Friday, November 30, 2018

Blackmar-Diemer by Depouhon

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit players benefit by timely breaks in the position to attack weak points. Jean Depouhon played the BDG 4.f3. Roel Hamblok declined with 4...c6. White chose 5.Be3!? After 18 moves, all points aim at d5. White had good chances after 19.d5, but 19.Bxb7 is totally understandable. FIDE Master Hamblok won the endgame.

Depouhon (1892) - Hamblok (2286), Pays de Charleroi Open BEL, 30.07.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 c6 5.Be3!? exf3 6.Nxf3 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.Bg2 e6 10.Qe2 [10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Qf3=] 10...Nbd7 11.0-0 Be7 12.Rad1 Nd5 13.Nxd5 cxd5 14.c4 dxc4 15.Qxc4 0-0 16.Ne5 Nb6 17.Qb3 Rc8 18.Nxg6 hxg6
19.Bxb7 [19.d5! e5 20.d6 Bxd6 21.Bxb7 Rc7 22.Be4=] 19...Rc7 [19...Rb8-/+] 20.Bg2 Rd7 21.Rd3 Nd5 22.Bxd5 Rxd5 23.Qc4 Qb6 24.Rb3 Qd6 25.Bf4 Qd7 26.Rd3 [26.Qc7 Qxc7 27.Bxc7 Rxd4=/+] 26...Rd8 27.Rfd1 Bf6 [27...Rc8-/+] 28.Qc7 [28.Be3 Rc8-/+] 28...Qxc7 [28...Bxd4+ 29.Kg2 Qa4-+] 29.Bxc7 R8d7 30.Bg3 Bxd4+ 31.Kg2 Bxb2 32.Rxd5 Rxd5 33.Rxd5 exd5 34.Kf3 f6 35.Ke3 Kf7 36.Bb8 a6 37.Ba7 Ke6 38.a4 f5 39.Bb8 [39.Kd3 Bf6-+] 39...Be5 40.Ba7 Bf6 41.Bc5 d4+ 42.Bxd4 f4+ 43.Ke4 Bxd4 44.Kxd4 g5 45.Ke4 Kd6 46.h4 gxh4 47.Kxf4 g5+ 0-1

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Caro-Kann Defence Godena

Black chose the central pawn duo with 2...d5 and 5...e5 against the Caro-Kann 2.d3 line. White challenged the center by 9.d4 with equal chances. Instead of the natural recapture 11...cxd5, Black mixed things up with 11...c5. When the Black queen went fishing for a poisoned pawn on b2, White won the pawn on b7. The combination that followed netted White an extra piece in the game Michele Godena vs Maksim Schekachikhin.

Godena (2505) - Schekachikhin (2406), 19th ch-EUR Indiv 2018 Batumi GEO (7.83), 24.03.2018 begins 1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Qc7 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 e5 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 Re8 9.d4 exd4 10.exd5 Rxe1+ 11.Qxe1
11...c5 [11...cxd5 12.Nxd4 a6 13.N2b3=] 12.Nc4 Bf5 13.Nxd6 Qxd6 14.Bf4 Qb6? [14...Qf8 15.Ne5+/=] 15.Bxb8 Qxb2 [15...Rxb8 16.Qe5 Rf8 17.Qxf5+-] 16.Rb1 Qxc2 [16...Qxa2 17.Rxb7+-] 17.Rxb7 Be4 18.Ng5 [White is up a bishop.] 1-0

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Soller Gambit Torning 2.dxe5 f6

Richard Torning sent me this Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5 that became a Soller Gambit after 2.dxe5 f6. This is similar to a Blackmar Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.f3 in reverse. Diemer added 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 to Blackmar.) Rick Torning wrote: "The Soller Gambit (part of the Englund Gambit complex) is a great way to avoid opening theory. The benefit of a gambit is compensation in the form of superior development, particularly if the opponent's king is stuck in the center. Black got plenty of play for the pawn sac in this game."

NN - Torning, Casual Bullet game lichess, 14.07.2018 begins 1.d4 e5!? 2.dxe5 f6 A40 Englund Gambit Complex: Soller Gambit 3.exf6 Nxf6 4.Nf3 d6 5.c3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bg4 7.Bxf6?! [This just helps Black develop] 7...Qxf6 8.h3 Bxf3 9.gxf3 0-0-0 10.e3 g6 11.f4?! [White should think about 0-0-0 options] 11...Bg7?! [Consistent but d5 may be better] 12.Nd2 Rhe8 13.Bb5 [13.Be2!?] 13...d5!? [13...Qxf4=] 14.Bxc6 [14.Qa4!?] 14...Qxc6 [A critical point in the game with the White king exposed. White is also weak on the light squares.] 15.Rc1?? [The Rh1 is loose. 15.Qg4+=; 15.Qf3=]
15...Qb6? [15...d4! 16.0-0 (fatal is 16.Ke2?? d3+ 17.Ke1 (17.Kf1?? Qxh1#) 17...Qxh1+ 18.Nf1 d2+ 19.Ke2 dxc1Q 20.Qxc1) 16...dxe3-/+] 16.c4 [16.Nb3] 16...d4 17.Nb3 dxe3 18.fxe3?? [18.Qg4+ Kb8 19.0-0-+ {material is equal but Black has powerful threats on the dark squares and can choose between a5, Bxb2, and the obvious 19...exf2+ 20.Rxf2}] 18...Rxd1+ [Black wins on time with 33 seconds on the clock. Mate follows but quicker was 18...Qxe3+! 19.Kf1 Rxd1+ 20.Rxd1 Qf3+ 21.Kg1 Qxd1+ 22.Kf2 Qe2+ 23.Kg3 Re3+ 24.Kh4 Qh5#] 0-1 [Game notes by Torning]

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Semi-Slav QGD Morin vs Haines

My Main Line 1...e5 Playbook for Black covers 1.e4 e5 (100 positions) and Semi-Slav (100 positions). Ray Haines a Semi-Slav vs the Queens Gambit of Roger Morin. Haines wrote: "He played the exchange line. This gives white lasting pressure and limits black chances. My plan was to control the attack on the queenside and then to use my f-pawn to attack his e-pawn. He made the mistake of letting his knight get out of play on a4. I got my knight placed on a very good square on c4."

