Friday, March 17, 2017

Blackmar-Diemer Ryder Normand

Nicolas Normand of France wins with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Ryder. He finds a mating attack in a similar fashion as seen in the BDG Euwe Variation. Nicolas sent me this comment: "I succeeded in winning a 1950-Elo player of my club on the board in a 5mn blitz with the same position and 10.Bxh6 sacrifice."

The Ryder Gambit 5.Qxf3 is a risk in the same way double teaming a player in sports would be. White's offensive threats are so dangerous that Black does not bother with whatever is left uncovered. If your opponent has plenty of time, if he never gets nervous, if he always defends perfectly, then you could be in trouble. Real chess is not like that.

Your opponent will miss things when you make big threats, especially in blitz play. Here Normand rips open Black's kingside. White finds a forced checkmate. At the end, Black has only two pieces remaining and those pieces never moved.

Deathstar81 - NN, Lichess (5mn + 5s), 20.01.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Qxf3 e6 6.Bd3 Be7 [6...h6 would transpose to another game Nicolas played that went 7.Nge2 Bd6 8.0-0 a6 9.Ne4 Be7 10.c3 Nbd7 11.N2g3 (11.Bc2!?+/=) 11...e5? (11...0-0 12.Nxf6+ Nxf6 13.Bxh6 gxh6 14.Qf4=) 12.Nh5 0-0 13.Bxh6 Nxh5 14.Qxh5 Nf6 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Bxg7 Bxg7 17.Qh7# 1-0 DEATHSTAR81-ramafi52/ 2016] 7.Nge2 0-0 8.0-0 Nc6 9.Qh3 h6 10.Bxh6 gxh6? [The critical line is 10...e5 11.Qh4 Ng4 12.Bg5 g6 when White has 13.Ne4+/-] 11.Qxh6 Re8 12.Rf3 [12.Rxf6!+-] 12...Ne4 13.Nxe4 Ne5 14.Rg3+ Ng6 15.Rxg6+ fxg6 16.Qxg6+ Kf8 17.Rf1+ Bf6 18.Rxf6+ Qxf6 19.Qxf6+ Kg8 20.Ng5 Re7 21.Qxe7 1-0

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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