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Trent Parker
09-02-2005, 12:51 AM
I was having a read of the old bb the other day and noticed that there was a thread on the BDG (Blackmar Diemar Gambit). NOw that I have learnt and love the BDG I would like to start another thread on the BDG.

Anyhow i'll start this thread by entering a couple of my personal favorite games that i have played

In the teichman variation

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Nc6 8.Bb5 Qd6 9.d5 a6 10.Bf4 e5 11.dxc6 axb5 12.cxb7 Rb8 13.Be3 c5 14.Nxb5 Qb6 15.Qf5 Bd6 16.Qc8+ Ke7 17.Nxd6 Kxd6 18.O-O-O+ Nd5 19.Rxd5+ Kxd5 20.Qd7+ Qd6 21.Rd1+ Ke4 22.Qxd6 Kxe3 23.Qd2+ with mate to follow soon after

In the Euwe Variation...

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Bb4 7.Bd3 O-O 8.O-O c5 9.Kh1 Kh8 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Ne5 Qe7 12.Qh5 h6 13.Rxf7 Rxf7 14.Qg6 Kg8 15.Qh7+ Kf8 16.Qh8+

Kerry Stead
10-02-2005, 01:12 AM
Trent, good to hear that you've discovered the BDG! Its a great opening ... I used to play it religiously for a few years - very useful for developing your tactics and general attacking abilities. I still play it every now and then.
I'll post some of my games up when I have some more time, but you should be able to find a game or two of mine in Chessbase (whether online or in Megabase). Have a look for Tom Purser's pages online - there's some useful stuff there. I also have most BDG books that have been made. You could always throw a question Gary Lane's way on ChessCafe.com - he keeps telling me he gets questions because of the BDG book he wrote a few years ago ... I mean could he expect anything less?

Anyway Trent, all the best with the BDG. Feel free to throw ask me any questions you might have if you see me at a tournament.

Trent Parker
10-02-2005, 12:09 PM
Trent, good to hear that you've discovered the BDG! Its a great opening ... I used to play it religiously for a few years - very useful for developing your tactics and general attacking abilities. I still play it every now and then.
I'll post some of my games up when I have some more time, but you should be able to find a game or two of mine in Chessbase (whether online or in Megabase). Have a look for Tom Purser's pages online - there's some useful stuff there. I also have most BDG books that have been made. You could always throw a question Gary Lane's way on ChessCafe.com - he keeps telling me he gets questions because of the BDG book he wrote a few years ago ... I mean could he expect anything less?

Anyway Trent, all the best with the BDG. Feel free to throw ask me any questions you might have if you see me at a tournament.

Thanks Kerry.....
Ive noticed Tom Purser's website and it seems that it hasn't been updated in almost a year.... and the email on that site bounces.....

I have "BDG Keybook II" from Tim Sawyer. I think it is a good book. It is very comprehensive on the BDG. I also liked this book when i was buying it because it has a large size font. :D

BTW does gary lane play the BDG competitively?

shaun
10-02-2005, 06:53 PM
Press,S - Mugford,S [D00]
Casual, 04.12.2003


1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Qxf3 c6 6.Be3 Bg4 7.Qf2 e6 8.Bc4 Bb4 9.Nge2 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 Ne4 11.0-0 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Bxc3 13.Rxf7 Bxd4 14.Raf1 Bxe3+ 15.Qxe3 Qb6 16.Qxb6 axb6 17.Bxe6 Ra5 18.Rxb7 Na6 19.Rff7 Nc5 20.Rb8# 1-0

Trent Parker
21-02-2005, 12:32 AM
Not Quite a BDG but closely related. Here is a game i won at Toukley against Jey Hoole using the Staunton Gambit.

