Saturday, February 24, 2018

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Alekhine

Richard Torning shares a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit that is also an Alekhine Defence and Scandinavian. In the Alekhine as Black, I avoid 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 Ne4 4.d4 c5 with 4...Nxc3. The position after 6.d5 has been reached in 23 games in my database.

"Greetings Tim, This game is a very rare variation indeed. Who says chess is exhausted! I note that you have played and won with this opening on two occasions according to your BDG Mega Database. I hope you enjoy this brevity. A natural looking bishop move to attack my queen was the only major mistake. Regards, Rick Torning"

Torning - NN, Casual Bullet game lichess, 12.02.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 [Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Perhaps Black was aiming for a Brombacher-Counter Gambit or Kaulich Defence?] 3...c5 4.e5 Ne4 5.Nxe4 dxe4 6.d5 [We can reach this position via Alekhine's Defence. I have found only six other games, two of which are Tim Sawyer's so I am in good company!] 6...e6 [6...g6 7.f4 exf3 8.Nxf3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Nd7? 11.e6 1-0. Sejkora - Novotny, Cesky Brod 1968; 6...Qc7 7.Bf4 g5 8.Bg3 Bg7 9.Qh5 Bxe5 10.0-0-0 Bf4+ 11.Kb1 Nd7 1/2-1/2 in 31. Portisch - Csiszar Zalaegerszeg 1992] 7.d6 f5?! [7...Nc6=] 8.exf6 Qxf6 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.a4 [10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qxc5+/-] 10...a6 [10...Bxb5 11.axb5+/=] 11.Bc4 e5 12.Qd5 Qxd6 [12...Nc6=] 13.Qxb7
13...Bc6?? [The fatal error. 13...Qc6! 14.Bd5 Qxb7 15.Bxb7 Ra7 16.Bxe4 Bc6 17.Bxc6+ Nxc6 18.Be3 Nd4 19.0-0-0+/-] 14.Qc8+ Ke7 [14...Qd8 15.Bf7+ Kxf7 (15...Ke7 16.Qe6#) 16.Qxd8+- White wins the queen] 15.Bg5+ Qf6 16.Bxf6+ Kxf6 17.Qe6+ Kg5 18.h4+ Kf4 19.g3# [White wins by checkmate.] 1-0 [Notes by Torning]

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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