Saturday, October 31, 2015

If Chess Were Only This Kind

Some themes repeat themselves regularly in the Jerome Gambit. White's Queen-check that allows gathering in an errant Knight is one example, as Bill Wall shows in the game below. Suprise followed by disappointment and disspirited play on behalf of the defender is another.

Wall, Bill - Guest7492034, 2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.O-O

We have seen another idea, 4.Bb3 Bc5 5. Bxf7+, in Philidor1792 - bichara22, Online chess, 2013 (1-0, 15). 

4...Bc5 5.Bxf7+ 

5...Kxf7 6.Nxe5+ Nxe5 7.d4 Re8 

Instead, 7...Bd6 was recently seen in "A Tale of Two Knights".

7...Re8 is reminiscent of Wall,B - Santiago,D,, 2010 (1-0, 28) I've faced it a few times myself,

8.dxc5 Kg8

This was Black's idea, to return a piece and castle-by-hand.

9.f4 Ng6 10.e5 Ne4

Playing "aggressively" against White's obviously erronious aggression. If chess were only this kind.

11.Qd5+ Kh8 12.Qxe4 

12...Qh4 13.g3 Qh3 14.Nc3 Rb8 15.Nb5 b6 16.Nxc7 Bb7 17.Qe2 Rf8 

Black does not have enough compensation for his material deficit. His play shows that he is unsettled.

18.Be3 Rbc8 19.Nb5 bxc5 20.Nd6 Rb8 21.Nxb7 Rxb7 22.Bxc5 Re8 23.b4 d6 24.Bxd6 Black resigned

White's "Jerome pawns" will win the day.

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