Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wight Wins Blackmar-Diemer

David Wight wins a wild Blackmar-Diemer Gambit with a pair of risky regal recaptures. Both kings stepped onto the open f-file highway and got run over by a check. Each king would have been winning if they stayed home and let others do the fighting.

On move 15, White was winning with 15.Bxf1! Instead he played 15.Kxf1 which allowed 15...Qxf8+. On move 18, Black could win a piece with 18...exd3! Instead, he played 18.Kxf8 which allowed 19.Bxh6+. Whereupon Wight as White won wonderfully.

wight7154 , 1789) - Tal_is_amazing (1720), Rated Blitz game lichess, 09.11.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Qe1 0-0 9.Qh4 g6 10.Ng5 [10.Bg5+/-] 10...c5 [10...h5] 11.Nce4 [11.Qh6!+-] 11...Nh5 [11...h5] 12.g4 f5 13.gxh5 fxe4 14.hxg6 Rxf1+ [White threatens h7. Black threatens the Bd3.]
15.Kxf1?! [Both kings allow a tempo saving check on the f-file. Black returns the favor on move 18. 15.Bxf1!+-! saves the bishop, avoids a check, and pressures h7.] 15...Qf8+ 16.Kg1 h6 17.Nxe6 [17.Qxe4=] 17...Bxh4 18.Nxf8 Kxf8 [18...exd3!-+] 19.Bxh6+ Kg8 20.Bc4+ Kh8 21.Rf1 [21.g7+!+-] 21...Nf6 22.Rf4 [22.g7+!+-] 22...Bg4 23.Bf7 [23.h3!+-] 23...Rf8 [23...e3!-+] 24.h3 [24.g7+!+-] 24...Be2 25.Rxh4 [25.g7+!] 25...Rxf7 26.gxf7 1-0

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