|Aug-13-05|| ||Averageguy: This is a very well played and little known game were Weiss demonstrates his skill in the last phase of the game.|
|Aug-13-05|| ||paladin at large: Thanks - interesting endgame by Weiss. Not a well played ending by Blackburne, at least in the sense that the way he goes about getting rid of the black bishop pair leaves him with a bad bishop, relative to Black's remaining bishop. Blackburne remains on the defensive in the critical phase as Black pushes the f- pawn.|
|Aug-13-05|| ||Averageguy: Blackburne wasn't noted for his mastery at the endgame, more of his tactical ability. However, he played a fine endgame as black in another game against Weiss, in a scandinavian. You'll have to go to "Search" and look up the players Blackburne and Weiss, as I don't know how to create links to games.|
|Aug-13-05|| ||Chessical: Max Weiss vs Blackburne, 1889|
|Aug-13-05|| ||Averageguy: <Chessical> How do you do that?!?!|
|Aug-13-05|| ||Chessical: <Averageguy> Simply copy the address for the relevant page (as shown in your browser's address box) onto your post to create the link.|
|Aug-13-05|| ||SneechLatke: The player of the day accumulates "little" advantages as the contest progresses (two bishops, agressive king placement in the endgame) and converts them to a full point with a nicely played endgame tactic. After 60...c1=+!, It's all over, since black can easily force off queens with a winning King and Pawn ending.|
|Aug-13-05|| ||Whitehat1963: Excellent and instructive endgame from the Player of the Day.|
|Apr-20-09|| ||ToTheDeath: It is instructive to see how Black wins after the alternative line <39.Nc2 Bxc2+ 40. Kxc2 Kd5 41.Kd3 g5!> through the use of his better bishop and zugwang.|
For example- <42.Be3 gxf4 43.gxf4 (43.Bxf4 c5!) h4 44.h3 Bc7 45.Bc1 c5!> and the threat of ...c4+ followed by ...Ke4 forces a fatal weakening.
Well played endgame by Weiss.
|Oct-29-12|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Chernev gave both these games in “The Most Instructve Games of Chess Ever Played”.|