Saturday, May 25, 2024

PCG Reversed & PCG 5/24/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (Chess.com 1936) - dogwoodfish (Chess.com 1868), Chess.com 5/24/2024

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.f4 d6 5.c3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bd7 7.Be2 Bb6 8.a4 a5 9.Na3 exf4 10.Bxf4 h6 11.Qc2 Ng4 12.d4 g5 13.Bd2 Qe7 14.O-O Nce5 15.Nxe5 dxe5 16.Bxg4 Bxg4 17.Nc4 exd4 18.Nxb6 cxb6 19.cxd4 O-O


20.Bc3 Rac8 21.Rae1 Bh5 22.e5 Bg6 23.Qb3 Qe6 24.d5 Qg4 25.d6 Qc4 26.Qxc4 Rxc4 27.d7 Rd8 28.e6 fxe6 29.Rxe6 Bf7 30.Re7 Bg6 31.Rg7+, Black resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

pretty_night (lichess 2022) - JimWest (lichess 2102), lichess 5/24/2024

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 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nbd7 13.Bf4 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 b5 15.a4 a6 16.axb5 cxb5 17.Bxb5 Bb7 18.Be2 Qc8 19.Ra3 Qc6


20.Qa1 Nd7 21.Bg3 Rf6 22.Qa2 Nf8 23.c4 Kh8 24.cxd5 Qxd5 25.Qxd5 Bxd5 26.c4 Bb7 27.Rb1 Rf7 28.d5 Rd7 29.Rab3 Bc8 30.Bg4 Rd8 31.Bxc8 Raxc8 32.Rb4 Nd7 33.h3 Kg8 34.Ra1 Nc5


35.Be5 Nd3 36.Rb7 Nxe5 37.Rxa6 Rd7 38.Rxd7 Nxd7 39.Ra7 Nf6 40.Ra4 Kf7 41.Kf1 Kg6 42.Ke2 Kf5 43.Ke3 Ke5 44.f4+ exf3 45.gxf3 g5 46.Rb4 h5 47.Ra4 h4 48.Rb4 Nh5 49.Ra4 Nf4

50.Ra7 Rxc4 51.Rg7 Kf6 52.Rd7 Nxh3 53.d6 Ke6 54.Rd8 Nf4 55.Rg8 Rc5 56.Rd8 Rd5 57.Rg8 Kxd6 58.Ke4 Re5+ 59.Kd4 Ne6+ 60.Kc4 Rf5 61.Ra8 Rf4+ 62.Kd3 Rxf3+ 63.Ke4 Rf4+ 64.Ke3 Ke5 65.Ra5+ Kf6


66.Ra6 h3 67.Ra1 Rh4 68.Rf1+ Kg6 69.Rg1 h2 70.Rh1 Nf4 71.Kf3 Kf5 72.Kg3 Rh3+ 73.Kf2 g4 74.Kf1 g3, White resigns.

Friday, May 24, 2024

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/23/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

tilt89 (Chess.com 1843) - JimWest (Chess.com 1929), Chess.com 5/23/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.Bc4 d5 7.Bb3 Nf6 8.O-O Bd6 9.c4 c6 10.Nc3 Be6 11.cxd5 cxd5 12.Nb5 Nc6 13.Nxd6+ Qxd6 14.Nb1 O-O 15.Nc3 a6 16.f3 Kh8 17.fxe4 Nxe4 18.Nxe4 dxe4 19.Rxf8+ Rxf8


20.d5 Qc5+ 21.Kh1 Bxd5 22.Bxd5 Qxd5 23.Be3 Qxd1+ 24.Rxd1 h6 25.Kg1 Rf7 26.a3 Kh7 27.Rd6 Ne5 28.Rd4 Nd3 29.Rxe4 Nxb2 30.Rd4 b5 31.Rd6 Nc4 32.Re6 Nxe3 33.Rxe3 Rb7


34.Rd6 a5 35.Rd4 b4 36.axb4 axb4 37.Re1 b3 38.Rb1 b2 39.Kf1 g5 40.Ke2 Kg6 41.Kd3 Kf5 42.Kc3 h5 43.Rf1+ Kg4 44.Rb1 h4 45.Kd3 h3 46.g3 Kf3, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2096) - KarapetyanXosrov (lichess 2081), lichess 5/23/2024

