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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+
Reply #35 - 12/29/07 at 19:39:51
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RickKennedy wrote on 12/29/07 at 13:24:42:
Well, it was bound to happen sometime...


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internet blitz game 2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxe5 Nf6 8.Qxc5 d6 9.Qe3 Qe7 10.d3 Be6 11.0-0 b6 12.Nc3 Rae8 13.f4 Ng4 14.Qf3 h5 15.f5 gxf5 16.exf5 Bd7 17.Bd2 Nf6 18.Rae1 Qf8 19.Rxe8 Qxe8 20.Re1 Qd8 21.Bg5 Rg8 22.Bxf6 Qxf6 23.Qd5+ Kg7 24.Qf3 Rf8 25.Qg3+ Kh8 26.Qe3 Qxf5 27.Qd4+ Rf6

The problem, you say??
Especially since with that last move Black hangs a Rook to 28.Nd5?

The game was played at 3 0, a time control foolishly too fast for me -- and I was chatting with my opponent during the game, as well.

I lost on time.

You see, there is something dumber than playing the Jerome Gambit: playing Jerome's Double Opening with too little time to think (and then do something) about it...

Rick


And 3min Blitz and below is precisely where this gambit should remain.

Please also note that replying to your own posts repeatedly will hardly generate interest in this gambit or thread.

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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+
Reply #34 - 12/29/07 at 13:24:42
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Well, it was bound to happen sometime...


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internet blitz game 2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxe5 Nf6 8.Qxc5 d6 9.Qe3 Qe7 10.d3 Be6 11.0-0 b6 12.Nc3 Rae8 13.f4 Ng4 14.Qf3 h5 15.f5 gxf5 16.exf5 Bd7 17.Bd2 Nf6 18.Rae1 Qf8 19.Rxe8 Qxe8 20.Re1 Qd8 21.Bg5 Rg8 22.Bxf6 Qxf6 23.Qd5+ Kg7 24.Qf3 Rf8 25.Qg3+ Kh8 26.Qe3 Qxf5 27.Qd4+ Rf6

The problem, you say??
Especially since with that last move Black hangs a Rook to 28.Nd5?

The game was played at 3 0, a time control foolishly too fast for me -- and I was chatting with my opponent during the game, as well.

I lost on time.

You see, there is something dumber than playing the Jerome Gambit: playing Jerome's Double Opening with too little time to think (and then do something) about it...

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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #33 - 12/08/07 at 05:12:52
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There is a  Roll Eyes Jerome Gambit Thematic Tournament  Roll Eyes going on at www.chessworld.net -- 13 players, double round robin!

So far the Jerome Gambit has scored 24-32. That's not at all comparable with the Ruy Lopez, of course, but rather it does seem rather spritely for an opening that's been refuted for about 125 years.


WARNING: The Jerome Gambit is quite disreputable and has quite a few refutations. Its use should be restricted to "fun" games or as a manner of offering "odds" to weaker opponents. The author is not responsible for any disasters that might come from using the Jerome Gambit (although he remains interested in learning about and staring at the wreckage).
  
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #32 - 11/29/07 at 05:44:15
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How DOES someone  Shocked lose Shocked to the Jerome Gambit??

Like I've said, I count on the elements of   Huh surprise,  Shocked disbelief, and  Cheesy over-confidence  to weasel my way to wins... Like the next one.

RickKennedy - anon
blitz  2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ke6 7.Qf5+ Kd6 8.f4 Qf6 9.fxe5+ Qxe5 10.Qf3 Ke7 11.Nc3 d6

Black's 10th move was a TN, and more bad news for me: his 6...Ke6 was one of the many refutations of the Jerome, and his 8...Qf6 to return a piece was very sensible (and "book"). Now he has invented a maneuver to safeguard his King and open up a line for his Queen's Bishop.

The one downside? Necessary was 11...Nf6, because now White can force a draw!  

12.Nd5+ Kd8

How unfortunate.

