(C41) Philidor Counter Gambit
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5:

(Jukka Joutsi * latest additions: 1.12.2016).

Tilastoa valkoisen 4. siirrolle avauksen "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5" jälkeen.
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LINK: Philidor Defence & Philidor Counter Gambit (Wikipedia)

LINK: Philidor Counter Gambit (Fred Fournier, France)



(Jukka Joutsi, 24.12.2008): Here's interesting information from La Mecca's website. Descriptions for Philidor Counter Gambits variations: Del Rio Attack , Berger Variation and Zukertort Variation.

Eero Böök( Shakkipelin oppikirja 1 * WSOY, 1936): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 ~ Philidor valitsi tämän puolustusssiirron tarkoituksena heti vapauttaa mustan asema siirrolla 3. --- f5. Tämä idea on kuitenkin virheellinen, sillä valkea saa kehittämällä nopeasti upseerinsa ratkaisevaan hyökkäykseen esim. seuraavasti: 3. d4 f5 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. Nxe5! dxe5.


(Jukka Joutsi, 23.12.2008): You're welcomed to send your own comments about this opening. Please, DON'T send us all available games with this opening from some computer world chess databases. We are interested in your own games/experiences.


(Fred Fournier, France ~ 24.12.2008): About Philidor counter Gambit. The opening is not good for Black, but it is not boring. I have a database of 4105 games and I played 1430 games since 1994 among which 118 by correspondence and 10 to the 'Northern Lights Chessclub'.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5:

A) 4. Miscellaneous 4th moves for white:

4. exf5 (C41-2/8) :

4. --- Bxf5:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - G. De Rose, USA ~ Northern Lights Club ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. exf5 Bxf5 5. Nc3 e4 6. Ng5 Nf6 7. f3 d5 8. fxe4 dxe4 9. Bb5+ Nc6 10. O-O Bg4 11. Qd2 Bb4 12. h3 Bd7 13. Qe3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Qe7 15. a4 h6 16. Ba3 Nd5 17. Qf2 Qf6 18. Qxf6 Nxf6 19. Nxe4 Nxe4 20. Rae1 O-O-O 21. Rxe4 g6 22. Bc4 h5 23. Re2 Bf5 24. Rfe1 b6 25. d5 Nb8 26. Kh2 Nd7 27. Ba6+ Kb8 28. c4 h4 29. Be7 Rdg8 30. a5 g5 31. axb6 axb6 32. Bb5 Kc8 33. Bxg5 Nb8 34. Be7 Rh5 35. c5 bxc5 36. Ra1 Bd7 37. Bc4 Rf5 38. Bxc5 Re8 39. Ra8 Kb7 40. Ra7+ Kc8 41. Be7 Rf4 42. Bd3 Ra4 43. Rxa4 Bxa4 44. Re4 Nd7 45. Bxh4 Nc5 46. Rxe8+ Bxe8 47. Bf5+ Bd7 48. g4 Bxf5 49. gxf5 Kd7 50. Kg3 Na6 51. Kf4 Nb4 52. c4 Ke8 53. Kg5 Kf7 54. Bg3 Nd3 55. h4 Nc5 56. Bxc7 1-0

4. --- e4 5. Qe2:

[Event "Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis, 2004"]
[White "Baer Werner (GER)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Qe2 Bxf5 6.d5 Nf6 7.Nd4 Qc8 8.Nxf5 Qxf5 9.Qb5+ Kd8 10.Qxb7 Qxd5 11.Qxd5 Nxd5 12.Be2 Nf6 13.O-O Nbd7 14.c4 g6 15.Nc3 Bg7 16.Be3 Kc8 17.Rab1 Re8 18.Rfd1 a6 19.Na4 Kb7 20.b4 Re6 21.Nc3 c6 22.b5 c5 23.Rd2 axb5 24.Nxb5 Kc6 25.Rbd1 Bf8 26.Rb2 Ne5 27.Nc3 Ra3 28.Nd5 Nfd7 29.Rdb1 Ra7 30.h3 Bg7 31.Rb3 Re8 32.a4 Bf8 33.Bf4 1-0

4. --- e4 5. Ng5:

5. --- Bxf5:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Sven Hultin, Sweden ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. exf5 e4 5. Ng5 Bxf5 6. g4 Bc8 7. Nxe4 d5 8. Ng3 Nc6 9. Be2 Be6 10. Nc3 Qh4 11. Bf4 O-O-O 12. Qd2 h6 13. h3 Nf6 14. Qe3 Re8 15. O-O-O a6 16. Kb1 Kb8 17. Be5 Bd6 18. f4 Rhf8 19. Bd3 g5 20. Bxf6 Rxf6 21. Nf5 Bxf4 22. Qe2 Rxf5 23. Bxf5 Bf7 24. Qg2 Rd8 25. Rhf1 h5 26. Ne2 Bd6 27. Bd3 Rd7 28. Rf6 Re7 29. Rdf1 Be8 30. a3 Ka7 31. Rh6 Bf7 32. Nc3 Nd8 33. Ka2 Bf4 34. Ne2 Be8 35. Nxf4 gxf4 36. Rxf4 Qg5 37. Rhf6 hxg4 38. Qxg4 Qxg4 39. Rxg4 Ne6 40. c3 c6 41. h4 Kb6 42. Rg1 Nc7 43. a4 Bh5 44. Rf5 Be8 45. Re5 Rxe5 46. dxe5 Ne6 47. Bf5 Nf4 48. Rg4 Ne2 49. a5+ Kxa5 50. Rg8 Bh5 51. e6 d4 52. Rg5 Nf4 53. Bg6+ c5 54. e7 Bxg6 55. Rxg6 Nxg6 56. e8=Q 1-0.

[Fred Fournier, France-Jukka Joutsi, Finland * Black Coffee Chess League * 1st Season * 1st Division * 2016]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. exf5 e4 5. Ng5 Bxf5 6. Nc3 d5 7. f3 Be7 8. fxe4 dxe4 9. Ngxe4 Nf6 10. Nxf6+ Bxf6 11. Qe2+ Kf7 12. Qh5+ g6 13. Bc4+ Kf8 14. Qh6+ Bg7 15. Qf4 Qxd4 16. Qxd4 Bxd4 17. Nb5 Be5 18. Bh6+ Ke7 19. O-O-O Nc6 20. Rhf1 a6 21. Nc3 Bd6 22. g4 Bxg4 23. Rf7+ Kd8 24. Rxd6+ cxd6 25. Bg5+ Kc8 26. Ne4 Ra7 27. Bf4 Rd8 28. Nxd6+ Rxd6 29. Bxd6 ½-½.

5. --- Nf6:

(GM Semen I. Dvoirys (2562) - NM James R. West (2213) [C41] ~ New York Open/New York, NY USA (1) 2000): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. exf5 e4 5. Ng5 Nf6 6. f3! Qe7 7. Be2 exf3 8. Nxf3 Bxf5 9. O-O Qd7 10. d5 Be7 11. Nd4 Bg4 12. c4! Bxe2 13. Qxe2 O-O 14. Nc3 Na6 15. Bd2 Rfe8 16. Rf4! Bf8 17. Qf3 Qf7 18. Rf1 Qg6 19. Ne6 Be7 20. Ne4 h5 21. Bc3! Nxe4 22. Rxe4 Nc5 23. Nxc5 dxc5 24. Re6 Bf6 25. Bxf6 Rxe6 26. dxe6 Rf8 27. Qd5 c6 28. Qg5 Rxf6 29. Qxg6 Rxg6 30. e7 1-0.

LINK: Tarkempi analyysi: Dvoirys-West 1-0 (Michael Goeller, Kenilworth Chess Club)


4. Nbd2 :

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Fred Fournier, France ~ Northern Lights Club, 'Challenge' - 2009): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f6 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. Bc4 exd4 6. Ng5 d5 7. exd5 Qe7+ 8. Kf1 h6 9. Ngf3 Nbd7 10. Nxd4 Nb6 11. Bd3 g6 12. c4 Bg7 13. N2f3 O-O 14. a4 a5 15. Qc2 Ne4 16. Bf4 g5 17. Be3 f4 18. Bc1 Re8 19. Nb5 g4 20. Bxe4 Qxe4 21. Qxe4 Rxe4 22. Nd2 Re7 23. Ra3 Bf5 24. d6 cxd6 25. Nxd6 Bc2 26. h3 Rd8 27. c5 Nxa4 28. Rxa4 Bxa4 29. hxg4 b6 30. f3 bxc5 31. N6e4 Bc6 32. g3 fxg3 33. Kg2 Rd3 34. Rh5 Bd5 35. b3 Re5 36. Rh1 Kf7 37. Re1 Re6 38. Rh1 Bd4 39. g5 Be3 40. gxh6 Rxh6 41. Re1 Bf4 42. Nf1 Bxe4 43. fxe4 Rh4 44. Bxf4 Rxf4 0-1.

