I cannot tell if my opponent in the following game was so dismissive of the Jerome Gambit that he hardly spent any thought at all on his moves (see "Not Worth One's Full Attention"), or if he was so overwhelmed by it that he could not. Either way, the end came quickly.
(You could check out our earlier game, which showed what kind of creativity we could conjure up when we put both our minds to it.)
perrypawnpusher - wertu
blitz, FICS, 2012
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+
4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ng6
7.Qd5+ Ke8 8.Qxc5 d6 9.Qe3 Qe7 10.0-0
10.Nc3 and 10.d4 are alternatives, although they all may transpose.
10...Be6 11.f4 Kd7
Cold-bloodedly returning a piece. Probably 11...Bc4 12.d3 Ba6 13.Nd2 Nf6 14.Nf3, which led to an equal game, was better.
Again, curous. With 12...Bxf5 13.exf5 Qxe3+ 14.dxe3 Ne5 Black could have minimized White's edge.
13.d3 Bxd3 14.cxd3 Ne5 15.d4 Ng4
The eternal lure of attacking the Queen.
16.Qf3 N8f6 17.Nc3 h5 18.Bg5
This is an oversight of its own, as Black now has 18...Nxh2 19.Kxh2 Ng5+ 20.Kg1 Qxg5, picking up a pawn.
After the game Rybka showed how White could complicate things, but it is not a line that I would have thought of over-the-board: 18...Nxh2 19.Qd3 Nxf1 20.e5 dxe5 21.dxe5+ Kc8 22.exf6 gxf6 23.Bf4 Rd8 24.Qxf1 Qc5+ 25.Kh2 Rd4 26.Re1 Qxf5 27.Re8+ Kd7 28.Rxa8 Rxf4 29.Qe1 Qe5 30.Qxe5 fxe5 31.Rxa7 Kc6 when Black has only a pawn for his piece.
18...Rae8 19.Rae1 c6
He still had 19...Nxh2.
Cautious, not wanting to allow the Queen check at c5, but it was possible to survive the move: 21.e5 dxe5 22.dxe5 Qc5+ 23.Be3 and after 23...Qxe5 White has 24.Bxh6 Qxe1 25.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 26.Kf2 Re7 27.Be3 when he has a Queen and a Bishop against Black's two Rooks.
21...Qf7 22.e5 Nd5
Over- or under-thinking the move.
23.e6+ Rxe6 24.fxe6+ Qxe6 25.Rxe6 Black resigned