Saturday, July 26, 2014

Slow Motion chess

Philidor 1792 has sent another collection of Jerome Gambit and Jerome-inspired games. The following game shows the progress of "Jerome pawns" as if in slow motion. I find it humorous that it all occured in a 3-minute blitz game.

Philidor 1792 - DerAndere
3 0 blitz,, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ 

The Jerome Gambit.

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Kf8

7.Qxe5 Qe7 8.Qxe7+ 

Philidor 1792 is always game to play his extra pawns against his opponent's extra piece.

8...Bxe7 9.0-0 Nf6 10.d3 d6 11.Nc3 Kf7 12.h3 c6 13.Be3 Rf8 14.f4 Kg8 

Black has castled-by-hand as a protection against the "Jerome pawns".

15.g4 Nd7 16.Ne2 Bf6 17.c3 Be7 18.Kg2 d5 19.e5 Nc5 20.Rad1 h5 21.Kg3 hxg4 22.hxg4 Ne6

23.d4 Kf7 

Black decides to undo his castling, perhaps in response to the dangerous h-file - which he opened.

24.Rh1 Ke8 25.Rh7 Rg8 26.Rdh1 Bd7 27.f5 Ng5 28.Bxg5 Bxg5 29.e6 Bc8 

30.R1h5 Be7 31.Rh1 b6 32.Nf4 Bd6 33.g5 Ba6 34.Kg4 Bxf4 35.Kxf4 Bd3 36.Ke5 

White is already better, but here he missed the cooperative shot 36.Rxg7, e.g. 36...Rxg7 37.Rh8+ Ke7 38.f6+ Kxe6 39.fxg7 Kf7 40.Rxa8 Kxg7 41.Rxa7+ winning.

36...Rd8 37.Rh8 Kf8 38.f6 gxf6+ 39.gxf6 Re8 40.f7 Rxh8 41.Rxh8+ Kg7 42.fxe8Q Bg6 43.Rg8+ Kh6 44.Qxg6 checkmate

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