1.e3 d6 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 Qc7 7.f5 Nbd7 8.c3 d5 9.Qc2 Be7 10.Bg5 Nc5 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.Nbd2 Nd7 13.O-O O-O 14.Kh1 Rad8 15.Rae1 a6 16.a4 b5 17.axb5 axb5 18.h3 Bxf3 19.Nxf3 Rfe8


20.g4 h6 21.h4 Ra8 22.g5 hxg5 23.hxg5 Bd8 24.Ra1 Be7 25.g6 f6 26.Ng1 Bc5 27.b4 Be3 28.Bf3 Nb6 29.Qh2 Bh6 30.Qg2 Qd7 31.Ra5 Kf8 32.Rfa1 Qb7 33.Qf2 Na4 34.Rxa8 Rxa8 35.Bd1 Qb6 36.Qxb6 Nxb6 37.Rxa8+ Nxa8


38.Bf3 Nb6 39.Kg2 Bd2 40.Ne2 Ke7 41.exd5 cxd5 42.Kf2 Kd6 43.Ng3 Bxc3 44.Nh5 Bxb4 45.Nxg7, Black forfeits.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

2 PCG Games 5/22/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

parmanand1970 (Chess.com 1834) - JimWest (Chess.com 1938), Chess.com 5/22/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.a3 f5 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.d3 Nf6 7.h3 h6 8.Nf3 d5 9.Bb5 Bd6 10.O-O O-O 11.Re1 e4 12.dxe4 dxe4 13.Nh4 Bh7 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.Qxd5+ Kh8 16.Qh5 Nd4 17.Ba4 b5 18.Bb3 Nxb3 19.cxb3 Qf6


20.Be3 Bf4 21.Bxf4 Qxf4 22.Re2 Qg5 23.Qg4 Rf4 24.Qxg5 hxg5 25.g3 Rf6 26.Ng2 Rd8 27.Rc1 c6 28.b4 Rfd6 29.Rc5 Rd1+ 30.Ne1 R8d6 31.Rxg5 Bg6


32.Rc5 Kh7 33.Rc3 Bf5 34.g4 Bg6 35.Kf1 Re6 36.Rce3 Rec6, White forfeits.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

jidan75 (lichess 2077) - JimWest (lichess 2119), lichess 5/22/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Qxd8+ Bxd8 8.O-O f4 9.Bd5 Nge7 10.a3 Bg4 11.Nd2 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 O-O 13.Nc4 b5 14.Nd2 Nd4 15.c3 Ne2+ 16.Kh1 Nxc1 17.Raxc1 a5 18.c4 c6 19.Nc3 b4


20.axb4 axb4 21.Nd1 f3 22.gxf3 Bxf3+ 23.Nxf3 Rxf3 24.Kg2 Rf7 25.Ne3 Bg5 26.Rcd1 Bxe3 27.fxe3 Rxf1 28.Kxf1 Kf7 29.Rd7+ Kf6 30.Rd6+ Kg5 31.Rxc6 Ra1+ 32.Ke2 Ra2 33.Re6 Rxb2+ 34.Kd3 Rb3+ 35.Ke2 Rb2+ 36.Kf3 Rxh2 37.Rxe5+ Kf6


38.Rb5 Rb2 39.e5+ Kf5 40.e4+ Ke6 41.Ke3 h5 42.Kf4 h4 43.Rb6+ Kf7 44.Kg4 Re2 45.Kf3 Rb2 46.e6+ Ke7 47.Kg4 Re2 48.Kf3 Rb2 49.Rb7+ Kxe6 50.Rxg7 Rc2 51.Rh7 Rxc4 52.Rxh4 b3


53.Rh1 Ke5 54.Rh5+ Kd4 55.Rb5 Kc3 56.Kf4 Rb4 57.Rd5 b2 58.Rd1 b1=Q 59.Rxb1 Rxb1 60.e5 Kd4 61.e6 Rf1+ 62.Kg5 Kd5 63.e7 Re1 64.Kf6 Kd6, White resigns.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