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bd3 Bb4 7.O-O Bxc3 8.bxc3 d5 9.Bg5 Nbd7 10.Qe1 O-O 11.Qh4 Qe8 12.Ne5 Qh5 13.Nxd7 Bxd7 14.Bxf6 Qxh4 15.Bxh4 Rfe8 16.Rf3 b6 17.Raf1 c5 18.Rf7 c4 19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Rxd7 e5 21.dxe5 Rxe5 22.Bf6 Re2 23.Rxg7+ Kh6 24.Rf4 1-0

Trent Parker
07-03-2005, 07:30 AM
White: The qualified Nut
Black: D. Evans
Event: COS u1700


1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 c6 8.Qf2 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.Qh4 Nbd7 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bxh6 gxh6 14.Qxh6 Ne5 15.Rxf6 Qxd4+ 16.Kh1 1-0
Black cannot avoid being mated

Kerry Stead
07-03-2005, 10:36 PM
White: The qualified Nut
Black: D. Evans
Event: COS u1700


1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 c6 8.Qf2 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.Qh4 Nbd7 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bxh6 gxh6 14.Qxh6 Ne5 15.Rxf6 Qxd4+ 16.Kh1 1-0
Black cannot avoid being mated

Trent ... you stole my game! By transposition, I had the same position after 14 moves against Bob Goodwin in the 2003 Australian Teams Championship. That game finished 14...Qb6 15.Rf4 Ne5 16.Rh4 Ng6 17.Bxg6 fxg6 18.Qxg6#
Good to see the BDG racking up the points!

Davidflude
16-03-2005, 04:02 PM
I played the BDG in the Champions league correspondence tournament. I scored
well but there was some streakiness. Remember my opponents were up to to strong IM standard. Look at my next post on the Hubsch Gambit.

Davidflude
16-03-2005, 04:16 PM
The Hubsch Gambit arises if white tries to play the BDG after 1..Nf6

1. d4 Nf6
2. Nc3 d5
3. e4 Nxe4

This gambit is not very good for white. Both The Reverend tim Sawyer and Tom Purser have told me that they are suspicious of the gambit. So am I.

Davidflude
16-03-2005, 04:26 PM
Attached is an example of the Alapin-Diemer Gambit. This was played in the Champions League.

1. d4 d4
2. e4 e6
3. Be3 Event: ICCF-CL/0406/C6-4
Site: ICCF
Date: 2004.12.01
Round: ?
White: Flude, David
Black: Woznica, Miroslaw
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C00
Annotator: Flude,David
PlyCount: 69
EventDate: 2004.??.??

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Be3 dxe4 ({declining the gambit with} 3... Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7
5. c3 {is good for white as his centre is very solid. This is one gambit that
should be accepted.}) 4. f3 Nf6 {
There are three other moves which come into serious contention at this point.}
(4... Nh6 {I lost horribly in a recent Email game after this move. I shall not
reveal my new idea in this position. One line runs} 5. Bxh6 Qh4+ 6. g3 Qxh6 {
which is great for black.}) (4... e5 {and now I suggest} 5. Nc3 Bb4 (5... exd4
6. Qxd4) 6. dxe5 Qxd1+ 7. Rxd1 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 {
White has the two bishops but wrecked queenside pawns.}) (4... exf3 5. Nxf3 {
is the main line of the gambit. The game transposes.}) 5. fxe4 Nxe4 6. Bd3 Nf6
(6... Qh4+ 7. g3 Nxg3 8. Bf2 Bd6 9. Ne2) 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. O-O Bd6 (8... Be7 {
has usually been played at this point.}) 9. Qe1 {
White has a large number of candidate moves at this point.} Nd5 10. Bg5 N7f6 (
10... Be7 11. Bd2) 11. Qh4 Nb4 12. Bb5+ (12. Be4 Be7 {
black will be able to swap off minor pieces.}) 12... Bd7 13. Na3 ({
I looked for a long time at} 13. Bxd7+ Qxd7 14. Ne5 Bxe5 (14... Qe7 15. Rxf6
gxf6 16. Bxf6 Qf8 17. Bxh8 Nxc2 18. Qxh7 Bxe5 19. Bxe5 Nxa1 20. Nc3) 15. dxe5
Nfd5 16. Na3) 13... Bxb5 14. Nxb5 Be7 15. c4 O-O 16. a3 Nc6 17. Rad1 h6 18. Bc1
(18. Bxh6 gxh6 19. Qxh6 Ng4 20. Qh5 f5 21. Rde1 Qe8 22. Qxe8 Raxe8 {
is very messy}) 18... a6 19. Nc3 Nd5 20. Qg3 Bd6 21. Ne5 Nxc3 22. bxc3 Bxe5 23.
dxe5 Qe7 24. Bxh6 f5 25. exf6 Rxf6 26. Rxf6 Qxf6 27. Bg5 Qe5 28. Qxe5 Nxe5 29.
c5 Nc4 30. Rd7 Rc8 31. a4 Nb2 32. Bf4 Rf8 33. Rd4 Nd1 34. Rxd1 Rxf4 35. Rb1 {
The ending is drawn.} 1/2-1/2

Trent Parker
21-03-2005, 10:39 AM
The Hubsch Gambit arises if white tries to play the BDG after 1..Nf6

1. d4 Nf6
2. Nc3 d5
3. e4 Nxe4

This gambit is not very good for white. Both The Reverend tim Sawyer and Tom Purser have told me that they are suspicious of the gambit. So am I.

