Sunday, March 19, 2017

Blackburne Shilling Jerome Gambit: This Is Why We Play It

White has several very reasonable responses to Black's third move, only one of which - 4.Bxf7+ - calls to mind the Jerome Gambit. Still, playing that last one often means a short end to hostilities. Bill Wall demonstrates in the game below.

Wall, Bill - Mouhamadyamin, 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+Kxd4

A risky meal.

8.d3 b6 

And just like that, it's Game Over. Black does not have time for this development; checkmate follows.

9.Qh5 Bb4+ 10.Ke2 g5 11.Bxg5 Kc5 12.Be7+ Kc6 13.Qd5 checkmate

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