Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Blackmar-Diemer Games 5 Book

My Blackmar-Diemer Games 5 book has just been released. It includes 155 more BDG games mostly from 2016 and 2017. This book was planned to fill a hole in my BDG collection. Four books are in my Blackmar-Diemer Series: Books 1-4. I hope to have a second Series II collection soon with Games 5, the BDG Puzzles book, and Playbooks 6 and 7. If you already have those books and just want Games 5, it's now available in Kindle digital eBook, in Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback.

“Leveller” played a Blackmar-Diemer Lemberger Counter Gambit against “chessabc” on the Internet Chess Club. The chances are equal after Black’s move 3...e5. White responded very naturally by pushing with 4.d5. For those not familiar with this position, the fourth moves most favored by top BDGers are 4.Nge2 or 4.Nxe4. White remained a pawn down but did win the Exchange. The position was complicated when Black ran out of time. If the game opens up, White rooks could cause trouble for Black’s knights.

Leveller (1464) - chessabc (1397), ICC 2 12 Internet Chess Club, 28.08.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 e5 4.d5 [4.Nge2; or 4.Nxe4 ] 4...Nf6 [4...f5!?=/+] 5.f3 [5.Nge2!?] 5...exf3 [5...Bb4!-/+] 6.Nxf3 Bb4 7.Bc4 0-0 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 Qd6 10.Kh1 Bg4 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 Nbd7 13.a4 Nb6 [13...Nc5-/+]
14.Ba3! Qd7 [14...e4! 15.Qf2 Qe5 16.Bxf8 Rxf8=/+] 15.Bb5 [15.Bxf8 Rxf8 16.Bb3=] 15...Qxd5 16.Bxf8 Rxf8 17.Qxd5 [17.c4 Qxf3=/+] 17...Nbxd5 18.c4 [18.Rfe1 e4] 18...Nc3 [18...Ne3-/+] 19.c5 c6 20.Bc4 Nce4 21.Rfe1 Nd2 [21...Re8-/+] 22.Bb3 [22.Bd3+/=] 22...Nde4 23.Kg1 [23.Re3=] 23...Re8 24.Rad1 Nxc5 25.Kf2 Black forfeits on time 1-0

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Old Gambit and New Chess Book

Ray Haines won an Albin Counter Gambit by a crisp attack and no mistakes. White defended with normal looking moves, typical for a player not familiar with established theory in this gambit. Haines carried out a successful direct assault in 23 moves.

I released Chess Games 1.d4 Series: 5 books in 1 as a box set bundle collection of five books in one. The 5 books are Queen Pawn, Indian Defences, Rare First Moves, Queens Knight, and Bird & Dutch. They combine for over 500 games. They discuss chess situations, players, game issues, styles, stories, opinions, passions, anecdotes, commentary, and a little theory. Chess Games 1.d4 Series is a companion volume to Chess Games 1.e4 Series, both available in Kindle Unlimited, digital, and paperback.

1964Buick (1576) - rrhaines33 (1600), Live Chess, 13.08.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.e3 [4.Nf3 is the standard move.] 4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 dxe3
6.Qa4+ [White should play 6.fxe3 Qh4+ 7.g3 Qe4 8.Nf3=; 6.Bxb4 exf2+ 7.Ke2 fxg1N+! 8.Ke1 Qh4+ 9.Kd2 Nc6-+] 6...Nc6 7.Bxb4 exf2+ 8.Kxf2 Qh4+ 9.g3 Qd4+ 10.Ke1 [10.Kg2 Qxb2+ 11.Be2 Qxa1-/+] 10...Qe4+ 11.Ne2? [11.Kf2 Qxh1 12.Bg2 Qxh2 13.Nf3 Qh6-/+] 11...Qxh1 12.Nbc3 Bh3 13.Kf2 Qxh2+ 14.Ke1 Bxf1 15.Kxf1 0-0-0 16.Rd1 [If 16.Bc5 Qh1+ 17.Bg1 Nge7-+] 16...Nh6 17.Bc5 Ng4 18.Nd5 Qh1+ 19.Ng1 Nh2+ 20.Ke2 Qg2+ 21.Bf2 [21.Kd3 Rxd5+ 22.cxd5 Qxd5+ 23.Kc2 Qxc5+ 24.Kb1 Rd8-+] 21...Ng4 22.Ne7+ Nxe7 23.Qxa7 Nc6 0-1

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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Friday, August 11, 2017

London System Bxh7+ Sacrifice

Chris Hansen won another interesting London System. I include some of his remarks which I edited for space.

“Hi Tim! I just finished a rather quick London. I've noticed with the London...there are transpositions galore. This game was my first EVER (including postal, blitz and otb), opportunity to do a classic B sac on h7. I'm astounded how many attacking formations evolve with this opening...driven, in most part (as you mention) by a mistake (major or minor) by black. Another interesting point, [there is a] strong correlation to the Colle....a great source for White attacking formations....and defenses too... Still working on the Qside fianchetto... Capablanca's favorite formation vs the Colle...and I suspect this opening too (not sure if he ever faced the London). Best Regards, Chris”

Jose Raul Capablanca played both the London and the Colle through his career from both sides of the board. The London got its name when Alekhine, Rubinstein, and Capablanca all won with it against the Kings Indian Defence in August 1922 in the London tournament. I include a short London 2.Bf4 in my notes that Capablanca won 11 years before the London tournament.

Hansen - Guest277631, Friendly Game, 3m + 0s CafĂ©, 04.08.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 e6 [2...c5 3.e3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nbd2 Bg4 6.c3 e6 7.h3 Bh5 8.Qb3 Qb6 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.Bxe5 Nd7 11.Bb5 f6 12.Bh2 c4 13.Qa4 Rd8 14.b3 a6 15.Bxd7+ Rxd7 16.bxc4 Qb2 17.Rb1 Qxc3 18.g4 b5 19.cxb5 Bg6 20.bxa6 Bxb1 21.a7 Bd3 22.a8=Q+ Kf7 23.Qxd7+ Kg8 24.Qxe6# 1–0 Capablanca - Tipal, London 1911] 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.h3 Bd6 7.Bxd6 Qxd6 8.Nf3 cxd4 9.exd4 0-0 10.Qe2 Re8 11.Ne5 Nd7 [11...Qe7 12.f4= White appears more comfortable, but Black can defend everything at the moment.]
12.Bxh7+! Kf8 [12...Kxh7 13.Qh5+ Kg8 14.Qxf7+ Kh7 15.Qh5+ Kg8 16.Qxe8+ picks off the rook.] 13.f4 f6 [Or 13...g6 14.h4 Kg7 15.h5 Rh8 16.Bxg6 fxg6 17.Nxg6 Rh6 18.Nd2 Nf8 19.Ne5 Nxe5 20.fxe5 Qe7 21.0-0-0+/- when White has three pawns and a strong attack for the bishop.] 14.Ng6+ Kf7 15.Qh5 [After 15.Qh5 f5 16.Nd2 Nf6 17.Ne5+ Ke7 18.Qg6+-] 1-0

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: Easy way to begin.
London 2.Bf4 Tactics: Ways to win quickly.

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