Thursday, June 28, 2018

Schmid Benoni 2.Nc3 by Torning

Richard Torning won an offbeat Schmid Benoni 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.d5. I recommended 3.dxc5 Qa5 4.a3 Qxc5 5.e4+= in my 1992 Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Keybook. After 3.d5 e5, 4.e4+= was stronger than 4.dxe6=, but White won easily due to weak Black play.

Torning - NN, Bullet game, 12.05.2018 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.d5 e5 4.dxe6 fxe6 5.Bg5 d5 6.e3 h6 7.Bf4 Nc6 8.Nf3 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.h4 g4 11.Ne5 Nh5? 12.Qxg4
12...Nxg3?? [12...Nxe5 13.Bxe5+-] 13.Qg6+ Ke7 14.Qf7+ [I played the longer checkmate instead of 14.Qxg7+ Kd6 15.Nb5#] 14...Kd6 15.Nb5+ Kxe5 16.Qf4# White wins by checkmate. 1-0 [Game notes by Torning]

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: How to begin. London 2.Bf4 Tactics: How to win quickly.
Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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