Thursday, July 29, 2004

A Quick Knock Out in the Philidor Exchange Variation

In keeping with the chessboxing theme, here is a quick 5-min. K.O. in the Philidor Exchange Variation. It features a cute knight sacrifice at f7 on move 7. (A purist will call this a 'pseudo-sacrifice' since the piece is regained on move 9.) By the way, perhaps the best ICC handle I've yet to see (some years back) was weakerthanf7.

[Event "ICC 5 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2004.07.29"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Wildazbill"]
[Black "priamo1961"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "1267"]
[BlackElo "1226"]
[Opening "Philidor: exchange variation"]
[ECO "C21"]
[NIC "KP.04"]
[Time "12:25:22"]
[TimeControl "300+0"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Ng5 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8. Qf3+ Qf6 9. Bxd5+ Be6 10. Bxe6+ Kxe6 11. Qxb7 Qe5+ 12. Kd1 Qd5 13. Re1+ Kd6 14. Bf4+ Kc5 15. Re5 Na6 {Black resigns} 1-0