Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Hartelt

The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit punishes routine development in a most violent manner. Here Black played 3...Nf6, 6...Bb4, 7...Bxc3, and 8...0-0. These moves seem reasonable, but White can almost win by force after eight moves. Instead of the natural Ne5 and Bg5, Rob Hartelt played 9.Ng5 and 16.Ba3 which worked in this case for a quick checkmate.

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Hartelt (1117) - michaelto20 (1089), Live Chess Chess.com, 01.11.2018 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bd3 Bb4?! 7.0-0 Bxc3? 8.bxc3 0-0 9.Ng5 [9.Ne5!+-] 9...b6 [9...h6 10.Rxf6 Qxf6 11.Nh7+/=] 10.Rxf6 Qxf6 [10...gxf6 11.Qh5 h6 12.Qxh6 Qxd4+ 13.cxd4 Rd8 14.Qh7+ Kf8 15.Qxf7#] 11.Bxh7+ Kh8 12.Qh5 Qh6
13.Nxf7+ Kxh7 14.Nxh6 gxh6 15.Qxh6+ Kg8 16.Ba3 Rf7 [16...c5 17.Qg6+ Kh8 18.Re1+-] 17.Rf1 [17.Qg6+ Rg7 18.Qe8+ Kh7 19.Rf1+-] 17...Rh7 18.Qf8# 1-0

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