Monday, May 31, 2021

10/5 PCG Reversed 5/30/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2249) - Capitan_bukk (lichess 2245), lichess 5/30/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 dxe4 5.fxe5 Ng4 6.d4 e3 7.Bc4 Bb4+ 8.c3 O-O 9.cxb4 Nf2 0.Qe2 Nxh1 11.Bxe3 Nc6 12.Nf3 Bg4 13.Nbd2 Nxb4 14.O-O-O b5 15.Bb3 a5 16.a3 a4

17.Bc2 Nxc2 18.Kxc2 Bf5+ 19.Kc1 Qd5 20.Rxh1 Qa2 21.Nf1 Qb1+ 22.Kd2 Qxb2+ 23.Ke1 Qxa3 24.Kf2 Qd3 25.Qxd3 Bxd3 26.N1d2 b4 27.Ra1 Rfb8 28.Ne1 Bf5 29.Nc4 b3 30.Bc1 Rb4 31.Ne3 Be4 32.Bb2 a3

33.Rxa3 Rxa3 34.Bxa3 b2 35.Bxb2 Rxb2+ 36.Kg3 Re2 37.Kf4 Rxe1 38.Kxe4 Kf8 39.d5 Ke7 40.Kf4 g6 41.h4 h6 42.g4 Ra1 43.h5 Ra4+ 44.Kf3 Rd4 45.e6 Rd3 46.exf7 Kxf7 47.Ke4 Rxe3+ 48.Kxe3 gxh5 49.gxh5 Ke7 50.Ke4 Kd6

51.Kd4 c6 52.dxc6 Kxc6 53.Ke5 Kd7 54.Kf6 Ke8 55.Kg7 Ke7 56.Kxh6 Kf6 57.Kh7 Kf7 58.h6 Kf8 59.Kg6 Kg8 60.h7+ Kh8 61.Kh6, stalemate.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

10/5 PCG 5/29/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

alexby68 (lichess 2188) - JimWest (lichess 2244), lichess 5/29/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Be2 Nf6 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.Nxh8 Bxe6 10.Be3 Bxe3 11.fxe3 Nbd7 12.Bh5+ Kf8 13.O-O Kg8 14.Ng6 hxg6 15.Bxg6 c6 16.Nc3 Ne5 17.Bf5 Nc4

18.Bxe6+ Qxe6 19.Qe2 Qe5 20.Nd1 b5 21.c3 a5 22.Nf2 a4 23.b3 Nb6 24.Rac1 axb3 25.axb3 Rf8 26.Ng4 Qg5 27.Nxf6+ gxf6 28.Rf4 f5 29.Rcf1 Nc8 30.Qf2 Ne7 31.Qh4 Qg7 32.Qf2 Qxc3 33.Qh4 Qg7

34.Rc1 Ng6 35.Qg3 Nxf4 36.Qxf4 Qg6 37.Qc7 Rf7 38.Qxc6 Qxc6 39.Rxc6 f4 40.exf4 Rxf4 41.Rg6+ Kf7 42.g3 Kxg6 43.gxf4 Kf5 44.Kf2 Kxf4 45.h4 d4 46.h5 Kg5 47.Kg3 Kxh5 48.Kf4 d3 49.Kxe4 d2 50.Kd5 d1=Q+ 51.Kc5 Qxb3, White resigns.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

PCG Reversed & PCG 5/28/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 2017) - ALM17 ( 1852), 5/28/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Bg4 7.Be2 Bxe2 8.Nxe2 Nc6 9.e5 Ne4 10.O-O Be7 11.Nd2 Ng5 12.Nf3 O-O 13.c3 Nxf3+ 14.gxf3 Bg5 15.f4 Bh6 16.Ng3 g6

17.f5 Bxc1 18.Qxc1 Kh8 19.Qh6 Rg8 20.f6 Qf8 21.Qxf8 Rgxf8 22.Rae1 Nd8 23.Ne2 Ne6 24.Nf4 Nxf4 25.Rxf4 h5 26.h4 Rae8 27.a4 b6 28.b3 Re6 29.c4 Rd8 30.Rc1 c5

