Sunday, August 29, 2010

Book Moves in the Hübsch

Tim Sawyer continues to look for improvements in the Blackmar-Diemer. Here he annotates a different line in the Hübsch Gambit, taking on a couple of book recommendations.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A ghost of a book, a ghost of a chance

A BDG friend asked a question about the status of the long-announced Scheerer BDG book on the forum and received this response:

 "This book is unfortunately very, very delayed. I don't have a date of publication yet but I'm hoping it will publish before the end of the year."

Oh. That may be the problem. They're waiting on the book to self-publish.

You can read the forum entry here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another BDG from the U. S. Open

Here's another win with the Blackmar-Diemer from the recent U.S. Open. White plays up a class and wins against a Teichmann Defense. When Black castles kingside White usually stacks his rooks on the open f-file, but in this game Black lingers long in the center and White goes for the uncommon Rae1.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Yes, indeed, they love it!

My scouts are always working, on the lookout for someone saying something nice about the Blackmar-Diemer. It's hard work, but hard work has its occasional rewards. Such was the case yesterday. In a post called "The chess gods love the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit," Frisco Del Rosario tells the story of a sweet little BDG played a couple of days ago in the U. S. Open. Here's the game, with my notes. When you've played through it you should also check out Del Rosario's post.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Strange Game

Yeah, I know, most BDGs are strange games. But this one... Black survives two mates in one, gets close to equal (although still under pressure) and then ... resigns. Or did the game end from some other cause? Time? A bad stomach? Or am I missing something? This one is fresh off today's TWIC release.