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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Isidor Gunsberg
Blackburne - Gunsberg (1887), Bradford & London ENG, rd 8, Oct-06
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1-0



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Feb-21-05  Saruman: What a classic!

<7.-d5> followed by 8.-Qxd5 are important mistakes to learn from. After which there is little coordination between the black pieces. As a reward the queen was trapped and Gunsberg had to sacrifice a piece.

Apr-05-05  chess man: Nice fork.
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  Benzol: Was this the shortest game that Gunsberg ever lost?
Mar-21-10  vonKrolock: Some gaps, blanks and mistakes could be fixed here
Jun-28-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1890.
Your score: 13 (par = 8)


Aug-18-12  bharat123: Guess-the-move Final score.
21 against par score of 9. And it is the perfect score. I was contemplating on another plan.11.Bxf7. And if 11..Kxf7 then 12.Ng5+ winning the queen.If black plays Kf8 white still can win the night playing QxQ. But if black plays Kd7 protecting the Night white wins only a pawn.I saw QxQ followed by Bd5 very late. A night fork was on the cards but a bishop fork turned up.
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  FSR: <Benzol: Was this the shortest game that Gunsberg ever lost?>

Nope. H E Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902.

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  offramp: I can never figure Gunsberg out. He played perfectly well in Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship Match (1890), but at other times he played like a beginner. He played badly in the opening of Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1885 but went on to win, so perhaps he had a rope-a-dope style.
Dec-21-17  ughaibu: Offramp: he won the match this game is taken from.
Dec-21-17  sudoplatov: Edo's ratings guesses for 1887.

Blackburne: 2600 (#2)

Gunsberg: 2591 (#7)

Steinitz: 2669 (#1)

Aug-12-19  gambitfan: wins a knight... is it sufficient to win the game ?

1) +3.61 (22 ply) 11...♘xe4 12.♗d5 ♗b7 13.dxe5 O-O-O 14.exd6 ♘xd6 15.O-O ♖he8 16.a4 f6 17.♗b3 ♘e5 18.♘d4 ♘d3 19.axb5 ♘xb5 20.♘e6 ♖d7 21.♖d1 g5 22.♖a4 ♘xc1 23.♖xc1

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