Friday, October 9, 2015

What's The Problem?

This blog has not been shy about sharing the various "refutations" of the Jerome Gambit. White losses have been presented with Black losses.

The following game features Bill Wall, who has scored 95% with various Jerome variations - facing the Gambit.

Black wins so easily, one has to ask "What's the problem?"

Guest4027007 - Wall,B, 2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Bxf7+

White transposes into one of the "modern" Jerome Gambit variations which does not feature Nxe5+. Recent blog posts have shown Bill winning in this manner.

5...Kxf7 6.Ng5+

This is not the preferred way to continue the attack.

A check of The Database shows that Bill has scored:

8-0 with 6.0-0;
3-0 with 6.Nc3
2-0 with 6.Be3; and
0-1 with 6.c3 (looks like a fluke).

6...Kg8 7.0-0

For the record, Guest1053350 - Wall,B,, 2014 continued 7.c3 h6 8.Qb3+ d5 9.exd5 Na5 10.Qb5 Qxd5 White resigned. 


Black has a piece for a pawn. All he has to do is swap pieces and enjoy a winning endgame. Bill makes it look easy.

8.Nf3 d5 9.Nc3 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.dxe4 Qxd1 12.Rxd1 Bg4 13.c3 Rf8 14.Rd3 Bxf3 15.Rxf3 Rxf3 16.gxf3 Kf7 17.Be3 Bxe3 18.fxe3 Rd8


19.Rc1 Rd2 20.Rb1 Na5 21.h3 Nc4 22.f4 Rxb2 23.Rxb2 Nxb2 24.f5 Nd1 White resigned

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