Friday, July 14, 2017

Blackmar-Diemer Wight Win

David Wight wins a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit with an unusual but effective maneuver. The standard approach in the Euwe Variation after 5.Nxf3 e6 is to play 6.Bg5 and 7.Bd3 or 7.Qd2. In either case, White's queen may head to Qh4 for a kingside mating attack. David chose the next best thing with 6.Bd3 and later 9.Qe1. What stood out to me was 7.Ne2!? The knight protects d4 and allows a later c3 or c4 pawn push as needed.

White combined his kingside attack with actions on the queenside and the center. Black went wrong in complications. Under pressure, Black gave up or lost material to hold off checkmate. David Wight told me that "the other person then let his clock run out!"

My Blackmar-Diemer Gambit books:
Blackmar-Diemer Games 1
Blackmar-Diemer Games 2
Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3
Blackmar-Diemer Theory 4
Blackmar-Diemer Puzzles
Blackmar-Diemer Playbook 6
Blackmar-Diemer Playbook 7

Mr_Wight_BDG (1721) - Rogercaballero74 (1673), Live Chess Chess.com, 05.07.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.Ne2!? [7.Bg5 leads to more popular positions.] 7...0-0 8.0-0 c6 9.Qe1 Nd5 10.c4 Nb4 11.Bb1 Nd7 12.a3 Na6 13.b4 Nc7 14.Bf4 Nf6 15.Qg3 Nh5 16.Qh3 Nf6 [16...g6 17.Be5 a5 18.g4+-] 17.Ne5 [Another interesting try is 17.Ng5 h6 18.Qd3+/-] 17...Nce8 18.g4 Bd6 [18...g6 19.Bh6 Ng7 20.Bc2+/=] 19.g5 g6 [If 19...Bxe5 20.dxe5+-] 20.gxf6 Nxf6 21.Bg5 Be7 22.Qh4 b5 [Or 22...Kg7 and White remains a piece up after the wild tactical line 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Rf4 Nh5 25.Rxf7 Rxf7 26.Nxf7 Qf8 27.Bxg6 Qxh6 28.Nxh6+ Kg7 29.Bxe7 hxg6 30.Ng4+-] 23.Nxc6 Qd7 24.Nxe7+ Qxe7 25.Bxf6 Qd7 26.Qh6 1-0

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