Saturday, May 28, 2011

A quicky

I bought yesterday "Schachmatnyje Miniatjury", a Russian compilation of chessminiatures from 1978 for 1 €. A ridiculous price for such a great book,as it is filled with so many ideas to end the royal game before it is even started.
Obviously I looked for a game with our beloved gambit. The author indicates that "...the gambit is not completely correct and is found only very rarely in the current tournaments..." (translated from Russian). But I did find this magnificent correspondence game.

Zoller - Borsdorf, Germany, 1975
1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 Bf5
The author notes here that 4...exf3 is simpler and recommends 5.Nxf3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 )

5.fxe4 Nxe4 6.Nf3
6.Qf3 is the recommended move nowaday

6...e6 7.Bc4 Bb4 8.00 Bxc3
The author notes that blacks's latest move is not very wise and suggests 8...Nxc3 9.bxc3 Bxc3 10.Rb1 with "chances for both sides".

9.bxc3 Nxc3 10.Qe1 Ne4 11.Ba3 Nd7
11...Nd6 would have been much stronger, limiting the scope of white's black squared bishop.

12.d5 Qf6 13.dxe6 fxe6 14.Rad1 000 15.Nd4
My silicon friend gives black the advantage after 15...Ndc5, but black throws it all away with his next move.

15...Qg6 16.Nc6!!
first sacrifice

16...bxc6 17.Ba6+ Kb8 18.Rxd7!!

Ka8 19.Bb7+!!

Kxb7 20.Rxc7!!
fourth and last

Kxc7 21.Qa5+

What a game ! White offers 4 pieces in a row to remove the defense and open up lines. If there is a best-ever Blackmar Diemer, this would certainly be one of my favorites !

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