Yeah. I have had some trouble playing against it...I tend to play 3.f3 now and then e4 on move 4 to avoid the Hubsch.

BTW do you know whats happening with Tom Purser's web site on the BDG? It appears not to have been updated for a year.

I actually have Tim Sawyer's book "BDG Keybook II"

Trent Parker
21-03-2005, 10:52 AM
Hey i found this interesting article at chesscafe on "Bennett's Temptation":

http://www.chesscafe.com/mcgrew/mcgrew.htm

The line goes:
1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 Nc6 9.Qf3 Nxd4 10.Qxb7 Nxc2+ 11.Kf2 Qd4+ 12.Kg3 Qxe5+ 13.Bf4

And mate follows. The article tries to find refutations for this line and eventually ends up back at move 9!

Kerry Stead
21-03-2005, 08:08 PM
Yeah. I have had some trouble playing against it...I tend to play 3.f3 now and then e4 on move 4 to avoid the Hubsch.

BTW do you know whats happening with Tom Purser's web site on the BDG? It appears not to have been updated for a year.

I actually have Tim Sawyer's book "BDG Keybook II"

Personally I used to prefer 2.f3 ... dubbed by Schiller as the 'Paleface Attack' - a reference to Anti-Indian, though he seems to have taken the wrong type of Indian ...
The usual transposition is 2...d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3
If black avoids playing 2...d5, and plays something like 2...g6, then you can transpose to a 150 Attack type position against the Pirc. If you get something like 2...c5, then you can often transpose into a Saemisch type setup against something that will likely be a King's Indian or Benoni type of setup.
Yes, it may be a vastly different game to the one you were hoping for, but it still allows plenty of opportunity for attacking play.

Glenno
23-03-2005, 03:45 PM
[/COLOR]Statistics from a database from www.chesslab.com for the Blackmar Diemar Gambit (1. d4 d5 2. e4) are as follows:

Historical archive (1845-1990):
White win: 68%
Black win: 21%
Draw: 11%

Latest games (since 1991):
White win: 51%
Black win: 34%
Draw: 15%

Below are a list of games using the opening, but only those that were wins by Black in which the game finished no later than Black's 10th move.

EDIT by TCN: 28 games were put on the end of this post. Rather than just delete these games i am going to post one game per post and comment on that game. (Games were loading very very slowly).

Trent Parker
23-03-2005, 10:53 PM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr IECC TH-Trio"] [Date "1996.??.??"] [White "Thuijls, Hans"] [Black "Allford, Zane"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 g6 6. Bc4 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Ng5 c6 9. Rf3 Bg4 0-1

The better plan of attack here is to keep the knight on f3 and try to manouver the queen accross to h4. Then Ng5 and Rf3 could be played.

Trent Parker
23-03-2005, 10:55 PM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr IECC TH-Trio"] [Date "1996.??.??"] [White "Van Eijk, Jelle"] [Black "Carvalho, Guillermo"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Qxf3 Qxd4 6. Be3 Qb4 7. O-O-O e5 8. Nb5 Na6 9. a3 Qe4 10. Qf2 Ng4 0-1

This is the Ryder Gambit. It is Known to have some traps in it.... but it is dubious.

Trent Parker
23-03-2005, 11:02 PM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr"] [Date "1994.??.??"] [White "Grott, P"] [Black "Vogel"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nxe4 Qxd4 5. Bd3 f5 6. Nf3 Qb6 7. Be3 Qxb2 8. Ned2 e4 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. Nxe4 fxe4 0-1

I think the better way to play this variation is still to play f3 and if exd4 then Nxe4. White plans to castle Qside and pile up on the d pawn.... maybe.... need more study on that variation.

