Saturday, October 8, 2016

Drill Dominates Diemer Declined

Frank Drill strikes again with another pretty win in the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. In the past I presented at his BDG Euwe games. This time the variation is the Langeheinecke which is a form of the gambit declined after 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 e3. Naturally White recaptures with 5.Bxe3. A curiosity is that this line can also arise from a Trompowsky after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 d5 4.f3 Nf6 5.e4 dxe4 6.Nc3 e3 7.Bxe3. Both sides would have played two more moves to reach the same position.

In the BDG move order after 5.Bxe3 usually Black defends with either 5…e6 or 5…Bf5. The third alternative is 5…g6 below. This line reminds me of a BDG Bogoljubow after 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 g6. In the 6.Bf4 or 6.Bg5 variations White often plays Qd2 and Bh6 as Drill did here. The attack was like a Sicilian Dragon.

Clemens Beinrucker of Germany played the Black pieces. When I glanced at some of his games I found Beinrucker played 1.e4 as White and the Dragon and Nimzo-Indian as Black. I imagine that Beinrucker did not plan to face a Blackmar-Diemer in this tournament. In any case Black returned the gambit pawn in the hope to survive or even outplay his higher rated opponent.

It is amazing how beautiful some Blackmar-Diemer Gambits are. This game has been sitting in my database for a long time. The play just flows so simply and beautifully. Each of the White moves have a clear purpose. The result is a short sharp victory.

This 5.Bxe3 g6 line is section 3.7 in my Blackmar-Diemer Games 2 book.

Drill (2043) - Beinrucker, XVIII Rhein-Main-Open Bad Homburg GER (5.38), 06.06.2015 begins  1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 e3 5.Bxe3 g6 6.Qd2 Bg7 7.0-0-0 0-0 8.Bh6 Re8 [8...Nc6 9.d5 Bxh6 10.Qxh6+/=; 8...Bxh6 9.Qxh6 Nc6 10.h4+/-] 9.h4 e5 10.d5 [10.Nge2+/-] 10...e4 [10...c6 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.h5+-] 11.h5 [11.Bxg7 e3 12.Qd4 Kxg7 13.g4+/-] 11...exf3 12.hxg6 fxg6 13.Bxg7  [13.Nxf3+-] 13...Kxg7 [13...fxg2 14.Bxg2+-] 14.Qh6+ Kg8 15.d6 cxd6 16.Nxf3 Be6 17.Ng5 Qc7 18.Re1 Bf7 19.Nce4 Rxe4 20.Rxe4 Bxa2 21.Nxh7 1-0

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