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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Mrs. Clare & Mrs. Janssens
? (1868)
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0



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Dec-10-04  themindset: the first recorded mora gambit in this database, and what a destruction.
Dec-10-04  radu stancu: Well, consider the players a little, and you'll see why! :)
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  DiceToThat: One Y chromosome vs. Zero Y chromosomes. It's a shutout!
Dec-16-06  Rubenus: Blackburne played like Morphy here!
Interesting how quickly he manages to win the game by hunting the black queen all over the board.
Feb-13-07  thesonicvision: <Rubenus: Blackburne played like Morphy here!>

blackburne played like blackburne here.

Feb-21-07  Rubenus: <thesonicvision> Almost the same isn't it?
Feb-21-07  Wolfgang01: There're lots off differences between Morphy and Blackburn.
Feb-21-07  WarmasterKron: For a start, Morphy was never managed by Mark Hughes.
Feb-22-07  Rubenus: Compare Blackburne vs Wylde, 1875 to Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 and tell me why Blackburne is so different from Morphy.
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  Sebastian88: "themindset: The first recorded mora gambit in this database [...]"

The first recorded Smith-Morra Gambit is here:
Kieseritzky vs Vitzthum, 1846

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  master8ch: 14.Bf4 wins instantly.
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  kingscrusher: Blimey didn't know about this early Smith-Morra game. Blackburne is a fantastic attacking player.

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