Friday evening, as a surprise act, I played a nice little Jerome gambit in our local chess club. My opponent, who had prepared himself for a firece BlackmarDiemer, could not believe his eyes.
Guido De Bouver - Verstappen
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ (diagram)
the starting point of the Jerome gambit
6...Ng6 7.Qd5+ Ke8 8.Qxc5 d6 9.Qe3 Nf6 10.0-0 Rf8 11.d4 b6 12.f4 (diagram)
Jerome pawns on the move !
12...Bb7 13.Nc3 Qe7 14.f5 Nh8 15.e5 dxe5 16.dxe5 Nd5 17.Nxd5 Bxd5 18.b3 Nf7 19.Bb2 (diagram)
A very complicated position - white has two strong pawns for the piece and has the safer king. If black however can exchange a few pieces, black should have the better endgame.