Best was 12...Kd7 but White has 13.d4! Bxd4 ( 13...Qxd4 14.Qf7+ Kc6 15.Qxc7+ Kb5 16.Be3 Qc4 17.Qf7 Bxe3 18.a4+ Ka5 19.b4+ Qxb4+ 20.Nxb4+-) 14.Bf4 Qe8 ( 14...Qe6 15.0-0-0 Be5 16.Bxe5 Qxe5 17.Qf8 c6 18.Qf7+ Kd8 19.Qf8+ Kd7 20.Qf7+ draw by repetition) 15.0-0-0 Be5 16.Bxe5 Qxe5 17.Qf8 c6 18.Qf7+ Kd8 ( 18...Ne7 19.Nxe7! Qxe7? 20.Rxd6++-) 19.Qf8+ Kd7 20.Qf7+ and I draw by repetition.

Of course, I didn't realize this at the time.

13.d3

I was clueless to the winning opportunity: 13.d4! Bxd4 ( 13...Qxd4 14.Qf8+ Kd7 15.Qf7+ Kc6 16.Qxc7+ Kb5 17.Be3+-) 14.Bf4 Qe6 15.0-0-0 Bb6 16.Bxd6 cxd6 17.Qf8+ Qe8 18.Qxg7 Ne7 19.Nf6 Qf8 20.Rxd6+ Kc7 21.Qg3+-

After the text White is clearly busted, and  I can only hope that my opponent errs.

13...Ne7 14.Nxe7 Kxe7 15.Rf1 Be6 16.c3 Raf8 17.Qe2

After the game my study buddy Rybka suggested 17.Bf4 Qf6 18.Qe2 Kd8 19.d4 Bb6 20.d5 Bd7 21.0-0-0 Qg6 22.Rde1 Kc8 as being somewhat less  Cry miserable  Cry for White.

17...Rxf1+ 18.Kxf1

The Queen should capture, but, then again, I should resign. Tongue My only "chance" is a psychological "rope-a-dope" ploy.
I can try it, but it'll never work...

18...Rf8+ 19.Ke1 Qf6 20.d4 Bb6 21.Be3 Qh4+ 22.g3 Qxe4

Angry Smack that King around!  Angry Grab those pawns!  Angry Advance that Queen!  Angry Why won't that Jerome Gambite see that he's done for?

At this point in some of his games, E.J. Diemer (of Blackmar Diemer Gambit notoriety) used to yell out "Precisely the blunder that I was expecting!" As if...

23.Bg5+ Kd7 24.Qxe4 h6 25.Be3 c5 26.dxc5 dxc5 27.Rd1+ Kc8 28.Qxe6+ Black resigns

Truly, good luck is better than a license to steal. Roll Eyes

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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #31 - 11/24/07 at 14:32:22
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Shocked The latest issue of Kaissiber has an article about the Jerome Gambit in it!  Shocked

No, it doesn't. Just kidding...  Grin  Grin

CoolStefan Bücker's Cool amazing German-language chess magazine now has an Italian-language version, and he is working on an English-language version -- but so far, no Jerome Gambit article... Cry

But I'm still playing the fool opening from time to time, saving 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ for giving "Jerome Gambit odds" against the right player, at the right time, with the right time control...

For me, that's been in Internet blitz. So far I've been  Roll Eyesextraordinarily lucky Roll Eyes, going 10-0 with the Jerome, and 3-0-2 in openings I Jerome-ized. I count on the elements of  Huhsurprise, disbelief, and over-confidence Huh to weasel my way to wins. (Not quite as unethical as mugging old ladies for their Social Security checks, but what can I say?)

Without further ado, then, here is a recent game that extends Jerome Gambit "theory". Opponent's name is excised.

rickkennedy - anon
blitz  2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxe5 d6

Of course this is Blackburne's counter-gambit, which is not as sound as Whistler's 7...Qe7!, but it is much better known.

8.Qxh8 Qh4 9.d4

This move was suggested in the notes to Amateur - Blackburne, London 1885 (the correct year) given in the August 1885 issue of the Brooklyn Chess Chronicle. Few have mentioned it after that. Volker Drüke did, in his 11/12/1987 issue of Gambit Revue; as did Pandolfini two years later in his Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps; and Hidemburg Melao, Jr. did so in 2003 in an article at www.superajedrez.com. I have found only one previous game with the line, at www.chessknot.com, dj222 - invincible1 (1-0, 17).

