It is said that "variety is the spice of life."
While a defender may know that Bill Wall is going to play the Jerome Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+, he certainly will not know what variation Bill is going to spring upon him.
Wall,B - Guest2360621
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.Qa3
This is the 6th different Queen move that Bill has played in this position. As he notes, " I try to make a new move every time when I can, to see what happens. The Queen can probably go anywhere as long as it is not taken or trapped."
9.Qe3 - Wall,B - Parsom, Chess.com, 2010 (1-0, 25); Wall,B - HeHe, Chess.com, 2010 (1-0, 19); Wall,B - Reza,A, Chess.com, 2011 (1-0, 43); Wall,B - G3LC, PlayChess.com, 2011 (1-0, 22); Wall,B - Guest3312852, PlayChess.com, 2012 (1-0, 26);
9.Qh5 - Wall,B - Guest1475978, Sofia, 2013 (1-0, 28);
9.Qb5+ - Wall,B - Zhu,Y, Chess.com, 2011 (1-0, 19); Wall,B - Guest327668, PlayChess.com, 2012 (1-0, 22);
9.Qc4 - Wall,B - Royercordova, Chess.com, 2010 (1-0,18);
9.Qc3 - Wall,B - NFTM, FICS, 2010 (1-0, 22); Wall,B - Jaar,J, Chess.com, 2010 (1-0, 19).
For the record, Houdini 3, given 10 minutes "thought" for "infinite analysis", prefers 9.Qe3 (-.92), followed by 9.Qc3 (-1.17) and 9.Qb5+ (-1.29).
The current game is the only one in The Database with this line. Bill suggests as an alternative 9...Qh4.
Not 10...Nxe4? because of 11.Qa4+.
11.f4 Bf7 12.f5 Ne5 13.d4 Nc6 14.d5
Bill suggests as well the alternative 14.Qd3
15.Re1 Qd7 16.Bf4 Nc4 17.Qc3 b5 18.b3 Nb6 19.e5 dxe5 20.Bxe5
Threatening 21.Bxf6+, winning the knight. Now Black could keep things in balance with 20...Nxd5, but the threatened discovered check is too uncomfortable.
20...Kd8 21.Bxf6+ Kc8 22.Bxg7
A little stronger might be Bill's suggestion 22.Re7
23...Nxd5 24.Qd4 Qd6 25.c4 bxc4 26.bxc4 Nb6
A bit better was 26...Nb4, threatening ...Nc2, winning the Rook, although White is still better after 27.Qxd6 cxd6 28.Nc3.
27.Qxd6 cxd6 28.Re7
28...Bxc4 29.f7 Bxf7 30.Rxf7 Nd7
The advanced "Jerome pawn" has cost Black a piece.
31.a4 Kc7 32.a5 Kc6 33.Na3 Nc5 34.Nc2 Rab8 35.Nd4+ Kd5
Black threatens 36...Rxg7 37.Rxg7 Kxd4
36.Nf5 Ne4 37.Rxa7
Threatening Ne7+, forking King and Rook, but Black had enough here and resigned.