Saturday, May 12, 2018

Caro-Kann Rasa-Studier Gambit

Rick Torning writes about the BDG Caro-Kann version of the Rasa-Studier Gambit:
"The Rasa-Studier Gambit game has a nice trap that baits Black's queen to win a pawn with check and then a bishop - which if accepted leads to a forced checkmate! The e6 pawn shields, nay interferes with, Black's queen from defending the weak f7 square. A nice brevity. I have not found this trap in any of my books on traps or database files (including Chessbase Mega Database 2018). Do you know if it has been played before?"

Yes, Rick. It was played in Vandenbroucke-gron, ICS 1995 (BDGKII Game 85 page 345), a game that was repeated via a different move order in Sawyer-guest, ICC 1997.

Torning - NN, Casual Bullet lichess, 01.03.2018 begins 1.d4 c6 2.e4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3 [Caro-Kann Rasa-Studier Gambit] 4...exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.Bc4 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Nf6 8.Ne4 e6 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.0-0! [baiting the queen to capture the bishop.] 10...Qxd4+ 11.Kh1 Qxc4?? 12.Qxf7+ [White has a forced mate 12.Qxf7+ Kd8 13.Bg5+ Be7 14.Qxe7+ Kc8 15.Rf8+ Rxf8 16.Qxf8+ Kc7 17.Qd8#] 12...Kd8 13.Bg5+ Kc8
14.Qe8+ [White wins on time before...] 14...Kc7 15.Qd8# 1-0 [Game notes by Torning]

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

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Caro-Kann Delayed Panov

This wild Caro-Kann Defence ended up in favor of Ray Haines who played Black. This delayed Panov became some type of Queens Gambit Accepted. Moves 18 to 21 were full of blunders on both sides. The most important rule is, "Don't make the last blunder!"

mohamed395 (1647) - rrhaines33 (1684), Live Chess, 03.04.2018 begins 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 Bg4 8.Be3 e6 9.h3 Bh5 10.Be2 Be7 11.Qb3 0-0 12.Qxb7 Nb4 13.0-0 Nc2 14.Rad1 Nxe3 15.fxe3 Rb8 16.Qxa7 Rxb2 17.g4 [17.Rb1=] 17...Bg6 18.Ne5? [18.Bd3 Bb4=/+] 18...Bd6? [18...Bb4-+] 19.h4? [19.Nxg6=] 19...Be4? [19...Ne4!-+] 20.Nxe4 [20.g5!=] 20...Nxe4 [20...Rxe2=/+] 21.Nxf7? [21.Rxf7!+-] 21...Rxe2 22.Rf2 Rxf2 23.Nxd8 [Black has a mate in two.]
23...Bh2+ 24.Kh1 Ng3# 0-1

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogo

I won a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow 5.Nxf3 g6 which resembles a Gruenfeld. This three-minute game pressured players to find quick moves. I missed the best 11th move and gave up a second pawn. When I finally got a winning position I had little time to think. I won in 102 moves playing 2-3 moves per second near the end.

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

Sawyer - ChessNoobComp (2014), ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 08.04.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 g6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.Bg5 [Best in theory is 7.d5 when Black may play 7...Na5 (or 7...Nb8 8.Qe2 Bg7 9.Bf4 0-0 10.0-0-0=) 8.Be2 b6 9.0-0 Bg7 10.b4!? Nb7 when play could continue 11.Ne5 Nd6 12.Nc6 Qd7 13.Ne5 Qd8 14.Nc6= repeating moves.] 7...Bf5 8.0-0 e6 9.d5! Bc5+ 10.Kh1 Na5
11.Bb3 [I thought for 9 seconds and still missed the combination 11.Bb5+! c6 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Qxd8+ Rxd8 14.Bxf6+-] 11...Nxb3 12.cxb3 h6 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Qe2 0-0-0 16.Rad1 Rxd1 17.Rxd1 Rd8 18.Rxd8+ Qxd8 19.Qd2 Qxd2 20.Nxd2 h5 21.Nde4 Bd4 22.g3 Bxe4+ 23.Nxe4 Bxb2 24.Kg2 Bd4 25.Kf3 e5 26.h3 b5 27.g4 hxg4+ 28.hxg4 a5 29.Ng5 Kd7 30.Ke4 Ba1 [Black is up two pawns. White's plan is to blockade the position, play fast, and hope to get lucky.] 31.Kd5 c6+ 32.Ke4 a4 33.bxa4 bxa4 34.Nf3 Ke6 35.Nd2 Bb2 36.Nc4 Bd4 37.Na5 Kd7 38.Nc4 Ke6 39.Na5 c5 40.Nc4 g5 41.Na5 Bf2 42.Nc4 Bd4 43.Na5 a3 44.Nc4 Bb2 45.Na5 Bc3 46.Nc4 Bb2 47.Na5 Kd6 48.Nc4+ Kd7 49.Na5 Ke6 50.Nc4 Bc1 51.Na5 Bd2 [Clocks at the halfway point 1:02 - 0:35] 52.Nc4 Bc1 53.Na5 Bd2 54.Nc4 Bc3 55.Nb6 Ba1 56.Nc4 Bc3 57.Nb6 Be1 58.Nc4 Bg3 59.Nxa3 Bf4 60.Nc4 Kd7 61.Nxe5+ Ke6 62.Nc4 Bg3 63.a4 Bh4 64.a5 Bg3 65.a6 Bb8 66.Nb6 c4 67.Nxc4 Kd7 68.Kf5 Kc6 69.Kxg5 Kb5 70.Kf5 Kxc4 71.g5 Ba7 72.g6 Bd4 73.a7 Bxa7 74.g7 Kd4 75.g8Q Bc5 [Clocks after White queens 0:12 - 0:07] 76.Qd8+ Kc4 77.Qd7 Bf2 78.Qe8 Kd3 79.Qf7 Be3 80.Qg6 Bd4 81.Qe6 Bg7 82.Qf7 Bc3 83.Qe8 Kd4 84.Qd7+ Ke3 85.Qc8 Kd4 86.Qb7 Bd2 87.Qa6 Bc3 88.Qb5 Bd2 89.Qc6 Bb4 90.Qd7+ Ke3 91.Qe8+ Kd4 92.Qf7 Bd6 93.Qg8 Bb4 94.Qh7 Ba3 95.Qg6 Kd5 96.Qh5 Kc4 97.Qg4+ Kc5 98.Qf3 Bb4 99.Qg2 Kd4 100.Qf3 Ba5 101.Qg4+ Kd5 102.Qf3+ White had 2.3 seconds left when Black lost on time. 1-0

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