Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yet Another BDG from the US Amateur Team East

An encounter with a BDG avoided (in the form of a Hübsch Gambit) in the first round of this event left a bad taste in Bruce Miller's mouth, but he persevered and was rewarded with this win in round five. (The ratings are USCF).

Miller,B (1811) - Felber,J (2040)
US Amateur Team-ch East Parsipanny USA (5), 16.02.2009
BDG, Bogoljubov Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qe1 Bg4 9.Qh4 Nc6 10.Be3 Bxf3 11.Rxf3 Nh5 12.Raf1 Bf6 

[12...Bxd4 13.Bxd4 (13.Nd5? Bxe3+ 14.Rxe3 e6 15.Nf6+ Nxf6 16.Rxf6 Kg7 0-1 Reinhard-Schilling/cr 1986) 13...Qxd4+ (13...Nxd4 14.Rxf7 Rxf7 15.Rxf7+/-) 14.Qxd4 Nxd4 15.Rxf7+/-]


[13.Rxf6?! Nxf6 14.Rxf6 exf6 15.Nd5 Kg7 16.Bh6+ Kh8 17.c3 g5 18.Qh3 Rg8 19.Bd3 Qxd5 20.Bxg5 Rg7 21.Bxf6 h5 22.Qg3 Rag8 23.c4 Qe6 24.Qg5 Qe1+ 25.Bf1 Qe4 26.Qxh5+ Qh7 27.Qxf7 Qh6 28.d5 Nd8 29.Qe7 Qf4 30.c5 Kh7 31.Bd3+ Kh6 32.Bxg7+ Rxg7 0-1 Porrasmaa,T (2182)-Hautala,R (2201)/Kuopio 2000/EXT 2001]  

13...Qd7 14.Nd5 Na5 15.Nxf6+ Nxf6 16.Rxf6 Nxc4??

[Black's best defense is 16...exf6 17.Qxf6 Nc6+/- 18.d5 (White can't play 18.Bh6 because of 18...Qxd4+ forcing a Queen trade.) 18...Qe7 19.dxc6 Qxe3+ 20.Kh1 Qe8 21.h4 bxc6 (21...h5?? 22.Qxg6+; 21...Qxc6 22.Bxf7+) 22.h5 Qd8 23.Bxf7+ Rxf7 24.Qxf7+ Kh8 25.Qf6+ (25.hxg6 Qh4+ 26.Kg1 Qd4+) 25...Qxf6 26.Rxf6+-]

17.Rxf7+- Qe8 18.Rxf8+ Qxf8 19.Qe2 1-0

[19.Qe2 Nxe3 20.Rxf8+ (20.Qxe3?! Qg7+/-) 20...Kxf8 21.Qxe3+-]

Play through this game or download it in PGN here.