Thursday, August 20, 2015

Let's Have A Serious Discussion of the Jerome Gambit (not)

A couple of weeks ago someone ("MrMiniatures") at suggested a "Serious Discussion of the Jerome Gambit" although, after a good start, it kind of ran down faster than a $5 watch...

Sure, there was some initial heat, like
It's completely unsound.  Grandmasters and other strong players have proved it time and time again.
(Citations! Citations! Citations, if you please. Help me with my research. - Rick)

Then, there was some shared inquiry, and an assessment,
I had to look it up. Someone even wrote a wiki article on it:,_Jerome_Gambit 
Not much to analyze, really. White is just lost.
And, finally, some solid information,
Idk if this is still kept up to date but there's quite a bit in it if you're actually interested in this line:
(We're still here and posting every-other-day.- Rick)

Then things wandered off into a discussion of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4...

Of course, I added my two cents' worth. We'll see if there is any kind of response.

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