New Britain Chess Club since January 26, 1901

The New Britain Chess Club is the largest and most historic chess organization in Connecticut.
We meet every Tuesday at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, 1910 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (6:15 p.m. when there are training classes).
Club activities begin at 7 p.m.
The first few visits are free, so come check us out!
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BDG: Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.f3 Blackmar Gambit, published 1882, black is better after 3..,e5

1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.Nc3, followed by f3 later, was promoted by Emil Diemer (1908-1990), now known as BDG or Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

Black can still play 3..,e5

Or, play ..,e5 one move later: 1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.Nc3,Nf6 4.f3, e5

Main variation

1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.Nc3,Pf6 4.f3,exf3 5.Nxf3

Ryder Gambit: 1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.Nc3,Pf6 4.f3,exf3 5.Qxf3 (instead of 5.Nxf3 and offer a second pawn Diemer-Halosar 1934 Diemer 1949 Diemer 1949 Diemer 1949 Diemer 1948

Other

1.d4,d5 2.e4,dxe4 3.Nc3,Bf5 (instead of defending the pawn with 3..,Nf6) Hartmayer

Avoid

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