Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Long and the Short of It

Bill Wall has collected his games into one file - not quite 45,000 matches, an impressive number. Of course, there are many Jerome Gambit (and related) games in there, some of which are new to me, and which I will be sharing in future posts. Of particular interest are some games against computer chess engines - always risky affairs.

For now, the following quick game revisits a line last looked at in "One Thing Leads To Another".

Wall,B - Sanket, 2015

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4 

The Blackburne Shilling Gambit.


The Blackburne Shilling Jerome Gambit.

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Ke7 

6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Nf3 

This position is still quite rare in The Database - two games.


Or 7...Nxf3+ 8.Qxf3 d6 9.d4 Bg4 10.Qf4 Bh5 11.e5 dxe5 12.dxe5 Nd5 13.Qh4+ Nf6 14.exf6+ gxf6 15.Qxh5 Black resigned, Wall,B  -Chrissti,, 2015. 

8.e5 Ng8 9.d4 h6 10.d5 Nb4 11.a3 Black resigned

No surprise: Losing the Knight on b4 is only part of the problem for the defender; the more that you look at the position, the greater the danger to Black's King grows.

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