Philidor's DefenseC41

Rumsby S.
Khemoudj O.

Leam D v Ban B
2019


C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bc4 h6 5. d3 last book move 5... Bd7 6. Be3 Bc6 6... Be7 7. O-O 7. a4 a6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. b4 b6 10. b5 Bb7 11. Ne2 11. Nh4 axb5 12. axb5 Rxa1 13. Qxa1 d5 14. exd5 Bb4 11... Qc8 11... Be7 12. Nh4 12. Nh4 12. Ng3 g6 12... d5 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Ng3 Bxc4 15. dxc4 g6 Covers f5 15... Qb7 16. Qd2 16. Qe2 16. Qd3 Bg7 17. Nxg6 e4 18. Nxe4 fxg6 19. Nxf6+ Nxf6 20. Qxg6+ Kf8 16... Qb7 16... Bg7 17. Rfd1 17. f4 17. a5 17... exf4?? 17... e4 was possible 18. a5 bxa5 19. Rxa5 axb5 20. Rxb5 Qc6= 18. Bxf4+ 18. Bd4+ and White can already relax 18... Kd8 19. Rxf4 Bc5 20. Bxc5 bxc5 18... Kd8 18... Be7 doesn't get the cat off the tree 19. Rad1 19. Be5 Bg7 19... Bc5+ doesn't change the outcome of the game 20. Kh1 Be7 21. Rad1 20. Rad1 Re8 20... Kc8 a last effort to resist the inevitable 21. Rxd7! Deflection: c7 21... Kxd7 22. Bxf6 Bxf6 23. Qg4+ Ke7 21. Bxf6+ Bxf6 22. Qd2 22. Rxd7+ Kxd7 23. Rd1+ Qd5 24. Rxd5+ Kc8 25. Qxe8+ Kb7 26. Qc6+ Kb8 27. Rd7 Ra7 28. Qxf6 Rb7 29. bxa6 b5 30. axb7 bxa4 31. Qd8+ Ka7 32. b8=Q+ Ka6 33. Qb5+ Ka7 34. Rxc7# 22... c5 23. Rxf6 axb5 24. Rxf7 Ra7 25. Nxg6 Kc8 26. Nf5 Qc6 27. Nd6+ 27. Nge7+ Kb8 28. Nxc6+ Ka8 29. Nxa7 Kb8 30. Rxd7 Re6 31. Qf4+ Ka8 32. Qf3+ Re4 33. Qxe4+ Kb8 34. Qb7# 27... Kd8 27... Kb8 does not solve anything 28. axb5 Qf3 29. Rxf3 Rc8 30. Nxc8 Rc7 31. Qf4 Nf6 32. Nxb6 Kb7 33. Qxf6 Rh7 34. Qc6+ Ka7 35. Ra3+ Kb8 36. Rd8# 28. Nxe8 Kxe8 28... Qe6 cannot change what is in store for White 29. Qf4 Kc8 30. Ne7+ Kb7 31. Rxd7+ Qxd7 32. Nd6+ Kb8 33. Rf8+ Qd8 34. Rxd8+ Kc7 35. Nd5+ Kxd8 36. Qf8+ Kd7 37. Qe7+ Kc6 38. axb5# 29. Re7+ 29. Qxd7+ Rxd7 30. Rf8# 29... Kd8 30. Ne5 30. cxb5 Qe6 31. Rxe6 c4 32. Re7 Rc7 33. Rxd7+ Kc8 34. Rxc7+ Kxc7 35. Qd8+ Kb7 36. Rd7# 30... Qc8 30... Kxe7 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 31. Nxc6+ Kf7 32. Qxh6 Nf6 33. Rf1 Ke8 34. Qxf6 Kd7 35. Qe7+ Kxc6 36. axb5# 31. Rxd7+ 31. Qd6 Qc7 32. Re8+ Kxe8 33. Qe6+ Kd8 34. Qg8+ Ke7 35. Qf7+ Kd8 36. Qf8# 31... Rxd7 32. Nxd7 Kc7 32... Qc7 cannot undo what has already been done 33. Nxb6+ Ke7 34. Nd5+ Kf7 35. Qf2+ Kg8 36. Nxc7 h5 37. Rd8+ Kg7 38. Ne6+ Kg6 39. Rg8+ Kh6 40. Qf6+ Kh7 41. Rh8# 33. Qd6+ 1-0 [Fritz 13 (30s)]

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