|Nov-15-04|| ||chessgames.com: Since the Blackmar-Diemer gambit is today's opening, it seems appropriate to point out that we now have a few games from Armand Edward Blackmar himself, supposedly the originator of the opening 1.d4 d5 2.e4. Enjoy! |
|Nov-15-04|| ||Benzol: For a little more information on Blackmar see some of the posts in connection with
Emil Joseph Diemer |
|Nov-15-04|| ||capanegra: Thanks <Benzol>. I always liked the Blackmar gambit. In fact, I discovered that it can be a very lethal weapon if Black doesn't know it. I also discovered that something must be wrong in the dates, or maybe Blackmar was a super prodigy... as he was born in 1826, and in the database there are two games he played that year. |
|Nov-15-04|| ||sneaky pete: The games against Farrar and Lapeyre were played in 1881 in New Orleans (Chess Checkers and Whist Club) and first published in "Brentano's Chess Monthly", July 1882, according to Diemer in "Das moderne Blackmar-Diemer Gambit".|
From the same source: Blackmar was born in 1826 and died in 1888. He was a musician, composer, music teacher, merchant (musical instuments) and music publisher (Blackmar and Brother).
In 1860 he settled in New Orleans.
The lastmentioned 3 games in this database were played by another A.E.Blackmar, possibly a relation, who lived in New York, a judge by profession, who died at the age of 78 years in 1931. Both the British Chess Magazine and the Deutsche Schachzeitung published an obituary (in 1931) in which the discovery of the gambit was mistakenly credited to Blackmar junior.
|Nov-15-04|| ||sneaky pete: From http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/b...: the second Blackmar (who lost to Lasker and has nothing to do with the gambit) was Abel E.Blackmar of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, Justice of New York Supreme Court, 2nd District, 1913-20. |
|Nov-16-04|| ||Willem Wallekers: And what is their relation to Roger Blackmar who played in San Francisco 2001? |
|May-07-05|| ||BrownRecluse: These old games have a charming quality.|
|Nov-09-05|| ||Caissafan: Hi fellows, is there anbody having a graphic or photo of Blackmar?|
It were a great support maintaining my Diemer remembrance web site via www.belkaplan.de/chess/bdg/
|Feb-04-07|| ||wardina82: i am a fan of this gambit that lead to interesting chessgame with combination. Can anybody suggest where can i find the books or webs that pointed out this gambit in details?|
|Sep-26-07|| ||2021: The Blackmar-Diemer gambit is a very bad opening.|
|Oct-22-07|| ||whiteshark: <2021 <The Blackmar-Diemer gambit is a very bad opening.>>|
Yes, that is true, especially for black patzers who don't understand the dynamics of this opening (imo upto a level of ELO 1,800-1,900 maybe more). :D
|May-30-08|| ||brankat: Mr.Blackmar lived in New Orleans during Morphy's time. They probably knew each other, although I haven't found any records of two of them "meeting" OTB.|
|May-30-08|| ||whiteshark: <brankat> If there has been any contact, you will surely find it in <Sarah's Chess Journal> http://batgirl.atspace.com/archives...|
|Jul-28-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"Although born in Bennington, Vermont on May 30, 1826, Armand Edward Blackmar became a Southerner by choice. From 1852 to 1855 he was professor of music at Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana. In 1860 he and his brother established a music publishing house in New Orleans [published work included the "Dixie War Song", "Southern Marseillaise" and the "Beauregard Manassas"]. However, the city was captured in 1862 in a naval attack led by Farragut, and occupied by Union forces. It became necessary to publish music for the Confederacy elsewhere. Armand's brother, H. C., opened a publishing house in Augusta, Georgia, where he continued to publish patriotic music. Armand continued business in New Orleans, where he died on October 28, 1888. .."
(by Anders Tejler and Tom Purser)
|Jul-28-09|| ||Sem: <myschkin> Nur eine Meldung dass ich jetzt ein Exemplar habe von 'Die moderne Schachpartie' von Dr Tarrasch.Verlegt Leipzig 1916, im Verlag Hans Hedewig Nachf. Einfach herrliche Literatur. Kennst Du es (ich durfte duzen, aber Du darfst mich nicht siezen, denn am schwarzweissen Brett bin ich ein richtiger Patzer.)? Wunderbare Aufsaetze ueber u.a. Pillsbury und Tschigorin. Ich wuensche einen recht guten Urlaub!|
|Jul-28-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
<Sem> ich weiss doch nicht einmal warum es überhaupt extra schwarze Felder auf dem Brett braucht - und Recherchen hierzu liefen samt und sonders ins Leere!
'Die moderne Schachpartie' selber kenne ich nicht, aber denke es hat mit dir einen neuen Besitzer gefunden, der seiner mehr als würdig ist! Jemanden, der hauptsächlich am Inhalt Gefallen findet. Das ist keine Fussnote, sondern eine sehr feine Meldung! Ihnen .... hoppla, dir ebenfalls eine erholsame Zeit und von meiner Seite natürlich Glückwunsch zu solch vortrefflicher Literatur ;)
|Aug-27-09|| ||Phony Benoni: In case you're wondering about the three posthumus games, Jeremy Gaige's <Chess Personalia> mentions another A.E. Blackmar: |
Abel Edward Blackmar
b. 1852.08.21, Newark, NY
d. 1931.02.14, New York, NY
Verified by obituaries in the American Chess Bulletin and the New York Times.
|Oct-22-10|| ||GrahamClayton: A biography with links to other sites:
|May-30-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Blackmar.|
|May-30-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Armand Blackmar.|
|Dec-11-18|| ||mifralu: NEW ORLEANS CHESS, CHECKERS AND WHIST CLUB. Last night a number of gentlemen assembled at No. 128 Gravier street and organized the "New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club." < Mr. A. E. Blackmar > presided. An election for officers was held; Mr. Charles Maurian was chosen president and Mr. James DeBenneville Seguin Secretary. The roll call showed a membership of forty, with a prospect of large increase. This club is a most excellent association, and will become very popular.|
<The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 21 July 1880, Page 2>