31.a5 cxd4 32.cxd5 Rxd5 33.Rc8+ Kh7 34.Rc7 Kg8 35.Rc8+ Kh7 36.Rc7 Kg8 37.Rc8+ Kh7, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Dzejkobo (lichess 2222) - JimWest (lichess 2251), lichess 5/28/2021

1.d4 d6 2.e4 e5 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8 5.Bc4 f5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bd6 9.O-O-O Ke8 10.exf5 Bxf5 11.Rhe1 Bg4 12.Bb5 Bxf3 13.gxf3 Kd7 14.f4 exf4 15.Bxf4 Rae8 16.Bxd6 Rxe1 17.Rxe1 Kxd6

18.Kd2 Re8 19.Rxe8 Nxe8 20.Ne4+ Kd7 21.Ng5 h6 22.Nf3 Nd6 23.Ne5+ Ke6 24.Nxc6 Nxb5 25.Nd8+ Kf5 26.Nxb7 Kg4 27.c3 Kh3 28.Ke3 Kxh2 29.Kf3 g5 30.a4 Nd6 31.Nxd6 cxd6 32.b4 h5 33.a5 g4+ 34.Kf4 Kg2

35.b5 Kxf2 36.b6 axb6 37.axb6 g3 38.b7 g2 39.b8=Q g1=Q 40.Qb6+ Kg2 41.Qc6+ Kh2 42.c4 Qd4+ 43.Kg5 Qg4+ 44.Kf6 Qf4+ 45.Ke6 Qe5+ 46.Kd7 h4 47.Qxd6+ Qxd6+ 48.Kxd6 h3 49.c5 Kg3 50.c6 h2 

51.c7 h1=Q 52.c8=Q Qd1+ 53.Ke7 Qe2+ 54.Kd8 Qd3+ 55.Qd7 Qxd7+ 56.Kxd7, draw.

Friday, May 28, 2021

10/5 PCG 5/27/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Vivek1255 (lichess 2163) - JimWest (lichess 2244), lichess 5/27/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.d3 c6 6.O-O d5 7.Bb3 Bd6 8.Re1 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Nf6 11.Bg5 O-O 12.Nc3 Nbd7 13.Rad1 Nc5 14.Qe2 Nxb3 15.axb3 Qc7 16.Bh4 Rae8

17.Bg3 g6 18.f3 Nh5 19.Bf2 Nf4 20.Qd2 b6 21.Be3 Qf7 22.Bxf4 Qxf4 23.Qxf4 Rxf4 24.Ne2 Rf7 25.Nd4 Bc5 26.c3 Rfe7 27.b4 exd4 28.Rxe7 Bxe7, White forfeits.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

10/5 PCG 5/26/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

juanni (lichess 2157) - JimWest (lichess 2240), lichess 5/26/2021

1.d4 d6 2.e4 e5 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.Bc4 f5 7.Bg5+ Nf6 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.O-O-O Ke8 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.Nd5 Rf8 13.h3 Be4 14.Nh4 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 f5 16.c3 Rb8

17.Be6 Ne7 18.Rhe1 Rf6 19.Bb3 e4 20.g3 Ng6 21.Nxg6 hxg6 22.h4 Kf8 23.a3 Re8 24.Ba4 Re7 25.b4 e3 26.Rxe3 Rxe3 27.fxe3 Bxg3 28.Rh1 f4 29.exf4 Rxf4 30.h5 gxh5 31.Rxh5 Rf3 32.Kc2 Be1 33.Rc5 c6

34.Kb2 Kf7 35.Bc2 a6 36.a4 Bf2 37.Rf5+ Rxf5 38.Bxf5 b6 39.c4 Ke7 40.Kc3 Kd6 41.Bc8 a5 42.b5 cxb5 43.cxb5 Kc5 44.Be6 Be1+ 45.Kb3 Bb4 46.Bg8 Kd4 47.Bf7 Bc5 48.Bg8 Kd3 49.Bh7+ Kd2 50.Bg8, draw.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

10/5 PCG 5/25/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

CristianMartinezz (lichess 2204) - JimWest (lichess 2246), lichess 5/25/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bb3 Na6 6.O-O f4 7.d4 Qc7 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nf6 12.a3 O-O-O 13.Rd1 Be7 14.Bd2 Kb8 15.Be1 Rxd1 16.Rxd1 Rd8 17.Kf1 Nc5

