Monday, April 11, 2016

Zilbermints Zaps Hernando Hara-Kiri

Lev Zilbermints makes it his regular practice to defeat title players in online blitz games. Lev specializes in offbeat tricky lines that frequently win vs humans. Often Zilbermints beats several masters in a day. Sometimes he knocks off grandmasters.

Detractors may say, it's only blitz. But frankly, most chess games really are played at blitz speed. Math nerds may point out that computers calculating without emotion can find more accurate lines. True. But Lev Zilbermints gets to feel the joy of victory. How many chess masters did you beat this week?

Most of us want chess to be fun. For Zilbermints it is. He takes on Antonio Hernando, a FIDE Candidate Master from Spain. These same two players have often played this BDG Vienna (4.f3 Bf5) in the Hara-Kiri Attack (5.g4 Bg6) with 6.h4. Either side can win. Here is one in favor of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.

Zilbermints (2105) - Hernando (2302), ICC 3 2 u Internet Chess Club, 24.03.2016 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Bf5 4.f3 Nf6 5.g4 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nh3 [7.fxe4 Nxe4 8.Qf3 Nxc3 9.bxc3 c6=/+] 7...exf3 [After this White has compensation for the pawn. Instead Black stands better with 7...Nc6!-/+] 8.Qxf3 c6 9.Be3!? [9.Nf4!=] 9...Bxc2 [9...Nd5=/+] 10.Rh2 Bh7 11.g5 [11.Rf2!?] 11...hxg5 12.hxg5 Nd5 13.Bc4?! [13.Nf4 Be4 14.Qxe4 Rxh2 15.g6!=] 13...e6 14.Rf2 Bg6 15.Bxd5 exd5 [Black should play 15...cxd5! 16.Nf4 Bf5 17.Nfxd5 Rh3-+] 16.Nf4 Be4 [16...Qd7!-/+] 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Qxe4+ Be7? [18...Qe7 19.Qf3=] 19.0-0-0 Na6 20.g6 0-0 21.gxf7+ Rxf7 22.Rh1 Rf6 23.Qh7+ [Or 23.Ng6!+-] 23...Kf7 24.Qh5+ Kg8 25.Ne6 Qe8 26.Qh7+ Kf7 27.Ng5+ Kf8 28.Qh8# Black is checkmated 1-0


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