Sep 172015
 

While I am not a fanatical Blackmar-Diemer Gambit player (no it isn’t a forced win for White), I do enjoy playing it when I get the opportunity. I usually wheel it out as a response to the Scandinavian (1.e4 d5 2.d4!) as starting with 1.d4 gives Black more choices to play openings that I do not like.
The following game was played recently at chess.com, with a 3 day per move time limit. Aiming for the usual king side hack I was surprised to see my opponent exchange on f3, until he dropped 12. .. Bxh2+ on me. Luckily for me I could move my king, and resultant extra tempo was just enough to start the attack with 13. Bxf6. The key idea was to get the Queen to h6 (cutting off escape squares), and even though I gave up a piece he had to return it straight away. After that I won back all my material, chased the king across the board, and then … took another 35 moves to win.
Of course if you are using this game as part of your BDM repertoire, I’d just look at the first  22 moves. After that it is bit more hodgepodge, although I did win queen for rook and then had great fun zigzagging my queen around the board.

shaunpress (2311) – Messi000 (2065)
Let’s Play! Chess.com, 28.07.2015 new PgnViewer( { boardName: “game496”, movesFormat: “default”, pgnString:’1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Bg4 7.Be3 e6 8.O-O Bb4 9.Ne2 O-O 10.c3 Bd6 11.Bg5 Bxf3 12.Rxf3 Bxh2+ 13.Kh1 Bd6 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Qd2 Na5 16.Qh6 Re8 17.Rh3 Nxc4 18.Ng3 Bf4 19.Qxf4 Kf8 20.Rxh7 Ke7 21.Nf5+ Kd7 22.Rxf7+ Kc8 23.b3 Nb6 24.Ne3 e5 25.Qf5+ Kb8 26.Rd1 exd4 27.Rxd4 Rh8+ 28.Rh7 Rxh7+ 29.Qxh7 Qe8 30.Re4 Qd8 31.Rg4 a6 32.Rg8 Ka7 33.Rxd8 Rxd8 34.Qxc7 Rh8+ 35.Kg1 Rc8 36.Qd6 Rxc3 37.Qd4 Rc1+ 38.Kf2 Rc6 39.Nc4 a5 40.Na3 Kb8 41.Qd8+ Nc8 42.Qxa5 Ra6 43.Qc5 Nd6 44.Kf3 Rc6 45.Qd4 f5 46.Qe5 Ka8 47.Nb5 Nxb5 48.Qxb5 Rc3+ 49.Kf4 Rc2 50.Qa5+ Kb8 51.g3 Rf2+ 52.Kg5 Rf3 53.Kf6 Rf1 54.Qd8+ Ka7 55.Qd3 Rh1 56.Kxf5 Rh5+ 57.Kg6 Rc5 58.Qd4 b6 59.Qxc5 bxc5 1-0′, pauseBetweenMoves: 500, pieceSize: 29 } );

The Blackmar-Diemar kicks in
Source: Chessexpress