(J.Tolonen, Finland - Jukka Joutsi, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. Bc4 Nxe4 6. dxe5 d5 7. Bb3 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Nb1 Be6 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. g3 Qd7 13. Be3 Na5 14. Re1 c5 15. a4 h6 16. Rb1 Nxb3 17. cxb3 g5 18. Qd3 Kg7 19. b4 d4 20. Bd2 c4 21. Qf1 dxc3 22. Bxc3 Qd3 23. Qxd3 cxd3 24. Red1 Rad8 25. Nd4 Bc4 26. f4 a6 27. Kf2 h5 28. Nf3 Kg6 29. fxg5 Bxg5 30. Nxg5 Kxg5 31. Ke3 Rd7 32. a5 Rc8 33. Kd2 Bb5 34. Re1 Bc6 35. e6 Re7 36. Re5 Be4 37. b5 axb5 38. Rbxb5 Kg4 39. Rb4 Kf3 40. Rb2 h4 41. gxh4 Kf4 42. Reb5 Rxe6 43. Rb1 Kg4 44. Rb6 Rxb6 45. Rxb6 Kxh4 46. Rh6+ Kg4 47. Rh8 Rc4 48. Rg8+ Kh3 49. Rh8+ Kg2 50. h4 Kf2 51. h5 Ra4 52. Bb2 Ra2 53. Kc3 Rxa5 54. h6 f4 55. h7 Rc5+ 56. Kd4 d2 57. Kxe4 d1=Q 58. Bd4+ Ke2 59. Re8 Rh5 60. h8=Q Rxh8 61. Rxh8 Qd3+ 62. Ke5 Qg3 0-1.


4. Bd3? :

[Daddy Hawkins - Jukka Joutsi, Finland * 2016]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Bd3 fxe4 5. Bxe4 d5 6. Bxh7 Rxh7 7. Nxe5 Qh4 8. Qf3 Nf6 9. h3 Qxd4 10. Nd3 Bg4 11. Qe3+ Qxe3+ 12. Bxe3 Nc6 13. f3 Bf5 14. Nd2 O-O-O 15. O-O Bxd3 16. cxd3 Nb4 17. d4 Nc2 18. Rac1 Nxe3 19. Rfe1 Bb4 20. Re2 Nh5 21. Kf2 Nxg2 22. Nb3 Nhf4 23. Nc5 Nxe2 24. Ne6 Nxc1 0-1.

B) 4. dxe5 (C41-2) (Del Rio Attack and Berger Variation):

Tilastoa mustan 6. siirrolle avauksen "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6" jälkeen (Del Rio).
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4.--- Nc6 (miscellaneous):

(Sven Hultin, Sweden - Rasmus Tamminen, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 Nc6 5. Bd3 Nxe5 6. Nxe5 dxe5 7. Nd2 Nh6 8. O-O f4 9. Qh5+ Nf7 10. Bc4 g6 11. Bxf7+ Kxf7 12. Qxe5 Bd6 13. Qd5+ Kg7 14. Nc4 Rf8 15. Nxd6 Qxd6 16. Qxd6 cxd6 17. Rd1 f3 18. Rxd6 fxg2 19. Kxg2 Bg4 20. Kg3 Bh5 21. Be3 Rac8 22. c3 Rc6 23. Bd4+ Kg8 24. Rd7 Rf3+ 25. Kg2 Re6 26. Rg7+ Kf8 27. Rxh7 Rf7 28. Rh8+ Ke7 29. e5 Bf3+ 30. Kg3 a6 31. b3 Rf5 32. h4 Rf7 33. c4 b5 34. cxb5 axb5 35. a4 b4 36. a5 Kd7 37. a6 Re8 38. Rxe8 Kxe8 39. e6 Rf5 40. a7 Ba8 41. Be3 Re5 42. Ra6 Ke7 43. Bg5+ Ke8 44. Rb6 1-0.


4.--- fxe4 (C41-2) :

5. Ng5:

5. --- d5:

[Event "Northern Lights * Aurora Borealis, 2004"]
[White "Eguia Danilo (PHI)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.h4 Bf5 7.g4 Bc8 8.Nc3 c6 9.e6 Nh6 10.Qd4 Qf6 11.Qd1 Bb4 12.Bd2 O-O 13.Qe2 Bxe6 14.Nxe6 Qxe6 15.g5 Nf5 16.Bh3 Na6 17.a3 Bc5 18.Na4 e3 19.fxe3 Qe4 20.Rf1 Qxh4+ 0-1.

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Tappei Kusunoki, Japan ~ Northern Lights, 2013): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bc5 7. Nxe4 Bb4+ 8. c3 dxe4 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. cxb4 Bxe6 11. Nc3 Nf6 12. Bf4 Rf8 13. O-O-O+ Nbd7 14. Be2 Ng4 15. Bxg4 Bxg4 16. Bg5+ Kc8 17. Rd2 h6 18. Be3 Bf5 19. Bd4 a5 20. b5 b6 21. Bxg7 Rg8 22. Bxh6 Kb7 23. Nd5 Be6 24. Nf4 Rge8 25. Nxe6 Rxe6 26. Rxd7 Rxh6 27. Kd2 Rf8 28. Ke3 Rh5 29. a4 Kc8 30. Rg7 Rhf5 31. Rc1 Rxf2 32. Rcxc7+ Kb8 33. Rb7+ Ka8 34. Ra7+ Kb8 35. Rgb7+ Kc8 36. Rxb6 R8f5 37. Re6 Kb8 38. Rg7 Rf8 39. Rg8 Rxg8 40. Kxf2 1-0.

["Robert", USA - Jukka Joutsi, Finland * 2016]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. f3? h6 7. Nh3 Bxh3 8. gxh3 Qh4+ 9. Kd2 Nc6 10. c3 d4 11. Bb5 O-O-O 12. Bxc6 Qf2+ 13. Qe2 e3+ 14. Kd3 dxc3+ 0-1.

[ "NBK" - Jukka Joutsi, Finland * 2016]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Ne7 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Qh6 Nf5 11. Qh3 h6 12. e6 Qf6 13. Nf7 Rf8 14. c4 Qxa1+ 15. Ke2 Nd4+ 16. Ke3 Bxe6 17. g4 Rxf7 18. Qxh6 Rf3# 0-1.

5. --- Nc6:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Rasmus Tamminen, Finland ~ Northern Lights, 2012): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 Nc6 6. e6 Ne5 7. Be2 Be7 8. Nxe4 Bxe6 9. f4 d5 10. Ng5 Bxg5 11. fxg5 Ne7 12. Qd4 N7c6 13. Qf2 Rf8 14. Bf4 Qe7 15. O-O O-O-O 16. Qg3 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Nc3 Rxf4 19. Qxf4 Qxb2 20. Rfc1 Qb4 21. Qd2 d4 22. a3 Qe7 23. Na4 d3 24. Bf3 Nxf3 25. gxf3 Nd4 26. Rf1 Nb3 27. Qe3 Nxa1 28. Rxa1 Qf7 29. Kg2 d2 30. Nc5 Bd5 31. Rd1 Qf5 32. Nb3 Bxb3 33. Qxb3 Qxg5+ 34. Kf1 Qd5 35. Qxd5 Rxd5 36. Ke2 Kd7 37. Ke3 b5 0-1.

[Tuomo Turunen-Jukka Joutsi, 2016]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 Nc6 6. Bb5 Be7 7. Nxe4 dxe5 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. Qh5+ Kf8 10. Qxe5 Nf6 11. Nbc3 Bd6 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. Bf4 Kf7 14. O-O Qxe5 15. Bxe5 Re8 16. Bxc7 Bf5 17. Rac1 Rac8 18. Bd6 Rcd8 19. Bf4 Nd5 20. Nxd5 Rxd5 21. Be3 Ra5 22. a3 c5 23. b4 Rxa3 24. Bxc5 a5 25. bxa5 Rxa5 26. Bd4 Re2 27. c3 Raa2 28. h3 h5 29. Ra1 Bd3 30. Rxa2 Rxa2 31. Re1 g6 32. Kh2 h4 33. Re5 Ra6 34. Rc5 Ke6 35. Rc8 Ra5 36. Rh8 g5 37. Be3 Rf5 38. Rh6+ Kf7 39. Rc6 Be4 40. Rc7+ Kg6 41. c4 Rf8 42. c5 Rf6 43. Rc8 Kf5 44. Rg8 Rg6 45. Rxg6 Kxg6 46. f4 gxf4 47. Bxf4 Bc6 48. g3 hxg3+ 49. Kxg3 Kh5 50. h4 Kg6 51. Bd6 Kf5 52. Kf2 Kg4 53. Be7 Be8 54. Ke3 Kf5 55. Kd4 Ke6 56. Bd6 Bf7 57. Ke4 Be8 58. Be5 Bc6+ 59. Kf4 Be8 60. Bd4 Kd5 61. Bf2 Bf7 62. Kg5 Ke6 63. h5 Be8 64. h6 Kf7 65. Bd4 Kg8 66. Bg7 Kf7 67. Kf5 Kg8 68. Ke6 * 1-0.

