Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tyrin Price BDG to Dragon Sicilian

Tyrin Price asked, "Have you ever seen someone avoid the BDG and then it transposes into a Sicilian Accelerated Dragon? I had one of those tonight."

There’s not much approaching the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit that I haven’t seen. Initially Black chose the Modern Defence 1.d4 g6. The moves 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 are a Hyper-Accelerated Dragon. Transposition into the Sicilian Defence with 4.Nf3 is logical, especially if you have a clue of how White should play. A serious option is the Schmid Benoni 4.d5. Maybe the best is 4.dxc5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 +=.

Tyrin Price as "StrayLight" provides his detailed assessment of this game.

StrayLight (1523) - ColdNorth (1417), ICC 5 0 Internet Chess Club, 22.10.2016 begins 1.d4 g6 [Avoided the BDG by going into a Modern Defense.] 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 [Now it is an Accelerated Dragon! I have often played the Dragon and its Accelerated cousin.] 5...Nc6 6.Be3 d6 [One of the benefits of the Accelerated Dragon over the main line Dragon is that Black can get in ...d5 all at once rather than in two moves in the normal Dragon where White chooses 10.0-0-0 over 10.Bc4 (Yugoslav). Playing ...d6 here is out of keeping with the spirit of the line. I think ...Nf6 is better.] 7.Qd2 a6 [This move is also not common in most Dragon lines. Usually the Black Queen will go to a5 and then ...b5 needs no other preparatory pawn anchors like ...a6.] 8.h4 [Thematic idea against k-side fianchettoes. Open up the h-file. Still may be a bit early. More usual is simply 0-0-0.] 8...h5 9.f3 [I am not sure about this move but I'd like to get g4 in eventually.] 9...Nf6 10.0-0-0 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.Kb1 Bb7 [More uncharacteristic ideas. I think my opponent may be out of his book.] 13.Nd5 Bxd5 14.exd5 Rc8 15.g4 [Getting in g4 while the Knight is pinned. My opponent did a long think on this move using about 40 seconds which is a long time in a 5-minute game.] 15...hxg4 16.fxg4 [I had pre-moved this so it was instant for me and my opponent hunkered down into another long think which put him under time pressure. He falls apart soon.] 16...Kf8 17.g5 Nh5 18.Qf2 Bxd4 19.Rxd4 Ng7 20.Bh3 [Fritz told me in post-mortem that 20.Bd3 is even stronger. My idea is to pile quickly onto f7.] 20...Rc7 21.Rf1 e6 22.dxe6 Black forfeits on time 1-0 [Notes by Tyrin Price]

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