Monday, February 28, 2022

Arthur Feuerstein Obituary in "NY Times"

In The New York Times, read a tribute to Arthur Feuerstein [pictured].

Sunday, February 27, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 2/26/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

jamrem ( 2027) - JimWest ( 1857), 2/26/2022

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.Bxe3 dxe3 11.Qxd8+ Kxd8 12.Nf7+ Ke7 13.Nxh8 Nh6 14.fxe3 Nc6 15.Bd3 Bf5 16.Bxf5 Nxf5 17.O-O Nh6 18.Rab1 b6 19.Ng6 hxg6 20.Rb5 Ng4

21.Rf3 Ngxe5 22.Rg3 Kf6 23.c5 Rd8 24.cxb6 axb6 25.Rb1 Rd2 26.Rf1+ Ke6 27.Rf8 Rd3 28.Rc8 Rxc3 29.Rxc7 Rxa3 30.Rxc6+ Nxc6 31.Rxg6+ Kd5 32.e4+ Kc5 33.Rxg7 Re3 34.Rg5+ Kd4 35.Rb5 Ne5 36.Rxb6 Kxe4

37.h3 Re1+ 38.Kh2 Re3 39.Rb4+ Kf5 40.Rb2 Ng6 41.Rf2+ Kg5 42.g3 Ra3 43.Kg2 Rb3 44.Rc2 Rb5 45.Re2 Ra5 46.h4+ Nxh4+ 47.gxh4+ Kxh4 48.Rf4+ Kh5 49.Kf3 Rf5+ 50.Rf4 Rxf4+ 51.Kxf4, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2221) - Ryan_G_Hall (lichess 2148), lichess 2/26/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Be7 4.f4 c6 5.fxe5 Qa5+ 6.Nc3 Qxe5 7.Nf3 Qh5 8.Be2 Ng4 9.O-O d6 10.h3 Nf6 11.Nd4 Qg6

12.Nf5 Bd8 13.Nxd6+ Kf8 14.Nxc8 Bb6+ 15.Nxb6 axb6 16.Be3 Nbd7 17.Qd2 b5 18.a3 Nh5 19.Bxh5 Qxh5 20.Rf5 Qg6 21.Raf1 f6 22.Qf2 Ke7 23.Bc5+ Ke6 24.d4 b6 25.d5+ cxd5 26.exd5+ Kf7 27.Bxb6 Rab8 28.Bc7 Rb7 29.d6 b4 30.axb4 Rxb4

31.b3 Re8 32.Nd5 Rbe4 33.Ne7 Qh6 34.Qf3 Re6 35.Qh5+ Qxh5 36.Rxh5 h6 37.Rh4 Ra8 38.Rc4 Re2 39.Nd5 Ne5 40.Rc3 Ke8 41.Nf4 Rd2 42.Ne6 Kf7 43.Nc5 h5 44.Re1 g5

45.Rxe5 fxe5 46.d7 Ke7 47.d8=Q+ Rdxd8 48.Bxd8+ Rxd8 49.Ne4 g4 50.hxg4 Rd1+ 51.Kh2 hxg4 52.Kg3 Re1 53.Nf2 Kf6 54.Nxg4+ Kg5 55.Re3 Rc1 56.Rxe5+ Kg6 57.Rc5, Black resigns.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 2/25/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

TOGURO_100percent ( 1751) - JimWest ( 1853), 2/25/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.Be2 Bc5 7.Bg4 Nc6 8.Ne6 Bxe6 9.Bxe6 Nge7 10.Bg5 Nd4 11.Bg4 O-O 12.Be3 Nec6

13.c3 Nxe5 14.cxd4 Nd3+ 15.Kf1 Bb6 16.Qc2 Qf6 17.Nc3 c6 18.Rd1 Bxd4 19.Bxd4 Qxd4 20.Rd2 Rf6 21.Ne2 Qxf2#.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2222) - abemer (lichess 2150), lichess 2/25/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 Bg4 5.Be2 Bxe2 6.Nxe2 Nbd7 7.fxe5 Nxe5 8.d4 Nc4 9.e5 Ne4 10.O-O Be7 11.Nbc3 Nxc3 12.Nxc3 O-O 13.Qf3 c6 14.b3 Na3 15.Rf2 a5 16.Qg4 Kh8 17.Bxa3 Bxa3 18.Raf1 Qe8

