Saturday, June 4, 2016

Quinones in BDG Bogo 8.h3

I love it when people send me Blackmar-Diemer Gambit games. This one comes from Jorge Victor Quiñones Borda. His famous opponent is the longtime BDGer Peter Leisebein. Black chose the 5.Nxf3 g6 Bogoljubow variation. Jorge Quinones wrote:

“Hello Mr. Sawyer, I finished this game some minutes ago. An h3 in a Bogo could look strange, but maybe it´s necessary in this game... and just following it with an a3 just two moves later could look not like the most active play in the BDG... but it could be what we should do before keep going on with the development.
Hope you are doing well. Greetings, Jorge Quiñones”

Jorge confirmed that it was a correspondence game played at 10 moves / 30 days. They started in 2015 and finished in 2016. The move 8.h3 seems to stand better in theory that the popular Studier Attack 8.Qe1. Jorge Quinones played a good game.

In my Blackmar-Diemer Games 1 book this 8.h3 variation is "3.5", or as I like to think of it in the Accepted line, BDGA 3.5. I included a couple 8.h3 games in that book.

Quiñones Borda - Leisebein, RSS7E high-177, 12.11.2015 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 c6 6.Bd3 g6 7.0-0 Bg7 8.h3 a5 9.Qe1 Na6 10.a3 Nc7 11.Qh4 [White could also try 11.Bf4 0-0 12.Be5=] 11...0-0 12.Ne2 [Another way to protect d4 is 12.Be3 a4 13.Rae1 Ne6 14.Bc4=] 12...a4 13.Bh6 Ra5 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.c4 Rh5 [15...Bf5 16.Bxf5 Rxf5 17.d5 cxd5 18.Ng3 Rxf3 19.Rxf3=] 16.Qf2 [Or 16.Qe1!? Ne6 17.Rd1 Qb6 18.c5!=] 16...Bf5 17.Bxf5 Rxf5 18.g4 Ra5 19.Nf4 Qd6 20.Qe3 Kg8 [20...h5 21.g5 Nd7 22.Rae1=] 21.Kg2 b5 22.g5 bxc4 23.gxf6 exf6 24.Nd2 Rg5+ 25.Kh1 Re8 [Attacking the queen is understandable, but Black might have done better swapping off a set of knights with 25...Nd5 26.Nxd5 cxd5=/+] 26.Nxc4 Qd7 [Black could swap queens with 26...Rxe3 27.Nxd6 Nd5 28.Nc4 Reg3 29.Kh2 Nxf4 30.Rxf4 Rg2+ 31.Kh1 Rc2 32.Nd6 Rgg2 33.Rxf6 Rh2+ 34.Kg1 Rcg2+ 35.Kf1 Rxb2 36.Kg1= when there is nothing better than to repeat moves for perpetual check.] 27.Qf3 Ne6 28.Nxe6 Rxe6 29.Rad1 Rf5 30.Qg2 Rh5 31.Rf3 c5 1/2-1/2

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