Weird Philidor Gambit Destroyed | Training Game

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My opponent played a strange pawn sacrifice in the opening. He did have some compensation but should have played more aggressively and precisely. Since he didn’t, I was simply a pawn up. It ended up being a somewhat tricky conversion because I got low on time, though. Still, an unsound gambit!

Today’s game was not in the Anti Grunfeld as the theory video because I couldn’t arrange a training game that fast. For tomorrow’s video I have a game arranged though! If you would like to play me in the variations to come, visit my Patreon page.

Here is today’s game:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nc6 4. dxe5 Bg4 5. exd6 Bxd6 6. Be2 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. O-O Bb4 9. Qxd8 Raxd8 10. Bg5 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Rd6 13. Rad1 Ne8 14. Rxd6 Nxd6 15. Bf4 Rd8 16. Rd1 f6 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. Kg2 h6 19. f4 Ne7 20. e5 fxe5 21. fxe5 d5 22. Bg4 b5 23. f4 g6 24. Rd3 Kg7 25. a3 h5 26. Bh3 a5 27. Kg3 Nc6 28. Bg2 Ne7 29. Bh3 Nc6 30. Be6 Ne7 31. Kh4 Kh6 32. Kg3 Rf8 33. Bxd5 h4+ 34. Kg4 Rd8 35. Be4 Rf8 36. Rd6 Kg7 37. Rd7 Kf7 38. Bxg6+ Ke6 39. Rd6# 1-0

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