Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ernst Rasmussen Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Open

If you're a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit fan and can get to Port Townsend, Washington, some 40 miles or so northwest of Seattle, on October 23rd, you should. It's a rare opportunity to enjoy the company of chess friends playing the BDG, one and all, in celebration of the 85th birthday of an old BDG fox and an all-around nice guy, Ernst Rasmussen. Here are the particulars:
Oct 23 Ernst Rasmussen Blackmar Diemer Gambit Open. Site: Towne Point Club House, 2240 Towne Point Avenue, Port Townsend, WA. Format: Four-round Swiss. TC: G/1 hr. EF: $10. This is a non-rated event. Prizes, guaranteed: $1,000: 1st, $300; 2nd, $200; 3rd, $100; 1st U2000, $100; 2nd $75; 1st U1700, $100; 2nd, $75. Best game $50; more prize money possible as entries permit. Refreshments and a catered lunch are included(!). 1 HPB allowed. Reg.: 8:00-8:45 AM. Rds 9:00, 11:30, 2:30, 5:30. All games must start from the position following 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3. Info: Stephen Chase, 11 W. Hayden St., Port Hadlock, WA 98339-9570. Phone: 360-385-3457. Entries: Gary Dorfner, 8423 E. B ST., TACOMA, WA 98445, Phone 253-535-2536, E-mail ggarychess@aol.com.
Here are a couple of Ernie's games from an earlier post: The Lost Games of Ernst Rasmussen.