9...Bb4+

This odd move surprised me, and I quickly lost my way. The funny thing is that when I turned the game over to Rybka afterwards, it found 9...Qxe4+ 10.Be3 Bb4+ and put it among its top choices!

Melao recommended 9...Nf6 10.Nd2, preferring this to 10.e5, as he believed that after 9...Nf6 10.e5 dxe5 11.0-0 Bd6 Black would have the advantage.

10.c3 Qxe4+ 11.Kf1

I knew that the right move was 11.Be3, but I unthinkingly believed that I could take advantage of Black's "unfortunate" Bishop at b4. Wrong! After 11.Be3 Qxg2 12.Qxh7+ Kf8 13.Rf1 White will be able to secure his game and 0-0-0 his King to safety.

11...Qd3+ 12.Ke1 Bg4 13.Qxh7+ Kf8 14.f3

EmbarrassedMiserable Embarrassed.

With plenty of time to think, Rybka suggested 14.Bh6+ Nxh6 15.Qxh6+ Kg8 16.f3 Re8+ 17.Kf2 Re2+ 18.Kg3 Rxg2+ 19.Kxg2 Bxf3+ 20.Kg1 Qd1+ 21.Kf2 Qe2+ 22.Kg3 Qg2+ 23.Kf4 Bh5 although the Queen sac it then suggests for White may well allow the first player to use his two Rooks to establish a perpetual 24.Qxh5 gxh5 25.Na3 Qxb2 26.cxb4 Qxa3  Undecidedunclear Undecided.

This is one of two reasons why I find this game interesting.

14...Re8+15.Kf2 Qe2+

Pity. Wrong piece!

Rybka shows Black had a mate in 20, for example: 15...Re2+ 16.Kg3 Rxg2+ 17.Kxg2 Bxf3+ 18.Kg3 Bd5+ 19.Kf2 Qf3+ 20.Ke1 Qxh1+ 21.Kd2 Qg2+ 22.Ke1 Qg1+ 23.Kd2 Qf2+ 24.Kd3 Qf5+ 25.Kd2 Bc4 26. Ke3 Qd3+ 27. Kf2 Qf1+ 28. Kg3 Qe1+ 29. Kh3 Bf1+ 30. Kg4 Be2+ 31.Kh3 Qf1+ 32. Kh4 Qf2+ 33. Kh3 Qf3+ 34. Kh4 Qg4#

Quite interesting -- and it would have been a just outcome!  Wink Wink

16.Kg3

Now White's King will escape, and the game is back under control: White has the material and the threats to win.
I think my opponent became discouraged when his attack disappeared. We both were in time trouble, but I had enough ticks to finish his King off.

16...Bf5 17.Bh6+ Nxh6 18.Qxh6+ Ke7 19.cxb4 Qxb2 20.Qg5+ Kd7 21.Nd2 Qxd4 22.Rhe1 Rh8 23.Qe7+ Kc6 24.Rec1+ Kb5 25.a4+ Kxb4 26.Ne4 Rh3+ 27.gxh3 Qh8 28.Nf2 g5 29.Qe1+ Kb3 30.Qe3+ Kb4 31.Qd2+ Kb3 32.Qd5+ Kb4 33.Qb5# 1-0

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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #30 - 04/15/06 at 09:10:51
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I'm listening to Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" and feeling like the chessic equivalent of that title character... Huh

The April issue of  Cool "Kaissiber" Cool is out  Smiley, with a whole host of serious (and seriously good) articles  Smiley-- but not the Jerome Gambit article. Cry   Wouldn't you know it, the editor prefers cutting-edge Grandmaster analysis over my historical/hysterical droolings... Roll Eyes

So, to keep the chess fires burning until the next issue  Embarrassed ( Roll Eyeswhich I hope, hope, hope will show Jerome's Double Opening Roll Eyes) here's a gem from the pages of the Adelaide Observer, from 125 years ago.

Oh, and on the topic of Jerome Gambit games - please send 'em if you got 'em.

Rick Kennedy

WARNING: The Jerome Gambit is quite disreputable and has quite a few refutations. Its use should be restricted to "fun" games or as a manner of offering "odds" to weaker opponents. The author is not responsible for any disasters that might come from using the Jerome Gambit (although he remains interested in learning about and staring at the wreckage).



