Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Saeed Wins 2.Nc3 Bf5 3.e4 Bxe4

International Master Nasser A Saeed won an interesting Queen Pawn Game after 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Bf5 3.e4 Bxe4. This variation closely resembles both the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 and the Huebsch Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 Nxe4 4.Nxe4 dxe4. Cyrus Lakdawala in “A Ferocious Opening Repertoire” mentions 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Bf5 3.f3 e6 4.e4, but Saeed played the gambit 3.e4!? The difference here is that the bishop is swapped off on e4. IM Saeed played the line repeatedly on the Internet Chess Club.

Black was played by Kaare Kristensen of Denmark. He has been a FIDE Master for more than a decade. Chances were equal in the main game below. Then Kristensen got a small advantage. However Saeed was able to turn the tables by combining White’s kingside attack and his queenside defense.

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Saeed (2067) - Kristensen (2140), ICC 5 0 Internet Chess Club, 06.10.2016 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Bf5 3.e4!? [A interesting alternative would be 3.f3 Nf6 4.g4 Bg6 5.g5 Nh5 6.f4 c5 7.e3=] 3...Bxe4 [This is rare. More common is 3...dxe4 transposing to a BDG Zeller Variation] 4.Nxe4 dxe4 5.Bf4!? [This is unique. Usually White plays 5.f3. Best seems to be 5.c3! e6 (5...Nf6 6.Qb3 Nbd7 7.Qxb7 Rb8 8.Qc6=; 5...c6 6.Qc2 Nf6 7.Ne2 e6 8.Ng3=) 6.Qb3 Qc8 7.Bc4 Bd6 8.d5=] 5...e6 [In another game Black tried 5...Nc6 6.d5 Nb4 (6...e5? 7.dxc6 exf4 8.cxb7 Qxd1+ 9.Rxd1 and 1-0 in 54. Saeed - LazyPenguin1912, Internet Chess Club 2016) 7.c4 e6 8.a3 Nd3+ 9.Bxd3 exd3 10.Qa4+ Qd7 11.Qxd7+ Kxd7 12.dxe6+ Kxe6 13.0-0-0=] 6.Qd2 Nf6 7.0-0-0 Be7 8.f3 0-0 9.g4 Nbd7 [9...exf3 10.g5 Nd5 11.Nxf3 Nxf4 12.Qxf4 Qd6=/+] 10.g5 Nd5 11.h4 c5 12.fxe4 Nxf4 13.Qxf4 Qa5 14.Kb1 cxd4 15.Nf3 e5 16.Qg4?! [16.Qf5=; 16.Qh2=] 16...Nb6 17.h5 [Black's attack is a little faster after 17.Qg3 Na4 18.Nd2 d3 19.Bxd3 Nxb2! 20.Nc4 Nxc4 21.Bxc4 Rac8 22.Bb3 Rc3=/+] 17...Rac8 [17...Na4! 18.Rd3 Nc3+! 19.Rxc3 dxc3 20.Bc4 Rad8=/+] 18.g6 h6 19.gxf7+ Rxf7 20.Rg1 Qb4 [20...Ba3! 21.Qe6 Qb4 22.Qb3 Qxb3 23.axb3 Rxf3 24.bxa3 Rf2-/+] 21.Nxe5 Na4? [21...Qc5 22.Bc4 Qxe5 23.Bxf7+ Kxf7=] 22.Qxc8+ Bf8 23.Nd3 Black resigns 1-0

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  1. Interesting - turning the Veresov into some sort of Blackmar-Diemer gambit... Let's make the Veresov great again!


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