Today’s blog entry is from is from an online, turned-based game. White opened with e4 giving me another chance to try the Blackburne Gambit. Black offered the d5 & c6 pawns and the gambit began. The Blackburne has typical gambit advantages: a lead in development, open d & c files give black good compensation for the lost pawn.
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 the destruction of White’s pawn structure and an early White blunder, leading to White’s resignation.