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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (8), center ripped open

Today’s blog entry is from an online game at a turn-based site. Black defended with the Netherland Defense, which is not one of the major BDG defenses. White created a lead in development and opened up a path to Black’s King (see chart at bottom).

The variations and move symbols are Houdini’s (1.5 w32), diagnosed with ‘Scid vs PC’ at 10 seconds per ply. The opening book reference is The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit by Christoph Scheerer. The verbal comments are my thoughts during the game and my interpretations of the analysis provided by Houdini. The score chart is at the bottom of this entry.

I was not real sure about the Rook sacrifice, but it just felt right. The game ended quickly due to the predominance of force directed at the Black King.

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