My new book Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3 provides accurate analysis of the Gambit Accepted after 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3. This book has the 50 variations that you are most likely to see. All analysis was checked with chess engines.
Is Blackmar-Diemer Gambit sound? That’s a loaded question. Statistically White has scored 58% from the 4.f3 BDG position. That compares favorably to 54% for all other openings. On a practical level it is sound. I’ve won 2000 games with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. My performance rating after 4.f3 is 101 rating points higher when I play the BDG. Your results may vary!
Playing a gambit is like being in a horse race. There is always a “rabbit” horse that starts quickly out front. That horse is passed by another moving faster once that winner gets up to speed. The player who accepts the gambit is out front at the first turn. The gambit player has a lead in development and open lines, so he is gaining quickly and making threats as he assembles his army. How do you win from behind? You must go fast and hard. Here is a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit that I won vs NoamChomsky.
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Sawyer - NoamChomsky (2143), ICC 2 2 Internet Chess Club, 15.11.2016 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Bb4 7.Bd3 [7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 h6 9.Bh4 c5 10.Bd3 cxd4 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.cxd4=] 7...c5 [7...Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 h6 9.Bh4 Nbd7 10.0-0 c5 11.Qe1 Qa5 12.Ne5 cxd4 13.cxd4 Qxe1 14.Raxe1=; 7...h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 0-0 11.0-0=] 8.a3 [8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Qa5 11.0-0 Qxc3 12.Qe2=; 8.0-0 cxd4 9.Ne4 h6 10.Bh4 Be7 11.Ne5 Nbd7 12.Bb5=; 8.dxc5 0-0 9.0-0 Bxc5+ 10.Kh1 Nc6 11.Qe1 h6 12.Qh4+/-] 8...cxd4 [8...Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Nc6 10.0-0 cxd4 11.cxd4 Nxd4 12.Ne5=] 9.axb4 dxc3 10.bxc3 0-0 11.0-0 Bd7? [11...Qb6+ 12.Kh1 Nbd7 13.Qe1+/=] 12.Qe1 [Another good method of attack was 12.Ne5! Bc6 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Qg4+ Kh8 15.Qh5 f5 16.Nxf7+ Rxf7 17.Qxf7+-] 12...Nc6 [12...Bc6 13.b5 Bxf3 14.Rxf3+-] 13.Qh4 h6 14.Bxh6 gxh6 [14...Ne7 15.Ne5+-] 15.Qxh6 e5 16.Ng5 Qb6+ 17.Kh1 Bf5 18.Bxf5 Ne7 19.Bh7+ Kh8 20.Bd3+ [20.Bg6+! Kg8 21.Rxf6 Qg1+ 22.Rxg1 fxg6 23.Qh7#] 20...Kg8 21.Rxf6 Qg1+ 22.Rxg1 Rfe8 23.Bh7+ Kh8 24.Nxf7# Black checkmated 1-0
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