The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, May 28, 1881

CHESS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
(From the Melbourne Leader.)

The following fine game is one of those in the closely contested match by correspondence to which we lately referred, between Messrs. Charlick and Mann.  The time occupied in playing it was six months.  It abounds in interesting and difficult positions.  Another game has since been finished ending in a draw, making the score - Charlick 4, Mann 3, drawn 6.  

Charlick,H - Mann,J [C50]
correspondence Australia, 1881

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+

This ingenious sacrifice was invented by Mr. Jerome, an American player, in 1874, and, unless correctly answered, yields a strong attack. It seems rather rash to venture on it in a correspondence game.

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5

5...Kf8 is, we think, better

6.Qh5+ Ng6

6...Ke6 is preferable

7.Qd5+ Ke8 8.Qxc5 d6 9.Qe3

The authorities give  9.Qc3 but White prefers the text move.

9...Nf6 10.d4 Qe7

10...Kf7 is surely stronger, bringing his R in to immediate action, and threatening to take KP with Kt.

11.0-0 Ng4

This only assists White in developing his game by driving back the Kt presently;  11...b6 seems the best method of getting his forces into action.

12.Qe2 Qh4 13.h3 Nf6 14.f4

White has now a most formidable attack.

14...Nh5 15.Qf2 Qxf2+ 16.Rxf2 Rf8 17.f5 Ne7 18.c4 c6

Again we should have preferred 18...b6

19.g4 Nf6 20.Nc3 d5 21.e5

White's pawns now look quite irresistable.

21...Nd7 22.cxd5 Nxd5 23.Ne4 N7b6 24.b3 a5 25.e6

This, we believe, is premature.  25.Bg5 is a very strong move.

25...h6 26.Bb2 Ke7 27.Re1 Ra7

Black's game is so cramped that defeat is inevitable.

28.Nc5

White might also have obtained a fine game by advancing the KRP here.

28...Na8 29.Nd3 b5 30.Ne5 Kd6 31.Rc1 Ra6 32.Rc5 Bb7 33.Rfc2 Rc8 34.Bc1 a4 35.b4

Very well played.

35...a3

Had he taken P with Kt, White would ahve gained a winning position by  35...Nxb4 36.Bf4

36.Bd2 Nab6 37.Be1 Na4 38.Bg3 Ke7 39.Nd7 Nxc5 40.dxc5 Rg8 41.Bd6+ Ke8 42.Rd2 Ra4

This, we believe, is his best play; had he moved 42...Nf6 White could have replied with 43.Be5 forcing the game in a few moves.; If 42...Nxb4 White wins off-hand by  43.f6

43.Rxd5

Well played, obtaining a winning position, through it still requires great care to bring about that result.

43...cxd5 44.f6 gxf6 45.Nxf6+ Kd8 46.e7+ Kc8 47.Nxg8 Bc6 48.Nf6 Rxb4 49.e8Q+ Bxe8 50.Nxe8 Rb1+ 51.Kf2 Rb2+ 52.Kf3 Rxa2 53.Nc7 b4 54.Nxd5 b3 55.c6 Rc2 (must) 56.Bxa3 Ra2 57.Bd6 Rc2 58.Be5 b2 59.Nb6+ Kd8 60.c7+ Rxc7 61.Bxb2 Rc5 62.Bd4 Rb5 63.Nc4 Ke7 64.h4 Ke6 65.Ke4 Rb1 66.Ne3 Kf7 67.h5 Kg8 68.Nf5 Kh7 69.Be3 Re1 70.Nxh6 Rxe3+ 71.Kxe3 Kxh6 72.Kf4 1-0

The whole of the end game has been played by White with the greatest precision.

  
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #29 - 02/25/06 at 10:31:49
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As long as I seem to be on a  Roll Eyes "Practical Play of the Jerome Gambit"  Roll Eyes kick, I might as well share a game from my chessfriend Pete Banks, in England. The notes are Pete's [my comments are in the parentheses].

