Friday, May 5, 2017

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit 6.h4

Andre Fleischmann plays the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit with success at a high rating level. Recently I've received many games from BDG players. Andre provided notes to this game, I quote some of his comments that I edit for space.

"Hello Mr. Sawyer, I like the BDG and had played many games of it. In the last time, I used your posted idea from Lev Zilbermints with Nh3 in the not accepted Bf5 line. All the best, Andre"

In my Blackmar-Diemer Theory 4 book, I recommend 6.g5 Nd5 7.Nxe4 e5 8.dxe5 Nc6. Here I continued with 9.Bc4 Ndb4 10.Bf4 Qd4 11.Qxd4 with equal chances. My thinking is that 11...Nxc2+ 12.Kf2 Ncxd4 13.Ne2 = when the material is even. I respect Andre. He indicates that this 6.g5 line slightly favors Black.

Fleischmann - banane, LLucmajor (4), 11.05.2016 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 Bf5 5.g4 Bg6 6.h4 [6.g5 Nd5 7.Nxe4 e5 8.dxe5 Nc6=/+] 6...h6 7.Nh3 exf3 8.Qxf3 c6 9.Be3 [9.Nf4 Bxc2 10.Rh2 (10.Qg2 Bh7 11.g5 Qxd4 (11...Nd5 12.Ncxd5 cxd5 13.g6 fxg6 14.Nxg6 Rg8) 12.gxf6 exf6) 10...Bh7 11.g5 hxg5 12.hxg5 Be4 13.Nxe4 Rxh2 14.gxf6 exf6] 9...e6 10.Nf4 Bh7 11.0-0-0 Bb4 12.g5 Nd5 13.Ncxd5 cxd5 14.g6 Bxg6 15.Nxg6 fxg6 16.Bd3 Qf6 17.Qg4 Nd7 18.Rdf1 Qe7 19.Qxg6+ Kd8 20.Rf7 Qd6 21.Qxg7 Kc7 22.Bf4 e5 23.dxe5 Qb6 24.e6+ 1-0 [Notes by Andre]

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  1. Very well played! I see you are adapting my ideas against the Vienna Defense. Excellent!! In my opinion, White should have played 11 g5! instead of 11 000.

  2. Lev, you have a lot of good practical ideas in chess openings!


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