Morin (1913) - Haines (1780), Houlton ME (3), 17.11.2018 begins 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Be2 [A more aggressive approach is 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Bd3= which limits Black's options.] 8...0-0 9.0-0 Ne4 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.Rc1 Ndf6 12.Ne5 Nxc3 [Or 12...Nd6=] 13.bxc3 Ne4 14.Bf3 f6 15.Nd3 Nd6 16.Nb4 a5 17.Nd3 Bf5 18.Nc5 b6 19.Na4 Nc4 20.Be2 Rab8 21.Bd3 [21.Bxc4 dxc4 22.Re1=] 21...Bxd3 [21...Nxe3!-+] 22.Qxd3 Rfe8 23.Rfe1 Qe4 24.Qxe4 Rxe4 25.Kf1 f5 26.g3 g5 27.Ke2 [White needs to play 27.Rc2= to support Nb2.] 27...f4 28.gxf4 gxf4 29.Kd3 Rbe8 [29...fxe3-/+] 30.Rg1+ [30.Rb1 fxe3=/+] 30...Kf7 31.exf4 [31.Rcf1 R8e6-/+]
31...Rxf4 [Black can mate in six: 31...Re2! 32.Rcd1 Rxf2 33.Rg7+ Kxg7 34.Rg1+ Kf6 35.Rg6+ hxg6 36.a3 Re3 mate] 32.Rce1 Rf3+ 33.Kc2 Rxf2+ 34.Kb1 Rxe1+ 35.Rxe1 Rxh2 36.Ka1 [Or 36.Rf1+ Ke6-+] 36...h5 37.Rb1 b5 38.Nc5 h4 39.Re1 h3 40.a4 Rg2 41.Rf1+ Kg6 42.Nd3 Kg5 43.Nf4 Rg3 44.axb5 cxb5 45.Nxd5 h2 46.Nf4 Ne3 47.Ne6+ Kh4 0-1

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Bird Stonewall vs Dutch Haines

Ray Haines faced his friend Lance Beloungie in a recent tournament in Maine where attendance was limited due to snow. White reached a Bird Stonewall vs Black's Dutch Defence. Ray Haines wrote: "Lance Beloungie played ok. It was a double Dutch opening. I had a good attacking game but missed some better moves. He had a weak e6 square which I tried to attack. I then played 14.e4 to open lines and attack his queen."

Haines (1780) - Beloungie (1678), Houlton ME (2), 17.11.2018 begins 1.d4 e6 2.e3 f5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.f4 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.c4 Nc6 8.Nc3 b6 [8...a5 9.h3+/=] 9.a3 Bb7 [9...d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Bd2+/-] 10.b4 [10.d5+-] 10...Qe8 [10...d5 11.Qc2+/=] 11.Ng5 [11.d5+/-] 11...Qg6 [11...Nd8 12.Qc2+/=] 12.d5 exd5 [12...Nd8 13.e4+/-] 13.cxd5 Nd8 14.e4 Ng4 15.exf5 Qf6 16.Bb2 Qd4+ 17.Kh1 Nf2+ 18.Rxf2 Qxf2 19.Rb1 [19.f6+/-] 19...Qxf4 20.Nxh7 Nf7? [20...Rxf5 21.Bxf5 Qxf5 22.Qe2=] 21.f6 Bxf6 22.Nxf6+? [22.Ne2+/=] 22...Qxf6 23.Nb5 Ne5 24.Qh5
24...Bxd5? [A blunder that allows mate in three. Black is winning after 24...Qh6!-+] 25.Bh7+ 1-0

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Blackmar-Diemer Christiansen

Thomas Christensen transposed into a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Ziegler 5.Nxf3 c6. White developed three minor pieces. Black wasted time using just one knight. White trapped the Black king in the center and played a pretty checkmate vs Anders Bering.

Christensen (2218) - Bering (1995), Xtracon Chess Open 2018 Helsingor DEN (4.65), 23.07.2018 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 c6 6.Bc4 Nd5?! [Correct is 6...Bf5] 7.0-0 [7.Ne5 e6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.Ne4+/-] 7...Bg4 8.Qe1 Bxf3 9.Rxf3 Nf6 10.Qf2 g6? [10...e6] 11.Ne4 Bg7 12.Nxf6+ Bxf6
13.Rxf6! exf6 14.Bh6 [Or 14.Bg5 0-0 15.Bxf6+/-] 14...Kd7 15.Bg7 Re8 16.Bxf6 Qa5 17.Bxf7 Re4 [17...Na6 18.Rf1 Re4 19.Qf3 Qf5 20.Qb3+-] 18.Be5 Na6 [18...Rxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.Re1+-] 19.Be6+ Kxe6 20.Qf6+ [20.Rf1!+-] 20...Kd5 21.Qf7# 1-0

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