Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coffee Break

It was late when this game was played, and I suspect that my opponent was in need of a cup of coffee.

perrypawnpusher  - LydenChess
blitz, FICS, 2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5

The Italian Four Knights Game.


The Italian Four Knights Jerome Gambit.

5...Kxf7 6.Nxe5+ Nxe5 7.d4 Bb4

This certainly has the right feel to it: Black has three pieces developed to White's one, and that one is pinned... What could go wrong?

8.dxe5 Nxe4

I hope that I do not give too much away with a note about a previous game: 8...Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Nxe4 10.Qd5+ Black resigned, perrypawnpusher - ohforgetit, blitz, FICS, 2010.


Thus ended perrypawnpusher-kezientz, blitz, FICS, 2010.


Or 9...Ke8 10.Qxe4 as in perrypawnpusher - Gibarian, blitz, FICS, 2010 (1-0, 33).

10.Qxe4 g6

Extreme puzzlement.

Before I had faced 10...Bxc3+ 11.bxc3 d6 in perrypawnpusher - obmanovichhh, blitz, FICS, 2010 (1-0, 39) and 10...Qe7 11.0-0 Bxc3 12.bxc3 d6 in perrypawnpusher - Abatwa, blitz, FICS, 2010 (1-0, 17).

11.Qxb4+ Qe7 12.Qxe7+ Kxe7 13.0-0

Old habits die hard: get an advantage, exchange Queens, be sure that the King is safe, figure out the rest later...


Possibly planning to castle-by-hand?

14.Nd5+ Kd8

Reacting to the threatened Knight fork of the two Rooks at c7, but leading to something worse.

15.Bg5+ Black resigned

I do not think that my opponent took our game very seriously, which is something that I am used to with the Jerome Gambit.

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