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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Simon Winawer
DSB-07.Kongress (1892), Dresden GER, rd 12, Jul-26
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  offramp: After 49...Rxd3

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White is in dire straits - he is two pieces down and threatened with mate in a few moves by ...Qh3+

He plays Rxf8+! Kxf8 Qh6+ so that after Nxh6 he is stalemated:

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May-24-10  sfm: This is really a swindle, and the sly rat (Black(burne)) had guaranteed planned it all, ever since 41.Rf1. Instead of 49.-,Rd3?? White should have played 49.-,Qh3+ or 49.-,Qxd3 and White is entitled to resigning.
Mar-26-19  Straclonoor: <White should have played 49.-,Qh3+ or 49.-,Qxd3 and White is entitled to resigning.>

49....Qh3+ - mate in seven
49....Qxd3 - mate in 16

Analysis by Stockfish 310119 64 POPCNT:

1. -+ (-#7): 49...Qh3+ 50.Kg1 Bh6 51.Rf8+ Kxf8 52.Qxh6+ Nxh6 53.Be2 Qg3+ 54.Kf1 Rc2 55.Bd1 Qf2#

2. -+ (-#16): 49...Qxd3 50.Qxd3 Rxd3 51.Rg1 Rh3+ 52.Kg2 Rg3+ 53.Kf1 Rxg1+ 54.Kxg1 h3 55.Kf1 h2 56.Kg2 Bh6 57.Kh1 Bf4 58.Kg2 Kf7 59.Kh1 Nf2+ 60.Kg2 h1Q+ 61.Kxf2 Qd1 62.Kg2 Qe2+ 63.Kg1 Kg6 64.Kh1 Qf1#

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