Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bishop's Gambit

The following game is a variant of the King's Gambit Accepted.

1. e4, e5
2. f4, exf4
3. Bc4, Qh4+
4. Kf1, b5

Black is willing to sacrifice a pawn in order to open the a6-f1 diagonal.

5. Bd5, Nc6
6. Nf3, Qh5
7. d4, Nf6
8. Bb3, Ba6
9. Qe2, Nxd4
10. Nxd4, b4!

11. Qxa6?  ...

A mistake. White's best defense is c4, and if 12. bxc4 (e.p.) Qxa6, Black cannot mate because d1 is secured.

11. ....  Qd1+
12. Kf2, Ng4 mate.


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