Jim West Talks Chess: Philidor Counter Gambit versus Sicilian Defense
From 1972 (when I joined the USCF) through 1990, the Sicilian Najdorf was my premier defense against 1.e4. From 1990 to the present, my favorite defense has been the Philidor Counter Gambit. Yesterday, in a tournament, I had Black in consecutive games against masters. To avoid getting stale, I tried both defenses!