5. Nd4:

[Event "Northern Lights - Memorial: Miodrag Perovic, 2003"]
[White "De Grandi Carlo (GRE)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Nd4 d5 6.Nc3 c6 7.Be2 Ne7 8.Bg5 Qc7 9.Bh5+ Ng6 10.Bxg6+ hxg6 11.Bf4 Bc5 12.Nb3 Qf7 13.Bg3 Bb6 14.Qe2 Qe7 15.f3 exf3 16.Qxf3 Bf5 17.O-O-O O-O 0-1.


5. Qe2:

5. --- Qe7:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Fred Fournier, France ~ Northern Lights Club , H.Bogart Tournament, 2006): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6.Ng5 Nf6 7.Ne6 Bxe6 8.fxe6 c6 9.Qc4 d5 10.Qb3 Qb4+ 11.Nd2 Qxb3 12.Nxb3 Ke7 13.Be2 Kxe6 14.O-O Nbd7 15.f3 Bd6 16.c4 b6 17.Be3 Rhf8 18.Rae1 Rae8 19.c5 bxc5 20.dxc5 Be5 21.Nd4+ Bxd4 22.Bxd4 Ne5 23.Bd1 Kd7 24.fxe4 dxe4 25.Bc2 Nd3 26.Re3 Nb4 27.Bxe4 Nxe4 28.Rxf8 Rxf8 29.Rxe4 g6 30.a3 Nd5 31.Bf2 Rf4 32.Rxf4 Nxf4 33.Kf1 Ke6 34.Be3 Nd3 35.b4 Kd5 36.Ke2 Ne5 37.Kd1 Nc4 38.Bc1 a5 39.Kc2 axb4 40.axb4 Ne5 41.Bf4 Nc4 42.h4 Kd4 43.Kb3 Kd5 44.Ka4 Nb2+ 45.Ka5 Nd3 46.Bh2 h5 47.Bg1 Ne5 48.Ka6 Kc4 49.Kb6 Kd5 50.b5 Nc4+ 51.Ka6 cxb5 52.Kxb5 Ne5 53.Bh2 1-0 .

5. --- Nf6:

6. Nc3:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Jean Moeckel, USA 1-0, Northern Lights Club, Barraso-Dozaj Memorial - 2006.) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Qe2 Nf6 6. Nc3 Qe7 7.Nh4 Nc6 8.Be3 Qf7 9.g4 Be7 10.g5 Nd5 11.Nxd5 Qxd5 12.Qh5+ Kd8 13.Bg2 Nb4 14.Qe2 Qc6 15.0-0 Qxc2 16.Qh5 Nd5 17.Ng6 Rg8 18.Qxh7 Re8 19.Nxe7 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Rxe7 21.f6 gxf6 22.Qh8+ Re8 23.Qxf6+ Re7 24.Qh8+ Re8 25.Rf8 1-0.

6. Bg5:

11. --- c6:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Alfredo Beyer, Peru ~ ICCF, Finland-Peru, 1999): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Qe2 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxf6 exf3 8.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 9.Bxe7 fxg2 10.Bxg2 Kxe7 11.Rg1 c6 12.Be4 d5 13.Bd3 Kf6 14.Kd2 Rg8 15.Nc3 Na6 16.Bxa6 bxa6 17.Na4 Bxf5 18.Nc5 Rab8 19.b3 a5 20.f4 Rge8 21.Rae1 g6 22.Re5 Rxe5 23.fxe5+ Ke7 24.c3 Rf8 25.Ke3 Bc8 26.h4 Rf5 27.Rg5 Rxg5 28.hxg5 Kf7 29.Kf4 Ke7 30.a4 Kf7 31.e6+ Bxe6 32.Ke5 1-0.

11. --- Re8:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland -Ulises Cuellar, Peru ~ Northern Lights Club, E-Mail Tournament 1999): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Qe2 Nf66.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxf6 exf3 8.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 9.Bxe7 fxg2 10.Bxg2 Kxe7 11.Rg1 Re8 12.Kd2 c6 13.Nc3 Bxf5 14.Rae1+ Kd8 15.Rxe8+ Kxe8 16.Nb5 Kd7 17.Bh3 1-0.



5. --- d5 6. e6 (Del Rio Attack):

6. --- Bb4+

6. --- Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. Qd2:

[Event "Northern Lights * Challenge game, 2008"]
[White "Shams Khan, India"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Bxe6 11.Nxh8 Qh4+ 12.g3 Qh6 13.Qd2 Nd7 14. Na3 O-O-O 15. Nb5 Ne7 16. Nxa7+ Kb8 17.Nb5 Rxh8 18.0-0-0 Ne5 19. Be2 Bd7 20.Nd4 Bh3 21.Kb1 Rf8 22.c4 dxc4 23.Qa5 Qd6 24.Rc1 b6 25.Qa4 Bd7 26. Nb5 Bxb5 27.Qxb5 Nd5 28.Rhd1 Nd3 29. Qxc4 Nxe3 30. Qxe4 Nxd1 31. Qxd3 Qxd3 32.Bxd3 Ne3 33. Re1 1/2-1/2

6. --- Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13.c4:

13. --- Qxe3+ 14. Be2 Nc6:

19. Ng6+:

[Event "Northern Lights * Challenge game, 2009"]
[White "Clemens von Rosenberg, Germany"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bb4+ 7.c3 Bc5 8.Nf7 Qf6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Bxe6 11.Nxh8 Qh4+ 12.g3 Qh6 13.c4 Qxe3+ 14.Be2 Nc6 15.Qd2 Qxd2+ 16.Nxd2 Nf6 17.cxd5 Bxd5 18.O-O Ke7 19.Ng6+ hxg6 20.Bc4 Rd8 0-1

19. Rae1:

20. --- Rxh8:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Sven Hultin, Sweden ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. c4 Qxe3+ 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Nxd2 Nf6 17. cxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rae1 Ne5 20. Bd1 Rxh8 21. Bc2 Kd6 22. Nxe4+ Nxe4 23. Bxe4 c6 24. Rd1 Re8 25. Rf2 Ke6 26. Re2 Bxe4 27. Rxe4 Re7 28. Kg2 g6 29. Red4 g5 30. Rd8 g4 31. Ra8 a6 32. Rdd8 Kf5 33. Rf8+ Nf7 34. Rae8 Rd7 35. Re2 h5 36. b3 Kf6 37. a3 Kf5 38. Rfe8 Rd6 39. h4 gxh3+ 40. Kxh3 Kg5 41. R8e7 Nd8 42. R7e5+ Kf6 43. Rxh5 Ne6 44. Rh6+ Kf7 45. Kh2 c5 46. g4 b5 47. g5 c4 48. bxc4 bxc4 49. Rc2 a5 50. Rxc4 Rd2+ 51. Kg3 Rd5 52. Kh4 Re5 53. Rh7+ Kg6 54. Re7 Kf5 55. Ra4 Rc5 56. Rf7+ Ke5 57. g6 Rc1 58. Rxa5+ Ke4 59. Ra4+ Ke5 60. Rg4 Rh1+ 61. Kg3 Rg1+ 62. Kh3 Rh1+ 63. Kg2 Rh8 64. g7 Nxg7 65. Rfxg7 Rd8 66. a4 1-0.

20. --- Nd3:

40. Ke1:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Rasmus Tamminen, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. c4 Qxe3+ 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Nxd2 Nf6 17. cxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rae1 Ne5 20. Bd1 Nd3 21. Re3 Rxh8 22. Bc2 Kd6 23. Nxe4+ Nxe4 24. Bxd3 Nc5 25. Be2 c6 26. Ra3 Re8 27. Bf3 a6 28. Bxd5 cxd5 29. b4 Nd7 30. Rf7 Re1+ 31. Kf2 Rb1 32. Rxg7 Rxb4 33. Rxh7 Ne5 34. h4 Rb2+ 35. Ke1 Rb1+ 36. Ke2 Rb2+ 37. Kd1 Nc4 38. Rb3 Rxa2 39. Rbxb7 Kc5 40. Ke1 Ne3 41. Rb3 d4 42. Rd3 Rh2 43. Rd2 Ng2+ 44. Ke2 Nxh4+ 45. Kd3 Rxd2+ 46. Kxd2 Nf3+ 47. Kd3 Kd5 48. Rd7+ Ke6 49. Ra7 Kd5 50. Rxa6 Ne5+ 51. Kd2 Ke4 52. Rf6 Nc4+ 53. Ke2 d3+ 54. Kf2 Ke5 55. Rf8 Kd4 56. g4 Nd2 57. Rf4+ Ne4+ 58. Kf3 d2 59. Ke2 Ke5 60. Rf8 Kd4 61. Rd8+ Ke5 62. Ke3 Nf6 63. g5 Ne4 64. g6 Ng3 65. Kxd2 Kf6 66. Rd4 Kg7 67. Rg4 Nh5 68. Ke3 Kf6 69. Ke4 Ng7 70. Kf4 Ne6+ 71. Ke3 Ng7 72. Ke4 Ne6 73. Kd5 Ng7 74. Kd6 Nf5+ 75. Kd7 Ng7 76. Kd8 Kf5 77. Rg1 Kf6 78. Kd7 Nf5 79. Ke8 Kg7 80. Rg4 Ne3 81. Rg5 Nc2 82. Ke7 Nd4 83. Rg4 Nf5+ 84. Ke6 Ne3 85. Rg3 Nf1 86. Rf3 Nh2 87. Rb3 Kxg6 88. Rg3+ Kh5 89. Rh3+ Kg6 90. Rxh2 Kg5 91. Rf2 1-0.

