Today’s blog entry is from is from an online, turned-based game. My opponent stayed in book for 8 moves, unusual for my BDG opponents to stay this long. He then buries his Knights and consequently his Queen-side Rook. When he also opened his King-side pawn defense, White’s preponderance of force prevailed.
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 Christoph Scheerer’s The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. 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.
This game features another weakened color complex on the King-side and inactive defensive pieces, plus a preponderance of pieces pointed at the opposing King-side.