Friday, August 7, 2020

French Defence WRG Cavicchi

White has two gambits against the French Defence that resemble the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. One is the Alapin-Diemer Gambit 3.Be3. The second option is in the Winawer Variation 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 dxe4 6.f3 called Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit.

Francesco Cavicchi found a sudden tactical victory. At the critical moment, Black's eight pawns lay in disrepair: three sets of doubled pawns and two isolated rook pawns. White broke through due to a pin on the f7 pawn. Black resigned in the face of mate in three.

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Cavicchi (2040) – fisher30 (2034), Rated Rapid lichess 08.07.2020 begins 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 Nf6 6.f3 dxe4 7.Bg5 [7.fxe4 Nxe4 8.Qg4=] 7...h6 8.Bh4 c6 9.c4 [9.fxe4 g5 10.Bg3 Nxe4 11.Be5 Rf8 12.Bd3 Nxc3 13.Qd2 Nd5 14.Ne2=] 9...0–0 10.c3 Qa5 11.Qc2 e3 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Bd3 Nd7 [13...c5!=+] 14.Ne2 e5 15.0–0 Qc7 16.c5 b6 [16...Re8 17.Rae1+=] 17.Bc4 bxc5 [17...Kg7 18.Ng3±]
18.Qg6+ Kh8 19.Qxh6+ Kg8 20.Ng3 [Black resigns.] 1–0

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