Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jerome Gambit: Never Knew What Hit Them (Part 1)

I was exploring the internet the other day, and ran across a number of fun games by Vladymyr Yurev, of Ukraine, at Some games were Jerome Gambits, some were Jerome-ish.

Clearly some of his opponents did not know what to make of his openings, and succumbed quickly.

Here is one example.

Vladymyr  Yurev - MELVYN20
Instant Chess, 2017

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 h6 

The Semi-Italian Opening. Black pursues safety by keeping the enemy Knight off of g5.


Not everyone waits for ...Bc5 before sacrificing.

4...Kxf7 5.d4 Ke8 6.d5 Nb8 7.Nxe5 d6 8.Qh5+ Ke7 9.Qf7 checkmate


Nice work, Mr. Yurev!

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