Saturday, May 14, 2016

Their Majesties' Greed

In the following game Black shows prudence in not having his King hunt for material. He defends well, until he sends his Queen off hunting, falling into a gambit trap that the first player has set. That is all White needs to take the advantage and wrap up the game.

topsoul - moisesserraramos
10 0,, 2016

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4 

The Blackburne Shilling Gambit.


The Blackburne Shilling Jerome Gambit.

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Ke6 6.c3 Kxe5 7.cxd4+ Ke6 

Black heeds the general advice to bring his King home from the battelefield. There is too much danger in His Majesty chasing pawns.

White has a variety of options here. His pawns are important players.

8.O-O d6 9.f4 Kf7 10.Qb3+ Ke8 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Qxd4+ 13.Kh1 Qxe5

Alas, it is also dangerous for Her Majesty to chase pawns, as the rest of the game shows.

14.Qf7+ Kd8 15.Qxf8+ Qe8 16.Qxg7 Ne7 17.d3 Bf5 18.Bg5 Kd7 19.Rxf5

Even more brutal was 19.Re1

19...Qh5 20.Qxe7+ Kc6 Black resigned

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