Thursday, April 30, 2015

It happens.

White faced a tough opponent in the following game, and was not able to score the full point.

It happens.

Philidor 1792 - Arslanov,S
casual blitz game Moscow, 2015

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ng6 7.Qd5+ Kf8 8.Qxc5+ d6 9.Qe3 Nf6 


A slight improvement over 10.Nc3 c6 11.0-0 Kf7 12.f4 Re8 13.f5 Ne5 14.d4 Nc4 15.Qf3 Kg8 16.b3 Nb6 17.Bg5 Qe7 18.Rae1 Qf7 19.e5 dxe5 20.dxe5 Nfd5 21.e6 Qf8 22.Ne4 Bxe6 23.fxe6 Qxf3 24.Rxf3 Rxe6 25.c4 Rae8 26.cxd5 Rxe4 27.Rxe4 Rxe4 28.dxc6 bxc6 29.Rc3 Re6 30.Kf2 h6 31.Bh4 Nd5 32.Rc5 g5 33.Bg3 Ne3 34.Bb8 Ng4+ 35.Kf3 Nf6 36.Bxa7 Nd5 37.Rc2 Kf7 38.Bc5 Kg6 39.a4 h5 40.a5 g4+ 41.Kf2 Nf4 42.a6 Nd3+ 43.Kg3 Kg5 44.h4+ gxh3 45.Kxh3 Nxc5 46.Rxc5+ Black resigned, Philidor 1792- guest2498,, 2014.

10.d4 is Houdini's choice. 

10...Kf7 11.Nc3 Re8 

Or 1...c6 12.f4 Rf8 13.f5 Ne5 14.d4 Nc4 15.Qd3 Nb6 16.Bg5 Kg8 17.g4 Nbd7 18.Rae1 Qb6 19.Na4 Qb4 20.b3 Nxg4 21.Bd2 Qa3 22.Bc3 b5 23.Bb2 Qb4 24.Bc3 Qa3 25.Bb2 Qb4 26.Bc3 Qa3 27.Bb2 drawn, perrypawnpusher - joejox, FICS, 2009.


Or 12.d3 Kg8 (12...d5 13.Qf3 Bg4 14.Qg3 dxe4 15.dxe4 Nxe4 16.Nxe4 Rxe4 17.f3 Qd4+ 18.Kh1 Bxf3 19.Qxf3+ Kg8 20.c3 Qe5 21.Qf7+ Kh8 22.Bd2 Rd8 23.Rae1 Rxe1 24.Bxe1 Qe7 25.Qxe7 Nxe7 26.Bh4 Rd7 27.Bxe7 Black resigned, mrjoker - vishal-here, Internet Chess Club, 2008) 13.f4 Bd7 (13...Ng4 14.Qf3 Nf6 15.Bd2 Bg4 16.Qf2 c6 17.h3 Bd7 18.Rae1 Rf8 19.Qd4 Be8 20.g4 Bf7 21.g5 Nd7 22.Qxd6 Nb6 23.Qc5 Nd7 24.Qe3 Re8 25.f5 Nge5 26.Qg3 g6 27.h4 b5 28.Bf4 b4 29.Ne2 c5 30.c3 bxc3 31.bxc3 c4 32.d4 Nd3 33.Rb1 Nxf4 34.Qxf4 Rb8 35.Rbe1 Rf8 36.Ng3 Rb2 37.e5 Bd5 38.Rf2 Rxf2 39.Kxf2 Qb8 40.Re2 Qb1 41.f6 Qd3 42.h5 gxh5 43.Nxh5 Bf7 44.Ng3 Bg6 45.e6 Qxc3 46.f7+ Bxf7 47.exf7+ Rxf7 48.Re8+ Kg7 49.Nf5+ Rxf5 50.Qxf5 Qxd4+ 51.Kg2 Qd2+ 52.Qf2 Qxf2+ 53.Kxf2 Black forfeited on time, Petasluk - bergsteiger, FICS, 2007) 14.Qg3 Kh8 15.b3 a6 16.Bb2 Rg8 17.Rae1 Bb5 18.a4 Bc6 19.e5 Nd5 20.Nxd5 Bxd5 21.f5 Nxe5 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.Qxe5 Bf7 24.f6 g6 25.Qf4 Re8 26.Qh6 Rg8 27.Re7 Qf8 28.Rfe1 Qxh6 29.Rxf7 Black forfeited on time, shugart - transitman, FICS, 2013

12...d5 13.e5 

A last chance to mix it up 13.f5 Ne7 14.e5 Nxf5 15.Qf4 g5 16.Qxg5 Rxe5 17.d4 Re8. 

13...d4 White resigned

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