Trent Parker
23-03-2005, 11:09 PM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr"] [Date "1993.??.??"] [White "Druke, Volker"] [Black "Studier, George"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Ne5 e6 8. O-O Bg6 9. Qf3 Qxd4+ 0-1

I actually prefer the Bishop on d3 in this variation so that the Black bishop cannot take that line. Whites bishop aims at h7 square

Trent Parker
23-03-2005, 11:17 PM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr"] [Date "1993.??.??"] [White "Walmisley, R"] [Black "Purser, Tom"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 g6 6. Bc4 Bg7 7. h4 Nc6 8. h5 Nxh5 9. Ng5 O-O 10. Rxh5 Qxd4 0-1

Already commented on this variation

Trent Parker
23-03-2005, 11:26 PM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr GB-USA tt"] [Date "1993.??.??"] [White "Goide, L"] [Black "Clauser, J"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Qxf3 Qxd4 6. Bf4 c6 7. Bd3 Bg4 8. Qg3 Nbd7 9. Nf3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 e5 0-1

Again Ryder gambit is dubious

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:08 AM
[Event "?"] [Site "Ohio"] [Date "1992.??.??"] [White "Bent, Scott"] [Black "Mantia, Anthony"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Bf5 6. Ne5 e6 7. g4 Ne4 8. Qf3 Qxd4 9. gxf5 Nxc3 10. Qxc3 Bb4 0-1

hmmm 9.Nxe4 looks better. If Bxe4 Qxf7+ Kd8 Bg5... and the king hunt is on! :D

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:12 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1990.??.??"] [White "Harju, A"] [Black "Cody, Philip"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Qxf3 Qxd4 6. Be3 Qh4+ 7. g3 Qg4 8. Qf2 e5 9. Bh3 Qb4 10. Bxc8 0-1

Ryder gambit :whistle:

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:22 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1989.??.??"] [White "Hergert, V"] [Black "Leisebein, P"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 f5 4. Bg5 g6 5. f3 Bg7 6. d5 h6 7. Bh4 Qd6 8. fxe4 Qb4 0-1

hmmm. In this position i'd prefer 4.f3 NOT Bg5 because f3 threatens to take twice on e4 and regain the pawn.... then if black plays Nf6 then play Bg5 threatening to take on f6 and then exchange on e4.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:29 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1989.??.??"] [White "Antoszkiewicz, G"] [Black "Reichardt, H"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 Bf5 5. g4 Bg6 6. h4 exf3 7. Nxf3 Nxg4 0-1

I play 6.g5 winning blacks additional pawn. the 6.h4 line has been proven to be dubious.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:32 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1989.??.??"] [White "Holwell ,J"] [Black "Tiemann, H"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bf5 5. f3 Nbd7 6. g4 Bg6 7. Bxf6 Nxf6 8. g5 Nd5 0-1

I don't like any other variation than 4.f3. I mean really it makes black make a decision there and then about the e pawn.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:33 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1988.??.??"] [White "Plath, T"] [Black "Pohl, W"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 e5 4. Qe2 Qxd4 5. Qxe4 Bb4 6. Bd2 Bxc3 0-1

Already commented on this variation

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:39 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1988.??.??"] [White "Leisebein"] [Black "Mallina"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 f5 4. Bc4 e5 5. Bxg8 Rxg8 6. Qh5+ g6 7. Qxh7 Rg7 8. Qh8 exd4 9. Bh6 Rf7 10. O-O-O Qf6 0-1
hmmm 4.f3

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:46 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1987.??.??"] [White "Kirkpatrick"] [Black "NN"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Bf5 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qe1 c6 0-1

Huh?? That doesn't make sense. Why would black resign here??

Although here i like Ne5 threatening to hack f5

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:52 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1987.??.??"] [White "Druke"] [Black "Sneiders"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 e6 8. Be3 Nbd7 9. O-O Be7 10. Rf2 O-O 0-1

hmm.. Whats wrong with this one? Why resign? Also i liked 8.Qxb7

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 12:57 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1987.??.??"] [White "Clauser"] [Black "Dorsey, Ben"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. f3 exf3 6. Nxf3 g6 7. Bc4 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Ne5 Nb6 10. Bb3 Be6 0-1

hmmm again why resign here? White can double black's pawns. :hmm:

