Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jerome Gambit: Different Route, Same Destination

Once again, White's Queen and the "Jerome pawns" work together to harass Black and his King. Checkmate is probably a relief.

Wall, Bill - Lawliet, Lucas, 2016

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

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.d4

6...Bb4+ 7.c3 Bxc3+ 8.Nxc3 

We recently saw 8.bxc3 in Wall, Bill - PassCapture., 2016 (1-0, 22).

8...Nc6 9.O-O

Queenside castling was seen after the direct 9.d5 Ne5 10.f4 Ng6 11.h4 Nxh4 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Qxh4 Qxh4+ 14.Rxh4 Nf6 15.e5 Ne8 16.Be3 c6 17.O-O-O d6 18.e6+ Ke7 19.g4 Nf6 20.f5 gxf5 21.gxf5 cxd5 22.Bg5 a6 23.Nxd5+ Kf8 24.Bxf6 Rg8 25.Rxh7 b5 26.Be7+ Ke8 27.Nf6 checkmate, Wall,B - ChessFlower,, 2012.


Or 9...Qf6 10.e5 Qg6 11.Qf3+ Ke8 12.Nb5 Kd8 13.Qf8+ Qe8 14.Qxe8+ Kxe8 15.Nxc7+ Ke7 16.Nxa8 Nxd4 17.Bg5+ Ke6 18.Nc7+ Kxe5 19.Rae1+ Kd6 20.Bf4+ Kc6 21.Rc1+ Kb6 22.Nd5+ Kb5 23.Rxc8 Ne6 24.a4+ Kxa4 25.Ra1+ Kb3 26.Be5 Black resigned, Wall,B - Caynaboos, FICS, 2011.

10.d5 Ne5 11.f4 Ng6 12.e5 Ne8

13.Qe2 Rf8 14.f5 Ne7 15.Bg5 d6 16.f6 gxf6 17.exf6 Ng8 18.Qh5 checkmate

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