vendredi 16 janvier 2009

PCG au Northern Lights Chess Club

Chess Club
"Northern Lights"

Mon ami finlandais Jukka Joutsi a ouvert une page Web sur le Contre Gambit Philidor (ICI). On pourra découvrir plusieurs parties originales, dont quelques unes de celles que j'ai pu jouer par correspondance sur ce site très sympathique.

2 commentaires:

  1. In a general sense, the best move against "Zuckertort variation" 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 is 6.Nxf6+ ( and 6..gxf6! for Black indeed ). We know the same moves fom Latvian gambit trasposition 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 fxe4 etc.

    The reply 5..Nf6 is the only correct one ( instead 5..d5?! ) and it has been tried by M. Downey ( first LG World Tournament champion ), Holland S. De Jong and I myself (!?). In "Myers Opening Butlletin", Maurits Wind already reccomended 6.Nxf6+ gxf6! but the line was already known by Alapin and Zuckertort who analyzed 6.Qe2 and 6.Bd3 respectively - I don't see anything after 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Nxf6+ Bxf6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 either or even 7..gxf6!? -.

    I have dotzens of games with 6.Nxf6+, if you want to see the most remarkables I could send you.

    With the move old move 5..d5?! I know 205 games.This one is also known in Latvian gambit circles from long time ago as dubtious, not only for 6.Nxe5!?, if not also specially on 6.Neg5 h6?! 7.Nf7! from a game Stepanov-Maljutin, Moscow, 1992 -.

    In the analysis of Jutta after 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. Qh5+ g6 8. Nxg6 Nf6 ( 8...hxg6 9.Qxg6+! is less clear ) 9. Qe5+ Kf7 ( 9..Be7 is possible 10.Nxh8 Nc6 11.Bb5 Qd5 12.Bg5! and now 12..Bd7 from French Franz Destrebecq ) 10. Nxh8+ Kg8 ( 10..Kg7! is the correct reply, there are several games from James West; a probable continuation would be 11.Bh6+ Kxh8 12.Bxf8 Nc6 13.Be7!? Qxe7 14.Qxe7 Nxe7 15.Bc4 with a small plus ) 11. Nf7 ( or first 11.Bg5 ) 11..Nxf7 12. Bc4+ Kg7 13. Qg3+ Kh8 14. Bg5 .... advance for white.

    Of course I can talk on 4.Bc4; 4.exf5 and 4.dxe5 long time, but I prefer shorting this mail.

    Yours, Alejandro Melchor, Barcelona; Spain.

  2. Thanks for your comments Alejandro.