40. h5:

41. Rh8:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Sven Hultin, Sweden ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. c4 Qxe3+ 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Nxd2 Nf6 17. cxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rae1 Ne5 20. Bd1 Nd3 21. Re3 Rxh8 22. Bc2 Kd6 23. Nxe4+ Nxe4 24. Bxd3 Nc5 25. Be2 c6 26. Ra3 Re8 27. Bf3 a6 28. Bxd5 cxd5 29. b4 Nd7 30. Rf7 Re1+ 31. Kf2 Rb1 32. Rxg7 Rxb4 33. Rxh7 Ne5 34. h4 Rb2+ 35. Ke1 Rb1+ 36. Ke2 Rb2+ 37. Kd1 Nc4 38. Rb3 Rxa2 39. Rbxb7 Kc5 40. h5 Rh2 41. Rh8 Ne3+ 42. Kc1 Kc4 43. Kb1 Kc3 44. Rc8+ Nc4 45. g4 d4 46. g5 d3 47. h6 Rh5 48. Ka2 Rh2+ 49. Ka1 d2 50. Rb1 Rh5 51. Ka2 Rh2 52. Rd1 Kd3 53. Kb3 Ke2 54. Ra1 Ne3 55. Rd8 Rh3 56. Ra2 Nf1+ 57. Ka4 Rh2 58. Rd7 Rh4+ 59. Kb3 Rh3+ 60. Kc4 Rh4+ 61. Kc5 Ke3 62. Re7+ Kd3 63. h7 Kc3 64. Rxd2 Kxd2 65. g6 Ne3 66. Re5 Nc4 67. Re8 Ne3 68. g7 Rh5+ 69. Kb4 a5+ 70. Ka3 Nc2+ 71. Ka2 Nb4+ 72. Kb3 Rh3+ 73. Ka4 Rxh7 74. g8=Q 1-0.

41. h6:

(Rasmus Tamminen, Finland - Jukka Joutsi, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. c4 Qxe3+ 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Nxd2 Nf6 17. cxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rae1 Ne5 20. Bd1 Nd3 21. Re3 Rxh8 22. Bc2 Kd6 23. Nxe4+ Nxe4 24. Bxd3 Nc5 25. Be2 c6 26. Ra3 Re8 27. Bf3 a6 28. Bxd5 cxd5 29. b4 Nd7 30. Rf7 Re1+ 31. Kf2 Rb1 32. Rxg7 Rxb4 33. Rxh7 Ne5 34. h4 Rb2+ 35. Ke1 Rb1+ 36. Ke2 Rb2+ 37. Kd1 Nc4 38. Rb3 Rxa2 39. Rbxb7 Kc5 40. h5 Rh2 41. h6 d4 42. Rhc7+ Kd5 43. Rd7+ Ke4 44. h7 d3 45. Re7+ Kd4 46. Rbd7+ Kc3 47. Ke1 Kc2 48. g4 d2+ 49. Kf1 d1=Q+ 50. Rxd1 Kxd1 51. Kg1 Rh4 52. g5 Ne5 53. Rxe5 Rxh7 54. Kf2 Ra7 55. Ra5 Kd2 56. g6 Kc3 57. Ke3 Kb4 58. Rg5 Rg7 1/2-1/2.

(Rasmus Tamminen, Finland - Jukka Joutsi, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, friendly game ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. c4 Qxe3+ 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Nxd2 Nf6 17. cxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rae1 Ne5 20. Bd1 Nd3 21. Re3 Rxh8 22. Bc2 Kd6 23. Nxe4+ Nxe4 24. Bxd3 Nc5 25. Be2 c6 26. Ra3 Re8 27. Bf3 a6 28. Bxd5 cxd5 29. b4 Nd7 30. Rf7 Re1+ 31. Kf2 Rb1 32. Rxg7 Rxb4 33. Rxh7 Ne5 34. h4 Rb2+ 35. Ke1 Rb1+ 36. Ke2 Rb2+ 37. Kd1 Nc4 38. Rb3 Rxa2 39. Rbxb7 Kc5 40. h5 Rh2 41. h6 d4 42. Rhc7+ Kd5 43. Rd7+ Ke4 44. h7 d3 45. Re7+ Kd4 46. Rbd7+ Kc3 47. Ke1 Kc2 48. g4 d2+ 49. Kf1 d1=Q+ 50. Rxd1 Kxd1 51. Kg1 Rh4 52. g5 Ne5 53. Rxe5 Rxh7 54. Kg2 Ra7 55. Ra5 Kd2 56. Kf3 Kc3 57. g6 Kb4 58. Rg5 Rg7 1/2-1/2.

13. --- Qxe3+ 14. Be2 d4:

16. g4

[Event "Northern Lights 2002"]
[White "Gnirk Hajo (GER)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bb4+ 7.c3 Bc5 8.Nf7 Qf6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Bxe6 11.Nxh8 Qh4+ 12.g3 Qh6 13.c4 Qxe3+ 14.Be2 d4 15.Qd2 Na6 16.g4 Qxd2+ 17.Nxd2 d3 18.Bd1 e3 19.Nf3 Nh6 20.Ne5 Ke7 21.Nxd3 Rxh8 22.g5 Nf5 23.Rc1 Rd8 24.Rc3 Rd4 25.b3 b6 26.O-O g6 27.a3 Kd6 28.Bf3 Nc5 29.Nxc5 Kxc5 30.Re1 a5 31.h3 Rd6 32.Bg4 Kd4 33.Rcc1 Ke4 34.c5 Rd3 35.cxb6 cxb6 36.Rc6 Bxb3 37.Rxb6 Bd5 38.Ra6 Rxa3 39.Ra7 Kf4 40.Rxh7 Ra2 41.Bxf5 gxf5 42.Re7 Rg2+ 43.Kf1 Rf2+ 44.Kg1 Be4 45.g6 Rg2+ 46.Kf1 Rxg6 47.Ke2 Rg2+ 48.Kf1 Kf3 49.Rd7 e2+ 50.Rxe2 Rxe2 51.Rg7 a4 52.Rc7 Rc2 0-1.

16.Qxe3

(Sven Hultin, Sweden ~ Jukka Joutsi, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, friendly game ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5 8. Nf7 Qf6 9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Bxe6 11. Nxh8 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh6 13. c4 Qxe3+ 14. Be2 d4 15. Qd2 Na6 16. Qxe3 dxe3 17. Nc3 Nf6 18. Nd1 Ke7 19. Nxe3 Rxh8 20. O-O Nb4 21. Rad1 Nc6 22. b3 Ne5 23. Kg2 h5 24. h4 Kf7 25. Rd2 Kg6 26. Rfd1 Rf8 27. Rd8 Rf7 28. Rf1 Nc6 29. Rd2 a5 30. Kg1 Nb4 31. Ng2 Kh6 32. Nf4 Bf5 33. a3 Nc6 34. Nd5 g6 35. Nxf6 Rxf6 36. Rd5 Rf8 37. g4 hxg4 38. Bxg4 Rg8 39. Rf4 Bxg4 40. Rxg4 Re8 41. Kf2 Rf8+ 42. Ke2 Rf3 43. Rxe4 Rxb3 44. Rb5 a4 45. Rxb3 axb3 46. Kd2 Kg7 47. Kc3 Kf6 48. Kxb3 Ne5 49. a4 Kf5 50. Re2 Nc6 51. Kc3 Kg4 52. Re6 Nd8 53. Rxg6+ Kxh4 54. Rg7 Ne6 55. Re7 Nc5 56. Rxc7 Nxa4+ 57. Kb3 Nb6 58. Rxb7 1-0.

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6. --- Bc5

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6. --- Bc5 7. Nc3 ('Berger Variation'):

Berger variation ~ "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bc5 7. Nc3"..
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(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Rasmus Tamminen, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. dxe5 fxe4 5. Ng5 d5 6. e6 Bc5 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Nf7 Qe7 9. Nxh8 Bxe6 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. O-O O-O-O 12. Be3 c6 13. Be2 Kb8 14. Qd2 Rxh8 15. Bxc5 Qxc5 16. Rfd1 Ne5 17. Qe3 Qxe3 18. fxe3 Ne8 19. b3 Nd6 20. Rf1 Kc7 21. Rac1 b6 22. a4 a5 23. g3 h5 24. Rf4 g6 25. h4 ½-½.

