Today’s blog entry is from an online turn-based tournament game. White tried for his familiar Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, but Black denied him. Both players were on unfamiliar turf after the third move. Black’s playing is typical of a low-level class player and sometimes a fellow needs some of these games to keep aware of the simpler aspects of the game.
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 has some interesting features: a Queen denied activity, a miscalculation on a trade sequence and a nice trade sequence to cement the win.