18.Rxd8+ Qxd8 19.Bc4 Qd4 20.Bd3 g5 21.Qe2 h5 22.f3 Nxd3 23.Qxd3 Qxd3+ 24.cxd3 b5 25.Bf2 a5 26.d4 b4 27.axb4 axb4 28.Na4 Nd7 29.Ke2 exd4 30.Bxd4 c5 31.Bg7 Kb7 32.Kd3 Kc6 33.Kc4 Bd6 34.b3 Be5

35.Bh6 Bf6 36.Kd3 Ne5+ 37.Kc2 c4 38.Bf8 Kb5 39.Nb2 cxb3+ 40.Kxb3 Nc6 41.Nd3 Nd4+ 42.Ka2 b3+ 43.Kb1 Nc6 44.Ba3 Kc4 45.Bb2 Bxb2 46.Nxb2+ Kc3 47.Na4+ Kb4 48.Nb2 Ne5 49.Nd1 g4 50.hxg4 hxg4 51.fxg4 Nxg4

52.Nb2 Kc3 53.Na4+ Kd4 54.Kb2 Ne3 55.Kxb3 Nxg2 56.Nc3 f3 57.Nd1 Kxe4 58.Kc3 Ne3 59.Nf2+ Kf4 60.Kd2 Ng4 61.Ke1 Nh2 62.Nd3+ Kg3 63.Nf2 Ng4 64.Nxg4 Kxg4 65.Kf2 Kf4 66.Kf1 Ke3 67.Ke1 f2+ 68.Kf1 Kf3, stalemate.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

NM Tanitoluwa Adewumi in "NY Times"

[photo by Christopher Lee]

Tanitoluwa Adewumi [pictured] has achieved the title of national master.

Monday, May 24, 2021

10/5 PCG 5/23/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

SamsulI (lichess 2158) - JimWest (lichess 2235), lichess 5/23/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Ng5 d5 6.exd5 cxd5 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.O-O Bd6 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.Qf3 h6 11.Nh3 e4 12.dxe4 fxe4 13.Qd1 Be6 14.Bf4 O-O

15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.g3 Bxh3 17.Re1 Ne5 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.Rxe4 Nf3+ 20.Kh1 Qc5 21.Re3 Qxb5 22.Rxf3 Rxf3 23.Qxf3 Rf8 24.Qh5 Bf5 25.Re1 Be4+ 26.Rxe4 Qf1#.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

PCG with 4.Bc4 exd4

Philidor Counter Gambit

ArnieChipmunk (lichess 2435) - zanoo (lichess 2319), lichess 5/16/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 exd4

5.Nxd4 f4 6.Bxf4 Qf6 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Nc3 Nge7 9.O-O Bd7 10.Nd5 Nxd5 11.exd5 Ne5 12.Bb3 Be7 13.Qh5+ g6 14.Qh6 O-O-O

15.Qf4 Rdf8 16.Qxf6 Bxf6 17.h3 h6 18.Rfe1 g5 19.Rad1 g4 20.h4 Bxh4 21.Ne6 Rf7 22.Bd4 Bf6 23.c4 b6 24.Bc2 Nxc4 25.Bg6 Bxd4 26.Bxf7 Bxb2 27.Nf4 Ne5

28.Ng6 Nxf7 29.Nxh8 Nxh8 30.Re7 Bf6 31.Rh7 Bf5 32.Rxh6 Bg5 33.Rxh8+ Kb7 34.Rh5 Bc2 35.Rxg5 Bxd1 36.Rf5 b5 37.f3 gxf3 38.gxf3 a5 39.Kf2 b4

40.Rf4 Kb6 41.Rd4 Bc2 42.f4 Kc5 43.Rd2 Bf5 44.Kg3 a4 45.Kh4 b3 46.axb3 axb3 47.Kg5 Be4 48.f5 Bxd5 49.f6 Bf7 50.Kh6 Kc4 51.Kg7 Be6 52.Re2 Bd5 53.Rd2 Be6 54.Re2 Bd5 55.Rd2 Be6, draw.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