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 01:03 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1987.??.??"] [White "Mayr, F"] [Black "Burk, D"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nxe4 exd4 5. Bc4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Neg5 Qe7+ 8. Kf1 Nh6 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Rd8 0-1

commented on this variation.*yawn* gotta get some sleep. i've saved the rest of the games to a word doc. Will finish in Morning.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 06:51 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1986.??.??"] [White "Bomer"] [Black "Zimmer"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 g6 6. Bc4 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qe1 b6 9. Qh4 Na6 0-1

Why did Black resign in this position? Crazy Crazy crazy.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 06:55 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1986.??.??"] [White "Leisebein, Peter"] [Black "Vormann, Dirk"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 e5 4. Be3 Bb4 5. f3 Qe7 6. fxe4 Nf6 7. dxe5 Nxe4 8. Qd4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 c5 0-1

hmmm

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 06:59 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1985.??.??"] [White "Muller, Peter"] [Black "Heinola, K"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 Nc6 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. d5 Ne5 5. Qd4 Ng6 0-1

Yet another dud game. White is not loosing :(

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 07:03 AM
[Event "?"] [Site ""] [Date "1984.??.??"] [White "Walter"] [Black "Baum"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. f3 e5 4. fxe4 Qh4+ 5. Kd2 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4+ 7. Bxe4 Qxe4 8. dxe5 Bg4 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. Nc3 O-O-O+ 0-1

This is the original Blackmar gambit which i believe is dubious if played correctly by white. Diemer made the improvement 3.Nc3 hence why it is now called Blackmar-Diemar Gambit.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 07:06 AM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr FRG/M"] [Date "1978.??.??"] [White "Taszies"] [Black "Walther, E"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. c3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bf5 5. f3 Nbd7 6. Qe2 exf3 7. Nxf3 c6 0-1

3.c3 looks ugly.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 07:11 AM
[Event "?"] [Site "Birmingham"] [Date "1977.??.??"] [White "Crampton"] [Black "Baker"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6 6. Bf4 Qb6 7. Bc4 Qb4+ 0-1

This is actually now a caro kann. Playing f3 instead of Nxe4 is the fantasy variation.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 07:13 AM
[Event "?"] [Site "Continental Open"] [Date "1976.??.??"] [White "Chalker, R"] [Black "Bernstein, S"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 Qxd1+ 5. Kxd1 Nc6 6. Nd5 Bg4+ 7. f3 O-O-O 8. c4 exf3 9. gxf3 Be6 10. f4 Rxd5+ 0-1

:whistle:

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 07:16 AM
[Event "?"] [Site "Umkirch"] [Date "1973.??.??"] [White "NN"] [Black "Diemer, Emil"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 e5 4. Qh5 Nc6 5. dxe5 Nd4 6. Qd1 Bg4 7. Qxg4 Nxc2+ 8. Ke2 Qd3+ 0-1

The BDG's namesake punishing inaccuracies by white.

Trent Parker
24-03-2005, 07:18 AM
[Event "?"] [Site "corr Germany"] [Date "1955.??.??"] [White "Steinfurth, KH"] [Black "Diemer, E"] 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 Bf5 5. Be3 e6 6. h3 Bb4 7. Qd2 exf3 8. Nxf3 Ne4 9. Qd3 Nxc3 0-1

Has this game already been shown?

Glenno
24-03-2005, 11:26 AM
The Hubsch Gambit arises if white tries to play the BDG after 1..Nf6

1. d4 Nf6
2. Nc3 d5
3. e4 Nxe4

This gambit is not very good for white. Both The Reverend tim Sawyer and Tom Purser have told me that they are suspicious of the gambit. So am I.

This opening is not all bad news for White, actually. On the Chesslab website (www.chesslab.com), I have searched their database using this position. Combining the historical games (games played up until 1990) and latest games (games played since 1991), there were 283 such games, of which White won 147, Black won 85 and there were 51 draws.

Of the 283 games, 280 had 4. Nxe4 dxe4 as their next set of moves.

Trent Parker
08-04-2005, 12:45 AM
Hey i found this interesting article at chesscafe on "Bennett's Temptation":

http://www.chesscafe.com/mcgrew/mcgrew.htm

Lol i just beat a 1900 rated player on Fics usingBennett's temptation.



1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 Nc6 9.Qf3 Nxd4 10.Qxb7 Nxc2+ 11.Kf2 Qd4+ 12.Kg3 Qxe5+ 13.Bf4 Ne4+ 14.Nxe4 Qxe4 15.Bb5+ Kd8 16.Bxc7+

Davidflude
09-04-2005, 11:52 AM
Wait until you see Tim's next article on the BDG. How would I know about it?

