Today’s blog entry is from is from an online, turned-based game. Black transposed my Blackmar-Diemer Gambit into a French Defense, Rubinstein variation. However, on move #4 he began wasting time by raising ‘ear’s on h6 & a6 ... ostensibly to keep my Bishops from pinning his Knights. A couple of mistakes later gave White a 2-piece advantage. From here, it is relatively simple to force trades down to a winning endgame.
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 Stockfish. 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 a preponderance of force against an uncontested center.