2 PCG Games 5/21/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

Lavma (Chess.com 1841) - JimWest (Chess.com 1934), Chess.com 5/21/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.g3 a5 9.a4 Na6 10.Qd2 Nc7 11.d4 fxe4 12.Nxe4 d5 13.dxe5 Be7 14.Nd6+ Bxd6 15.exd6 Qxd6 16.O-O-O O-O 17.Rhe1 Bg4


18.Ng5 Bxd1 19.Rxd1 Ne6 20.f4 Nxg5 21.fxg5 Qb4 22.Qxb4 axb4 23.Bb3 Rf2 24.Rh1 b5, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

jeanmih (lichess 2028) - JimWest (lichess 2111), lichess 5/21/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.O-O fxe4 6.Bxg8 exf3 7.Bd5 fxg2 8.Bxg2 Be7 9.d4 Nxd4 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qh6 Bf8 12.Qe3 Nxc2 13.Qd3 Nxa1 14.f4 Bg7 15.fxe5 Bxe5 16.Ne4 Bf5 17.Qb5+ Qd7 16.Qxb7 O-O 19.Bh6 Bg7


20.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.Rxa1 Rab8 22.Qxa7 Bxe4 23.Bxe4 Qg4+ 24.Bg2 Rxb2 25.Qxc7+ Kg8 26.Qc6 Rxg2+ 27.Qxg2 Qd4+, White resigns.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2 PCG Games 5/20/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

pras938 (Chess.com 1873) - JimWest (Chess.com 1959), Chess.com 5/20/2024

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.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 O-O 11.Be2 c6 12.O-O Nbd7 13.f3 Qe8 14.Nxd7 Bxd7 15.Rb1 b5 16.Bf4 exf3 17.Bxf3 Ne4 18.Bxe4 Qxe4 19.Qd2 Rae8


20.Rbe1 Qg6 21.Rxe8 Rxe8 22.Bd6 Qxd6, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

Darius_8869 (lichess 2157) - JimWest (lichess 2116), lichess 5/20/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Qe2 Qe7 6.Nfd2 Nf6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Qb5 a6 9.Qc4 Bxf5 10.Be2 O-O-O 11.O-O d5 12.Qa4 Qb4 13.Nb3 Qxa4 14.Nxa4 Bd6 15.c3 Rhf8 16.Nac5 Nd7 17.g4 Bxc5 18.gxf5 Bd6 19.Bg4 Nf6


20.Bh3 Kb8 21.Bg5 h6 22.Bh4 Ne7 23.Nc5 Bxc5 24.dxc5 c6 25.b4 d4 26.c4 d3 27.Rfd1 Rd4 28.Rac1 Ka8 29.Bg3 Nd7 30.Bd6 Rf7 31.a4 Nxf5 32.Bf4 d2 33.Rc2 Nh4


34.Be3 Nf3+ 35.Kg2 Ne1+ 36.Kf1 Nxc2 37.Bxd4 Nxd4 38.Rxd2 Nf3 39.Rxd7 Rxd7 40.Bxd7 Nxh2+ 41.Ke2 Nf3 42.Bf5 Ne5 43.Be6 Nd3 44.b5 Nxc5 45.Bf5 Nxa4 46.bxc6 bxc6 47.Bxe4 Nc3+ 48.Kd3 Nxe4 49.Kxe4 Kb7


50.Kf5 a5 51.f4 a4 52.Kg6 a3 53.Kxg7 h5 54.f5 a2 55.f6 a1=Q 56.Kg8 Qxf6, White resigns.

