Friday, August 1, 2014

Pert Beats Blackmar-Diemer Huebsch

International Master Richard Pert meets the dangerous Blackmar-Diemer Gambit by playing the BDG Huesch Gambit which proves to be an excellent way to handle the Black pieces. White attempts to transpose into a BDG after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4. Here 3...dxe4 4.f3 reaches the standard BDG position. However Pert captures with the knight 3...Nxe4 and after the standard Huebsch moves 4.Nxe4 dxe4, Martin Simons chose 5.Bf4, instead of the alternatives 5.Bc4 or 5.Be3.

Any regular BDG player is familiar and reasonably comfortable with these lines because 1.d4 Nf6 is so popular. Another path to the BDG is the Paleface Attack with 2.f3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3, but here 2...c5 Benoni Defence or 3...e6 French Defence leaves the White pawn on f3 in a dubious position. Comparatively, 2.Nc3 is a stronger move, except for having to face the Huebsch Gambit.

Eric Jego in his BDG Huebsch book gives the game Attig - Barton, corr 1993 that continued 5.Bf4 e6 6.Qd2 Bd6. Richard Pert demonstrates in this BDG game of the month that Black can also play 6...c5 immediately. Rather than trying to swap into an ending up a pawn, Pert attacks White at d4. In hindsight, White should have protected d4 with the developing move Ne2. By the time he plays18.Nh3, it was already too late.

Simons (2087) - Pert (2430), 101st ch-GBR 2014 Aberystwyth WLS (1.9), 19.07.2014 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 Nxe4 4.Nxe4 dxe4 5.Bf4 e6 6.Qd2 [6.c3!?] 6...c5 7.0-0-0 Nc6 8.Bb5 [8.Ne2 Be7=/+ Houdini] 8...cxd4 9.Qxd4 Qxd4 10.Rxd4 f5 11.f3 [11.Ne2! Bd7 12.Rd2=] 11...Bd7 12.Rd2?! [The rook is better placed on d1, although Black is still good after 12.Rd1 a6=/+] 12...Bc5 13.Re2 [If 13.Ne2 exf3 14.gxf3 0-0-0=/+] 13...0-0 14.c3 Ne5 15.Bxe5 [Only slightly better is 15.Bxd7 Nd3+ 16.Kb1 Nxf4-/+] 15...Bxb5 16.Re1 Bf2 17.Rd1 Rad8 18.Nh3 Be3+ 19.Kb1 Bd3+ 20.Ka1 exf3 21.gxf3 Be2 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.f4 [White might try to hide in a bishops of opposite color ending, 23.Re1 Bxf3 24.Nf4 Bxf4 25.Bxf4 Be4-+ but with rooks on the board and two extra pawns, Black should win.] 23...h6 24.Re1 Bg4 25.Ng1 Rd1+ 26.Rxd1 Bxd1 0-1

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