.Bg5 Kf8 10.h5 Kg8 11.Ng6 hxg6 12.hxg6 Nbd7 13.Nd2 Ne5 14.Nb3 Bb6 15.Qe2 Nxg6 16.O-O-O c6


17.f3 exf3 18.gxf3 Re8 19.Qh2 Bf5 20.Nd4 Bd7 21.Bd3 Ne5 22.Bxh7+ Kf8 23.Qh5 Nxh5 24.Bxe7+ Rxe7 25.Rxh5 Bxd4 26.Rxd4 Nxf3 27.Rf4+ Rf7 28.Rxf7+ Kxf7 29.Rh1 g5 30.Rf1 g4 31.c4 dxc4 32.Be4 Ke7 33.Bxf3 gxf3 34.Rxf3 Kd6


35.Kd2 Be6 36.Kc3 a5 37.Kd4 c5+ 38.Kc3 b5 39.Rf6 b4+ 40.Kd2 Ke5 41.Rf8 Kd4 42.Ra8 c3+ 43.bxc3+ bxc3+ 44.Kc1 Bxa2 45.Rxa5 Bb3 46.Ra7 Kc4 47.Rg7 Kb4 48.Rg4+ c4 49.Rg3 c2 50.Kb2 Kc5 


51.Rg1 Kd4 52.Rg7 Ke3 53.Kc1 Kd3 54.Rd7+ Kc3 55.Rg7 Kd4, draw.


Friday, April 2, 2021

15/10 Sicilian 4/1/2021

Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

JimWest (Chess.com 2063) - Alex7228 (Chess.com 1904), Chess.com 4/1/2021

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 Na5


9.f3 Nxb3 10.axb3 d6 11.Qd2 Bd7 12.O-O-O a6 13.Kb1 Rc8 14.h4 b5 15.h5 gxh5 16.Bh6 b4 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.Qg5, Black resigns.


Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

15/10 PCG 3/30/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Papaflessas (Chess.com 1887) - JimWest (Chess.com 2058), Chess.com 3/30/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.a3 Nf6 6.Ng5 d5 7.exd5 cxd5 8.Bb3 Bd6 9.O-O O-O 10.Nc3 Bc7 11.h3 h6 12.Nf3 Kh7 13.Nb5 Nc6 14.Nxc7 Qxc7 15.Qe2 e4 16.dxe4 fxe4 17.Nh2 Nd4 18.Qd1 Nxb3 19.cxb3 Be6 20.Be3 Rac8


21.Rc1 Qb8 22.Rxc8 Rxc8 23.Ng4 Bxg4 24.hxg4 a6 25.g5 hxg5 26.Bxg5 Qe5 27.Bxf6 gxf6 28.Qg4 Rc7 29.Rd1 d4 30.f4 exf3 31.Qxf3 Re7 32.Qh3+ Kg8 33.Qg4+ Rg7 34.Qxd4 Qg3 35.Qd8+ Kh7 36.Qd3+ Kh6 37.Qxg3 Rxg3 38.b4 Rb3


39.Rd2 Kg5 40.Kf1 f5 41.Ke1 f4 42.Kd1 Kg4 43.Kc2 Re3 44.b3 Re7 45.a4 Kg3 46.Kb2 Rh7 47.b5 axb5 48.axb5 Rh5 49.Kc3 Rxb5 50.Kc4 Rb6 51.b4 Rh6 52.b5 b6 53.Ra2 Rh2 54.Ra6 Rh4 55.Kd5 Rh5+ 56.Kc6 Rh6+ 57.Kb7 Kxg2


58.Rxb6 Rxb6+ 59.Kxb6 f3 60.Kc7 f2 61.b6 f1=Q 62.b7 Qc4+ 63.Kb6 Qe6+ 64.Kc7 Qe7+ 65.Kc8 Qc5+ 66.Kd7 Qb6 67.Kc8 Qc6+ 68.Kb8 Kf3 69.Ka7 Qc7 70.Ka8 Qa5+ 71.Kb8 Ke4 72.Kc8 Qc5+ 73.Kd7 Qb6 74.Kc8 Qc6+ 75.Kb8 Kd5


76.Ka7 Qc7 77.Ka8 Qa5+ 78.Kb8 Kc6, White resigns.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

3 Days PCG 3/29/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

JohanNordenstrm (Chess.com 1553) - JimWest (Chess.com 1849), Chess.com 3/29/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5 exd4 7.Ne5 Bb4+ 8.Ke2 Nc6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Qxd4 Qe7+ 11.Be3 Nh6 12.c3 Bd6 13.Kd2 Nf5 14.Qa4 Bd7 15.Re1 O-O 16.h4 Nxe3 17.fxe3 h6 18.Nh3 c5

19.Qb3 Rab8 20.Qxd5+ Be6 21.Qe4 Rxb2+ 22.Kc1 Rxa2 23.Bc4 Bxc4 24.Qxc4+ Qf7 25.Qxf7+ Rxf7 26.e4 Bg3 27.Rd1 Bxh4 28.Rhg1 Ra1+ 29.Kb2 Rxd1 30.Rxd1 Bg3 31.Rd8+ Rf8 32.Rxf8+ Kxf8 33.Ng1 Ke7


34.Ne2 Be5 35.Nc1 c4 36.Ne2 Kd6 37.Ka3 Kc5 38.Ka4 h5 39.Ka5 h4 40.Ka6 g5 41.Kxa7 g4 42.Ng1 Bxc3 43.Kb7 Be5, White resigns.