Today is the 22nd anniversary of Diemer's death on 10 October 1990. After receiving the news of his passing I wrote a short tribute, which surveyed commentary in German newspapers and chess magazines. It originally appeared in the January 1991 issue of BDG World.
I enjoy playing chess, and specifically, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the BDG, which many insist is not chess at all. Maybe so--I'm too old to argue.
But I enjoyed playing the BDG so much that I bought the company. Well, no, but I did publish a little magazine about it, called BDG World, for fifteen years. That was a long time ago. So I thought I'd revisit a few of those pages here, plus add a little new content about the BDG, its storied advocate, E. J. Diemer, and whatever else strikes my fancy. Thanks for reading.