Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Jack Rudd vs Martin Simons
"Hit the Rudd, Jack" (game of the day Oct-30-2015)
British Championship (2000), Street ENG, rd 9, Aug-09
Scandinavian Defense: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 1 more J Rudd/M Simons game
sac: 11...Nxd5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "B01"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: A neat, if unimportant point, arises after <29...Nb3+>

click for larger view

White is getting inevitably mated in this position. The really interesting line is finding the mate in three after the computer-interposition <30.Qd6>.

Oct-30-15  syracrophy: <Phony Benoni> 30...♕d4+ perhaps? 31.♕xd4 ♖xd4+ 32.♔c2 ♘xa1# The clue lies in covering c4.
Oct-30-15  bcokugras: What happens if 11. dxc6 or dxe6 ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <bcokugras> At move 11:

click for larger view

If either 11.dxc6 or 11.dxe6, White loses his queen:

11.dxc6 Bxc4 and White can only save her by 12.Qxe7 Rxe7+ which runs into a quick mate.

11.dxe6 Qb4+ 12.Nbd2 Rxe6.

The Icelandic Gambit, like the Blackmar-Diemer or Morra Gambits for White, is speculative but can also lead to spectacular results against the unwary.

Oct-30-15  bcokugras: Thanks, Phony Benoni.
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A brilliant hopping performance by the knight!
Oct-30-15  Helios727: Would white have been better off playing "5. d3" in the opening?
Oct-30-15  rozzatu: Icelandic-Palme Gambit: never heard of it.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
watch black's knight!
from Kinnelon Colts-knights horsing around by kevin86
from Scandinavian Defense by ISeth
October 30: Hit the Rudd, Jack
from Game of the Day 2015 by Phony Benoni
Scandi Icelandic-Palme Gambit 3.c4 e6 (B01) 0-1 Fear the beard
from CCounter Puncher Popped Fredthebear by fredthebear
by JoeKa
Scandi Icelandic-Palme Gambit 3.c4 e6 (B01) 0-1 Fear the beard
from KP Miniatures - Save for Fredthebear by fredthebear
10/30 Nice mate with a Knight.
from Games of the day for 2015. by truepacifism
from Checkmates- Unusual by takchess
Checkmate 2000
by Chessdreamer
from A Scandinavian for black -Icelandic by takchess

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC