Friday, July 28, 2017

Blackmar-Diemer Cobra Kai

Lev Zilbermints sent me this game which shows the practical nature of his approach against the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Declined Vienna Variation 4.f3 Bf5. Lev likes to play what he calls the Gunderam Attack with 5.g4 Bg6 6.h4. White gets a strong attack in most cases. Zilbermints has won many games vs strong players in this line.

The player with White used the handle "SweepxthexLeg" which alludes to the Cobra Kai in the Karate Kid movie. When Black fails to react with the most accurate moves, White mounts an attack. Halfway into the game White took over the e6 square with 17.Qxe6+ and Black was in trouble. White wrapped it up with checkmate to finish Black.

SweepxthexLeg (1608) - JulyZerg (1619), Live Chess, 30.12.2016 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 Bf5 5.g4 Bg6 6.h4 h5 7.g5 Nfd7 8.Bf4 exf3 [8...e5 9.dxe5 Nc6=/+] 9.Nxf3 e6 10.d5 Bb4 11.dxe6 fxe6 12.Bc4 Bf5 [12...0-0=/+] 13.0-0 Bg4 
14.Qd4? [14.Qd3=] 14...0-0 [14...Bc5!-+] 15.Qe4 Bf5 [15...Nc5=/+] 16.Bxe6+ Bxe6 17.Qxe6+ Kh8 18.Nd5 Bc5+ 19.Kh2 c6 [19...Nc6 20.Rae1+/-] 20.Nf6 [20.Be5!+-] 20...gxf6 21.g6 Kg7 22.Qf5 Rh8? [22...Qa5=] 23.Rad1 Qe8 24.Rfe1 Qc8 [24...Qxg6 25.Rg1+-] 25.Ng5 Ne5 26.Ne6+ Kg8 27.Rd8+ Qxd8 28.Nxd8 Ng4+ 29.Kg3 Na6 30.Re8+ Kg7 31.Qd7+ Kxg6 32.Rxh8 f5 33.Qh7+ Kf6 34.Qf7# 1-0

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1 comment:

  1. All very good, except that I did not call this the Gunderam Attack. It was invented by Heinz Gerhart Gunderam in the 1950s. Originally the analyses appeared in an Austrian chess magazine "Osterreicschen Schachzeitung", back in August 1956. Diemer then included it in his 1957 book, "Vom Ersten Zug An Auf Matt!". The American chess magazine "Opening Adventures", issued by Nikolajs Kampars, 1962-1967, was the first to call it the Gunderam Attack in America. Ever since then, two generations ago, the name for 1 d4 d5 2 e4 dxe4 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 f3 Bf5 5 g4 Bg6 6 h4 has been the Gunderam Attack.


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