That would be telling.

Davidflude
09-04-2005, 11:57 AM
I got slaughtered in the Box Hill Blitz chapionship when I played the Hubsch.

1. d4 Nf6 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 e4 Nxe4. I admit that my opponent is an IM.

For blitz I may switch to 1 d4 Nf6 2.g4 I even have a book on this opening.

Trent Parker
09-04-2005, 05:30 PM
David. Do you know what happened to McGrew's Website? I appears not to have been updated for over a year now. :(

Kerry Stead
10-04-2005, 09:45 AM
I got slaughtered in the Box Hill Blitz chapionship when I played the Hubsch.

1. d4 Nf6 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 e4 Nxe4. I admit that my opponent is an IM.

For blitz I may switch to 1 d4 Nf6 2.g4 I even have a book on this opening.
Why not try the other method of transposition: 1.d4 Nf6 2.f3
When people avoid playing 2...d5 against me, I tend to get either Benoni type positions or Pirc type positions, and systems with f3, e4, Be3 & Qd2 aren't too bad generally ...

Trent Parker
11-04-2005, 07:58 AM
David. Do you know what happened to McGrew's Website? I appears not to have been updated for over a year now. :(

Correction ..... Tom Purser's Website

Trent Parker
17-05-2005, 12:10 AM
OMG! A whole month without a BDG entry????

Here is a couple from the NSWCA May weekender....

Parker - Ingram

1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3 e3 5.Bxe3 Bf5 6.Qd2 e6 7.Bd3 Bxd3 8.Qxd3 Nbd7 9.Ne4 Be7 10.Ne2 O-O 11.O-O Qc8 12.f4 c5 13.N2g3 Ng4 14.Ng5 g6 15.Kh1 Nxe3 16.Qxe3 cxd4 17.Qxd4 Bf6 18.Qe4 Nc5 19.Qb4 Qc6 20.Rae1 Rfd8 21.b3 a5 22.Qc4 Rd4 23.Qe2 Rad8 24.N5e4 Nxe4 25.Nxe4 Bg7 26.c3 Rd3 27.Rf3 Rxf3 28.Qxf3 Qd5 29.Qh3 Qxe4 30.Qh4 Qd5 31.h3 Bxc3 32.Rc1 Bg7 33.Qe7 Qd7 34.Qc5 Qd2 35.Qc7 Qd6 36.Qxa5 Bh6 37.Rc4 Qd1+ 38.Kh2 Qd6 39.Kg3 Qd3+ 40.Kh2 Qd6 41.Kg3 Bg7 42.Kh2 Bf6 and both players were below five minutes. White made a further blunder allowing the Q's to be swapped. 0-1

Trent Parker
17-05-2005, 12:20 AM
A French Alapin....

Parker - Nicholson
May Weekender 2005
1.d4 d5 2.e4 e6 3.Be3 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Nf6 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.O-O h6 8.Nc3 Nd5 9.Nxd5 exd5 10.Qd2 Be6 11.Rae1 Nd7 12.c3 Nf6 13.b4 Ng4 14.Bf4 g5 15.Be5 Nxe5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Rxe5 Qd7 18.Qd1 O-O-O 19.a4 f5?? (f pawn touched then he realised his mistake) 20.Rxe6 f4 21.Bf5 Kb8 22.Re5 Qf7 23.Qf3 c6 24.b5 Rhe8 25.Rfe1 Rxe5 26.Rxe5 Re8 27.Qe2 Rxe5?? 28.Qxe5+ Ka8 29.Qh8+ 1-0

Davidflude
18-05-2005, 09:09 PM
IECG are about to start a BDG fixed openings Email tournament.

I shall play. Be very afraid.

Trent Parker
19-05-2005, 11:12 PM
What is IECG?

Trent Parker
14-06-2005, 05:49 PM
The BDG done me proud in the NSW Open

Here is a BDG and a French Alapin from that tournament....
Firstly a French alapin miniature....

