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]

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Tim

    Unfortunately I only have Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Keybook I. I was surprised that the game: Vandenbroucke-gron, ICS 1995, you give is not included in your BDG Mega Database of 24000 games?