19.Nb1 Be7 20.a4 c5 21.c3 cxd4 22.cxd4 Rc8 23.Rxf7 Rxf7 24.Rxf7 Rc1+ 25.Rf1 Rxf1+ 26.Kxf1 h6 27.Qf3 Qd8 28.Nc3 Qc7 29.Nxd5 Qc1+ 30.Kf2 Bg5

31.Kg3 Qe1+ 32.Kg4 Qh4+ 33.Kf5 Qxd4 34.Ke6 Qc5 35.Qf7 Qc6+ 36.Kf5 Qc2+ 37.Ke6 Qc6+ 38.Kf5 Qc2+ 39.Ke6 Qc6+, draw.

Friday, February 25, 2022

PCG Reversed & PCG 2/24/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1847) - BGurevitchWIC ( 1723), 2/24/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 d5 3.d3 Nf6 4.f4 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Nc6 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nf3 Bg4

9.Bb5 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Qh4+ 11.g3, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Zeenibrahem654 (lichess 2345) - JimWest (lichess 2245), lichess 2/24/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.Bxg8 Rxg8 7.Bg5 Be7 8.Qd2 Nd7 9.Nc3 Bxg5 10.Nxg5 h6 11.Nge4 Qc7 12.O-O-O O-O-O 13.Qe3 Kb8 14.f3 d5 15.Ng3 d4 16.Qf2 dxc3 17.Nxf5 cxb2+ 18.Kb1 Nb6

19.Qc5 Rd5 20.Qe7 Rd7 21.Qc5 Re8 22.Rde1 Rd5 23.Qa3 Nc8 24.f4 Ra5 25.Qc3 b6 26.fxe5 Qf7 27.e6 Qxf5 28.Qxc6 Qb5 29.Qxb5 Rxb5 30.Rhf1 Nd6 31.g4 a5 32.c4 Rg5 33.h3 Re7 34.Kxb2 Rg6 35.Rf8+ Kc7 36.Rg8 Ne8 37.Rf1 Rgxe6

38.Kc3 Re3 39.h4 Nf6 40.Rf8 Nxg4 41.R1f7 Rd7 42.Rxd7+ Kxd7 43.Kd4 Re7 44.Rb8 Kc7 45.Rf8 Nf6 46.c5 Rd7+ 47.Kc4 bxc5 48.Kxc5 Rxd3 49.a4 Rd5+ 50.Kc4 Rh5 51.Rf7+ Nd7 52.Rxg7 Rxh4+ 53.Kb5 Rh5+ 54.Kc4 Rc5+ 55.Kd4 Rg5 56.Rh7 h5

57.Kc4 Kd6 58.Rh6+ Ke7 59.Ra6 h4 60.Rh6 Ne5+ 61.Kd4 Ng6 62.Ke4 Kf6 63.Rh7 Rg4+ 64.Kd5 Rxa4 65.Kc5 Kg5 66.Kb5 Ra1 67.Rc7 Kg4 68.Rg7 Kf5 69.Rf7+ Ke6 70.Rg7 Kf6 71.Rh7 a4 72.Kb4 Kg5

73.Rc7 h3 74.Rc2 Kg4 75.Kc5 Nf4 76.Kd4 a3 77.Ke3 Re1+ 78.Kd4 Rg1 79.Ra2 Rg3 80.Rxa3 Rxa3 81.Ke4 h2 82.Ke5 h1=Q 83.Kf6 Qh6+ 84.Ke5 Ra5+ 85.Kd4 Qd6+ 86.Kc4 Qd5+ 87.Kb4 Qc5+ 88.Kb3 Ra3+ 89.Kb2 Qc3+, White resigns.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

