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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Mikhail Chigorin
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 13, Sep-13
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0



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Dec-20-06  who: Blackburne must have started drooling after Chigorin played 42...Re7??
Dec-20-06  who: Did Blackburne really miss 15.Nxa8? Is the score wrong?
Dec-20-06  Karpova: Strange... After 15.Nxa8 white is clearly winning with two pieces for a rook and better position but he may have been intimidated by black's options so that the psychological factor was more important.
May-10-08  Resignation Trap: Anthony Santasiere in "My Love Affair With Tchigorin" wrote in the final note to this game: <One wonders about White's helpless and hopeless (game-long) QB. I traced it back to White's poor seventeenth move - why close the only escape for a poor prisoner? The game was a hard one, with Tchigorin obviously not in the best of form alibis are perfectly justifiable and should be mentioned and kept for reference: A Russian among Germans and playing a Scotsman, the popular time pressure, an ache in the head or stomach or bowels, temporary stupidity, fatigue, the lights too strong or too weak, the noise (even a whisper has been known to induce a nervous breakdown), the smell of garlic or onions from across the table (more likely whiskey from Blackburne) - and we won't even consider the feminine sex or crying children! No doubt you could make a valuable contribution to this list. Ah - to be a Bobby Fischer, and <make> demands!>
Feb-03-11  madhatter5: after 15.♘xa8, there is something to 15...♗xh2, with a strong attack. Can somebody check this?
Jan-11-13  andyatchess: it seems the bishop check is too powerful from black

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