2 PCG Games 5/21/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Bunk_Moreland (lichess 2449) - JimWest (lichess 2228), lichess 5/21/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bb4 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O c6 11.a3 Bd6 12.Qd2 Qe8 13.f4 Be6 14.Nd1 Nbd7 15.Ne3 h6 16.Bxf6 Nxf6

17.b3 Nh5 18.Bxh5 Qxh5 19.c4 Rac8 20.c5 Bb8 21.b4 a6 22.a4 Rf6 23.b5 axb5 24.axb5 Rcf8 25.bxc6 bxc6 26.Ra8 Bxe5 27.Rxf8+ Rxf8 28.fxe5 Rxf1+ 29.Nxf1 Kh7 30.h3 Kg6 31.Qf4 Qg5 32.Qxg5+ Kxg5 33.Kf2 h5

34.Ke3 h4 35.Nd2 Kh5 36.Nf1 g5 37.Nh2 Kg6 38.Kf2 Kh5 39.Ke3 Kg6 40.Nf1 Kh5 41.Kf2 g4 42.hxg4+ Kxg4 43.Ne3+ Kf4 44.Nf1 Kg4 45.Ke3 Kg5 46.Nh2 Bd7 47.Nf1 Kg4 48.Kf2 Kg5 49.Ne3 Be6 50.g3 hxg3+ 51.Kxg3 Bd7

52.Ng2 Be6 53.Nf4 Bc8 54.Ne2 Kf5 55.Nc3 Bd7 56.Na2 e3 57.Kf3 e2 58.Kxe2 Ke4 59.Nb4 Kxd4 60.e6 Bxe6 61.Nxc6 Kxc5 62.Ne7 d4 63.Ng6 Bc4+ 64.Kd2 Kd5 65.Ne7+ Ke4 66.Nc6 d3 67.Nb4 Ba6 68.Nxd3 Bxd3, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

AryaSaranathan (lichess 2067) - JimWest (lichess 2232), lichess 5/21/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 d4 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 e3 10.cxd4 Qxg5 11.Bxe3 Qe7 12.Bd3 c5 13.Qh5+ g6 14.Bxg6+ hxg6 15.Qxh8 Qf8 16.d5 Bf5 17.O-O Na6 18.Rad1 O-O-O

19.Bg5 Re8 20.Qh7 Rxe5 21.Rfe1 Nf6 22.Qh4 Rxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Nd7 24.Be7 Qg7 25.h3 b6 26.Bd6 Qf6 27.Re8+ Kb7 28.Qxf6 Nxf6 29.Re7+ Ka8 30.Be5 Nd7 31.g4 Nxe5 32.Rxe5 Bd3 33.d6 Nb8 34.Re7 Nc6

35.Re8+ Kb7 36.d7 Kc7 37.Re6 Kxd7 38.Rxg6 Bxg6, White resigns.

Friday, May 21, 2021

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/20/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

El_Daniell_Sam (lichess 2246) - JimWest (lichess 2231), lichess 5/20/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.a4 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.O-O f4 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.Nbd2 Bg4 10.a5 Nd7 11.b4 a6 12.c3 Qe7 13.Bb3 Be6 14.d4 O-O 15.dxe5 dxe5 16.Qc2 Rad8 17.Rad1 Kh8

18.Nc4 g5 19.Nd6 g4 20.Ne1 Bxb3 21.Qxb3 Nb8 22.Nf5 Qf7 23.Rxd8 Bxd8 24.Qxf7 Rxf7 25.f3 h5 26.fxg4 hxg4 27.Nd3 Nd7 28.Rd1 Bc7 29.Nf2 Nf6 30.Nh6 Rg7 31.Nf5 Rf7 32.g3 Kh7 33.gxf4 exf4 34.Rd3 Be5

35.Nd6 Bxd6 36.Rxd6 g3 37.hxg3 fxg3 38.Nh3 Kg7 39.e5 Ne4 40.Rd4 Nxc3 41.Rg4+ Kf8 42.Rxg3 Ne2+ 43.Kg2 Nxg3 44.Kxg3 Ke7 45.Nf4 Rg7+ 46.Kf3 Rg1 47.Nd3 Ke6 48.Ke4 Rg4+ 49.Kf3 Rd4 50.Ke3 Rxd3+ 51.Kxd3 Kxe5

