Saturday, November 12, 2016

Jerome Gambit: Eyes Open

The following game was not played recently, it was not a theoretical tussle, and it was not an even match. It's value, in part, is that it illustrates a tactical theme that Jerome Gambiteers need to be familiar with, as they will see it from time to time.

Wall, Bill - Stick, Kela, 2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ 

4...Kxf7 5.h3

Bill experiments. This game is actually one of four in The Database, and White has scored 75%, which means something - but I am not sure what.

5...Nf6 6.Nc3 Rf8 7.Qe2 d6 8.Qc4+ Be6

Okay, has White over-used his Queen, and Black is not blocking its check with a gain of tempo? Or, something else?


Something else. Do remember. Black's game now takes a few tumbles.

9...Kg8 10.Nxe6 Bxf2+  11.Kxf2 Nd5+ 12.Nxf8 Qxf8+ 13.Kg1 Black resigned

White is up a Rook, and soon will add another piece.

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