Trent parker (1489) v Mary Wilkie (1285)
Round 3 NSW Open (u1600 division)

1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.Be3 dxe4 5.Nd2 Nc6 6.c3 Nd5 7.Qe2 Bd6 8.fxe4 Nxe3 9.Qxe3 O-O 10.Ngf3 Re8 11.e5 Bf8 12.Bd3 Ne7 13.O-O Bd7 14.Ng5 Nf5 15.Qf4 g6 16.Nde4 Bg7 17.g4 h6 18.gxf5 hxg5 19.Nxg5 Bh6 20.f6 Bc6 21.Qh4 Qd5 22.Ne4 Be3+ 23.Kg2 Bxd4 24.Qh6 Qxe4+ 25.Bxe4 Bxe4+ 26.Rf3

Next a hard fought teichmann variation...

Trent Parker (1489) v Andrew Brown (1551)
NSW Open 2005 (u1600 division) Round 7

1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 e6 9.Qf3 c6 10.Be3 Bb4 11.Bc4 Bxc3+ 12.bxc3 O-O 13.Nxg6 hxg6 14.h4 Nd5 15.Bd2 Qf6 16.Qg3 Qe7 17.h5 g5 18.h6 Nd7 19.Bd3 g6 20.Qh2 e5 21.h7+ Kh8 22.Kf2 Qf6+ 23.Ke2 Nf4+ 24.Kd1 Nxd3 25.cxd3 Qf3+ 26.Kc2 e4 27.dxe4 Qxe4+ 28.Kb2 Rae8 29.Rae1 Qxg4 30.Rhg1 Qh4 31.Qg2 Rxe1 32.Rxe1 g4 33.Rh1 Qe7 34.Qxg4 Nf6 35.Qf3 Nh5 36.Re1 Qd6 37.Qe3 Ng7 38.Qg5 Qd5 39.Qg3 Nf5 40.Qh2 b6 41.Rh1 a5 42.Bg5 f6 43.Bxf6+ Ng7 44.Bxg7+ Kxg7 45.Qh6+ Kf7 46.Rf1+ Ke6 47.Qxf8

Aaron Bellette
14-06-2005, 08:46 PM
What is IECG?
International Email Chess Group - www.iecg.org

AB

Glenno
28-06-2005, 01:34 PM
IECG are about to start a BDG fixed openings Email tournament.

I shall play. Be very afraid.

I joined IECG a couple of months ago and I am playing in the tournament as well.

Trent Parker
21-07-2005, 12:51 AM
Oh i suppose i had better try to breath more life in this thread....

Trent Parker (Fairfield) - Terry Wall (ST George Saints)


1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3 c6 5.fxe4 Bg4 6.Nf3 e6 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.O-O Qc7 9.e5 Bxf3 10.Rxf3 Nd5 11.Nxd5 cxd5 12.c3 f6 13.exf6 gxf6 14.Re3 O-O-O 15.Rxe6 Bd6 16.h3 Rhg8 17.Bg4 Bf4 18.Qf3 Bxc1 19.Rxc1 Kb8 20.Rce1 a6 21.Re7 h5 22.Bxh5 f5 23.Qxf5 Qg3 24.Bg4 Rgf8 25.Qxd5 Qf2+ 26.Kh1 Qxb2 27.Rxd7 Rxd7 28.Qxd7 Rf2 29.Qc8+ Ka7 30.Qc5+ Qb6 31.Qxb6+ Kxb6 32.Bf3 Rxa2 33.Rb1+ Ka5 34.Bxb7 Rc2 35.Bxa6 Rxc3 36.d5 Kxa6 37.Kh2 Rd3 38.h4 Rxd5 39.Kh3 Rd4 40.g3 Rc4 41.h5 Rd4 42.g4 Rd3+ 43.Kh4 Rd6 44.g5 Rd4+ 45.Kg3 Rd5 46.Kf4 Rd4+ 47.Kf5 Rd5+ 48.Kg6 Rd6+ 49.Kh7 Rd7+ 50.Kh6 Rc7 51.g6 Rc6 52.Kh7 Rc5 53.h6

Kerry Stead
09-06-2008, 02:33 PM
Time to revive the thread ... perhaps?!

An Alapin French (AKA Alapin Diemer) miniature from Facebook:

1.d4 d5 2.e4 e6 3.Be3 a6 4.Nd2 Nc6 5.c3 e5 6.exd5 Qxd5 7.Ngf3 Bg4 8.Bc4 Qd6 9.Bxf7+ Kd7 10.Nc4 Qf6 11.dxe5+ 1-0