Saturday, June 13, 2015

Zeromov Gambit!?

Another recent discovery on the internet is a Serbian language video examining the famous Jerome Gambit game Amateur - Blackburne, London, 1885.

Having shown the first moves of the game - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ the presenter takes an aside to look at 6...Ke6, before continuing with Blackburne's 6...g6. There, White executes a checkmate in 17 moves - ah, well, but, anyhow, back to Blackburne...

I had to chuckle. Knowingly or not, the chess player had just shown the game Ghandybh  - ishahir,, 2009, presented on this blog in the post "Teach / Learn" about 5 1/2 years ago.

For that matter, there had been updates in "Jerome Gambit on YouTube!?" (the game Ghandybh  - ishahir,, 2009) and "Jerome Gambit: Winning Strategy #1".

But what really shocked me about the Serbian video was the reference to the opening as the Jerome Gambit, or the Zeromov Gambit.

I had not heard that one before. Looks like I have more research ahead of me!

1 comment:

Rick Kennedy said...

One of the more interesting comments the video received:

ljudi ovakvom igrom možete samo da izgubite u šahu...