Monday, March 13, 2017

Blackburne Shilling Jerome Gambit: Be Ready to End Quickly

In the Blackburne Shilling Gambit Black offers material and hopes for a tricky attack.

In the Blackburne Shilling Jerome Gambit White offers more material and hopes for a trickier attack.

Playing over the following game, do not blink: both players are hoping for a quick ending, and they both receive their wish.

Wall, Bill - Peon, 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 Nb5 

An interesting, if flawed retreat. It doesn't look that bad.

There are 12 games in The Database with this move. White scores 75%. Compare this with the 56% overall that White scores against the BSJG (out of 5,307 games in The Database). 

7.d4 Bd6 

Looks tough, but looks can be deceiving.

8.Qb3+ Kf6 9.Qf7 checkmate

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