Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sawyer Wins Bogoljubow vs Blackmar

You may notice that I began publishing ebooks. Writing is my passion. Your support and encouragement are very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you. This month I plan to clean out a backlog of BDG games to complete my Playing Chess Openings BDG series before I move on to others. After that I will do updates as needed.

While I was making my Blackmar-Diemer Gambit comeback as White, I had occasion to play the BDG as Black. This game began with a BDG Bogoljubow in a blitz game. My opponent "Blackmar" and I played the main line of the Studier Attack with 8.Qe1 Nc6. Usually the game continues 12.Rd1 Nxd4=/+ but it is sufficiently complicated that anything can happen in the three minute game.

Here White chose 12.d5 and I responded with 12...Ne7!? This is the first time I had ever been on the Black side of this position. White has good options, but in a three minute blitz game he immediately fell for my trap with 13.Rxf6? and lost material to my 13...Nf5 attacking the Qh4, Be3 and Rf6.

Blackmar (1870) - Sawyer, ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 10.09.2014 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qe1 Nc6 9.Qh4 Bg4 10.Be3 Bxf3 11.Rxf3 e5 12.d5 Ne7!? [The main line is 12...Nd4 13.Bxd4 exd4 14.Qxd4 but in a three minute game I did not consider that my 14th move could be 14...c6=/+] 13.Rxf6? [There are two reasonable options for equality: 13.g4 Nexd5 14.Rd1=; and 13.Raf1=] 13...Nf5 14.Bg5 Nxh4 White resigns 0-1

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