Thursday, May 16, 2019

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Zintgraff

Gary Zintgraff sent me this Blackmar-Diemer Gambit win in the Langheineicke 4...e3 line. Black returned the gambit pawn but chose 5...Bf5 which gave White a slight edge. Gary Zintgraff castled queenside and pushed his kingside pawns. Black neglected to develop the queenside knight until it was too late. White's 19th move forced a winning advantage.

Zintgraff - illevas, ICC 2 12, 2/2019 Internet Chess Club, 26.01.2019 begins 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 e3 5.Bxe3 Bf5 [5...e6=] 6.Qd2 e6 7.0-0-0 Bb4 [7...h5 8.Nge2 c6 9.Kb1+/=] 8.Nge2 Nd5 9.a3 Nxc3 [9...Bxc3 10.Nxc3+/=] 10.Nxc3 Ba5 11.g4 Bg6 12.d5 0-0 13.h4 h5 14.Rg1 exd5 15.gxh5 Bxh5 16.Bh6 g6 17.Qd4 Bxc3 18.Qxc3 f6 [18...d4 19.Rxd4+-]
19.Rxd5 Qe7 [19...Qxd5 20.Bc4+- wins the queen.] 20.Rxh5 Nc6 21.Qc4+ Qf7 22.Rxg6+ 1-0

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Icelandic-Palme Gambit Wight

David Wight won with a Scandinavian Defence Icelandic-Palme Gambit. White was too slow to develop the kingside knight. Black's pressure on the queenside allowed him to regain the gambit pawn on d4 with better prospects. Wight found a mating continuation.

So4e (1683) - Wight (1681), Rated Blitz lichess, 20.04.2019 begins 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 e6 [Icelandic-Palme Gambit] 4.dxe6 Bxe6 5.d4 [Better is 5.Nf3+/= ] 5...Bb4+ 6.Nc3 [6.Bd2=] 6...Ne4 7.Bd2? [7.Nge2 Bxc4 8.a3=] 7...Qxd4 8.Nxe4 Qxe4+ 9.Ne2 Nc6 10.Bxb4 Nxb4 11.Qa4+ Nc6 12.Rc1? [12.0-0-0 0-0-/+] 12...0-0 [Powerful is 12...0-0-0! 13.Qc2 Qxc2 14.Rxc2 Nb4 15.Rd2 Nd3+ 16.Kd1 Nxf2+ 17.Kc1 Nxh1-+] 13.f3 [13.Qc2 Qxc2 14.Rxc2 Nb4-/+] 13...Qe5 14.Kf2 Qxb2 15.h4 Rad8 16.Rd1 Rxd1 17.Qxd1 Bxc4 18.Qc1 Qxa2 19.h5 Be6 [Black could increase the pressure on the pinned Ne2 with 19...Re8!-+ ] 20.Kg1 Qc4 21.Qe3 Qd5 22.h6 Qf5 23.hxg7 Re8 24.Ng3 Qg6 25.Bd3 Qxg7? [25...f5=/+] 26.Bxh7+? [White missed the chance to save the game with 26.Nh5! Qb2 27.Qh6 when Black has nothing better than a perpetual check after 27...Qd4+ 28.Kh2 Qh4+ 29.Kg1=] 26...Kf8 27.Qc5+ Ne7 28.Ne4 Qa1+ 29.Kf2 Qb2+ [Taking the free rook works too with 29...Qxh1!-+] 30.Kg3 Qg7+ 31.Kf2 b6 32.Qa3 Qd4+ 33.Kg3 Kg7 34.Ng5 Qe5+ 35.f4 Qf6 36.Nxe6+ Qxe6 37.Bd3
37...Nf5+? [37...Qe3+! 38.Kg4 f5+!-+ mates or wins the White queen.] 38.Kf3? [White could draw after 38.Bxf5! Qxf5 39.Qc3+ Kg6 40.Rh4! Rg8 41.Qxc7=] 38...Qe3+ 39.Kg4 Nh6+ 40.Kg5 Qg3+ White resigns due to mate in one. 0-1

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Bird Opening Schlechter Delpire

Jason Delpire had a spur of the moment inspiration to play a Blackmar Gambit as Black against Bird's Opening. From Gambit begins 1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6. Carl Schlechter had played 2...Nc6 3.Nf3 g5. Jason Delpire opted for 3...f6 4.exf6 Nxf6. My database had White scoring +6 -5 in previous games. Black enjoyed success in this blitz game. He sacrificed a piece and made threats. Jason's risky strategy paid off with checkmate!

palamambron (1706) - Delpire (1588), Rated Blitz lichess, 25.04.2019 begins 1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 Nc6 [The Birds Opening From Gambit is 2...d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3=] 3.Nf3 f6!? [Dozens of times I've played the Schlechter Gambit 3...g5!?] 4.exf6 [White could try 4.d4 or 4.e4] 4...Nxf6 5.d4 Bd6?! [5...d5! gives Black the use of two bishops.] 6.g3 [6.e3+/-] 6...0-0 7.Bg2 Ne4 [Maybe 7...b6!?] 8.0-0 [A thematic move in this type of position is 8.Qd3+/-] 8...Nxg3 9.hxg3 Bxg3 10.Bg5 [10.Ng5!+- leaves White up a knight and a pawn with a good position.] 10...Qe8 11.Qd3 Qh5 12.Nbd2?! [More active is 12.Nc3!+- which has the added advantage that the knight would cover e2.] 12...d5 13.c4?! Bf5
14.Qe3? [Suddenly the tables turn to Black's favor. White could still survive after 14.Qc3+/=] 14...Rae8 15.Qb3 Nxd4 16.cxd5 [White cannot save the queen without losing the king. If 16.Qd1 Nxe2+ 17.Qxe2 Rxe2-+] 16...Nxe2 mate 0-1

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