Jim West Talks Chess: Philidor Counter Gambit versus Sicilian Defense

JimWest
NM JimWest
Jul 22, 2007, 4:39 AM |
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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!