Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jerome Gambit: This Just Doesn't Seem to Be Her Day

In the Jerome Gambit Black's King is often the center of attention - being attacked. However, in the following game Black is able to place his King in a secure location; it is the Queen, instead, that faces all of the danger.

Wall, Bill - Banken, 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.bxc3 Ng6 9.O-O 

The immediate 9.e5 was seen in Wall,B - PassCapture,, 2016 (1-0, 22).

Which will prevail, the pawns or the piece?

9...Nf6 10.e5 Ne8 11.f4 Rf8 12.f5 Nh4 

The "Knight on the rim" is beginning to look rather "dim".

13.Qh5+ Kg8 14.Bg5 Rxf5 15.Rxf5 Nf6 

To save the Queen.

16.exf6 Qf8 17.f7+ Kh8 18.Qxh4 d6 19.Be7 Black resigned

Wow. Not one of her better days.

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