Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hatley Gambit

This game features a magnificent Queen sacrifice on the 8th move.

1. e4, e5
2. Nf3, Nc6
3. d4, exd4
4. Nxd4, Nge7?

Black's last move prevents his other pieces from being mobilized.

5. Nc3, g6
6. Bg5, Bg7
7. Nd5, Bxd4

Black took the gambit pawn, not knowing that it is poisoned.   If 7....Nxd4, then 8. Bxe7 and White wins the Queen.

8. Qxd4 ....

A complete surprise.  This move also threatens 9. Qxh8.  At this point, if 8....0-0, then 9. Nf6+ Kh8, 10. Qc3 with a good pin on the Black King.

8. ....  Nxd4
9. Nf6+, Kf8
10. Bh6 mate.

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