C) 4. Bc4 (C41-3):

Tilastoa mustan 4. siirrolle avauksen "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Bc4" jälkeen.
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4. --- exd4 (C41-3) :

(Jari Laine - Kestutis Andrasiuans) (Friendly game ~ Finland-Lithuania 2007):
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 exd4 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.O-O f4 7.Bxf4 Qf6 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bb5 Bd7 10.Nf3 Nf7 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.Nxd4 Be7 13.Nc3 O-O 14.Bg3 Rab8 15.b3 Qg5 16.f4 Qa5 17.a3 Bf6 18.Bf2 Nh6 19.h3 c5 20.b4 Qa6 21.bxc5 dxc5 22.Nb3 Bc6 23.Nxc5 Qc4 24.e5 Be7 25.Nd3 Nf5 26.Bxa7 Rbd8 27.Bf2 h6 28.Kh2 h5 29.Rfb1 h4 30.Ne2 Qd5 31.Rg1 Kh7 32.Qc3 Bb5 33.a4 Bc4 34.Rad1 Qe4 35.Rd2 Rfe8 36.a5 Qd5 37.Rgd1 Qb5 38.Nd4 1-0..
(Jari Laine, Finland - 24.12.2008): Here's my game with this opening (above). I have played a few Philidor games with black - here I had white, however.


4. --- fxe4 (C41-3/14) :

5. Nxe5 :

(Eero Böök * Shakkipelin oppikirja 1 * WSOY, 1936): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. Nxe5! dxe5 (Mustan on pakko lyödä, sillä uhkasi sekä Nf7 että Qh5+) 6. Qh5+ Kd7 7. Qf5+ Kc6 8. Qxe5 (Mustan kuninkaan uhatun aseman vuoksi on valkealla voittopeli. Lasker esittää seuraavan jatkon: 8. --- a6 9. Be3 Nf6 10. Nc3 Bg4 11. h3 Bd6 12. Qa5 * uhaten Bb5+ * 12. --- b6 13. Qa4+ b5 14. Nxb5 jne ...

(J.Müller, 9.2.2015): Better than Lasker's 9. Be3 is absolutely 9. d5!. He misses d5 still in his 10. Nc3. Black's 10th Bg4 in Lasker's suggestion is also weird: 10. --- b5 or 10. --- b6 are much better. And 11. Be6! instead of 11. h3.

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"CORNER ATTACK":
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. Nxe5 d5 6. Qh5+ g6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. Qxh8 *

Jatkomahdollisuus (variation): 8. --- Be6 (8 ... Kf7 9. Bb3 Bg7 10. Qh7 Nc6 11. Nc3 Nf6 12. Qh4 Be6 {sama #1}) 9. Bb3 Kf7 10. Nc3 Bg7 11. Qh7 Nf6 12. Qh4 Nc6 {sama #1} *** 13. Ne2 Bg4 14. c3 Bxe2 15. Kxe2 Na5 16. Bg5 Qd7 17. Kd2 (+/-).

.................

"Miksi ei (why not): 5. ---- dxe5?" : 6. Qh5+ Kd7 7. dxe5 c6 8. Nc3 Kc7 9. Bf4 g5 10. Rd1 {1-0}.


4. --- Nf6 (C41-3/14) :


4. --- miscellaneous (C41-3) :

4. --- Nc6 :

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Fred Fournier, France ~ Northern Lights #1, 2012): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. Bc4 Nc6 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. d5 f4 7. h4 Ne7 8. Nc3 Ng4 9. g3 fxg3 10. fxg3 Nf6 11. O-O a6 12. a4 Ng6 13. h5 h6 14. Ne6 Bxe6 15. dxe6 Ne7 16. Be3 c6 17. Qd3 Nc8 18. Qe2 Be7 19. Bb3 O-O 20. Rf5 Qe8 21. g4 Kh8 22. Kg2 Rg8 23. Rh1 Nh7 24. Rf7 Rb8 25. Rhf1 b5 26. a5 Qd8 27. Ra1 Qe8 28. Rd1 Qd8 29. Qd3 Qxa5 30. Bd2 Qd8 31. Ne2 Bg5 32. Ng3 Bxd2 33. Qxd2 Qh4 34. Qe2 Ne7 35. Rxe7 Qxe7 36. Nf5 Qa7 37. Rxd6 Ng5 38. Qd3 Rge8 39. Rd7 Rb7 40. Rd8 Rbe7 41. Nxe7 Qxe7 42. Rxe8+ Qxe8 43. Qd6 Qc8 44. Kf1 Nxe4 45. Qxe5 Nd2+ 46. Kg2 Nxb3 47. cxb3 Kg8 48. Qd6 1-0 .

[Event "Northern Lights * Challenge game, 2009"]
[White "Ron Sammut, Malta"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.d5 f4 7.h4 Ne7 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.Qd3 a6 10.g3 fxg3 11.Qxg3 Qc8 12.Bb3 Nhg8 13.Ne6 Nf6 14.Bg5 Bh5 15.f3 Bf7 16. 0-0-0 b5 17.f4 Nh5 18.Qg4 Nxf4 19.Bxf4 exf4 20.e5 Ng6 21.exd6 cxd6 22. Rhe1 Bxe6 23.dxe6 Ra7 24.h5 Ne5 25.Rxe5 dxe5 26.Nd5 1-0.

[Jukka Joutsi, Finland-Fred Fournier, France * NonStop * Group #11 * 2016]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Bc4 Nc6 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. d5 Nb8 7. O-O f4 8. Ne6 Bxe6 9. dxe6 Qh4 10. Qd5 c6 11. Qa5 Qd8 12. Qc3 a5 13. Qb3 Qc7 14. Qh3 Na6 15. a4 Ng8 16. g3 fxg3 17. hxg3 Nf6 18. Nc3 Nc5 19. Be3 Ncxe4 20. Nxe4 Nxe4 21. Bd3 Nf6 22. c4 Be7 23. Bg6+ Kd8 24. Rfc1 Rf8 25. Bc2 Kc8 26. Ra3 Kb8 27. Rb3 g6 28. Rd1 Re8 29. Bg5 Nh5 30. Bc1 Bd8 31. Be4 Nf6 32. Bg2 h5 33. Bg5 Nh7 34. Be3 Ra6 35. Rbd3 Be7 36. Bf1 Ra8 37. Qh1 Nf6 38. Rb3 Ng4 39. Bd2 Qc8 40. f3 Nf6 41. Bh3 d5 42. cxd5 Nxd5 43. Qg2 Qc7 44. Qe2 h4 45. gxh4 Nf4 {?} 46. Bxf4 1-0.

[Event "Northern Lights Team League Match, 2005"]
[White "Parisi Cosimo (ITA)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C41"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.exf5 Nc6 8.Bb5 Bd6 9.Bxc6+ bxc6 10.Kd1 Bxf5 11.Nxe5 {??} Bxe5 0-1

D) 4.Nc3 (C41-4) ('Zukertort Variation'):

Tilastoa mustan 4. siirrolle avauksen "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3" jälkeen.
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4.--- fxe4 (C41-4) :

5. Nxe4 Nf6:

Alejandro Melchor, Barcelona, Spain ("AMM"): "The sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 or 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 is cited in some of the classical works I know, at least in "Winning with the Philidor" (Kosten, 1992) and "The Philidor Countergambit" (West, 1996), but in this point they don't say anything on 5..Nf6, the correct answer instead of 5..d5. This last move 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! - indeed, it is not Motwani's reccomendation, the move is known from a game Stepanov-Maljutin, Moscow, 1992 -.

The reply 5..Nf6 is the only correct one and it has been tried by M. Downey ( first LG World Tournament champion ), Holland S. De Jong and I myself (!?). In "Myers Opening Bulletin", 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!? -.

After 5. --- Nf6 6.Nxf6 gxf6! ( it's easy to imagine logical 6..Qxf6?! is dubtious after 7.Bg5 ) I have 13 games in my base. It would be appropiate to think on benefiting relatively on Black King's broken flank after 7.Nh4 but 7..Be6 8.Qh5+ Bf7 doesn't anything, Hence, 7.dxe5 is played awaiting 7..fxe5? 8.Ng5! ( 8.Bc4 h6 still with some defence ) 8..Qf6 9.Bc4 with attack according Polugaievsky and played in Schwertel-Burghardt, corr., 1990-91, but, of course, the correct way is 7..dxe5!.

Now the changes of Queens it is not suitable for White, the position is innocuous and Black's King have not any danger in the centre. Some examples:
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Be3 Bg4 10.h3 Ba6 11.0-0-0 Nd7 12.Kb1 Bd6 13.Nd2 Ke7 (Sebastian-Hector, Spain, 1989, 0-1,39)
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Bd3 Be6 10.0-0 Nd7 11.Nh4 c6 12.Bf5 Bxf5 13.Nxf5 Kc7 = (Gnirk-Melchor, corr. ICCF thematic, 2004-06)
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Bd2 Bc5 or 9..Bg4 (Maurits Wind).

