Sunday, May 30, 2010

I coulda had a BDG

A recent issue of TWIC included a game that began with

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 Bb4 4. e5

I've always liked this position. You can get to it now and then if you play the Blackmar-Diemer. In fact, Tim Sawyer was kind enough to include one of my games with this line as Game 1 in the second edition of his Keybook.

Black can respond with 4...Nd5 or 4...Ne4, but either way after 5.Qg4 his future is not bright.


You can play through the new game with this line here.