PCG Reversed & PCG 2/23/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1843) - Anshul-30 ( 1916), 2/23/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.f4 Qc7 5.fxe5 Qxe5 6.Nf3 Qh5 7.Be2 d5 8.e5 Ng4 9.d4 Be7 10.O-O Qg6 11.Bd3 Qh5 12.h3 Nh6 13.Nh2 Qxd1 14.Rxd1 Be6 15.Rf1 Nd7 16.c3 O-O-O 17.Nd2 f6 18.exf6 Nxf6 19.Ndf3 Ne4

20.Bf4 Rdf8 21.Ne5 Bf6 22.Rae1 Bxe5 23.Bxe5 Rxf1+ 24.Nxf1 Nf5 25.Bxe4 dxe4 25.Rxe4 Rg8 26.g4 Bd5 27.Rf4 Nh4 28.Ne3 Bxa2 29.Nf5 Nxf5 30.Rxf5 Bd5 31.b4 g6 32.Rf1 Kd7 33.g5 Re8 34.h4 Re7 35.Kh2 Rf7 36.Rxf7+ Bxf7

37.Bb8 a6 38.Kg3 b5 39.Kf4 Ke6 40.Bc7 Kd5 41.Ke3 Kc4 42.Kd2, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Buldocek (lichess 2247) - JimWest (lichess 2243), lichess 2/23/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Qe2 Qe7

6.Bg5 exf3 7.Bxe7 fxe2 8.Bxf8 exf1=Q+ 9.Rxf1 Kxf8 10.Nc3 c6 11.Kd2 Bxf5 12.Rae1, White resigns.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 2/22/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

swiecsd ( 1892) - JimWest ( 1850), 2/22/2022

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.Bb5+ c6 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Qe8 12.Qd2 Nbd7

13.a3 Bxc3 14.Qxc3 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Nd7 16.Bf4 Rxf4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2239) - IoIidontcare14 (lichess 2119), lichess 2/22/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.f4 exf4 5.Bxf4 g6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.c3 d6 8.h3 O-O 9.Be2 Be6 10.O-O Nd7 11.d4 d5 12.e5 f6 13.exf6 Nxf6 14.Bg5 Qd7 15.Bxf6 Rxf6

16.Nbd2 Bxh3 17.gxh3 Qxh3 18.Rf2 Raf8 19.Rh2 Qg3+ 20.Rg2 Qf4 21.Nf1 Ne7 22.Qd2 Qd6 23.Ne5 Nf5 24.Bg4 Nh4 25.Rh2 Nf5 26.Bxf5 Rxf5 27.Ng3 R5f6 28.Rf1 Rxf1+ 29.Nxf1 Bxe5 30.dxe5 Qxe5 31.Rf2 Re8

32.Qf4 Qe7 33.Qf6 Qd7 34.Qd4 Re4 35.Qc5 Rg4+ 36.Rg2 Rxg2+ 37.Kxg2 Qg4+ 38.Ng3 Qg5 39.Qxc7 h5 40.Qc8+ Kg7 41.Qxb7+ Kg8 42.Qb8+ Kg7 43.Qxa7+ Kg8 44.Qb8+ Kg7 45.Qc7+ Kg8 46.Qc8+ Kg7 47.Qd7+ Kg8

48.Kh3 h4 49.Qg4 Qc1 50.Qxg6+ Kf8 51.Qf6+ Ke8 52.Qxh4 Kd7 53.Qd4 Qh6+ 54.Kg2 Kc6 55.a4 Qh7 56.Qf6+ Kc5 57.Qf2+ Kc6 58.b4, Black resigns.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

My Team at USATE 2022

[photo by Benjamin Morden]

Pictured from left to right, the team members of King Arthur and His 3 Knights were: NM Jim West, Jeremy Larsen, Caleb Klenoff, and Arthur Antler.

