Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jerome Gambit: Shortening the Pain

Of course, given a selection of Jerome Gambit games, it is always fun to find a short win for White. Often the game is a good lesson in "crime and punishment". 

Wall, Bill - Guest2614882, 2017

 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 Ne7 9.f4 N7c6 

You attack my Knight, I will attack your Queen.

Sometimes this strategy works, but here things are about to become difficult for Black.

10.fxe5+ Ke7 

As will quickly become clear, 10...Ke8 was necessary.

11.exd6+ Ke6 

Finding the short way to the end of the game. There was only suffering after 11...Qxd6, e.g. 12.Qxg7+ Ke8 13.Qxh8+ Kd7 14.Be3 b6 15.Nc3 Nd4 16.Bxd4 h6 17.Rf7+ Kc6 18.Rf6 Qxf6 19.Qxf6+ etc.

12.Qd5+ Kd7 13.Qf5+ Kxd6 14.Qd5+ Ke7 15.Bg5+ Ke8 16.Qf7 checkmate

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