Friday, November 8, 2013

A Final Bxf7+

Here we have the last of Philidor 1792's adventures with Evans Gambit / Jerome Gambit hybrids - for now. Again, Bxf7+ brings the heat.

Philidor 1792 - guest1899
blitz 3 0,, 2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 

4...Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 

This time the Bishop goes to c5, not a5.

6.0-0 d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6

9.Nc3 Na5 10.Bg5 Ne7 11.Bxf7+

11...Kxf7 12.Nd5 Nac6 13.Bxe7 Nxe7 14.Ng5+ Ke8 15.Qh5+ Ng6 16.Nxh7 Kf7 17.Ng5+ Black resigned

White will pick up the Knight at g6.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Delayed Declined Evans Jerome Gambit!?

As Philidor 1792 continues to expand his creativity in developing the Evans Gambit / Jerome Gambit hybrid, I struggle to keep up with names for the lines...

Here's another 3 0 smasher.

Philidor 1792 - guest2019 [C50]

3-minutes blitz (1), 20.10.2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 

Declining the pawn.

5.b5 Na5 6.Bxf7+ 

White will have his gambit, anyway!

6...Kxf7 7.Nxe5+ Kf8 8.d3

White's attack began to run down after 8.Qf3+ Qf6 9.Qxf6+ Nxf6 in Castled - perrypawnpusher, blitz 3 0, FICS, 2008 (0-1, 42).

In the current game, 8.Bb2 was probably best.


Here and on the next move Black misses a chance to cause mischief with ...Bd4

9.Qf3 d6 10.Qxf6+ gxf6 11.Nf3 Ne7 

Black has a piece for two pawns, but he is in unfamiliar territory, and soon loses that advantage in a Queenside skirmish.

12.Bh6+ Kf7 13.Nc3 a6 14.a4 Bd7 15.Ke2 axb5 16.axb5 c6 17.Na4 Bc5 18.b6 Nc8 19.Nxc5 dxc5 20.Bd2 Nxb6 21.Bxa5

21...Ra6 22.Rhb1 Nc8 23.Rxb7 Ke6 24.Bc3 Rxa1 25.Bxa1 Nd6 26.Rb3 Ra8 27.Bc3 Ra2 

As time winds down, Black's harassing Rook will trap itself.

28.Rb2 Ra1 29.Nd2 Rh1 30.h3 Rh2 31.Kf3 Nf7 32.Rb1 Ng5+ 33.Kg3 Black resigned

Monday, November 4, 2013

Delayed Evans Jerome Gambit (Part 4)

While I enjoyed the earlier examples of the wild Delayed Evans Jerome Gambit, part of me was thinking "Needs more cowbell" - a phrase rather hard to explain - so I was delighted when Philidor 1792 added a Nxe5+ to the already-Jerome-ish Bxf7+ in the following game.

Philidor 1792 - guest343

blitz 3 0,, 2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.O-O d6 7.d4 Bb6 8.dxe5 

Something new. 

8...dxe5 9.Bxf7+ 

The Delayed Evans Jerome Gambit.

9...Kxf7 10.Nxe5+

This is funny. Of course, if Black now blindly plays the Jerome-ish 10...Nxe5  he loses his Queen to 11.Qxd8.

10...Ke8 11.Qh5+ g6 12.Nxc6 gxh5 13.Nxd8 Kxd8

White's "Jerome pawns," Black's uneasy King, and the ever-ticking clock are what Philidor 1792 will count on.

14.Nd2 Nf6 15.e5 Ng4 16.Nc4 Be6 17.Nxb6 axb6 18.Bg5+ Kd7 19.a3 Ra5 20.f4 Rha8 

21.f5 Bc4 22.e6+ Ke8 23.Rf4 Bd3 24.h3 Ne3 25.Rf3 Bxf5 26.Rxe3 Rxa3 27.Rxa3 Rxa3 

28.e7 b5 29.Re5 Bd7 30.Re4 Ra1+ 31.Kf2 Ra2+ 32.Kg3 Bc6 33.Rf4 Rxg2+ 34.Kh4 Re2 

Going after the advanced "Jerome pawn" but a better way was 34...Rxg5 35.Kxg5 Kxe7 36.Kxh5 Be8 37.Kh6 Bg6 when Black still has chances to hold on.

35.Rf8+ Kd7 36.Rd8+ Ke6 37.e8=Q+ Black resigned

Black has to give up his Bishop with 37...Bxe8, only to drop his Rook, as well, after 38.Rxe8+. Ouch.