Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BSJG: Just Take The Piece

Black usually plays the Blackburne Shilling Gambit with the idea of a sharp, short, tactical game in mind. In the following game he succeeds in achieving that, but not exactly in the manner he planned.

PasChat - olegYankee
standard, FICS, 2013

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nd4 

The Blackburne Shilling Gambit.

4. Bxf7+

The Blackburne Shilling Jerome Gambit.


Of the 4,272 BSJG games in The Database (White scoring 56%), only 452 (White scoring 70%) - about 11% of the total - have this move. (Clearly accepting the Bishop, rather than declining it, has worked out better for Black)

5. Nxd4

The more mundane 5.Bxg8 was played in perrypawnpusher - michon, blitz, FICS, 2013 (1-0, 41) and  perrypawnpusher - michon, blitz, FICS, 2013 (1-0, 8)

 5...exd4 6.Bc4 Nf6 

7.e5 Ng8 8.Qh5 Nh6 9.d3 Qe8 10.Qg5 checkmate

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