Another tries:
8.Bd3 Nc6? 9.Bd2 Be6 10.0-0 Qe7 11.Qe2 Rg8 12.Rfe1 0-0-0 = (Drüke-Downey, corr. LG thematic, 1990)
8.Bd3 Nc6? 9.Ng5!! fxg5 10.Qh5+ Kd7 11.Bxg5 Be7 12.Bf5+ ( or 12.Bb5!? Qg8 13.0-0-0+ Bd6 14.Bf6 is even better) 12..Kd6 13.0-0-0+ Nd4 14.Bf4! +- with a very strong attack (Leko-Tornyai, Keckskemet, 1992, 1-0,22)
but 8.Bd3 Bg4 ( or 8..Be6 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Be4 Qd6, but not firstly 8..Nc6? by 9.Ng5! again ) 9.Qe2 Nc6 10.Bd2 ( 10.Be3 Qd5 = ) 10..Nd4 ( 10...Dd7 too ) 11.Qe3 ( some better 11.Qe4 ) 11..Bxf3 12.gxf3 Qd7 ( 12...Qd5!? ) 13.0-0-0 0-0-0 = (Schmidt-Lenz, Platz, 1996).
The most interesting ( and exciting ) games, almost identical, was:
8.Nd2!? Be6 9.Qf3 Bd5?! 10.Ne4 Be7 11.Be3 c6 12.0-0-0 Nd7 13.Rxd5!! cxd5 14.Qh5+ Kf8 15.Bb5! Nb6 16.Rd1 with:
a) 16..h6 17.Qg6 Rg8 18.Ng3 Bc5 19.Nh5 Be7 20.Bxh6+ Rxh6 21.Qxh6+ Kf7 22.Rd3 Rg8 23.Rf3 Rxg2 24.Rxf6+ Kg8 25.Ng3 Qh7 26.Qg5+ 1-0 (Krantz-Downey, corr.,1990-91), and b) 16..Kg8 17.Rd3 Bf8 18.Be8! Qe7 19.Bc5 1-0 (De Jong-Melchor, corr., ICCF thematic, 1998-99)
Of course, it is necessary to improve Black's play; a simple idea is 9..Nc6 10.Bb5 Qd7 with idea Bg4 and / or 0-0-0 ( also 10..h5!? 11.0-0 Be7 ) 11.Ne4 ( 11.Qxf6 Rg8 12.0-0 Be7 and 0-0-0 with clear compensation ) 11..0-0-0! 12.Nxf6 e4!?.
Another idea: 9..c6 10.Ne4 Nd7 ( 10..Bg7 11.Bh6! ) 11.Be3 Qa5+"

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Fred Fournier: "Hmmm! I think that the variation followed by 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5?! is not so good for Black. The answer 6.Neg5! is excellent and despite efforts make by Jim West about it (see the discussion between Monokroussos and West. The link is given above by our friend OstapBender), White has a good play. 5... Nf6 is a better choice. However I have had some difficulties in a recent postal chess versus a strong player named Pierre Bergman: 6.Nxf6 gxf6 7.Be3! Nc6 8.Qe2 (novelty) and now ?"

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Jukka Joutsi: "1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6+ gxf6 ... now 7. dxe5 can't be the best move for white. For instance 7. Bd3 is recommended."

6. Qe2 :

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Fred Fournier, France ~ M.Perovic Memorial Tournament, Northern Lights Club, 2003): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Bg5 Bg4 9.Qb5 Be7 10.Nxe5 a6 11.Qa4 Bb4+ 12.c3 Qd4 13.Qxb4 Qxe5 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Qa4 f5 16.h3 Bh5 17.g4 Bg6 18.gxf5-/+ Bxf5 19.Bg2 Rg8 20.0-0-0 Rxg2 21.Rhe1 Kf8 22.Ng3 Qf6 23.Qf4 Ne7 24.Rd3 Rxg3 25.Rxg3 Rd8 26.Rf3 Qg6 27.b3 Rd5 ½-½.

(Sven Hultin, Sweden - Jukka Joutsi, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Bd2 Qe7 9. O-O-O Bd7 10. Qc4 O-O-O 11. a3 Be6 12. Qa4 Nxe4 13. Qxe4 Bd5 14. Qg4+ Qd7 15. Qxd7+ Rxd7 16. Bb5 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Bc5 18. Be3 Bxe3+ 19. fxe3 Rf8 20. Rxd7 Kxd7 21. Rf1 g6 22. Bxc6+ Kxc6 23. Kd2 Rd8+ 24. Ke2 Rd5 25. e4 Rc5 26. c3 ½-½.


6. Bd3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 d5 8.Nxe5 dxe4 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qxh8 ("Finnish Corner Attack") Nd7:

12. Qg8 :

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Fred Fournier, France ~ Northern Lights * Challenge, 2008-09 ~ theme game #1): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 d5 8.Nxe5 dxe4 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qxh8 Nd7 12.Qg8 Qf6 13. Bh6 Qf7 14.Qxf7+ Kxf7 15.Bxf8 Nxf8 16. Kd2 Be6 17. b3 Rd8 18. Ke3 Nd7 19. c4 c6 20. h3 Nf6 21. Raf1 Kg7 22. Rhg1 a6 23. a3 b6 24. Rc1 g5 25. a4 Kg6 26. Ra1 a5 27. Rae1 ½-½.

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - N.Grannas, Sweden ~ theme game #2 - 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4 7. Bxe4 d5 8. Nxe5 dxe4 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Qxh8 Nd7 12. Qg8 Qf6 13. Bh6 Qf7 14. Qxf7+ Kxf7 15. Bxf8 Nxf8 16. f3 exf3 17. O-O Bf5 18. Rxf3 Ke7 19. c4 b6 20. Re1+ Kd6 21. g4 Bxg4 22. Rf6+ Kd7 23. d5 Bf5 24. b4 Rd8 25. c5 bxc5 26. bxc5 Kc8 27. Re7 Rxd5 28. Rxf8+ Kb7 29. Kf2 Rxc5 30. h4 Kc6 31. Rf6+ Kb5 32. Rff7 Rc2+ 33. Re2 Rc5 34. Rb2+ Kc6 35. Rb3 a5 36. Rg7 Kd6 37. Re3 a4 38. Rf7 Bb1 39. a3 Rc4 40. Kg3 Be4 41. Rf4 Kd5 42. Kg4 c5 43. Kg5 Rd4 44. Re1 c4 45. Re3 Bc2 46. Re8 Rxf4 47. Kxf4 Kd4 48. Rd8+ Kc3 49. Ke3 Bf5 50. Rb8 Bc2 51. Rf8 Bb3 ½-½

12. Bf4 :

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Fred Fournier, France ~ Northern Lights * Challenge, 2008-09 ~ theme game #2): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 d5 8.Nxe5 dxe4 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qxh8 Nd7 12. Bf4 Nf6 13. Bxc7 Qxc7 14. Qxf6 Bb4+ 15. Kf1 Qxc2 16. Qxg6+ Kd7 17. g3 Qd3+ 18. Kg1 Bd2 19. Rd1 Kc7 20. Qg7+ Kb6 21. Qf6+ Ka5 22. h3! e3 23. Qe5+! b5 24. Qc7+ Ka4 25. Kh2 e2 26. Rde1 Bf5 27. Qe7 Bxe1 28. Rxe1 Rh8 29. h4 Bg4 30. b3+ Ka5 31. Qa3+ Kb6 32. Qd6+ Ka5 33. Qc7+ Kb4 34. Qc5+ Ka5 35. Qxa7+ Kb4 36. Qc5+ Ka5 37. Rc1 Rc8 38. Qa7+ Kb4 39. Qe8+ Ka5 40. Rxc8 Bxc8 41. a3 ½-½.

12. 0-0 :

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - N.Grannas, Sweden ~ theme game #1 - 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4 7. Bxe4 d5 8. Nxe5 dxe4 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Qxh8 Nd7 12. O-O Qf6 13. Qg8 Nb6 14. Re1 Bf5 15. g4 Qh4 16. gxf5 Qg4+ 17. Kh1 Qf3+ 18. Kg1 Qg4+ (repeated moves) ½-½.


6. Nxf6+ gxf6 7. Be3 :

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6 gxf6 7. Be3 ----

Fred Fournier: "7...c6 is a interesting move played by a French player Stephane Morin in "correspondence" game. I had tried 7... Be6 but, in this time, I was not convinced by this move. Of course it was better than 7... Nc6."