52.Kc4 Kd6 53.Kd4 c5+ 54.bxc5+ Kc6 55.Kc4 Kc7 56.Kd5 Kd7 57.Kd4 Kc6 58.Kc4 Kc7 59.Kd5 Kd7 60.Kd4 Kc6, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2224) - donquijote01 (lichess 2085), lichess 5/20/2021

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 dxe4 5.fxe5 Ng4 6.d4 Nc6 7.Bb5 Bd7 8.Bxc6 Bxc6 9.Qxg4 Qxd4 10.Ne2 Qxe5 11.Nbc3 f5 12.Qf4 Qa5 13.O-O O-O-O

14.Qxf5+ Qxf5 15.Rxf5 Bd6 16.Be3 g6 17.Rf2 h5 18.Raf1 h4 19.h3 Rdg8 20.Nd4 Bd7 21.Nxe4 g5 22.Nxd6+ cxd6 23.Nf5 Kb8 24.Nxd6 g4 25.hxg4 Rxg4 26.Bf4 Rhg8 27.Ne4+ Kc8 28.Nf6 Bc6 29.Nxg8 Rxg8 30.Kh2, Black resigns.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

15/10 PCG 5/19/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

sharatkumar ( 1932) - JimWest ( 1995), 5/20/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Be2 Bb4 9.Bh5+ g6 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O c6 12.f4 Qa5 13.Bd2 e3 14.Be1 Bf5 15.g4 Be4 16.Nxe4 Nxe4 17.Qd3 Bxe1 18.Raxe1 Qd2

19.Rd1 Qxd3 20.Rxd3 Nd2 21.Rd1 Rxf4 22.Rxe3 Ne4 23.Rf1 Rxf1+ 24.Bxf1 a5 25.Bd3 Ng5 26.h4 Nf7 27.Nxf7 Kxf7 28.h5 Nd7 29.Rf3+ Kg7 30.Re3 Kf7 31.g5 gxh5 32.Bxh7 Nf8 33.Rf3+ Kg7 34.Bd3 Ne6

35.Rf6 Nxd4 36.Kg2 Re8 37.c3 Ne6 38.Rg6+ Kf7 39.Rh6 Nf4+ 40.Kg3 Nxd3 41.g6+ Kg7 42.Rxh5 Kxg6, White resigns.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

10/5 PCG 5/18/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

Nordec (lichess 2169) - JimWest (lichess 2266), lichess 5/18/2021

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bb4 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O c6 11.f3 Qe8 12.fxe4 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bd2 Rxf1+ 15.Kxf1 Nd7 16.Nf3 Ndf6 17.c4 Be6

18.cxd5 Bxd5 19.c4 Bf7 20.Ne5 Rd8 21.Bxd3 Rxd4 22.Nxf7 Rxd3, Black resigns.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

15/10 PCG 5/17/2021

Philidor Counter Gambit

sokolik39 ( 1841) - JimWest ( 1985), 5/17/2021

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.Nd2 Qxe5 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.h3 Nc6 12.Ba3 h5 13.O-O-O Bf5 14.g3 O-O-O 15.Bg2 Rhe8 16.Rhe1 Qe6 17.Qf1 d3

18.b3 Nd4 19.Bb2 Qa6 20.Kb1 Nc2 21.Re3 Bg6 22.g4 hxg4 23.hxg4 Nxe3 24.fxe3 Kb8 25.g5 Nh5 26.Qh1 Qa5 27.Qh4 Qc5 28.Re1 Qc6 29.a3 a5 30.Ka2 Rd7 31.Bh3 Rde7 32.Bg4 Rh8 33.Bd1 Qe8 34.Qg4 Qc8 35.Qg2 Rf8

36.Bc3 b6 37.Bb2 Qe6 38.Rh1 Qf7 39.Rf1 Qe8 40.Rh1 Rh8 41.Qg4 Qc8 42.Qg2 Qf5 43.Bg4 Qf7 44.Rf1, draw.