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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Henry Bird
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 34, May-10
Dutch Defense: Blackburne Variation (A81)  ·  1-0

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Jan-26-08  Knight13: LOL look at those two suffocating black bishops on b8 and c8... White pretty much dominated this game.
Feb-01-08  Knight13: I missed Nf3-d2-b3-a5 idea during GTM, which is more effective than the plan I had in mind: Rb2-Rab1-b5.

I had no idea what 39. Rbb3 had to do with anything (clears b1 for the knight but why not Rb2, making the other rook on a-file some more room??)

And I also got caught sneezing when White started another knight manuvre with 36. Nb3-d2-b1-c3-b5, making it more powerful.

The final mistake I had was doing 46...exd6, when I thought after that white could win the "weakened" d-pawn with Bf3 and Rd3. But Black could put up resistance with ...Rc6 followed b y Rfc8. But if White didn't do that freakin' Rbb3 then it would've worked (why Rbb3 i think it's just stupid.)

I also prefer 54. Rb2 instead of Qb2, but then trading queen simplifies so I'm not gonna say anything.

I learned a lot about Knights from this game!

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