Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jumping in at f6 again

Okay, going back one more time to the old swimming hole at f6 that I wrote about here and here. The square f6 is so often a target in the Blackmar-Diemer. In my dreams it beckons as a clear dark hole for my knights to jump into. Of course, that square and that tactic are still on the board in other openings. I’m drawn back to this well-known game where our late friend Hugh Myers watered his horse there. The story in two parts:

In his notes to this game in Chess Review (March 1957, page 89), Hans Kmoch called White’s 20th move “the brilliant preparation for a brilliant stroke.”