Monday, December 29, 2014

Alert! Alert!

In my last post I mentioned that I have a Google "alert" set for "Jerome Gambit". I griped that it rarely returned anything, and when it did, it mostly gave a link to one of the posts on this blog (not always a current one).

However, once again it linked me to a game at The contest is a one-minute, "bullet" game featuring the Jerome Gambit!

dwcgc at is a player from the Netherlands with a taste for unorthodox chess openings - played very quickly (in the following game, slightly slower than a second a move). Take a look.

dwcgc- MorgailenkoBULLET
1 0 bullet,, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.d4 Bxd4 7.Qxd4 Ng6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.f4 d6 10.f5 Ne5 11.Bf4 Qe7 12.Bxe5 Qxe5 13.Qxe5 dxe5 14.Nc3 b6 15.Nd5 Nxd5 16.exd5 Bb7 17.Rae1 Rhe8 18.c4 e4 19.g4 Re7 20.Rf4 Rae8 21.Kf2 Kf6 22.Ke3 Kg5 23.Ref1 c5 24.Rh1 h6 25.h4+ Kf6 26.g5+ hxg5 27.hxg5+ Ke5 28.Rg1 Rf7 29.f6 Kd6 30.Rgf1 gxf6 31.gxf6 Rh8 32.Rf5 Rh3+ 33.Kd2 Rh2+ 34.R1f2 Rg2 35.Ke2 Rxf2+ 36.Kxf2 Bc8 37.Ke2 Bxf5 38.Ke3 Rxf6 39.Kf4 Bg6+ 40.Ke3 Rf3+ 41.Kd2 Bh5 42.Ke1 e3 43.Ke2 Rh3+ 44.Kd3 Rh2 45.Kc3 e2 46.Kb3 e1Q 47.Ka3 Qg3+ 48.b3 Black lost on time

I also found a recent game with dwcgc playing the Busch-Gass Gambit (see "Worth a Second Look... "Part 1Part 2 and Part 3), a sort-of "reversed Jerome Gambit."

DanDan2016 - dwcgc
1 0 bullet,, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bc5 3.Bc4 Bxf2+ 4.Kxf2 Nf6 5.Qe2 c6 6.Ng5 d5 7.exd5 cxd5 8.Bb3 Qb6+ 9.Qe3 Ng4+ 10.Ke2 Nxe3 11.dxe3 0-0 12.Rf1 Be6 13.Nc3 Nc6 14.Nxd5 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Qb5+ 16.c4 Qc5 17.Nxf7 Rxf7 18.Bxf7+ Kh8 19.Bd5 Ne7 20.b3 Nxd5 21.cxd5 Qxd5 22.Ba3 h6 23.Rad1 Qb5+ 24.Ke1 Qa5+ 25.b4 Qxa3 26.Rd7 Qxb4+ 27.Ke2 Qb5+ 28.Kd2 Rd8 29.Rxd8+ Kh7 30.Rff8 Qb4+ 31.Kd1 Qa4+ 32.Ke2 Qg4+ 33.Kd3 Qxg2 34.Kc4 Qxh2 35.Kd5 Qg2+ 36.Kxe5 Qc6 37.Kf5 Qg6+ 38.Kf4 Qg5+ 39.Kf3 Qxd8 40.Kf2 h5 41.Rxd8 h4 42.Ra8 h3 43.Rxa7 h2 44.Kg2 h1Q+ 45.Kxh1 Black lost on time

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