Monday, October 24, 2016

Tyrin Price Wins BDG Euwe

Tyrin Price told me that he had been away from active chess play, but now he has returned. Welcome back! He sent me this Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Euwe Variation game. Tyrin Price wrote:

"I am just a borderline USCF Class A player knocking rust off after years but had a quick BDG tonight on the ICC you might enjoy. I am trying to relearn the BDG. I've also been thinking about developing a repertoire around Bird/Dutch. Purchased your Bird & Dutch e-book earlier along with a Dutch book by Simon Williams and a Bird book by Timothy Taylor. So many Tims :-)

"I am usually getting into time trouble in fast games but knocked this one out pretty quickly. Of course, my opponent help out in this matter, too.  This game helped to notch my 5-minute rating up a little bit."

Yes, Tyrin, thanks for sharing the game. You might be interested to know that I once bought a used copy of ECO A (covers Bird & Dutch, among others) from Timothy Taylor. I resold it years ago when I bought a newer edition of the same volume. Nice game as StrayLight.

The Euwe 7.Bd3 Nbd7 is section 2.8 in my Blackmar-Diemer Games 1.

StrayLight (1529) - Caiossauro (1617), ICC 5 0 Internet Chess Club, 20.10.2016 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.0-0 b6 9.Qe1 Bb7 10.Rd1 [This is the extent of my BDG "book." Actually, I am not even sure I am still following the BDG "book" line. I am just operating on principle. I am hoping my opponent will castle so I can get the typical attack going after Qh4, but I am sort of expecting ...c5.] 10...Nd5 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Nxd5 Bxd5 13.c4 Bxf3 14.Rxf3 Nf6 15.Qg3 0-0-0 [I was happy here because the b6 move weakened Black's Queenside. Fritz likes ... Qxg7 but I want opened lines against my opponent rather than opening up lines leading to my King!] 16.c5 [Open some lines! I like this move even if my post-mortem engine companion does not.] 16...Nh5 17.Ba6+ Kb8 18.Qe1 bxc5? [This is a huge mistake. I thank my opponent for opening lines against himself! Fritz announced mate in 6 immediately.] 19.Rb3+ Ka8 20.Bb7+ Kb8 21.Bc6+ Kc8 22.Qa5 [It's all over now.] 22...Qd6 23.Qa6# Black checkmated 1-0 [Notes by Tyrin Price]

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  1. The move 8...b6 weakens the c6 square, so often u can shove a horsey on e5 to take advantage of that. From the game position after move 8, Scheerer gives 9. Ne5! Bb7 (9...Nxe5 10. de Qd4 11. Kh1 Qxe5 12. Bf4 Qc5 13. Qf3 Rb8 14. Be3 with compo) 10. Bb5 0-0 11. Bc6! Rb8 12. Bxb7 Rxb7 13. Nc6 Qe8 14. Nxe7 Qxe7 15. Qf3 Rbb8 16. Ne4 with pressure. Not easy to understand the compo but my game against Djmilen in a post on 30th Sept, 2016, (for one example) had a similar position and there's likely several more in this blog somewhere :).

    1. Yes 8...b6 is not the best but fairly common. Thanks for the reminder about 9.Ne5! That's easy to forget in a blitz game if 8...b6 takes you by surprise. The more we see it, the better we remember.


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