Rick


Banks,P - Ress,M [C50]
Wolverhampton Summer Lge Div 3S Halesowen v Lucas BS, 01.07.2003

I've got to start winning a few. I'm going to play steady and wait for a mistake.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5

Ah, what the hell, let's go for the Jerome Gambit. After all, I've never lost with it. I am about the only player still playing this variation - see chesshistory.com.

[Pete and I later discovered that Louis Morin was playing the Jerome in blitz on ICC - Rick]

4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Kf8

Would this be the Jerome Gambit declined? I've never seen it before. [As old as Jerome - Brownson, 1875, 1/2-1/2, 29; and Vazquez - Carrington, 2nd Match, 1876, 1-0, 43; but hardly seen since - Rick]  It's normal to take the Knight and give a piece back after 6 Qh5

6.Qh5

Threatening mate in 1. If 6...g6 7Nxg6 ch. If 6...Qe7 7Ng6ch

6...Qf6 7.Nxd7+ Bxd7 8.Qxc5+

I've got 3 pawns plus a piece for my 2 pices. In the normal line I only get two.

8...Qd6

This next move means I've got to start developing all over again, but it gives him a weak pawn and I'll always back 3 pawns against a minor piece.

9.Qxd6+ cxd6

Time to consolidate and eventually start developing.

10.c3 Nf6 11.f3 Kf7 12.0-0 Rhe8

He's got 4 pieces developed to my 1. Need to get some openings.

13.d4 Kg8

Now I start a series of poor moves with my bishop. I need to get it developed, but it's hard to find the right square. I think I get it right at the fourth attempt.

14.Bf4 d5 15.e5 Nh5 16.Bg5 Nxe5

He's sacced back! That's a surprise.

17.dxe5 Rxe5 18.Bc1 Bb5 19.Rd1 Rae8

I've got to be a bit careful now. I'm a pawn up, but I really need to get my pieces moving, else his rooks could cause havok.

20.Bd2 Re2 21.Na3 Bd3

I'm watching the tactics pretty carefully now. I should be ok, but have lost the initiative.

22.Re1 Nf4 23.Rxe2 Nxe2+ 24.Kf2 Rf8

This next move may seem strange, but it's to stop his B retreating to a6.

25.b4 Nf4

My opponent didn't see this next little combo.

26.Bxf4 Rxf4 27.Ke3 Rh4 28.Kxd3 Rxh2

Clear piece up now.

29.Rg1

That wasn't best I probably should have played Re1. But who cares, this is a breeze now. Some of the following moves are for sadistic purposes only. i.e. See how many pawns I can take before he resigns.

29...Kf7 30.Nb5 Rh6 31.Re1 a6 32.Nd4 g6 33.a4 Rh2 34.g4 Ra2 35.a5

I'm trying to take all reasonable moves away, and then start picking up pawns. After the game, my opponent said he knew he'd got a lost position, but was trying to win on time. I had 25 minutes left. I reckon an earthworm could win this in 25 mins.

35...Ra3 36.Re5 Ra2 37.Rxd5 Rh2 38.Rd7+ Kf6 39.Rxb7 h5 40.gxh5 gxh5

This is slightly concerning, but I reckon I can sac rook and knight for that pawn and still win!

41.Rb6+ Kg5 42.Rxa6 h4 43.Ne6+ Kf5 44.Ke3 Rc2

Whoops! He blundered.

45.Nd4+ 1-0

  
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Reply #28 - 02/24/06 at 03:46:37
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #27 - 02/24/06 at 03:33:32
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Players familiar with  Cool Life Master Brian Wall  Cool of Colorado (www.walverine.com and http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/BrianWallChess among other places) know that he's not afraid to play offbeat openings, like his beloved Fishing Pole; and he's not afraid to express strong opinions when he has them. His annotations are often amusing and always educational.

A couple years ago I swapped emails with Brian, and enticed him into playing the Jerome Gambit online. You might want to consider it an "odds game," with Brian giving his opponent "odds of the Jerome Gambit" to even things up a bit. Here is the game, with his notes.

brianwall (2339) - maten8 (1374) [C50]
ICC 5 0 Internet Chess Club, 22.06.2004
[Wall]

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/BrianWallChess/message/83
Wall  vs  Maten8  Game/5  Jerome  Gambit

Historical moment -
Life Master Brian Wall tries Jerome Gambit for the first time, inspired by Historian Rick Kennedy, Maverick Tyrin Price and Civil War Veteran/Hemp Farmer Alfonso Jerome.

