1.d4 (if 1...d5, then 2.e4)

This blog is dedicated to crazy gambits. Playing chess for over 20 years, I still haven't learned to respect material. You could call me goal-oriented: I start thinking about checkmate from the first move. In other words, I attack and sacrifice like crazy.

I have always played dubious gambits such as Diemer-Duhm (DDG) and Fajarowicz. Blackmar-Diemer (BDG) has been my main weapon for ten years.

The idea of creating this blog came suddenly, actually today. I have no master plan, but simply plan to publish some of my games, analysis, views, ideas.

In the early days of the Web in 1994 I created the DDG pages, and kept updating them regularly for many years. I have been too lazy to update them since 2003. This blog will replace the DDG News that I started to publish there.

There was a small but active on-line community of DDG players in the late 1990s: we played DDG e-mail tournaments, had lively discussions, analyzed each other's games. I hope this blog helps revive the DDG community.

Some time ago I started to play with an idea of moving the useful content (selected opening analysis, some games and articles) from the DDG pages to a wiki, so that anybody could easily update it. Is there an existing chess wiki where the DDG stuff would fit in?


Anonymous said...

Moikka, ja terveisiä täältä Espanjasta.
Ilokseni olen seurannut näitä BDG- ja DDG-juttuja. Avaus on mieliavaukseni pikapeleissäni. Hauskoja pelejä jatkossakin.

Terveisin N-E latvanen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the greetings. It's nice to hear that the DDG is also played in Spain. I hope you keep commenting. /Jyrki