Originally posted by GolubWhen I researched it, the Blackmar Diemer gambit definitely has a strong fringe following, like many questionable openings, and they believed it the best thing since sliced bread. I can see how the Blackmar Diemer gambit could be interesting for white in blitz play, and even in OTB play where their black opponent is unfamiliar and gets into trouble.
I don't understand why people the Blackmar Diemer gambit. It is a totally useless hack Must be one of the few things that ever held back talent so much as skilled people insisting on playing this opening.
White immediately opens lines for his attack, wiping away any threats that the game will take on a slow, strategic, boring nature. The only problem is that the Blackmar-Diemer is not particularly good, so most players will wish to use it only in blitz games.
Originally posted by chesskid001You are right. That is a draw. What a gift he white gave me moving a5 instead of Kc4. Position below is a draw. Black to move.
In the first game, the bishops of opposite color endgame should've been a draw. Even after White sacrificed the bishop, he had a draw until the horrific blunder 50.a5. Kc4 forces a draw, since there's no way to prevent 51.Kb5 and 52. a5
To prevent this, 49...Kd5 should give Black the win.
Originally posted by moon1969Well the e5 move puts you in endgame mode strate away. Not what a gambitter wants, I guess.
For those of you familiar with this gambit, what are a couple of key considerations for black to refute the gambit?
Typical, White pushes f3 offering this as the gambit pawn. As black, I want to accept exf3, and then know how to refute the accepted gambit. Black to move.
[fen]rnbqkb1r/ppp1pppp/5n2/8/3Pp3/2N2P2/PPP3PP/R1BQKBNR b KQkq - 0 4[/fen]
Originally posted by moon1969As the player of the White pieces in the cited game, I wish I could recall what I was thinking when I played a5 instead of Kc4. It was certainly a terrible blunder.
You are right. That is a draw. What a gift he white gave me moving a5 instead of Kc4. Position below is a draw. Black to move.
[fen]8/8/1p1b4/4k3/PPK5/8/8/8 w - - 5 50[/fen]
Originally posted by Richard LauraRichard it makes my win a little less satisfying. You earned that draw, and then just missed it at the end. I didn't even notice it until it was just pointed out. I vaguely remember thinking incorrectly in the game that my K would have position as our Ks were moving across the board at the end. But it was only your a5 move which allowed me to push my b-pawn to help secure the position.
As the player of the White pieces in the cited game, I wish I could recall what I was thinking when I played a5 instead of Kc4. It was certainly a terrible blunder.
Originally posted by moon1969There aren't any. It's completely winning.
Still wondering what are key actions for black to refute the Blackmar-Diemer gambit. Black to move.
Originally posted by hunterknoxFirmian of the MCO says declining is a safe route for black, and with the main declining variation of black e6 "is safe, leaving white just faintly better."
There aren't any. It's completely winning.
I play the BDG as white but when I play against it I refuse the gambit with e3. e6 as black is usually a pretty solid follow up move if you want to accept the gambit.