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Berthold Englisch vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
London (1883), London ENG, rd 7, May-07
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  0-1


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Given 68 times; par: 24 [what's this?]

Annotations by Joseph Henry Blackburne.      [148 more games annotated by Blackburne]

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May-04-04  fred lennox: Englisch was not an easy man to beat. It almost always took a good many moves to defeat him. This is his shortest defeat.
Aug-06-08  Googleandchess45: Instead of 18. Be4?, White can hold on a little longer with 18.Bxf7+. I'm suprised White missed this. Nor is this mentioned in Blackburne's notes.
Jan-16-13  HeMateMe: Black Death.
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  fredthebear: Blackburne makes reference to this game in his annotations: Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875

It's not often that a copycat approach works for Black. It's not to be recommended, although copying can be a useful change-up for a few moves in a casual game to test your regular sparring partner who is familiar with your opening repertoire. Some variety is good for both of you! How will the symmetry be broken?

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  fredthebear: Here's another copycat start in the French Defense: Blackburne vs J Fish, 1879

This time Blackburne has the White pieces. It is a good example of maintaining and piling on the absolute pin, then converting one advantage into another.

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