Friday, March 31, 2023

PCG Reversed & PCG 3/30/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1877) - madehajabar ( 1919), 3/30/2023

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.f4 d6 5.c3 Ng4 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 Bb4+ 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Nf3 c6 10.Bd3 f5 11.O-O fxe4 12.Bxe4 d5 13.Bd3 Nf6 14.Qc2 c5 15.dxc5 Bxc5+ 16.Kh1 b6 17.Ne5 Bb7 18.Bd2 Nc6

19.a3 Nd4 20.Qd1 Ne6 21.b4 Bd4 22.Rc1 Bxc3 23.Bxc3 d4 24.Bc4 Bd5 25.Nc6 Qd6 26.Bxd5 Nxd5 27.Bxd4 Rac8 28.Be5 Qd7 29.Qxd5 Qxd5 30.Ne7+ Kh8 31.Nxd5 Rcd8 32.Nc7 Nxc7 33.Rxc7 Rg8 34.Rxa7 h6

35.h3 Rd3 36.Rc1 Kh7 37.Rcc7 Rg3 38.Kh2 Rg6 39.g4 b5 40.Rcb7 Kh8 41.Rxb5 Rc8 42.Rb8 Rxb8 43.Bxb8 h5 44.g5 h4 45.Be5 Kh7 46.Kg2 Rc6 47.Rxg7+ Kh8 48.Rc7+, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

zenitchik (lichess 1993) - JimWest (lichess 2091), lichess 3/30/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d3 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Qxe7 6.exf5 Bxf5 7.Be2 Nf6 8.Nc3 c6 9.Nh4 Bg6 10.O-O Nbd7 11.g3 O-O-O 12.Bf3 d5 13.Bg2 Kb8 14.Re1 Rde8 15.d4 e4 16.Bh3 Qf7 17.Ng2 h6 18.b4 Nb6 19.Ne3 Nh7

20.b5 Ng5 21.Bg2 Rhf8 22.bxc6 Qxf2+ 23.Kh1 bxc6 24.Rb1 Ka8 25.Ng4 Qf7 26.Rf1 Nf3 27.Qe2 Bh5 28.Qa6 Rb8 29.Ne5 Qc7 30.Bxf3 Bxf3+ 31.Nxf3 Rxf3 32.Rxf3 exf3 33.Rf1 Rf8 34.Qd3 Qf7 35.Nd1 Nc4 36.Nf2 h5

37.Re1 g5 38.a4 g4 39.c3 Re8 40.Rxe8+ Qxe8 41.Qb1 Qe3 42.Kg1 Qxc3 43.Qd3, White resigns.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

PCG Reversed & PCG 3/29/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1860) - utmseng ( 1811), 3/29/2023

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Nc6 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nf3 Bb4+ 9.c3 Be7 10.Bb5 O-O 11.O-O Bg4 12.Qe1 a6 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.Nbd2 Nxd2 15.Bxd2 Rb8 16.b4 a5 17.a3 a4 18.h3 Bf5

19.Qd1 Bd3 20.Re1 Bb5 21.Bf4 Qd7 22.Qc2 h6 23.e6 fxe6 24.Ne5 Qe8 25.Ng6 Rf6 26.Bxc7 Rc8 27.Nxe7+ Qxe7 28.Be5 Rf7 29.Re3 Rcf8 30.Rg3 Rf1+ 31.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 32.Kh2 Rf7 33.Qg6 Be2 34.Qxh6 Bc4 35.Qg6 Bb3

36.Rg5 Bd1 37.Rg3 Be2 38.h4 Qxh4+ 39.Rh3 Qe4 40.Qxe6 Bg4 41.Qe8+ Rf8 42.Rh8+ Kxh8 43.Qxf8+, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Abu_Malek (lichess 1938) - JimWest (lichess 2092), lichess 3/29/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bg5 Nf6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6

7.O-O f4 8.h3 g5, White forfeits.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

2 PCG Games 3/28/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit

edgarmonsalve ( 1722) - JimWest ( 1847), 3/28/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.Nc3 d5 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Qe2 Nc6 9.Qb5 Nge7 10.Nb3 a6

11.Qxb7 Ra7 12.Qxa7 Nxa7 13.Bxa6 Bg7 14.Nc5 O-O 15.Ne6 Bxe6, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Aleks74sever (lichess 1988) - JimWest (lichess 2094), lichess 3/28/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxe7 Nxe7 7.exd6 exf3 8.dxe7 Qxe7+ 9.Kd2 fxg2