Malmström Jan (SWE) - Fournier Frederic (FRA), Corr, 15/01/2005, Northern Lights * Team League Match 01:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6 gxf6 7. Be3 Be6 8. d5 Bf7 9. c4 Rg8!? 10. Qb3 Nd7 11. Qxb7 Rb8 12. Qxa7 Rxb2 13. Qa3 Qb8 14. Nd2 Qb4 15. Qxb4 Rxb4 16. a4 f5 17. f3 Bg7 18. Ra2 f4 19. Bf2 Bg6 20. a5 Ke7 21. Be2 Bb1![21... Ra8 22. a6 Nb8 23. a7 Nd7 24. O-O Rb7 25. Rfa1 (25. Ne4 Nf6 26. Nc3 Rb3 27. Nb5±) 25... e4!; 21... Bf6 22. O-O Bf5 23. Ne4 (23. Re1 Ra8 (23... Rgb8 24. a6 Nb6 25. Ne4 Bxe4 26. fxe4 Ra8 27. c5 Na4 28. cxd6 cxd6 29. Bd3±) 24. g3 Bg5 25. g4±) 23... Bh3 24. Bg3 fxg3 25. hxg3 not clear; 21... Rgb8 22. a6 Nb6 (22... Bb1 23. Nxb1 Rxb1 24. Bd1 Rc1 25. a7 Ra8 26. O-O) 23. a7 Ra8 24. O-O±] 22. Nxb1 Rxb1 23. Bd1 e4!! 24. Bh4 Kf7 25. g3 Rgb8 26. O-O Bd4 27. Kg2 R8b2 28. Rxb2 Rxb2 29. Kh3 e3 30. Re1 Ne5 31. Re2 Rd2 32. Rxd2 [32. gxf4 Nxc4 33. Re1 Nxa5 -/+] 32... exd2 33. Kg2 Nxc4 34. Kf1 Nxa5 [34... Nxa5 35. Bd8 (35. gxf4 c5 36. dxc6 Nxc6 37. Ke2 Bc3 38. Kd3 (38. Bf2 Kf6 39. Be3 Ne7 40. Bxd2 Bxd2 41. Kxd2 Kf5 42. Ke3 Nd5 43. Kd4 Nf6=) 38... Ba5 39. Ke4 Ne7 40. Bxe7 Kxe7 41. f5 h6=) 35... Be3 36. Bxc7 Nb7 37. gxf4 Bxf4 38. Bb6 Nc5 39. Ba5 (39. Bxc5? dxc5 40. Bb3 c4 41. Bc2 Kf6 -/+) 39... Nd3 40. Bxd2 Bxd2 41. Ke2 Nf4 42. Kxd2 Kf6 43. Bb3 Ke5=] [½:½]

Alejandro Melchor, Barcelona, Spain: "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6 gxf6 7. Be3 ( 7.Bd3!? Cristian Bauer in his new book on Philidor ) 7..Be6 ( better as you comment; also 7..c6!? ) 8.g3 c6 9.Bg2 Nd7 10.0-0 Qc7 11.Nd2 d5 12.Qe2 h5 13.dxe5 fxe5 14.f4 h4 15.Nf3?! hxg3 16.hxg3 Bg4 17.fxe5 0-0-0 18.Qf2 Bxf3 19.e6? ( 19.Qxf3 ) 19..Bxg2 20.exd7 Qxd7 21.Qxg2 Bd6 22.Rf3? ( 22.Rae1 better ) 22..Rh3! 23.Raf1? ( 23.Re1 Qg4 24.Bf4 Rf8 -+ ) 23..Rdh8 0-1 Koudelka-Melchor, V LG World Tourney final, email, 2005-06.".

Fred Fournier: "After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6 gxf6 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qe2N [8. Bb5 a6 9. Bxc6 bxc6 ~; 8. d5 Ne7 +=] I have tried 8... a6 [8... e4 9. Nd2 Bf5 (9... d5? 10. Qh5±) 10. g4 Bg6 11. d5 Ne5 12. Bg2 Bg7 13. Bxe4 Qd7 14. Rg1±; 8... Rg8 9. O-O-O Rg7 10. d5 Ne7 11. Qc4 c6 12. dxc6 Nxc6 13. Qd5 +=; 8... Bg4 9. Qb5!; 8... h5 9. O-O-O e4 10. Nh4 d5 11. Ng6±] 9. O-O-O Bg4 10. h3 [10. dxe5 fxe5 11. h3 Bf5 12. Qc4 Qd7 13. Bd3 Bxd3 14. Rxd3 O-O-O 15. Rhd1=] 10... Bh5 11. g4 Bf7 12. Bg2[12. d5 ~] 12... Rg8 [12... Qd7 13. dxe5 fxe5 14. Ng5] 13. a3 ±
Perhaps 9...Bg4 is wrong. 9...Bg7 is interesting but I have no idea. 7...Be6 seems better.
"

7. --- Qe7 :

7. --- Be6 :

8. Be2 :

8. d5 :


7. --- Qe7 :

[Event "Northern Lights * Challenge game, 2009"]
[White "Jean Moeckel, USA"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C41"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6+ gxf6 7.Be3 Qe7 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.0-0 Qg7 10.c3 Bg4 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Be2 Be7 13. Nd4 exd4 14.cxd4 Rg8 15.Bxg4 Qxg4 16.Qxg4 Rxg4 17.f3 Rg8 18. Rac1 Kd7 19. a3 Bd6 20.d5 Ne7 21.Rfd1 Rae8 22.Bd4 Nxd5 0-1.

7. --- Be6 :

8. Be2 :

[Event "Northern Lights Match CXV, Brazil -Northern Lights"]
[White "De Araújo Costa André (BRA)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6+ gxf6 7.Be3 Be6 8.Be2 Rg8 9.Qd3 c6 10.Qxh7 Rg7 11.Qh5+ Bf7 12.Qh3 Qd7 13.Qh4 Be7 14.Qh8+ Rg8 15.Qh7 Qe6 16.dxe5 fxe5 17.h4 Nd7 18.Ng5 Bxg5 19.Bxg5 Nf6 20.Qd3 Bg6 21.Qc4 Qxc4 22.Bxc4 Bf7 23.Bd3 Nd5 24.O-O-O Kd7 25.Rhe1 Rae8 26.c4 Nf4 27.Bf5+ Kc7 28.c5 d5 29.g3 Ne6 30.Bxe6 Rxe6 31.Rxe5 Rxe5 32.Bf41-0

8. d5 :

[Event "Northern Lights Team League Match , 2005"]
[White "Malmstroen Jan (SWE)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C41"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6+ gxf6 7.Be3 Be6 8.d5 Bf7 9.c4 Rg8 10.Qb3 Nd7 11.Qxb7 Rb8 12.Qxa7 Rxb2 13.Qa3 Qb8 14.Nd2 Qb4 15.Qxb4 Rxb4 16.a4 f5 17.f3 Bg7 18.Ra2 f4 19.Bf2 Bg6 20.a5 Ke7 21.Be2 Bb1 22.Nxb1 Rxb1+ 23.Bd1 e4 24.Bh4+ Kf7 25.g3 Rgb8 26.O-O Bd4+ 27.Kg2 R8b2+ 28.Rxb2 Rxb2+ 29.Kh3 e3 30.Re1 Ne5 31.Re2 Rd2 32.Rxd2 exd2 33.Kg2 Nxc4 34.Kf1 Nxa5 1/2-1/2


5. Nxe4 d5:

6. Ng3 :

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6. Ng3 e4 7. Ne5 Nf6 8. f3 (with '!') exf3 9. Qxf3 Bd6 10. Bd3 0-0 11. 0-0 Nc6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 (+= , Kosten).
(Jukka Joutsi, 24.12.2008): 'Batsford Chess Openings 2' ((Kasparov-Keene, 1989) ) has one page (361) dedicated to the Philidor Defense and they 'clear the table' in 6 rows. Only 'row #6' is about this particular 'Philidor Counter Gambit' ~ ABOVE.
6. Nxe5 :

(Jukka Joutsi, 24.12.2008): Interesting is 6. Nxe5 (instead of BCO2's 6. Ng3).
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5. It might continue for instance like this: 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. Qh5+ g6 8. Nxg6 Nf6 9. Qe5+ Kf7 10. Nxh8+ Kg8 11. Nf7 Nxf7 12. Bc4+ Kg7 13. Qg3+ Kh8 14. Bg5 .... advance for white.

