Sunday, June 7, 2015

Doing the Enemy's Work

I like the Jerome Gambit in all its variations, and I love to show a snappy Jerome Gambit win; but sometimes it is necessary to balance the scale, and give Black a hand, too...

blitz, FICS, 2009

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.Bxf7+ Kxf7 4.Qh5+ Kf8 5.Qf5+ Nf6 6.Qxe5

Here is a position in the Abrahams Jerome Gambit that has been reached in 72 games in The Database. What is Black's best move now?


Of course.

However, the move was played in only 7 of the aforementioned games, less than 10% of the time! Defenders, step up your game!


Unwittingly going along with Black's plan.


Forking King and Queen.

White resigned

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