Tuesday, September 1, 2009

That New Blackmar-Diemer Book

The new book on the BDG from Everyman Chess is now due out in the United States in October, in Europe in November, according to this announcement on Everyman's website:

The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: A modern guide to a fascinating chess opening
Christoph Scheerer (previously Wisnewski)

Do you wish to set your opponents problems from the very start of the game? Are you happy to roll the dice and take some risks? Then enter the intriguing world of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit!

The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is a dangerous attacking opening which has amassed a cult following amongst club players, a loyal band of supporters like no other in chess. White sacrifices a pawn in return for a strong initiative which tests Black’s defensive capabilities to the limit. Some experts have questioned its objective soundness, but there’s no doubting its success and popularity over the board, where pressure and a ticking clock often means it’s impossible to find the right defence.

In this book, openings guru Christoph Scheerer takes a modern look at the gambit. He covers in detail the most promising lines for White and the most resilient defences for Black, discusses the key ideas for both sides and highlights the many tricks and traps awaiting the unsuspecting player.

* Covers everything White needs to know
* Packed with original ideas and analysis
* Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players

Published November 2009 EU, October 2009 US | ISBN 9781857445985
Format Paperback, 192 pages"
I look forward to the promised original ideas, and I certainly can't fault the subtitle. Yes, the BDG is a fascinating chess opening.