BDG 101: Part 4

| 7 | Opening Theory

When asked how many moves he thought ahead, Bogoljubow pondered for a second, flashed his teeth and said "Just one. The best".

The Ukrainian born Grandmaster lent his name to a variation of the BDG by losing to  5...g6 played by Heitz in Baden-Baden in 1951. Though by no means the best way for Black to play against the BDG, the Bogoljubow variation proves to be a much tougher variation to crack over both the Teichmann or Euwe variations. In this, you have to be knowledgeable in attacking a castled king's position with a fianchetto bishop. Books on middle-game strategy will help in learning these ideas.

Let's take a look at some of these attacking games:






































































































I hope these examples show you the awesome attacking power of the BDG in the Bogoljubow variation.

I myself have only faced it 3 times in tournament competition with the results of +1-1=1 


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