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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #7 - 07/03/16 at 21:17:42
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That rings a bell; I may have seen it when browsing the Collins book in a bookstore years ago.
  
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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #6 - 07/03/16 at 20:57:12
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Ahh,
may be I found what i was looking for:

"I’ve seen more promising players lured into incompetence by this opening than I care to remember. The basic pattern is this - player learns BDG, tries to get it in every game, thus limiting his chess experience (and, since the opening isn’t good, he loses too many games, meaning that his rating stays low and he can’t get games against better players). Nobody who plays good chess plays this line, and nobody who plays good chess ever will."

This is, as i found out on a certain BDG-internet page, given by Sam Collins in "Understanding the Chess Openings", 2005 Gambit Publications, and he was praised for that by Carsten Hansen...

Can anybody confirm that quotation?!
  

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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #5 - 07/03/16 at 20:41:13
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nestor wrote on 07/03/16 at 19:23:32:
'I don't know if these passionate gambiteers should be praised or condemned, but I do know they should be left alone'. IM James Rizzitano (not GM, sorry...) in How to Beat 1.d4 (Gambit, 2005).




Thanks for that.
I kind of remember something like that of another author too. I in some way think that i remember (!?...) an author who called it nearly counterproductive to deal with the BDG in any way.
But I cannot find who and where that was...
  

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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #4 - 07/03/16 at 19:29:05
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nestor wrote on 07/03/16 at 19:23:32:
'I don't know if these passionate gambiteers should be praised or condemned, but I do know they should be left alone'. IM James Rizzitano (not GM, sorry...) in How to Beat 1.d4 (Gambit, 2005).


I was reminded of that too.  He also adapted a quote from Muhammad Ali -- "The widespread view among strong players is that any Grandmaster or International Master who even dreams of playing the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit should wake up and apologize."
  
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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #3 - 07/03/16 at 19:23:32
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'I don't know if these passionate gambiteers should be praised or condemned, but I do know they should be left alone'. IM James Rizzitano (not GM, sorry...) in How to Beat 1.d4 (Gambit, 2005).
  
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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #2 - 07/03/16 at 14:30:04
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Re: Quotations on the BDG
Reply #1 - 07/03/16 at 10:12:56
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'This is not the opening to pay the mortgage with' - Julian Hodgson

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Quotations on the BDG
07/02/16 at 20:56:35
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Hello,

I'm looking for GM-Quotations on the BDG, especially if given in opening books - with source quotation.
I'm especially interested if they condemn the usage of this opening and why.
Thx

  

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