Monday, May 20, 2024

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/19/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

CloudsAreBeautiful (Chess.com 1864) - JimWest (Chess.com 1962), Chess.com 5/19/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.a3 Bc5 7.Nc3 c6 8.f4 Ne7 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Qd1 O-O 11.g3 h6 12.Nh3 Nf5


13.Qe2 Nd4 14.Qd1 Nf3+ 15.Ke2 Bg4, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2122) - gali_ahmetov (lichess 2197), lichess 5/19/2024

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.f4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.f5 O-O 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Nf3 g6 10.Nd5 Qd8 11.g4 gxf5 12.gxf5 Kh7 13.Qd2 Nd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd4 15.c3 Bb6 16.Be2 Qh4+ 17.Kd1 Rg8 18.Nxb6 axb6 19.Bf3 Bd7


20.Kc2 Rg7 21.a3 Rag8 22.Raf1 f6 23.Kb1 Be8 24.Qf2 Qh3 25.Qe2 Rg5 26.d4 Bh5 27.Bxh5 Qxh5 28.Qxh5 Rxh5 29.dxe5 fxe5 30.Rf2 Rg4


31.f6 Kg8 32.f7+ Kf8 33.Rf6 Rxe4 34.Rhf1 Rg4 35.R1f2 Rg1+ 36.Ka2 d5 37.Re6 Rg7 38.Re8#.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

2 PCG Games 5/18/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

nurlantoksanbaev (Chess.com 1767) - JimWest (Chess.com 1959), Chess.com 5/18/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d3 Na5 5.Bb3 Nxb3 6.axb3 f5 7.exf5 Bxf5 8.Nf3 Nf6 9.O-O Be7 10.Be3 a6 11.h3 O-O 12.Ne2 h6 13.Ng3 Bh7 14.c4 c6 15.Qd2 e4 16.Nd4 Qd7 17.dxe4 Nxe4 18.Nxe4 Bxe4 19.f3 Bh7


20.Rae1 Rae8 21.f4 Bh4 22.Re2 Bf6 23.Nf3 Re7 24.Rd1 Rfe8 25.Kf2 Be4 26.g4 d5 27.cxd5 Bxd5 28.Qc2 Qc8 29.Rdd2 Kh8 30.Nd4 Bxd4 31.Bxd4 Rxe2+ 32.Rxe2 Rxe2+ 33.Qxe2 Qe6 34.Qxe6 Bxe6


35.b4 Kg8 36.f5 Bd5 37.h4 Kf8 38.Kg3 Kf7 39.g5 hxg5 40.hxg5 Bb3 41.Kf4 Bc2 42.Ke5 Bd3 43.f6 gxf6+ 44.gxf6 b5 45.Kd6 Be4 46.Kc5 Bd5 47.Kb6 Ke6 48.Kxa6 Kf7


49.Kb6 Ke6 50.Kc7 Kf7 51.Kd7 Be4 52.Kd6 Bd5 53.Ke5 Bb3 54.Bc5 Bd5 55.Be7, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit

rocky_sibarani (lichess 2043) - JimWest (lichess 2119), lichess 5/18/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.exf5 Bxf5 5.O-O Nf6 6.d4 e4 7.Nh4 Bg6 8.Nxg6 hxg6 9.d5 Be7 10.Nc3 Qc8 11.Re1 Qf5 12.Qe2 Nbd7 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4 Qxe4 15.Rxe4 Nf6 16.Re2 Kf7 17.Be3 Ng4 18.h3 Nxe3 19.Rxe3 Bf6


20.c3 Rae8 21.Rf3 Re5 22.g4 g5 23.Kg2 Rhe8 24.Rd1 a5 25.Bb5 R8e7 26.c4 b6 27.a3 Kg6 28.Ba4 Kh6 29.b4 axb4 30.axb4 Re1 31.Bc2 Rxd1 32.Bxd1 Re1 33.Rd3 Re4 34.Bb3 Rd4 35.Rxd4 Bxd4


36.Kf3 Bc3 37.b5 Kg6 38.Ke4 Kf6 39.f4 gxf4 40.Kxf4 g5+ 41.Ke4 Be1, draw.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/17/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

Lord_of_Flame (Chess.com 1849) - JimWest (Chess.com 1971), Chess.com 5/17/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Nf6 6.Be2 Bxf5 7.O-O d5 8.c4 c6 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.f3 Nc6 11.fxe4 Bxe4 12.Nc3 Qb6 13.Ngxe4 dxe4 14.Bh5+ Nxh5 15.Qxh5+ g6 16.Qh3 Qxd4+ 17.Be3 Qd7


