Monday, May 8, 2017

Jerome Gambit: Refuted Openings

There is a light discussion on "refuted openings" at the English Chess Forum which, of course, mentions the Jerome Gambit, if only in passing. (I will be contacting the poster to see how serious or casual his knowledge is of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+.)

It is enjoyable to see some back-and-forth as to what actually is refuted, and why.

I would have preferred a bit of a further look at the impact of time control on the playability of some openings, e.g. "suicide at regular time controls; risky at blitz; winning at bullet". Perhaps that will be added in future posts.

1 comment:

Rick Kennedy said...

Alas, the poster knew of the Jerome Gambit but had neither played nor faced it, so no new games will be coming from that direction.