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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Johannes Zukertort
Frankfurt (1887), Frankfurt am Main GER, rd 7, Jul-22
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  1-0



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Nov-26-02  ramachess1: 15 .... d x c4 is not possible on the account of Q x b7.
Jul-25-03  akiba82: If 25... Kg6 26 Qf7+ Kh6 27 Qe8 Re8 28 Nf7+ wins. Or 25... Kg8 26 Qf7+ Kh8 27 Qh5+ Kg8 28 Qh7+ Kf8 29 Qh8+ Ke7 30 Qg7#. However, it must be pointed out that Zukertort had fallen quite a bit from his status as number two player in the world by the time this game was played. Troubled by a heart condition, he died in 1888.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Blackburne caught McKenzie and Tarrasch in the same trap, winning a pawn by the unexpected retreat 13.Nd2! (threatening Nxh5 then Qh5 winnng back the piece) followed by Qf3 and Nxc4 exploiting the undefended Bb7. Zukertort then played further poor moves, allowing his good B to be exchanged, then fell for the neat concluding combination. Strangely enough, McKenzie even won the parallel game after Blackburne played indifferently Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1887. Tarrasch did not escape though it was a long struggle Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1887
May-04-16  zanzibar: Not that it matters too much, chess-wise, but this is the move order Blackburne gives in his book (Graham).

On the other hand, both <CB> and <NIC> follow the TB and give 6...Bb7 7...O-O.

Of course, <NIC> hedges its bets and has a duplicate game matching <CG>.

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