Friday, April 11, 2014

Delayed Evans-Jerome Gambit, ...Be7 variation

In the following game we see one of Philidor 1792's ongoing experiments with the Evans Gambit - of course, with a Jerome twist!

Philidor 1792 - guest13
3 0 blitz,, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 

The Evans Gambit.

4...Bxb4 5.c3 Be7

6.O-O Nf6 7.Bxf7+

A delayed Jerome treatment of the Evans Gambit.

7...Kxf7 8.Nxe5+ Nxe5 9.d4 Ng6 10.e5 Nd5

Or 10...Ng8 11.f4 d5 12.f5 Nh4 13.Qh5+ Kf8 14.f6 gxf6 15.Qxh4 Ke8 16.Qh5+ Kd7 17.Qg4+ Kc6 18.Qg7 fxe5 19.Qxh8 e4 20.Qxh7 Be6 21.Be3 b6 22.a4 Nf6 23.Qh6 Qd6 24.Rxf6 Black resigned, Philidor 1792 - guest36, 3 0 blitz, 2014

11.Qf3+ Ke6 12.Qh3+ Kf7 13.Qf3+ Ke6 14.Qh3+ Kf7 15.Qf3+ Drawn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bringing the Heat

Sometimes the Jerome Gambit just doesn't seem aggressive enough - yes, I know, that can be hard to believe. In those cases, it might be appropriate to reach back further in time, and put together a hybrid gambit - something that Philidor 1792 is an expert in.  

Philidor 1792 - guest133
3 0 blitz,, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 

The venerable Evans Gambit.

4...Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.Bxf7+ 

The Evans-Jerome Gambit. This blog featured a number of Philidor 1792's games toward the end of last year, starting with "The Evans-Jerome Gambit Returns (Part 1)".

6...Kxf7 7.Nxe5+ Nxe5 8.Qh5+ Ng6

Or 8...Ke6 9.Qf5+ Kd6 10.d4 Qe8 (10...Qe7 11.Bg5 Qe6 12.Qf8+ Black resigned, Philidor 1792 - guest133, 3 0 blitz,, 2014) 11.Bf4 Kc6 12.Qxe5 Qxe5 13.Bxe5 Bf8 14.d5+ Kb6 15.Na3 Nf6 16.Rb1+ Ka6 17.Nb5 Ne8 18.Bxc7 b6 19.Bf4 d6 20.c4 Bd7 21.O-O Be7 22.Be3 Bxb5 23.cxb5+ Kb7 24.Rfc1 Nf6 25.Bd4 Rhg8 26.Rc6 Nd7 27.f4 g5 28.f5 Rac8 29.g3 Nc5 30.f6 Bxf6 31.Bxf6 Nxe4 32.Bb2 Rxc6 33.dxc6+ Kc7 34.Rf1 d5 35.Rf7+ Kd6 36.Rd7+ Kc5 37.c7 Rc8 38.Be5 Black resigned, Philidor 1792 - guest133, 3 0 blitz,, 2014. 

9.Qd5+ Kf8 10.Qxc5+ Qe7

Or 10...d6 11.Qe3 Nf6 12.O-O Kf7 13.d3 Re8 14.f4 Kg8 15.Na3 Bd7 16. Rb1 b6 17.Qg3 Qe7 18.Nb5 Bxb5 19.Rxb5 c5 20.c4 Qd7 21.Bb2 Qg4 22.a4 Qxg3 23.hxg3 Ne7 24.Bc3 Nd7 25.a5 Nc6 26.Ra1 Kf7 27.g4 Reb8 28.axb6 axb6 29.Rbb1 g6 30.Kf2 Ke7 31.g5 Nd4 32.Rh1 Rh8 33.Rxh7+ Rxh7 34.Rxa8 Rf7 35.Ke3 Nc2+
36.Kd2 Nd4 37.Ke3 Nc2+ 38.Kd2 Nd4 Drawn, Philidor 1792 - guest892, 3 0 blitz,, 2014

11.Qxe7+ N8xe7 12.Na3 c6 13.Nc4 d5 14.Nd6 dxe4 15.O-O Ne5 16.Ba3 b6 17.Rfe1 c5 

18.d4 Nd3 19.Rxe4 Bf5 20.Nxf5 Nxf5 21.Rd1 Nd6 22.Re3 Nf4 23.Rf3 Nc4 24.Rxf4+ Black resigned

Monday, April 7, 2014

Three of A Kind Wins

Here is another "pawns vs piece" blitz game that stretches out, then ends with a humorous "bang".

Philidor 1792 - guest2498
3 0 blitz,, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Kf8 7.Qxe5 d6 8.Qg3 Nf6 

White has two pawns for his sacrificed piece. Black's King is a bit exposed.

9.d3 Kf7 10.Bg5 Re8 11.O-O Kg8 12.Nc3 c6

Black has castled-by-hand while white works on his development.

13.Na4 Bd4 14.c3 Bb6 15.Nxb6 axb6 16.f4 Qe7 17.Rae1 Qf7 18.a3 Bd7 

Now Black's play becomes a bit unfocused, and White's Queen grabs a couple of pawns.

19.Qf2 Rf8 20.Qxb6 Rab8 21.Qd4 Ne8 22.f5 Nf6 23.Qxd6 Rbd8 24.Qb4 b5 

25.Qc5 Rde8 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.d4 Qe7 28.Qxe7 Rxe7 29.Rf3 Rfe8 30.Rg3+ Kf7 31.Rh3 Kg7 32.Rg3+ Kh8 

White is comfortable with his chances in the pawns vs piece endgame. He has fought this fight before.

33.e5 fxe5 34.f6 Rf7 35.dxe5 Be6 36.Rd3 Bd5 37.Kf2 Kg8 38.g4 h6 39.h4 Kh7 40. g5 Re6 41.Ree3 Kg6 42.gxh6 Kxh6

43.Kg3 Kh5 44.Rd4 Rf8 45.Rf4 Rg8+ 46.Kh3 Rf8 47.Rf5+ Kh6 48.Kg4 Rg8+ 49.Rg5 Rxg5+ 50.hxg5+ Kg6 

Black does his best to keep the "Jerome pawns" blockaded.

51.Kf4 Re8 52.Rh3 Bg8 53.Rh6+ Kf7 54.Kf5 Re6 55.g6+ Ke8 56.Rh8 Kf8 

Now a tactical shot wins.

57.Rxg8+ Kxg8 58.Kxe6 c5 59.Kd6 Kf8 60.Kxc5 b4 61.Kb5 Ke8 62.Kxb4 Kd7 63.g7 Ke6 64.g8=Q+ Kf5 65.f7 Ke4 66.f8=Q
Kd3 67.e6 Ke4 68.e7 Kd3 69.e8=Q Kc2 70.b3 Kd3 71.Qg3+ Kc2 72.Qee1 Kb2 73.Qff2 checkmate