Thursday, June 11, 2009

WFM turns back the Blackmar-Diemer

In the recent Scotland International Open a young WFM turned back a BDG with an interesting variation in the Teichmann Defense. I think White was a bit too optimistic on his 13th move. I’ve added several other games with this line. Saxton,Gavin (1902) - Hughes,WFM Rhian (1840) 1st Chess Scotland Int Op CC Edinburgh SCO (7), 07.06.2009 Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Teichmann Defense 1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 Nbd7 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.g5 Nh5 11.Qf3 c6 12.Bc4 e6 game_58 13.0-0 [Better is to preserve the option to castle long with 13.Rf1 Qe7 14.Bd2 Nb6 15.Bb3 Rd8 16.Ne2 Nc8 (16...Qd7 17.0-0-0 Bd6 18.c4 Bc7 19.Bb4 1-0 Rasmussen,E-Brian,O/1020 Tacoma Spring CS 1991 (29) 19...Ra8) 17.0-0-0 Nd6 18.Kb1 Nf5 19.Ba5 Rd7 20.d5 1-0 Diebert,C-Godin,E/0692 Ohio State Championship 1989 (30)] 13...Qe7 14.Bd2 Nb6 game_59 15.Bb3 [15.Bd3 Qd7 16.Rf2 Bd6 17.Ne4 0-0 18.a3 Nd5 19.c4 Ne7 20.Raf1 Nf5 21.Nxd6 Nxd4 22.Qe3 Qxd6-+ Zilbermints,L (2080)-Young,A (2512)/Marshall CC, G/30 1997 (40)] 15...Qc7 [15...Nd5? 16.Nxd5 cxd5 17.Ba4+ Kd8 18.Qxf7 Ng3 19.Qxg6 Nxf1 20.Rxf1+- McGrew,T-Giulio/Internet Chess Club 1998/1-0 (61)] 16.Ne4 Nc8 17.Rae1 Nd6 18.Bxe6?! fxe6 game_60 19.Nc5? [19.Nxd6+ is better, but the precarious position of White's king makes it hard to find a good continuation. 19...Bxd6 20.Rxe6+ Kd8 21.Rxg6-/+] 19...Nf5-+ 20.Nxe6 Qg3+ 21.Qxg3 Nhxg3 game_61 22.Nc7+?! [22.Rf3 Kf7 23.Nxf8 Rhxf8 24.Bf4-+] 22...Kd7 23.Nxa8 Nxf1 24.Rxf1 Bd6 25.h4 Rxh4 26.c3 Rh8 0-1 game_62 Download PGN and play through this game and those in the notes here.