Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jerome Gambit: A Norton Link

I recently heard from the great, great, great, great grandson of Dennis Platt Norton, a chess player who, along with his son, Frank C. Norton, played an early part in the development of the Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+).

While I pursue the possibility of further historical discoveries, I thought I would point out earlier coverage of the Nortons on this blog:

"A sparkling variation to the tiresome Piano game"

"Jerome Gambit Tournament: Chapter II"

"Jerome Gambit Tournament: Chapter III"

"Critical Line: 5...Kf8 (1)"

"The Life of Alonzo Wheeler Jerome"

"The Jerome - Norton Games (Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4)"

"The Norton - Hallock Game (Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4)"


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