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Simon Winawer vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Vienna (1882), Vienna AUH, rd 19, Jun-02
Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42)  ·  0-1


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Jun-26-04  morphynoman2: This is perfection!!! An absolute masterwork.
Dec-14-06  Cyphelium: Indeed, it was a great performance from Blackburne, starting from 19.- ♘f3!, when 20. ♘xf3 ♕f6 is bad for white, since he cannot both cover the ♘f3 and the mate on c3.

19. ♕a5, trying to cover c3, is also hopeless: 19. -♘f3 20. ♘xf3 ♕f6 21. ♗e2 ♗c3+ 22. ♕xc3 ♖xe2+ or 21. ♗g2 ♖b5 22. ♕xc7 ♖c5 .

22. c3 looks bad, but white's position is difficult and I have no improvement to suggest.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: Rubinstein said that Blackburne's sac of the b-pawn for the open line for his R inspired his own 12... b5 sacrifice in V L Wahltuch vs Rubinstein, 1922
Sep-03-18  JimNorCal: A vigorous attack played with a great deal of energy. The Q vs R+B technical part is short and logical, very instructive.
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