Monday, October 19, 2009

Counter Glamour

Seeing these glamorous photos called to mind a couple of my victories in the PCG.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Alisa Melekhina (USCF 1990) - Jim West (USCF 2200), New Jersey Open 9/4/2004

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5 exd4 7.Nxd4 Qe7+ 8.Qe2 h6 9.Nge6 Bxe6 10.Nxe6 Kf7 11.Nf4 Qxe2+ 12.Bxe2 Nf6 13.Be3 Bd6 14.O-O-O c6 15.Nh5 Nbd7

16.c4 Rhc8 17.Kb1 Be5 18.cxd5 cxd5 19.Bf3 Rc7 20.Nxf6 Nxf6 21.Bxd5+ Nxd5 22.Rxd5 Ke6 23.Rc5 Rxc5 24.Bxc5 b6 25.Be3 Rd8 26.Re1 Kf5 27.h3 h5 28.Bc1 h4 29.Bg5 Bf6 30.Bxf6 Kxf6

31.Re4 g5 32.Ra4 a5 33.f4 g4 34.hxg4 Rd2 35.Rc4 Rxg2 36.Rc6+ Ke7 37.Rh6 Rxg4 38.f5 b5 39.f6+ Kf7 40.Kc2 a4 41.Rh5 Kxf6 42.Rxb5 Kg6 43.Rb8 Rg5 44.Rb4 h3 45.Rh4 Rh5 46.Rg4+ Kf5 47.Rg1 h2 48.Rh1 Ke4

49.Kc3 Kf3 50.b3 axb3 51.Kxb3 Kg2 52.Rxh2+ Rxh2 53.Kb4 Kf3 54.a4 Ke4 55.a5 Kd5 56.Kb5 Rb2+ 57.Ka6 Kc6 58.Ka7 Rb7+ 59.Ka6 Rb5, White resigns.

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Round Five: Philidor Counter Gambit

Rusudan Goletiani (USCF 2373) - Jim West (USCF 2227), Marshall Chess Club 9/16/2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.c4 Nf6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.g3 Nc6 9.Nb3 Nb4 10.Be3 Bg4 11.Qd2 Bf3 12.Rg1 Ng4 13.a3 Nc6 14.Be2 Nxh2 15.O-O-O O-O

16.Qe1 Bg5 17.Nd2 Bxe3 18.fxe3 Qg5 19.Nd5 Rf7 20.g4 Re8 21.Nf4 Nxd4 22.Nxf3 Ndxf3 23.Bxf3 Nxf3 24.Qg3 Nxg1 25.Rxg1 Qc5

26.g5 Ref8 27.g6 hxg6 28.Qxg6 Qxe3+ 29.Kb1 Qxf4 30.Rh1 Qf5, White resigns.