Friday, August 5, 2016

Almeida Wins BDG Huebsch

Machinegun won a Blackmar-Diemer Huebsch Gambit against Belalugosi. Black’s terrifying handle brings back thoughts of my childhood. When I was a kid, there were scary old horror movies on TV in black and white. Some featured the Hungarian actor known as Bela Lugosi. He was famous for playing Count Dracula.

IM Alfonso Almeida as “Machinegun” had played a wide variety of chess openings. Sometimes that has included the BDG. This International Master is obviously a very good chess player. However, I do not know how well he knows the Huebsch Gambit.

After 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 Nxe4 4.Nxe4 dxe4, usually White develops a bishop on move five. But there are other ideas. Almeida played 5.f3!? This is certainly in line with BDG concepts. This line is section 5.1 in my Blackmar-Diemer Games 2 book.

Black responded with 5…e5. One player attacked e4. The other player attacked d4. The battle continued as in a black and white horror film. Black did not castle. He was trapped in the center. What a frightening sight! His pieces swarmed around the Black king. White castled queenside. He took a stab on the queenside with 13.Bxg7. He took a stab on the kingside with 17.Qxb7. Then White stabbed Black in the heart with 19.Rxe6.

Machinegun (2179) - Belalugosi (2071), ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 22.09.2013 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 Nxe4 4.Nxe4 dxe4 5.f3 e5 6.Be3 exd4 7.Bxd4 Nc6 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bc3 Bc5 10.Qd5 Bxg1 [10...Qh4+! 11.g3 Qe7 12.Qxe4 Qxe4+ 13.fxe4 f6 14.0-0-0 0-0-0=/+] 11.Qxe4+ Ne7? [11...Kf8 12.Bxc6 Bxc6 13.Qb4+ Qe7+ 14.Qxe7+ Kxe7 15.Bb4+ Ke8 16.Rxg1=] 12.0-0-0 c6 13.Bxg7 [13.Rhxg1! cxb5 14.Bxg7 Rg8 15.Bf6+-] 13...Rg8 14.Bf6 cxb5 [14...Rg6 15.Rhxg1 Rxf6=] 15.Rhxg1 Rg6 16.Bh4 [16.Qe5+-] 16...f5 [16...Rc8 17.Rge1+/-] 17.Qxb7 [17.Qe3+-] 17...Rc8 18.Rge1 Re6? 19.Rxe6 Black resigns 1-0

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