Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Kevin Sheldrick BDG Giving

Kevin Sheldrick played a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit and quickly reached a winning position. As we observed from the World Championship match between Carlsen vs Karjakin, some advantages do not end in victories. Sheldrick wrote this on the final day of the championship. It ended tied after regulation. Now the rapid play overtime begins.

“Hi Tim. I think I need to be more giving, especially at this time of year. This game is not that insightful as I think you would have covered this sort of thing before, but it was fun to play nevertheless. Analysis with Stockfish. Happy advent to all.”
“P.S. To try to boot Karjakin out of the world championship, I wonder if Carlsen will play the BDG tomorrow :)
“Rated blitz match, initial time: 3 minutes, increment: 0 seconds.”

Thanks for the game, Kevin. Magnus Carlsen plays almost any opening. Here's an exciting BDG Euwe. For more on this line, see Blackmar-Diemer Games 1 and Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3.

Sheldrick (2002) - NN (1583), FICS, 28.11.2016 begnis 1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Bb4 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 Be7 9.Qe1 Nc6 10.Qh4 h6? [10...g6!+/=] 11.Bxh6 gxh6 12.Qxh6 Nb4
13.Rad1 [13.Ng5! +- works even better, continuing 13...Qxd4+ 14.Kh1 Nxd3 15.cxd3 Qxd3 16.Rxf6 Bxf6 17.Nce4! Bxg5 18.Qxg5+ Kh8 19.Qh6+ Kg8 20.Nf6# but I was too miserly to give away the d-pawn.] 13...Nxd3 14.Qg5+? [I missed that if 14.Rxd3 Ng4 then 15.Qh5 +- is very strong e.g. 15...f5 16.Qg6+ Kh8 17.Ne5 etc.] 14...Kh8 15.Rxd3 Nh7 16.Qh5 Bb4?? [16...f6=] 17.h4?? [17.Ne4 f6 (or 17...f5 18.Ne5! fxe4 19.Nf7++-) 18.Ne5! fxe5 19.Qxe5+ Kg8 20.Rg3++-] 17...f6 18.Ne4 Qd5?? [18...Bd7!-+] 19.Qg6?? [19.Nfg5! fxg5 20.Nxg5 Rxf1+ 21.Kxf1 Qd7 22.Nf7+ Kg7 23.Ne5+- and white has a raging attack, despite the material deficit] 19...Bd7 20.Nfg5 [Too late!] 20...fxg5 21.Nxg5 Rxf1+ 22.Kxf1 Nxg5 23.hxg5 Qf5+ 24.Qxf5 exf5 25.Ke2 Bb5 26.Kf3 Bxd3 27.cxd3 [White resigns] 0-1 [Notes by Sheldrick]

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