Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BDGs at the South Wales International Open (2)

Here’s the second Blackmar-Diemer played last month at the 6th South Wales International Open: Fletcher,J (2027) - Owens,M (1731) 6th South Wales International Open (4), 13.07.2009 BDG, Teichmann Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 e6 9.Qf3 c6 10.g5 Nd5 11.Bd3 game_156 11...Qe7? [This renders f7 indefensible. Best is 11...Nd7. As it happens I have a game in this line played by the subject of recent posts, FM Theo Hommeles. I’ll include it in a later post.] 12.Bxg6 fxg6 13.0-0 Na6 14.Nf7 Rg8 15.Ne4 Qd7 16.a3 game_157 16...Nb6 [There's no good move to be found. Rybka suggests 16...e5 17.dxe5 Qe6 trying to get the King to safety with Kd7.] 17.c3 [Stronger (but more complicated) was 17.Ne5 game_158
Analysis Diagram
17...Qc7 (17...Qxd4+? 18.Be3 Qxe5 19.Qf7+ Kd8 20.Bxb6+ axb6 21.Rad1+) 18.Qg4 0-0-0 19.Qxe6+ Kb8 20.Bf4+-] 17...Nc7 18.Ne5 Qe7 19.Nd6+ game_159 19...Kd8 [19...Qxd6 20.Qf7+ Kd8 21.Qxg8 Ke8 22.Qxh7 -- followed by 23.Qxg6+ ] 20.Nxb7+ Kc8 21.Nxc6 1-0 game_160 Play through this game and download PGN here.