Saturday, November 18, 2017

Winckelmann-Reimer Gambit

Gary Zintgraff backed into a French Defence Winawer that transposed to a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Euwe line 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Bb4 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3. Zintgraff wrote:
"Dear Tim: Here is a 5 0 Blitz game played on 2/1999 at the San Antonio Chess Club tournament where I defeated a solid expert, John Hyltin. It shows a transposition from two other openings to get to a typical BDG attack. He has been an "over the board" tournament expert for over 25 years. I was rated about 1780 at the time. He has been very strong with the French Defense and the Nimzo-Indian, but still, I was very happy to get to play the Winckelmann-Reimer Gambit (deferred) against him after he avoided my Paleface Attack (deferred). My opening strategy was trying to get some form or "cousin" of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit against him to have a fighting chance. His 7...exf3?! gave me that chance! Sincerely, Gary Zintgraff"

Zintgraff - Hyltin, San Antonio CC, 02.1999 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.f3 e6 4.e4 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 dxe4 7.Bg5?! exf3?! 8.Nxf3 [Now I had a BDG.] 8...0-0 9.Bd3 h6 10.h4 Nbd7 11.Qd2 Re8 12.Bxh6 gxh6? 13.Qxh6 Nf8 14.Ng5 Qe7?! 15.0-0 Ng6??
16.Rxf6? [Much better for White would have been: 16.Bxg6! Qf8 17.Bxf7+ Qxf7 18.Nxf7 and mates] 16...Qxf6 17.Qh7+ Kf8 18.Rf1 [Resigns. With more time he might have tried 18...Nf4 19.Qe4 Qh6 20.Qxf4 f5 21.Qxc7 Qg7 22.Qd6+ while 18...Qxf1+?? or Ke7?? both lead to mate or an overwhelming White position.] 1-0 [Edited Notes by Zintgraff]

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