Welcome to my Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (ECO D00, Teichmann defense)  game with Mark J. McClaughry!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the  White side of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.

The game includes analysis and diagrams. This is the first win that I have found for me playing this gambit. This is also the lowest rated opponent that I have tried this gambit on.

Correspondence Chess Game
Section: 90SS7
Dates Played: ? to 09 September 1991
Mike Serovey(1682) Black: Mark J. McClaughry (1465)

1. d4 Nf6 2. f3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Nc3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Bg4

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Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 5... Bg4.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 5… Bg4.

We have transposed into the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit and Black’s last move begins the Teichmann defense. This seems to be the most popular reply against me so far.

6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 7. Qxf3.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 7. Qxf3.

If Black plays 7… Qxd4 White replies with 8. Qxb7 and Black can’t save the Rook at a8.

c6 8. Be3 e6

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 8... e6.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 8… e6.

White now has the lead in development as compensation for his gambit pawn. It will take Black a little while to get his pieces developed and coordinated. Soon White will attack on the f file.

9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O Be7 11. Rf2 Qa5

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 11... Qa5.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 11… Qa5.

Although Black’s Queen move develops a piece it doesn’t really threaten anything. White continues to build up pressure on the f file. Black could mess White’s plans up a little by castling queenside.

12. Raf1 O-O 13. Qg3 Nh5 14. Qf3 Nhf6 15. Ne4

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 15. Ne4.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit after 15. Ne4.

On my score sheet I gave White’s last move an exclamation mark and Black’s reply a !?. Looking at this position now I can’t see why I gave either mark. After 15… Nxe4 16. Qxe4 threatening checkmate on h7 all Black has to do is play either 16… g6 or 16… Nf6 and the threat is covered.  White’s next move adds pressure to f6, but I now think that Black’s resignation was premature. Still, I’ll take a win any way that I can get one!

e5 16. Bg5 1-0

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