Blackburne Shilling Gambit:
Example of a Checkmate Opening win for Black's Army

Checkmate in the Opening
Black Wins in 7 Moves
[Blackburne Shilling Gambit]


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Blackburne Shilling Gambit
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4

Checkmate Sequence
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4 4. Nxe5 Qg5 5. Nxf7 Qxg2 6. Rf1 Qxe4+ 7. Be2 Nf3# 0-1

White's Game-Losing Mistakes

White's game-losing mistakes appear to be ...

  • 4. Nxe5, allows Black's Queen to g5, from where she causes all sorts of problems for White (namely, 5...Qxg2).

    Castling (4. O-O) would have prevented 5...Qxg2.

  • 5. Nxf7, compounds White's lack of defensive development, with 5...Qxg2 exposing White's failure to Castle on Move 4, as a major mistake.

From Move 5, onwards, White dictates play, expertly corralling White's Pieces into suffocating their King, while maneuvering Black's Queen into position for 7...Nf3#.

Checkmate Sequence + PGN

Here's how the Blackburne Shilling Gambit can lead to a Checkmate Win for Black, in the Opening phase:

PGN
[Event "Checkmate Opening - Blackburne Shilling Gambit"]
[Date "2012.02.02"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4 {Blackburne Shilling Gambit} 4. Nxe5 Qg5 5. Nxf7 Qxg2 6. Rf1 Qxe4+ 7. Be2 Nf3# 0-1



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