Round Six: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Andrew Feng (USCF 2067), USATE 2/21/2022

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.O-O c4 7.Re1+ Be7 8.Bf1 O-O 9.Bg5 Nc6 10.c3 Bf5 11.Nbd2 h6 12.Bh4 Re8 13.b3 b5 14.bxc4 bxc4 15.Qa4 Qc7

16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Rxe8+ Rxe8 18.Bxc4 dxc4 19.d5 Bxc3 20.Rd1 Bxd2 21.Nxd2 c3 22.Nf1 Re4 23.Qxc6 Qxc6 24.dxc6 c2 25.Rc1 Rb4 26.c2 Rb1

27.Rxc2 Bc8 28.f3 Kf8 29.Kf2 Ke7 30.Ne3 Kd7 31.Nc4 f6 32.Na5 Rb6 33.Ke3, draw.

Monday, February 21, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 2/20/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

shatranjdoost ( 1769) - JimWest ( 1825), 2/20/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Be2 Be7 6.a3 c6 7.Nbd2 Qc7 8.O-O f4 9.d4 Bg4 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 O-O 13.Re1 Nbd7 14.Bg4 Nxg4 15.Qxg4 Rae8

16.Rd1 Nf6 17.Qe2 Kh8 18.Nf3 Rd8 19.Bd2 Ng8 20.Rac1 Bf6 21.c4 Ne7 22.Bb4 c5 23.Bc3 Nc6 24.b4 Nd4 25.Bxd4 cxd4 26.c5 a6 27.Nh2 g6 28.Qg4 Qc8 29.Qe2 Bg7 30.Nf3 h6 31.Qc4 g5 32.Nh2 Qc6 33.f3 h5

34.Rf1 Qg6 35.Rfe1 d3 36.Red1 Rd4 37.Qb3 Rfd8 38.Nf1 g4 39.hxg4 hxg4 40.fxg4 Qxg4 41.Rc3 f3 42.Rd2 Bh6 43.Rf2 Rg8 44.Qb2 fxg2 45.Nh2 Qd1+ 46.Nf1 gxf1=Q+ 47.Kh2 Qg1+, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2228) - guedisa (lichess 2156), lichess 2/20/2022

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.Ne2 e3 10.O-O Qh4 11.h3 Nf2 12.Qe1 Bxh3

13.Bxe3 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Qe4+ 15.Kxf2 Qxc2 16.Qc3 Qf5+ 17.Ke1 Qh3 18.Qxc6+ Ke7 19.Bg5+ f6 20.exf6+ gxf6, Black resigns.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Shout Out to Mr. Bob

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Muthukumar - Zilbermintz

Candidate master Lev Zilbermintz [pictured] sends this game.

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Haari Muthukumar (USCF 1946) - Lev Zilbermintz (USCF 2046), Westfield NJ 1/30/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Qe2 Nc6 8.c3 Qf6 9.Nf7 Bxe6 10.Nxh8 O-O-O 11.Be3 d4 12.cxd4 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Bxd4 14.Nd2 Bxb2 15.Rd1 Bc3 16.g3 Nh6 17.Bg2 Bg4 18.Qxe4 c6 19.O-O Bxd1 20.Rxd1 Bxd2 21.Qxh7 Ba5 22.Rxd8+ Bxd8

23.Bh3+ Kb8 24.Qd3 Bb6 25.Qe2 a5 26.Bf1 Ng4 27.Kg2 Nxf2 28.h3 Qh6 29.Qe8+ Ka7 30.Kh2 Ng4+ 31.Kh1 Qd2 32.Qe2 Qd4 33.Qg2 Ne3 34.Qg1 g5 35.Ng6 Qe4+, White resigns.