18.Nxe4 Qxh3 19.Nf6+ Kd8 20.Rad8+ Kc8 21.gxh3 Bg7 22.Nd5 Re8 23.Rf7 Bxb2 24.Rc7+ Kb8 25.Rxh7 a5 26.Bb6 Be5 27.Bc7+ Bxc7 28.Nxc7 Re2 29.Nxa8 Kxa8 30.Ra1 Ne5 31.Rh8+ Ka7 


32.Rf8 a4 33.Rf2 Re3 34.Kg2 a3 35.Rb1 g5 36.Rc2 Nd3 37.Rb3 Ne1+ 38.Kf2 Nxc2 39.Rxe3 Nxe3 40.Kxe3 Kb6 41.Ke4 Kc5 42.Kf5 b5 43.Kxg5 b4


44.h4 b3 45.h5 bxa2 46.h6 a1=Q 47.h7 Qh8 48.Kg6 a2, White resigns.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2114) - Easymao2 (lichess 2045), lichess 5/17/2024

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 Bc5 12.Bf4 Qf6 13.O-O-O h6 14.Rhf1 g5 15.Bxc7 Qe7 16.Bg3 Be3+ 17.Kb1 h5 18.Qf5 h4


19.Bd6 Qe6 20.Qxe6+ fxe6 21.Be5 Rh7 22.Bd4 Bxd4 23.Nxd4 Bd7 24.Nxe4 O-O-O 25.Nf6 Rf7 26.Nxd7 Rxf1 27.Rxf1 Rxd7 28.Nxe6 Re7 29.Nxg5 Re2 30.Rg1 Kd7 31.h3 Ke7 32.Nf3 Re4 33.Re1, Black resigns.

Friday, May 17, 2024

PCG & PCG Reversed 5/16/2024

Philidor Counter Gambit

oliverjb123 (Chess.com 1941) - JimWest (Chess.com 1968), Chess.com 5/16/2024

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc5 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bf4 c6 9.Be2 Bxc5 10.dxc5 O-O 11.O-O Nbd7 12.Nxd7 Bxd7 13.Bd6 Rf7 14.c4 Be6 15.Rc1 b6 16.b4 bxc5 17.bxc5 Rb7 18.f3 Qd7 19.cxd5 Bxd5


20.fxe4 Nxe4 21.Bf3 Nxd6 22.Bxd5+ cxd5 23.Qxd5+ Nf7 24.Qf3 Rf8 25.Kh1 Rbb8 26.c6 Qc7 27.Rfd1 Ne5 28.Qg3 Rbc8 29.h3 Nxc6 30.Qxc7 Rxc7 31.Rc3 Rfc8 32.Rdc1 a5 33.g4 g5 34.Kg2 h6


35.Kg3 Kg7 36.h4 gxh4+ 37.Kxh4 Kg6 38.a4 Kg7 39.Kh5 Kh7 40.Rc5 Kg7 41.R1c2 Kf6 42.Rf5+ Ke6 43.Re2+ Kd6 44.Rf6+ Kc5 45.Rxh6 Kb4 46.g5 Ne7 47.Rb6+ Ka3 48.Re3+ Kxa4 49.Re4+, draw.

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Philidor Counter Gambit Reversed

JimWest (lichess 2109) - Alebe (lichess 2079), lichess 5/16/2024

1.e3 e5 2.e4 Bc5 3.d3 Nf6 4.f4 d6 5.c3 Nc6 6.Nf3 O-O 7.f5 d5 8.Qc2 Ng4 9.h3 Nf2 10.Rh2 dxe4 11.dxe4 Qd6 12.g4 Rd8 13.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 b6 15.Be3 Bb7 16.Nbd2 Na5 17.Be2 c5 18.Rd1 Qc6 19.b3 f6


20.c4 Rd6 21.g5 Rad8 22.gxf6 gxf6 23.Rg1+ Kf7 24.Bh6 Rg8 25.Rxg8 Kxg8 26.Qb1 Qd7 27.Qg1+ Kh8 28.Bf8 Nc6 29.Bxd6 Qxd6 30.Qb1 Nd4 31.Qd3 Qf8


32.Nxd4 exd4 33.Qg3 Qh6 34.Qb8+, Black resigns.