Monday, July 17, 2017

Jerome Gambit: Bravery

I just discovered that a past post on Timo Vierjoki's blog, "64 square madness that some of us call chess" includes a game where Timo defended against the Jerome Gambit. He explores a lot of different openings on his blog, and I am glad to see the Jerome show up.

It would be even more fun if the Gambit had been successful, or if the blogger had been encouraging others to play it - but "as long as they spell your name right," right?

Hats off to the gambiteer who tried out the Jerome Gambit against someone rated 550 points higher!

Stop by. Check it out.

I am going to share the game here.

mouradrita - Vierjoki, Timo, 2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ 

4...Kxf7 5. Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.d4 Bxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 

8.O-O Nf6 9.f4 Nc6 10.Qd3 Re8 

11.Qc4+ Be6 12.Qa4 Qe7 13.b3 Bd7 14.Bb2 Qxe4 

15.Qb5 Qe3+ 16.Kh1 Qe2 17.Qxe2 Rxe2 18.Na3 a6 19.Rab1 Rae8

 20.h3 Ne4 21.Rg1 Re6 22.Kh2 Nd2 23.f5 Re8 24.Rbf1 Nxf1+ White resigned

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