Bishop's Opening, Urusov Gambit C43

Michael Goeller
Edgar T. McCormick

Analysis game
Roselle Park, 1985


1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e5 d5 6. exf6 dxc4 7. Qe2+ Be6 8. fxg7 Rg8 9. Bg5! Be7 10. Bxe7 Kxe7 10....Qxe7 11.Nxd4 should give White at least a slight edge due to his safer King and superior pawn formation. 11. Qe4! Nc6 Better than 11....Rxg7 12.Nxd4 Rg6 13.Nc3 Nd7 14.O-O-O Kf8 15.Nxe6+! fxe6 16.g3 with a clear advantage for White. 12. Qxh7 Qd5 An interesting alternative here is 12....d3!? 13. Nbd2 Bf5 Again, Black might consider 13....d3!? or even 13....c3!? 14.bxc3 dxc3 15.Ne4. 14. Qh4+ f6!? If 14....Kd7 then 15.O-O-O looks even stronger than in the game due to the attack on Black's King. 15. O-O-O! c3!? 16. bxc3 Qxa2 17. Ne4 dxc3 Better than 17....Qa1+ when 18.Kd2 dxc3+ 19.Ke3! Qa5 20.Qxf6+ Ke8 21.Kf4! Ne7 22.Rhe1 gives White an irresistable attack. 18. Qxf6+ Ke8 19. Qxc3! Bxe4 20. Rhe1 Rxg7 21. Rxe4+ Kf8 22. Ng5! Kg8 23. h4 * += The analysis game was abandoned here, but White clearly has the advantage.