Friday, June 10, 2011

The Blackmar Diemer being compared to pirate Jack Sparrow

Would you like to be compared to captain Jack Sparrow ?

Well, that's what Rick Kennedy did when he reviewed my book "Attack with the Blackmar Diemer" some time ago. The review can be found on his exciting blog.

Now Rick might be in a good position to compare our beloved gambit with this funny character - he manages to get the Jerome gambit alive - and staying alive in the midst of gunpower seems to be a speciality of Jack Sparrow...

Thanks Rick for your great review - and good luck with the Jerome gambit - Can we find a Jerome-Blackmar-Diemer gambit ? How would that look like ?

1 comment:

  1. Guido,

    I meant no disrespect to you, your great book, or the Blackmar Diemer Gambit, in likening the latter to Captain Jack Sparrow.

    Has anyone ever said "The Blackmar Diemer Gambit? Meh...ho hum...yawn..." ? No way. It is either "The Great BDG" or "The Terrible BDG" -- just like with Jack Sparrow.

    By the way, the American Grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek, in his Washington Post chess column of Monday, April 14, 2003, mysteriously refers to "the Blackmar-Jerome Gambit" -- see "'Tis a Puzzlement" ( -- but I have never found out why.

    Best wishes,


    July 11, 2011 6:51 PM