6. Neg5 :

"OstapBender" (2008): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5:
6.Nxe5 isn't bad for White, but it leads to sharp play where Black is likely to feel at home.
6...h6
Alternatives:
A) 6...e4 7.Ne5 Nh6 8.Nxh7 (8.Nxe4!! Motwani) 8...Ng4
Or 8...Bb4+ 9.c3 Rxh7 (9...Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Rxh7) 10.Qh5+ (10.cxb4 West) 10...Kf8 (10...Ke7 Motwani) 11.cxb4± Kg8 12.Bg5 Qf8 13.Ng6 Qxb4+ 14.Bd2 Nf5 (14...Qd6 15.Qxd5+ Qxd5 16.Ne7+ Kf7 17.Nxd5+-) 15.Bxb4 Rxh5 16.g4 Nc6 17.Bc3+- 9.Nxf8 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Kxf8 11.c4 d4 12.Qd2 Bauer.
B) 6...exd4 but 7.Nxd4 gives White a very nice edge. 7...Qe7+
7...Bd6 looks more solid, but I think White can gain a substantial advantage here, too. 8.Nge6 Qf6 (8...Qe7 9.Bb5+! c6 10.0–0! Qf7 11.Re1 Ne7 12.Nf5!! Nxf5 13.Ng5+ Qe7 14.Rxe7+ Bxe7 15.Bd3+-) 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Qxd5 Ne7 11.Bb5+ Nbc6 12.Qe4 Qe5 (12...Bxe6 13.Nxe6 Kd7 14.Nd4 Rae8 15.Be3±) 13.Qxe5 Bxe5 14.Bf4 Bxf4 15.Nxf4± Monokroussos.
8.Be2 h6 9.Ngf3 c6 10.0–0 Qf6 11.Re1.
11.c4 looks promising too, trying to rip the position open before Black can finish developing.
11...Bd6 12.Ba6+!
12.c4! Ne7 13.cxd5 cxd5 (13...0–0 14.dxc6 Nbxc6 15.Bc4+ Kh8 16.Ne6±) 14.Bb5+ Kf8 15.Bd2 Nbc6 16.Bc3 Qf7± Monokroussos.
12...Kf8 (12...Ne7 13.Bxb7 Bxb7 14.Re6±; 12...Kd8 13.Ne6++-) 13.Bd3 Ne7 14.c4± Monokroussos.
7.Nf7!! (Motwani’s idea) 7…Kxf7 8.Nxe5+ Ke6.
Alternatives:
A) 8...Kf6 9.Qh5 Be6 10.g4 g5 11.Bxg5+ hxg5 12.Qxh8+ Ke7.
Or 12...Bg7 13.Qh7 and now:
a) 13...Qe8 14.h4 Bh6 (14...Bxg4 15.hxg5+ Ke7 16.Qxg7+) 15.hxg5+ Bxg5 16.Qh8+ Ke7 17.Qg7+ Kd8 18.Qxg5+ Kc8+-
b) 13...Qf8 14.f4
c) 13...Ne7 14.h4+-
d) 13...Bh6 14.f4 gxf4 15.h4+-
13.h4 gxh4 14.Qh7+ Kd6 15.Qg6 (15.f4 Nc6 16.Nxc6 Kxc6; 15.Rxh4 Nc6 16.Nxc6 Kxc6) 15...Qf6 16.Qxf6 Nxf6+- Motwani.
B) 8...Ke7 9.Ng6+ Kf6 10.Qf3+ Bf5 11.g4 Qe8+ 12.Ne5 Ne7 13.Be3 Qa4 14.gxf5+- Monokroussos.
C) 8...Ke8 9.Qh5+
9.Qg4+ Ke7 10.Ng6+ Ke8 11.Qe2+ Ne7 12.Nxh8 The h8-knight will escape, despite all of Black's efforts to prevent it. -Bauer.
12...Bf5 13.g4 Be4 14.f3 Bh7 15.g5 hxg5 16.Bh3 Nbc6 17.c3 Qd6 18.Qe6 Qxe6+ 19.Bxe6 Nd8 20.Bg4 g6 21.h4 Bg7 22.hxg5 Bg8 23.Bf4 c5 24.dxc5 d4 25.cxd4 Bxd4 26.0–0–0 Bxc5 27.Rhe1 Kf8 28.Bd6+- Bauer.


(Rasmus Tamminen, Finland - Jukka Joutsi, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Neg5 exd4 7. Nxd4 Nf6 8. Bb5+ c6 9. Bd3 Bc5 10. c3 Qe7+ 11. Be2 Bg4 12. f3 Bd7 13. O-O h6 14. Nh3 Bxh3 15. gxh3 O-O 16. Kh1 Nbd7 17. Rg1 Kh8 18. Nf5 Qe5 19. Nh4 Qh5 20. Ng6+ Kg8 21. Nxf8 Kxf8 22. Rg3 Re8 23. Bd3 Qh4 24. Qf1 Ne5 25. Be2 Nf7 26. Bd3 Ne5 ½-½.

6. Nc3 :

(Jason Li, USA - James Richard West, USA ~ Marshall Chess Club Saturday (60+0) (1), New York, USA - 23.11.2013): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Nc3 e4 7. Ne5 Nf6 8. Bf4 Bb4 9. a3 Bc3 10. bc3 O-O 11. Be2 Nfd7!? 12. Bg3 Ne5 13. Be5 Nd7 14. Bg3 Nf6 15. O-O c6 16. f3 [16. c4!?] 16... Be6 17. Rb1 Qd7 18. Rb4?! [18. Be5] [18. fe4 Ne4 19. Qe1] 18... b5 [18... ef3!? 19. Bf3 Bg4 20. Qd3 (20. Bg4 Ng4 21. Re1 Rae8¤) 20... Bf3 21. Rf3 b5 =+ 'with the idea' a5-a4] 19. a4 a5! 20. Rb1 ba4 21. Ra1 Nh5 [21... ef3 22. Bf3 Bg4=+] 22. Be5 Nf4 23. Ra4 Ne2 24. Qe2 ef3 25. Rf3 Rf3 26. Qf3 c5 27. Ra1 cd4 28. cd4 a4 29. Qa3 h6 30. Rf1 Bf5 31. Rf2 [31. c4 dc4 32. Qf3 =] 31... Be4 32. Re2? Rf8 [32... Qg4! 33. Rf2 Bg2!! 34. Rg2 (34. Rf4 Qg6 35. Qd6 Be4»+) 34... Qd1 35. Kf2 Rf8»+] 33. Qa2 Qf5 [33... Qg4 34. c3 Bg2»+] 34. Qb1? a3!»+ [Excellent!] 35. h3 a2 36. Qa1 Qf1 37. Qf1 Rf1 38. Kf1 a1Q 39. Re1 Bg2! 40. Kf2 Qc3 41. Re3 Qc2 42. Re2 Qg6 43. Re3 Be4 44. Rg3 Qf7 45. Kg1 g6 46. Ra3 Qb7 47. Ra5 Qb1 48. Kf2 Qc2 49. Ke1 Qc3 [49... Bd3 50. Ra8 Kf7 51. Ra7 Ke6 52. Ra2 Qa2 53. Kd1 Qe2 54. Kc1 Qc2#] 50. Kf1 Qa5 51. Ke2 Qa2 52. Ke3 Qb3 53. Ke2 Qd3 54. Kf2 Qf3 55. Ke1 Qh3 [55... Qe3 56. Kf1 Bf3 57. Bf6 Qe2 58. Kg1 Qg2#] 56. Ke2 Kf7 57. Kd2 Ke6 58. Ke2 Qh5 59. Ke3 Qe5 60. de5 Ke5 61. Ke2 Kf4 62. Kf2 d4 63. Ke2 d3 64. Kd2 h5 65. Ke1 Ke3 66. Kd1 Bf3 67. Kc1 d2 68. Kb2 d1Q 69. Kc3 Qc1 70. Kb4 Kd4 71. Kb5 Qb2 72. Ka6 Kc5 73. Ka7 Qb7# 0-1 (Comments by Fred Fournier, France - thanks).

5. Ng5:


4. --- exd4 (C41-4/20) :

5. Qxd4:

[Event "Northern Lights 2002"]
[White "Salminen Jarmo (FIN)"]
[Black "Fournier Frederic (FRA)"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 exd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Bb5 fxe4 7.Bg5 Nf6 8.Nxe4 Be7 9.O-O-O Bd7 10.Nxf6+ gxf6 11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.Rhe1 O-O 13.Bh6 Rf7 14.Nh4 Bf8 15.Bd2 Qd7 16.Bc3 Re8 17.Rxe8 Qxe8 18.Re1 Re7 19.Qg4+ Rg7 20.Qf5 Re7 21.Rxe7 Qxe7 22.Qxf6 Qxf6 23.Bxf6 Bd7 24.f4 Kf7 25.Bd8 c5 26.f5 Bh6+ 27.Kd1 Bg7 28.c3 Bf6 29.Bxf6 Kxf6 30.Ke2 Bxf5 1/2-1/2.


4. --- Nf6 (C41-4/20) :

5. dxe5:

(Jukka Joutsi, Finland - Rasmus Tamminen, Finland ~ Northern Lights Club, theme tournament #1 ~ 2014): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. dxe5 Nxe4 6. Bc4 c6 7. exd6 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Qxd6 9. O-O Qxd1 10. Rxd1 Be7 11. Re1 Kf8 12. Bg5 Bxg5 13. Nxg5 Bd7 14. Rad1 g6 15. Be6 h6 16. Bxd7 Nxd7 17. Ne6+ Kg8 18. Rxd7 Rh7 19. Rxh7 Kxh7 20. Rd1 Re8 21. Rd7+ Kh8 22. Rd8 Rg8 23. Kf1 c5 24. Rxg8+ Kxg8 25. Nxc5 1-0

C41 * Philidor-sivullemme.

Chess openings * shakkiavauksien etusivulle.