Friday, August 26, 2011

Elephant in the hole

In the last post I talked about the fun of jumping into the hole Black often leaves at f6. Usually (and appropriately) a knight jumps in, but I mentioned a game in which Kurt Richter sent in a rook. Here’s that game, which chess friend Günter Brunold of Kempten (Allgäu), Germany called to my attention, from the November 1923 issue of the Deutsche Schachzeitung. Since it’s a game by Richter himself, I’ve retained the Richter (Veresov) Attack label, but as Günter noted, the opening actually transposes into a Weinspach Declination to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.

An earlier related post: IM Kurt Richter and the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.