Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jerome Gambit vs Two Knights Defense (Part 1)

What to do? What to do?

You're looking forward to a nice Jerome Gambit, but after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 you wily opponent plays 3...Nf6, signalling the Two Knights Defense.

Well, if you have a favorite attack against the Two Knights (e.g 4.Ng5 or 4.d4) you could simply play that.

Or, you could try 4.Qe2!?, as explored in "Adolf Albin Plays the Jerome Gambit (Part 1)" & "(Part 2)" and "Back to the Wall".

There are over 900 examples of 4.Nc3 (my current favorite, heading for a chance at the Italian Four Knights Jerome Gambit ) in the updated New Year's Database and 46 examples of the interesting 4.0-0!?.

The next few posts will explore the possibilities open to the prospective Jerome Gambiteer.

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