Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jerome Gambit: Did You Leave the Water Running?

Many humorous stories revolve around a family leaving home for a visit or a vacation, only to have one member worriedly ask "Did we leave the water running?"

The following quick game by Bill Wall reminds me of that. Black is fighting back against the Jerome Gambit, but, at one point he forgets something important...

Wall, Bill - Anonymous, 2016

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.d4 Bxd4 7.Qxd4 Qe7 8.O-O c5

Or 8...Nf6 9.Nc3 c6 10.f4 Ng6 11.e5 Ng4 12.h3 Nh6 13.f5 Nh4 14.f6 gxf6 15.exf6 Nf3+ 16.Rxf3 Qe6 17.Bxh6 Rg8 18.Qd3 d5 19.Qxh7+ Ke8 20.f7+ Black resigned, Wall,B - Guest2327120,, 2014 

9.Qd5+ Qe6 10.Qxc5 Ne7 11.f4 d6 

Overlooking something.

12.fxe5+ Black resigned

The pieced is captured with discovered check. After 12...Kg8 13.exd6 Black will be 3 pawns down. (The vacation is ruined.)

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