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by Rick Kennedy
Tue May 09, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?
Replies: 8
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Re: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?

The 1885 dating error is clearly mine , based upon the August 15,1885 issue of the Brooklyn Chess Chronicle , which gave the game, saying that it had been "played some months ago". I therefore - erroniously, as it turns out - came to the conclusion that 1885 was a better date than Blackbur...
by Rick Kennedy
Mon May 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Early English Jerome Gambit Games?

Many people are familiar with Amateur - Blackburne, London, 1880 (or 1885) that started 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ - the notorious Jerome Gambit - and concluded 4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxe5 d6 8.Qxh8 Qh4 9.O-O Nf6 10.c3 Ng4 11.h3 Bxf2+ 12.Kh1 Bf5 13.Qxa8 Qxh3+ 14.gxh3 Bxe4# I am r...

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