10.Bxg2 Qg5+ 11.Kc3 Qxg2 12.Re1+ Kf7 13.Nd2 Qc6+ 14.Kb3 Be6+ 15.c4 Na6 16.Kc3 Rad8 17.b3 Rhe8 18.Rg1 Kg8 19.h4 Bf5, White forfeits.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

PCG & PCG Reversed 3/27/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit

NurAkzhal ( 1671) - JimWest ( 1842), 3/27/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.e6 Nf6 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.Nxh8 Bxe6 10.Bg5 Nbd7 11.Qd4 Bc5 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Qd1 O-O-O 14.Qh5 Rxh8 15.O-O-O c6 16.f3 f5 17.Be2 Nf6 18.Qh4 Rg8 19.fxe4 fxe4

20.g3 Be3+ 21.Kb1 Bg5 22.Qxg5 Rxg5 23.Rhg1 Bg4 24.h4 Bxe2 25.gxh5 Bxd1 26.gxf6 Bxc2+ 27.Kxc2 Qxf6 28.Nd1 Qd4 29.Rg2 e3 30.Nc3 b5 31.Rh2 b4 32.Ne2 Qc4+ 33.Kb1 Qd3+ 34.Kc1 Qd2+ 35.Kb1 Qd1+ 36.Nc1 d4

37.Re2 c5 38.b3 a5 39.Kb2 h5 40.Rc2 Kb7 41.Re2 Kc6 42.Kb1 Kd5 43.Kb2 Ke4 44.Rh2 d3 45.Nxd3 Kxd3 46.g4 hxg4 47.Rh1 Qxh1 48.a3 bxa3+ 49.Kxa3 Qa1#.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2100) - EN1209 (lichess 2008), lichess 3/27/2023

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.f4 d5 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Bg4 7.Be2 Nxe4 8.dxe5 Qh4+ 9.g3 Nxg3 10.Bg5 Bxe2 11.Bxh4 Bxd1 12.Bxg3 Bxc2 13.Nc3 Bb4 14.Nge2 c5 15.O-O d4

16.Nd5 Ba5 17.Rac1 d3 18.Ne3 dxe2 19.Rxc2 exf1=Q+ 20.Nxf1 Rc8 21.Ne3 Kd7 22.Nf5 g6 23.Nd6 Rc6 24.Nxb7 Bb6 25.Nd6 Ke6 26.Kg2 Bc7 27.Nc4 Rd8 28.Bh4 Rd4 29.Bf6 Rxc4 30.Rxc4 Bxe5 31.Bxe5 Kxe5 32.Ra4 a6

33.Kf3 Kf6 34.h4 Ke5 35.Ra5 h6 36.b4 Kd4 37.bxc5 g5 38.hxg5 hxg5 39.Kg4 f6 40.a3 Kc4 41.Kh5 Kd5 42.Kg4 Ke5 43.a4 Kd4 44.Kf5 Kc4 45.Ke4 Kb4 46.Kd5 Rc8 47.Rxa6 Rxc5+ 48.Ke4 f5+ 49.Kf3 Ra5

50.Rf6 Ka3 51.Rg6 Kxa4 52.Rxg5 Kb4 53.Kf4 Kc4 54.Rxf5 Rxf5+ 55.Kxf5, draw.

Monday, March 27, 2023

PCG Reversed & PCG 3/26/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1847) - mikhael1963 ( 1925), 3/26/2023

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 dxe4 5.fxe5 Ng4 6.d4 c5 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Qxg4 Bxb5 9.d5 Qxd5 10.Nc3 Qd7

11.e6 fxe6 12.Nxb5 Qxb5 13.Qxe6+ Be7 14.Qc8+ Bd8 15.Qe6+ Be7 16.Qc8+ Bd8 17.Qe6+ Be7, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Wukong-knight (lichess 1996) - JimWest (lichess 2096), lichess 3/26/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf6 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Qe2 Qe7 6.Ng5 Nf6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Ngxe4 Nxe4 9.Qxe4 Nxd4 10.Qxe7+ Bxe7 11.Bd3 Bxf5 12.Bxf5 Nxf5 13.Bd2 O-O 14.O-O-O c6 15.Bf4 d5

16.Bg3 Nxg3 17.fxg3 Rf2 18.Rhg1 Bf6 19.Rdf1 Rxf1+ 20.Rxf1 Bxc3 21.bxc3 Rf8 22.Rxf8+ Kxf8 23.Kd2 Ke7 24.Ke3 Kd6 25.Kf4 Kc5 26.Ke5 Kc4 27.Ke6 Kxc3 28.Kf7 Kxc2 29.Kxg7 d4 30.Kxh7 d3

