Sunday, April 29, 2018

Queen Pawn Stonewall Attack

Ray Haines wins a Stonewall Attack which transposes to a Bird's Opening. White hid in his castle behind a stonewall with 6.f4 until his forces were ready. He could have lowered the drawbridge faster and attacked with 6.e4. By the time he played 15.e4, his stonewall had cracks in it that Black failed to find. Then White attacked and had two ways to mate.

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Haines - pavel135 (1634), Live, 23.04.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e3 e6 3.Bd3 c5 4.c3 c4 5.Bc2 Nc6 6.f4 [6.e4 is objectively stronger.] 6...f5 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.0-0 Be7 9.b3 b5 10.bxc4 dxc4 [10...bxc4 11.Ba4 Bd7=] 11.Nbd2 [11.Qe2!?=] 11...0-0 12.Ne5? [12.Qe1=] 12...Nxe5 13.fxe5 Nd5 14.Qf3?! Bb7 15.e4
15...fxe4 [Black could try 15...Nb4! 16.cxb4 Qxd4+ 17.Qf2 Qxa1-+] 16.Qxe4 Rxf1+ 17.Nxf1 g6 18.Bd2 Rb8 [18...Bg5=/+] 19.Qg4 Nc7 [19...Qd7=] 20.Ng3 Qf8 [20...Kh8 21.Rf1+/-] 21.Rf1 Qg7 22.h4 Rf8 23.Rxf8+ Bxf8 24.h5 Bc8 [24...gxh5 25.Qxh5+/-] 25.hxg6 hxg6 26.Bxg6 Bd7 27.Nh5 Qh8 28.Nf6+ Kg7 [29.Bh5 mate; 29.Be8 mate] 1-0

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Analysis

My Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3 book has Blackmar-Diemer Gambit opening analysis that covers a line I played in a recent game. I only had to play five easy moves beyond the book. The same analysis is in my larger Blackmar-Diemer Series (4 books in 1). It takes you to the diagram below plus one move. I'm planning more BDGs on this blog.

My new book Blackmar-Diemer Games 8 has 182 recent BDG games.

Sawyer - ChessNoobComp (2029), ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 03.04.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Bb4 7.Bd3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 0-0 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Ne5 Qe8 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 [11...gxf6 12.Bxh7+ Kg7 13.Qg4+ Kh8 14.Rf3+-] 12.Rxf6 gxf6 13.Bxh7+ Kxh7 [13...Kh8 14.Qh5 Rg8 15.Bg6+ Kg7 16.Qh7+ Kf8 17.Bxf7!+-] 14.Qh5+ Kg7 15.Qg4+ Kh8 [This is in my book.]
16.Rf1 f5 [16...Rg8 17.Qh4+ Kg7 18.Rxf6 Kf8 19.Qh5 Rg7 20.Qh8+ Rg8 21.Ng6#!] 17.Qh5+ Kg7 18.Qg5+ Kh7 19.Rf3 f6 20.Rh3+ Qh5 21.Rxh5# Black checkmated 1-0

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