Tuesday, January 6, 2015
This Is Your Last Chance
After the previous post on the Jerome Gambit Declined, here is a fun example (or three: also see my two games against walkinthespirit: #1 and #2).
HauntedKnight - bozidaranas
blitz, FICS, 2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.Bxf7+ Kf8 6.Bb3
Transposing to the main Declined line, 4.Bxf7+ Kf8 5.Bb3 Nf6 6.0-0. Black, given one, only, and his last chance to accept one or two pieces, shows that he wants no part of White's goofy attack - and strikes back
6...d5 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.Nxe5
White responds with the "fork trick".
8...Nxe5 9.d4 Be7 10.dxe5 Nb4
It is too late to quibble that 10...c6 was stronger.
11.Qf3+ Ke8 12.Qf7+ Kd7 13.Rd1+ Black resigned