Friday, February 18, 2022

PCG & PCG Reversed 2/17/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

kojakk15 ( 1919) - JimWest ( 1785), 2/17/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.f4 Ne7 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qh4 Nf5 10.Qf2 d4 11.a3 e3 12.Qe2 Bxc3+ 13.bxc3 dxc3 14.Bxe3 Nc6 15.Ne4 Ncd4 16.Bxd4 Nxd4 17.Qf2 Bf5 18.Nf6+ Kf7 19.Bc4+ Kg7

20.O-O c5 21.Rfd1 Bxc2 22.Rdc1 Bb3 23.Rxc3 Bxc4 24.Rxc4 b6 25.Ne4 Qd5 26.Nd6 Rad8 27.Rc3 Rhf8 28.Rh3 Rxf4 29.Qe3 Rdf8 30.Rc1 Qa2 31.g3 Ne2+ 32.Kh1 Qd5+ 33.Ne4 Qxe4+, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2218) - matenote (lichess 2332), lichess 2/17/2022

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Ng6 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nf3 f6 9.Bd3 Bf5 10.O-O Qd7 11.exf6 gxf6 12.Nc3 O-O-O 13.Nd2 Nxc3 14.bxc3 Bg4 15.Qxg4 Qxg4 16.Bf5+ Qxf5 17.Rxf5 Be7 18.Nf3 c6

19.a4 Kd7 20.g4 Rhg8 21.h3 h5 22.Rxh5 Bd6 23.Rh7+ Kc8 24.Rb1 b6 25.Rxa7 Bc7 26.a5 bxa5 27.Bd2 f5 28.g5 Rh8 29.Kg2 Bf4 30.Bxf4 Nxf4+ 31.Kg3 Ne2+ 32.Kf2 Nxc3 33.Rbb7 Ne4+ 34.Kg2 Rde8

35.Rc7+ Kb8 36.Rab7+ Ka8 37.Ne5 Nd6 38.Ra7+ Kb8 39.Nxc6#.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

2 PCG Games 2/16/2022

Philidor Counter Gambit

Sarsarsarsar ( 1717) - JimWest ( 1815), 2/16/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bxg8 Rxg8 6.O-O fxe4 7.Nxe4 Be7 8.d4 d5 9.Neg5 e4 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Bxg5 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Qxg5 Qxg5 14.Bxg5 c6 15.f4 h5 16.b3 Be6 17.Rad1 Kf7

18.Rd4 a5 19.Rfd1 b5 20.Kf2 a4 21.bxa4 Rxa4 22.Rxa4 bxa4 23.Rb1 Ra8 24.a3 Ra5 25.Rb7+ Kg8 26.Re7 Bf5 27.Bh6 Rc5 28.e6 Rxc2+ 29.Ke3 Rc3+ 30.Kd4 Rxa3 31.Rg7+ Kh8 32.e7 Bd7 33.Ke5 e3 34.Rf7 e2

35.Kf6 e1=Q 36.Bg7+ Kh7 37.Bf8+ Kg8 38.Kxg6 Qe6+ 39.Rf6 Be8+ 40.Kg5 Qxf6+ 41.Kxf6 Ra2, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

DarinDos (lichess 2095) - JimWest ( 2219), lichess 2/16/2022

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Nxh8+ Kg7 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Nf7 Kxf7 13.Bc4+ Kg7 14.O-O-O Nc6 15.Bxf6+ Bxf6 16.Qxe4 Nxd4

17.c3 Bf5 18.Qe3 b5 19.Bxb5 Qd5 20.Rxd4 Qxb5 21.Rb4 Qd3 22.Qxd3 Bxd3 23.Rd1 Bf5 24.g3 a5 25.Rb7 Rc8 26.Ra7 Kg6 27.Rxa5 c5 28.Ra6 Kf7 29.Rdd6 Bg7 30.Ra7+ Kg8 31.Raa6 Re8 32.Kd2 Bg6 33.Re6 Rb8

34.Rab6 Rd8+ 35.Rbd6 Rb8 36.Rb6 Rd8+ 37.Red6 Rf8 38.f4 Ra8 39.a3 c4 40.Rb7 Bd3 41.Rdd7 Bh6 42.Rxh7 Bxh7 43.Rb4 Bd3 44.Rb6 Bg7 45.g4 Re8 46.a4 Re2+ 47.Kc1 Rxh2 48.a5 Rh1+ 49.Kd2 Ra1 50.Rb5 Bf8

51.f5 Bh6+ 52.g5 Bxg5#.