31.g4 d2 32.g5 d1=Q 33.g6 Qh5+ 34.Kg7 Qxh2 35.Kf7 Qxg2 36.g7 Kb2 37.g8=Q Qxg8+ 38.Kxg8 Kxa2 39.Kf7 c5 40.Ke6 c4 41.Kd5 c3 42.Kd4 c2 43.Kd3 c1=Q 44.Kd4 b5 45.Kd3 b4 46.Kd4 b3 47.Kd3 b2 48.Kd4 b1=Q

49.Kd5 Qd3+ 50.Ke5 Qc5+ 51.Ke6 Qdf5#.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

My Spring 2023 ASE Teaching Schedule

In the spring 2023 session, I will be teaching after school enrichment classes on chess, as follows:

Mondays - Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison, for Premier Chess;

Tuesdays - Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, for Premier Chess;

Thursdays - Hudson Montessori School in Jersey City, for 101 Discoveries;

Thursdays - Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, for 101 Discoveries;

Fridays - Saint Bartholomew School in East Brunswick, for Premier Chess.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

2 PCG Games 3/24/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit

Yunusdaeng ( 1662) - JimWest ( 1845), 3/24/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.a3 Be7 6.Bg5 c6 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Nbd2 Qc7 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O f4 11.d4 a5 12.Rc1 Na6 13.Re1 Kh8 14.Bc4 b5 15.Ba2 a4 16.Qe2 g5

17.d5 g4 18.dxc6 gxf3 19.Nxf3 Rb8 20.Bd5 Nc5 21.c4 bxc4 22.Qxc4 Ba6 23.Qc2 Bb5 24.Rb1 Bxc6 25.Bxc6 Qxc6 26.Rec1 Qxe4 27.Qd1 Be7 28.Nd2 Qg6 29.Nc4 f3 30.g3 Qe6 31.Ne3 Qh3 32.Qd5 Rb3

33.Rc3 Rxc3 34.bxc3 Nb3 35.Qb5 Bg5, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

serran1t0 (lichess 2122) - JimWest (lichess 2089), lichess 3/24/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.Nxh8 Bxe6 10.Be2 Kf8 11.Bg5 Nbd7 12.O-O Kg8 13.Ng6 hxg6 14.Nb5 Bb6 15.Nd4 c6 16.c4 Bf7 17.cxd5 cxd5

18.a3 Qe5 19.Be3 Bc7 20.g3 Bb6 21.g4 Bc7, White resigns.

Friday, March 24, 2023

10/5 PCG 3/23/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit

Exelsior_A_Sahadagi (lichess 2167) - JimWest (lichess 2091), lichess 3/23/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.O-O f4 6.d4 Qf6 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qd3 Bg4 9.Nbd2 Bxf3 10.Nxf3 Nd7 11.Bxg8 Rxg8 12.Qb3 Rh8 13.Qxb7 Rb8 14.Qxa7 Bc5 15.Qa4 g5 16.b3 g4 17.Ne1 Rb4 18.Qa5 Rxe4 19.Nd3 Bb6

20.Qa8+ Kf7 21.Qb7 Qe6 22.Bb2 Rb8 23.Qa6 g3 24.h3 gxf2+ 25.Nxf2 Nc5 26.Qa3 Re2 27.Kh1 Rxc2 28.Ng4 Nd3 29.Rad1 Qd5 30.Rxd3 Qxg2#.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

2 PCG Games 3/22/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit

Dav_vykricnik ( 1696) - JimWest ( 1861), 3/22/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.O-O fxe4 7.Nxe4 d5 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 dxc4 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qf3 Bf5 12.Rd1 Qc8 13.Ng5 Bxg5 14.Bxg5 Ne7 15.Bf6 Rg8 16.Rd2 Qe6 17.Qxb7 Qc6 18.Qb4 Qe6 19.Rad1 Nc6

20.Qc5 Rf8 21.b4 Rxf6 22.exf6 Qxf6 23.b5 Ne7 24.Qxc4 Be6 25.Qxc7 Kf7 26.a4 Kg7 27.Rd8 Rxd8 28.Qxd8 Nd5 29.Qb8 Nc3 30.Qxa7+ Bf7 31.Re1 Ne2+ 32.Kf1 Nd4

