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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Alexander Steinkuehler
Manchester CC ch (1862), Manchester ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51)  ·  1-0

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Annotations by Joseph Henry Blackburne.      [148 more games annotated by Blackburne]

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Oct-05-06  prinsallan: No matter what Black plays White plays....
22. Qg5#

Of course, Black can play 21... Qe3, then
White simply captures with 22. fxe3 Bxe3+ 23 Qxe3 and its all over.

Nov-26-06  Mostolesdude: " No matter what Black plays White plays.... 22. Qg5# "

Black can play 21...Ng6 to "block" the queen's check. Then, 22.Qh6 and its mate in one. I think black resigned because it can't prevent 22.Qh6 without losing his own queen in the process.

Jun-10-12  e4 resigns: The Evans is an automatic win in Blackburn or Morphy's hands. Lol. And I really like Nf6!
Aug-21-13  Goldrider: Black can stop immediate mate with 21. ... Qxd3 22. Qxd3 but now White has a Rook, Bishop, and Queen compared to Black's two Rooks, Knight, and Bishop, as well as the initiative and a strong attack on the Black King

One possible continuation: 22. ... Rd8 23. Qa3 Ng6 24. Qc1 Bxf2 (to delay the mating attack) 25. Kxf2 c5 26. Qh6 Rd2+ (more futile stalling) 27. Qxd2 Nxe5 28. Rg1+ Ng6 29. Qh6 Re8 [or any other move] 30. Qg7#

Oct-26-18  Goldrider: Black’s first mistake here is 18 ... gxf6? ; the game was even or slightly favorable to Black until this mistake.

My previous analysis was in error; Qxd3, Qe3, and Qh4 all avoid mate. Qxd3 is, however, Black’s best continuation, but even here Black is hopelessly lost: 21... Qxd3 22. Qxd3 Rfd8 23. Qc4 Ng6 24. Qc1 Kf8 25. Qh6+ Ke8 26. e6 Rd6 27. exf7+ Kxf7 28. Qg7+ Ke6 29. Bb2 Nf8 30. Re1+ Kd5 31. Qe5+ Kc6 32. Qe4+ Kd7 33. Qf5+ Ne6 34. Qf7+ Kc6 35. Rxe6 Bc5 36. Re5 b6 37. Qxh7

May-24-19
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  sea7kenp: Blackburne, in his Annotations, criticizes 15 ... Bf5, saying that 15 ... Qd7 "...gives [Black] a good game".

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