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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs David Janowski
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 4, Jun-16
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  0-1



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May-31-05  WorldChampeen: Soltis gives move 5. by Blackburne, d3 one question mark in his annotation, so it is not a maximum two question mark blunder. I don't see it as being that bad and it is without an explanation in his "Grandmaster Secrets Openings" book, page 9. I would think 5. d4 appears more proper and indeed soon the very next move he did push it up one square basically losing a tempo. Soltis stopped showing the game however with the d3 move, only being used for example's sake.

11. h3 instead of Re1 though certainly appears to me a blunder, showing there may be some day for even the best where they should not have gone to the board. Blackburne's subsequent behavior shows he must have wanted to trade a Rook for a Bishop and almost did a second time on a1.

Mar-04-06  raydot: I'm sitting here looking at that same question mark...maybe the amount of incursion Black gets by forcing white to do things like castle into the pin?

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