[Tyrin Price and Brian Wall had analyzed Lt. Whistler's Defense, which leads to a nasty, brutal and short game for White  Shocked -- Rick]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+

This was a scary and amusing moment - was Maten8 going to play 6 ... g6 as recommended by Lt. Whistler? Had he read " Surviving Annoying Openings " by Watson and Schiller? Was 6 ... Ke6 on his agenda?

6...g6 7.Qxe5

Another scary and amusing moment. Would he put the Tyrin question to me with 7... Qe7? Luckily, there is an unwritten Law of Chess that states a lower rated player will trade any advantage, no matter how massive, for a certain draw against a higher rated player. The Law is based on the principle that the lower rated player knows in his heart he never deserves to win, no matter how well he has played. Why should the Chessboard be any different from his life?

Maten8 sees an "opportunity" to trade queens and grabs it with both hands.

7...Bxf2+!!

If I ignore the computers and just base my analysis on the practical evidence of the one game in my extensive Jerome Gambit database, I must conclude the Jerome Gambit wins by force each and every game. Theoreticians may quibble for centuries but my conclusion is based on real world experience.

[I have 8 games with this line in my database, all wins for White, from a quickie of 14 moves to a still-miniature of 25 moves -- Rick]

8.Kxf2 Qf6+ 9.Qxf6+ Nxf6 10.Nc3 d6 11.d4 c6 12.h3 Re8 13.Re1 Be6 14.Bf4 Rad8 15.Rad1 Nh5 16.Bh2 Rf8 17.g4 Nf6 18.Kg2 Kg7 19.Bg3 b5 20.d5 cxd5 21.exd5

I sent a bale of hemp to Maten8 and logged off.

Let there be light.
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Reply #26 - 02/22/06 at 04:09:46
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Roll EyesAny updates on Jeromes Gambit? Grin


Latest Jerome Gambit I've seen was a 10 minute game played on the Internet. I've omitted the names of both players - especially the one who played the black pieces, who apparently  Angry took offense  Angry  at having to face such a trashy opening. Same old story: pride goes before a fall...   Cry

White had a winning game after a dozen moves, and although there were quicker endings, the one arrived at was just as sure. It only seems fitting to sing "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends  Roll Eyes" as you play this one over.

Rick

[Event "10 min.blitz"]
[Site "gameknot"]
[Date "2006.02.08"]
[Round "-"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.d4 Bxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.f4 {this may be a TN} c5 9.Qc3 Qh4+ 10.g3 Qh6 11.Nd2 b5 12.fxe5 b4 13.O-O+ Ke6 14.Qc4+ Ke7 15.Qf7+ Kd8 16.Qf8+ Kc7 17.Nc4 Qe6 18.Rf7+ Bd7 19.Rxd7+ Qxd7 20.Qxa8 Qb5 21.exd6+ Kd7 22.Qxa7+ Kc6 23.d7 {23.Qc7#}  Nf6 24.Ne5+ Kd6 25.Nf7+ Ke7 26.Nxh8 {26.d8=Q+ Ke6 27.Qde7#} Nxd7 27.Bg5+ Ke6 28.Qa8 Qc4 29.Qe8+ Kd6 30.Rd1+ Kc6 31.Qxd7+ Kb6 32.Bd8+ Ka6 33.Rd6#
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #24 - 02/19/06 at 20:23:24
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #23 - 02/10/06 at 01:54:49
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unfortunately, all of my games with the jerome were back in the day of actual boards and clocks, so i do not have any scores. i just remember the basic theme, or at least the way that i played it. the games were never as bang-bang as the gambit's first few moves would lead people to believe. usually i would just roll pawns on the kingside to try and make the most them, similar to a halloween attack. sometimes it worked. sometimes it didn't. i never really got blown off the board just for playing it though. its not that bad in the right type of games. i suppose i say that about most of my openings though...
  
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Re: Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.B
Reply #22 - 02/10/06 at 01:33:44
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Smiley skillz, Tater_Salad, care to share some of those blitz games??

Rick
  
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