Monday, January 30, 2017

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Italy

Romantic chess combines beauty and sadness. We love it! This game was played in Verona, Italy, the setting for Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. White sacrificed a pawn to demonstrate his passion for attack. White could win, but his lovely attack died.

Enrico Danieli avoids main lines of most of the popular openings. As White, Danieli frequently has played 1.Nf3 Reti, or 1.d4 and 2.Nf3 heading toward a London System or Colle System. Once in a while he has chosen 2.Nc3. In those instances he sometimes tried a Blackmar=Diemer Gambit. Enrico Danieli played a BDG Huebsch in 2013 and a BDG Weinspach in 2015.

Eugenio Garista is a 1.e4 player as White. As Black, he counter attacks. They entered the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Teichmann 5…Bg4. They followed a BDG popular line for a dozen moves. White obtained good chances. In my Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3 book I recommend the line 13.0-0 Qe7 14.Nxd5 cxd5 15.Rf2+/=. Danieli apparently hoped to castle queenside. He played 13.Rf1.

I just released a new book Blackmar-Diemer Puzzles. This BDG overview has 200 diagrams for you to test your knowledge and skill. The solutions are on the next page. Most positions come from games of less than 15 moves. This is a paperback version, but a kindle version is also available. Diagrams make the book more expensive and more attractive. Hope you like it. The BDG Teichmann 9.Qf3 below is section 5.4 in my Blackmar-Diemer Games 1 and Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3 books.

Danieli (2002) - Garista (2113), Verona Open 2017 Verona ITA (3.6), 03.01.2017 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 e6 9.Qf3 [Or 9.Bg2] 9...c6 10.g5 Nd5 11.Bd3 Nd7 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.Rf1 Qe7 14.Bd2 0-0-0 [14...Nxc3 15.Bxc3 0-0-0 16.Qxf7 Qxg5 17.Qxe6 Bb4 18.Qxg6 Bxc3+ 19.bxc3 Qxg6 20.Bxg6 Rxh3 21.0-0-0 Rxc3 22.Rf7=] 15.Qxf7 Rxh3 [15...Nxc3 16.bxc3 Qxf7 17.Rxf7 Rxh3 18.0-0-0 Ba3+ 19.Kb1 Rdh8 20.Bxg6=] 16.Bxg6? [White has a promising attack after 16.0-0-0 Nxc3 17.Bxc3 Qxg5+ 18.Kb1 Qd5 19.Qxg6+/=] 16...Ne3 17.Bxe3 [17.Ne2 Qxf7 18.Rxf7 Rh1+ 19.Kf2 Ng4+ 20.Kg3 Rxa1 21.Kxg4 Rxa2-/+] 17...Rxe3+ 18.Kd2 [18.Kf2 Qxg5-+] 18...Qxg5 [Black also picks off a pawn with 18...Ne5 19.Qxe7 Nc4+ 20.Kc1 Bxe7 21.Rg1 Rxd4-+] 19.Qf4 Qxf4 20.Rxf4 Rg3 21.Bd3 e5 22.Rf7 [22.Re4 exd4 23.Rxd4 Rg2+ 24.Ne2 Bc5-+ and White remains down a pawn.] 22...exd4 23.Ne2 [White is down two pawns. Here's another try that would not change the outcome. 23.Ne4 Bb4+ 24.Ke2 Re3+ 25.Kf2 Ne5 26.Rxg7 Nxd3+ 27.cxd3 Rxd3-+] 23...Bb4+ 24.Kd1 Re8 25.Rf1 Rge3 26.a3 Ba5 27.b4 Bb6 28.a4 a5 29.Rb1 Kc7 30.Rf7 R8e7 31.Rf5 axb4 32.a5 Bc5 33.Rb3 Ne5 34.Nf4 Nxd3 [Or 34...g5-+] 35.Nxd3 Bd6 36.Rb1 c5 0-1

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