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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Johannes Zukertort
Blackburne - Zukertort (1887), London ENG, rd 3, May-12
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1-0



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Feb-23-04  ruylopez900: The game ends...

36.Qxh5+ Qh6
37.Qxh6+ Kxh6


36.Qxh5+ Kg8
37.e8=Q+ Rxe8
38.Qxe8+ Kh7
39.Qh5+ Qh6
40.Qxh6+ Kxh6

Nov-23-04  Whitehat1963: Interesting endgame. I'm not convinced that it is lost for black just judging from <ruylopez900>'s analysis. (Another game that features the opening of the day.)
Oct-27-05  who: Notes from Fritz. Fritz gives 31...bxc3 as the losing move, whereas 31...Qf5 would almost give equality. ruylopez900's second line actually loses as in the final position black would have a protected passed c-pawn which lets black pick off all the white pawns and then push his pawn for the win. The correct moves would be 35...c1=Q 36.Qxc1 Rxc1 37.e8=Q with a won QvR endgame.
Jan-10-11  Yodaman: Interesting note by Blackburne who thought that 8...Be6 was no a good defense. It's by far the most popular choice among games in this database! Is he implying that he thinks 5...Nxe4 is a bad move for black anywhere near the top level?
Oct-30-17  sudoplatov: I think that 10 ... g5 makes Blackburne's 10 Bf4 problematical. Of course that move may have been introduced later than this game.
Oct-31-17  Straclonoor: <I think that 10 ... g5 makes Blackburne's 10 Bf4 problematical.> In Spanish's opening monografies written that 10. Bf4 on 9....Be7 - good move, on 9....Bc5 - VERY bad. Statistic confirm this. I suppose that defining difference solve chess, basically-:))))

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