RetiA06

Claude Bloodgood
James Benjamin

ASPCC
corr, 2000


1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Ne5! The Norfolk Gambit, invented by Claude Bloodgood, whose original name was Klaus Frizzell Blutgut. 4... Qd4? It looks asif black wins a piece, but in fact his queen gets trapped! 4... Nf6 5. Bb2 e6 6. d3 exd3 7. Bxd3 Bloodgood: "White builds Kingside pressure." 4... Nd7 5. Bb2 Nxe5 6. Bxe5 Qd5 7. Bb2 Nf6 8. Nc3 Qd8 9. d3 Bf5 10. Qd2 e6 11. O-O-O Bloodgood: "Black still has the gambit pawn but faces an organized White attack." 5. Bb2! Qxb2 5... Qb4 6. a3 Qb6 7. Bc4 e6 8. O-O Nf6 9. f3 exf3 10. Qxf3 Bd6 11. Nxf7 Kxf7 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Qxf6+ Ke8 14. Qxh8+ Kd7 15. Bxe6+ Kxe6 16. Qxc8+ Kd5 17. Nc3+ Kd4 18. Qg4+ 1-0 C.Bloodgood-A.Marshall, corr 1995 6. Nc3 Qa3? 6... Be6 7. a3 Nc6 (7... Nd7? 8. Nc4 Bxc4 9. Bxc4 Ne5 (9... e6 10. Ra2) 10. Bb5+ (Quigley)) (7... 7... f6? 8. Nc4 (8. Bb5+ wins even quicker!) 8... Bg4 (8... Bxc4 9. Bxc4 Nc6 10. Ra2) 9. Be2 Bxe2 10. Nxe2 (Quigley)) 8. Nxc6! Bg4 (8... bxc6 9. Ra2 Bg4 10. Be2 Bxe2 11. Kxe2) (8... 8... e3 9. fxe3) (8... 8... Nf6 9. Ne5 O-O-O 10. Bc4) 9. Be2 Bxe2 10. Kxe2 bxc6 11. Ra2 (van Vugt) 6... Qxa1 7. Qxa1 Nf6 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 10. Nb5 Nxe5 11. Nc7+ Kd8 12. Nxa8 Ned7 13. Qc3 e6 14. Qa5+ b6 15. Qxa7 Bd6 16. Nxb6 Nxb6 17. Qxb6+ Kd7 18. Qa7+ 1-0 C.Bloodgood-L.Delewa, Virginia Beach Open, 1958 7. Bb5+ Bd7 7... Nd7 8. Nc4 Qb4 9. a3 1-0 C.Bloodgood-A.Hall, Match, 1957 7... Nc6 8. Nc4 Qb4 9. a3 1-0 C.Bloodgood-W.Knepper, Norfolk USO Invitational, 1958 8. Nc4 White found a very prophetic resignation: " I hope I don't see this game in Alex Dunne's miniatures column - but I won't be surprised if I do." 8. Nc4 Qb4 9. Bxd7+ Nxd7 10. a3 1-0 C.Bloodgood-L.Robinson, Virginia Open, 1957 1-0

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