Friday, June 5, 2015

Borrowed As Good As Own

If you stay up-to-date with ideas in the Jerome Gambit (by reading this blog, for starters) there will always be some new ideas to pick up and use in your game.

Wall,B - Guest539122, 2015

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ 

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.d4 Bd6 

Sharing HauntedKnight - galpone, blitz, FICS, 2014 (1-0, 18) in "Familiar Territory" earlier this year I wrote
When I was playing over this game, I saw Black's move and chuckled. HauntedKnight practially owns this line.
That doesn't mean, of course, that Bill Wall can't "borrow" it.

7.dxe5 Bxe5 8.Qd5+ 

In "Shortcut" I expressed a preference for this move over the also-strong 8,Qh5+.

8...Kf8 9.Qxe5 Qe7 

Black's Queen comes to the rescue, but White has already recovered his sacrificed piece and is a pawn up, with a safer King.

10.Qf4+ Nf6 11.Nc3 d6 12.0-0 Qe5 13.Qxe5 dxe5

Exchanging Queens often means the end of danger to the King - but not today.

14.f4 exf4 15.Bxf4 Ne8 16.Bd6+ Kg8 17.Rf8 checkmate

Please note the White Bishop at d6!

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