33.Qa6 Bc4+ 34.Kg1 Ne2+ 35.Kh1 Qxf2 36.Qb7+ Kh6 37.Rd1 Nc3 38.Rc1 Bd5 39.Qxd5 Nxd5 40.c4 Nf4 41.Rg1 Qc5 42.Rc1 Nd3 43.Rc2 Nf2+ 44.Kg1 Ng4+ 45.Kf1 Ne3+, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

rustam1 (lichess 2050) - JimWest (lichess 2096), lichess 3/22/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.O-O f4 6.Bxg8 Rxg8 7.c3 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Qc7 9.Qb3 Qf7 10.Qxf7+ Kxf7 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Nxf3 Be7 13.d4 Nd7 14.b3 Rgf8 15.Ba3 Rae8 16.Rad1 Ke6 17.dxe5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 dxe5 19.Bxe7 Kxe7

20.Rd3 Rd8 21.Rfd1 Rxd3 22.Rxd3 Rd8 23.Rxd8 Kxd8 24.Kf1 Kd7 25.Ke2 Kd6 26.Kd3 Kc5 27.g4 fxg3 28.fxg3 a5 29.a3 b5 30.h4 h5 31.Ke3 a4 32.bxa4 bxa4 33.Kd3 Kb5 34.c4+ Kc5 35.Kc3 g6

36.Kd3 Kb6 37.Kc3 c5 38.Kd3 Kc6 40.Ke3 Kd6 41.Kf3 Ke6 42.g4 Kf6 43.Kg3 Ke6 44.Kf3 Kf6 45.Kg3 Ke6 46.Kf3, draw.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

2 PCG Reversed Games 3/21/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1855) - vinrrica ( 1766), 3/21/2023

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.f4 d5 5.fxe5 Ng4 6.d4 Be6 7.exd5 Bxd5 8.Qxg4 Qe7 9.c3 f6 10.Nf3 g6 11.Bb5 a6 12.Bxc6+ Bxc6 13.O-O Bd7 14.Qg3 O-O-O 15.exf6 Qe2 16.Re1 Qc2 17.Nd2 Bd6 18.Ne5 Rhf8

19.Ndc4 Rxf6 20.Bg5 Rdf8 21.Bxf6 Rxf6 22.Nxd6+ Rxd6 23.Nxd7 Rxd7 24.Re8+ Rd8 25.Rxd8+ Kxd8 26.Qf2, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2116) - jaabesamis (lichess 2015), lichess 3/21/2023

1.e3 Nf6 2.d3 g6 3.e4 Nc6 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.c3 e5 7.Be2 O-O 8.O-O Re8 9.a4 d5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.fxe5 Rxe5 12.Bf4 Re8 13.e5 Nd7 14.d4 c6 15.Nd2 a5 16.Nf3 Nf8 17.Qd2 Ne6 18.Bh6 Bh8 19.Rae1 Bd7

20.Ng5 Qc7 21.Nxf7 Bg7 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Nd6 Rf8 25.Bg4 Ng7 26.Bxd7 Qxd7 27.Rxf8+ Rxf8 28.Rf1 Nf5 29.Qh3 Kg7 30.Nxf5 Rxf5 31.Rxf5 gxf5 32.Qg3+ Kf7 33.Qf4 Qe6 34.g4 Kg6 35.gxf5+ Qxf5 36.Qxf5+ Kxf5 37.Kf2 b5

38.Kf3 bxa4 39.h3 h6 40.h4 h5 41.Kg3, Black resigns.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

PCG Reversed & PCG 3/20/2023

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest ( 1849) - wwcross ( 1653), 3/20/2023

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.f4 Bd6 5.fxe5 Bxe5 6.d4 Nxe4 7.dxe5 Qh4+ 8.g3 Nxg3 9.Nf3 Qe4+ 10.Kf2 Nxh1+ 11.Kg2 Bg4 12.Be2 Nc6 13.Nc3 Qg6 14.Kxh1 O-O-O 15.Bf4 Bh3 16.Bg3 d4 17.Nb5 Rd5

18.c4 Rxe5 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.Qxd4 Nc6 21.Qf4 Ne5 22.Qxe5 Qc6+ 23.Qd5, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

ZCI27 (lichess 2082) - JimWest (lichess 2113), lichess 3/20/2023

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ne5 Bxf5 6.Ng4 Nf6 7.Nxf6+ Qxf6 8.Nc3 c6 9.Be3 d5 10.Qd2 Bb4 11.Be2 O-O 12.h3 h6 13.O-O-O Nd7 14.g4 Bh7

15.h4 Nb6 16.g5 hxg5 17.hxg5 Qd6 18.f3 exf3 19.Rxh7 fxe2 20.Rdh1 Rf1+, White resigns.