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.
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)
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