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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Nicholas MacLeod
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 35, May-17
Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical Defense (C21)  ·  0-1



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Oct-13-04  Whitehat1963: I think Blackburne couldn't believe he could lose to this guy, so he played to the bitter end.
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  keypusher: Strange to play all that way and then resign just before the mate.
Oct-13-04  akiba82: Black was only sixteen at the time, and not well known. Too bad he didn't continue to play, he had talent.
May-31-05  Knight13: Man! Blackburne's 2 pawn sacrifice really killed him.
Feb-08-09  DarthStapler: The tactics here were just crazy
Feb-08-09  binno: I think Danish Gambit was considered a valid opening in that age.
Feb-08-10  backrank: This is what can happen when an experienced Grandmaster plays a 'lesser' opponent and tries to smash him in a few moves. The 'weaker' player finds always the right way to defend, and in the end he exchanges into a pawn endgame that leaves the Grandmaster absolutely no chances. Alas!
Jun-05-14  ljfyffe: Re:akiba. Sarcasm, perhaps. MacLeod continued to play. Won Minnesota Championship in 1899; Western Championship in 1901. William may have been his brother. Nick was known for MacAttack: 1e4 e5 2c3.
May-04-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Since the Duncan MacLeod games in the database are useless (the scores are very incomplete), I'll use this fun contest for the Highlander pun.

Nicholas MacLeod evidently had a steady hand in endgames against any level of opponent; see also his simul win vs. Lasker.

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