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The Blackmar-Diemer lives on...


Occasionally the Blackmar-Diemer gambit appears again and again, even on ICCF: a theme tournament took place from Nov. 15th 2006 till Jan. 6th 2009:

This event is played by email.
This is a thematic event. The thematic moves are:
1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4
The start date was 15 November 2006.
There is no end date.
ICCF standard time control 10 moves in 50 days is used.
30 days of leave per year are available to each player.
This event is organized by Martello, Juan Alberto.

Wow, with 3 IMs, under them the well-known Swiss BDG combatant Walter Trumpf, and even our godfather Timothy E. Sawyer!

semi-final 1
semi-final 2
semi-final 3
semi-final 4
semi-final 5
semi-final 6


... and the big guys failed excepted Trumpf. Why Sawyer stumbled, no idea...  :-(

Wieland Belka

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