This time around in the Reykjavik Open we will be giving out prizes for the game of the day. Our friends in the “12 Tónar” music store will be giving a CD each day for the best game.
We have a small committee which decides on the game of the day. The game of the day may not be the best one but probably close to the most exciting one. Our first game of the day from the 1st round was the victory of the 1909 rated Danish player Soren Jensen who demolished his 2473 rated Norwegian IM in 21 moves with the King’s Gambit!!
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White: Soren Jensen
Black: Frode Urkedal
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4
This is how they rolled in the good old days. Muzio gambit baby! White gives up two pieces quite quickly in this line for superior development.
5. O-O gxf3 6. Qxf3 Qf6 7. e5 Qxe5
On with the show!
8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9. d4 Qxd4+ 10. Be3
Development and more development. White develops with tempo and black must retreat further. But the investment is getting pretty big so white must get the King!
10…Qf6 11. Bxf4 Bc5+ 12. Kh1 Bd6 13. Qh5+ Qg6 14.Bxd6+ Nf6
White had a hammerblow here. 15.Rxf6!! finishes the game completely as 15…Kxf6 16.Qe5+ Kf7 17.Qe7+ Kg8 18.Qf8# simply mates. White finds the sacrifice a move later.
15. Qd5+ Kg7 16. Rxf6 Qxf6 17. Be5 Rf8 18. Bxf6+ Rxf6 19. Qg5+ Kf7
20. Nc3 d6 21. Nd5
Here black layed down his weapons and resigned….probably in shock!
The game is also in a replayer below.