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Jean Taubenhaus vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 12, Apr-06
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  0-1


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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. 0-0 d6 <The Steinitz Defense by transposition> 5. Nc3 Be7 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 <White has a Scotch Center> Bd7 <Black's formation is solid but cramped Opening Explorer > 8. Nxc6 <This trade doubles Black's c Pawns, yet they are hard to attack while giving Black more open lines. 8. b3 & 9. Bb2 is a great idea Opening Explorer > bxc6 9. Bd3 0-0 <[last book move]<>> 10. h3 Ne8 11. Ne2 Bf6 12. c3 g6 13. f4 Rb8 14. Nd4 Ng7 <The fearsome fianchettoed Knight> 15. Nf3 d5 16. e5 Be7 17. Qc2 Bf5 <Bad Bishop for Good Bishop> 18. g4 <Hitting the Bf5 yet it's risky to open lines in front of the King> <[18. Nd4!? Bc5 19. Kh2 Bxd4 20. cxd4 ]<>> Bxd3 19. Qxd3 f5 20. Nd4 <[20. g5 Ne6 =]<>> <20. Kg2 was perhaps better<<>>> Bc5 <Pinning the Knight to prevent 21. Nxc6> 21. Kg2 <He should have shut out the Queen with 21. g5<<>>> Bxd4 22. cxd4 Ne6 <The centralized Knight is an ideal blockader while attacking d4 & f4> 23. Rf2 <[23. b3 c5 ]<>> Rb4 24. Be3 <[24. g5 Rxd4 25. Qa6 Qd7 ]<>> fxg4 25. hxg4 Qh4 <Now the attack comes into the hand of Black<<>>> 26. Qd1? <[26. Qe2 Nxd4 27. Bxd4 Rxd4 28. Rh1 ]<>> c5 <[26 ... Nxf4+ 27. Rxf4 Rxb2+ 28. Qd2 Rxf4 29. Bxf4 Rxd2+ 30. Bxd2 Qxg4+ ]<>> 27. dxc5? <[27. Qf3 =]<>> Rbxf4! <This is decisive<<>>> 28. Bxf4 Nxf4+ 29. Rxf4 <He has nothing better<<>>> Rxf4 30. Qxd5+ Kf8 0-1 <Though White forfeited by the time rule, he might as well have resigned. His game was hopeless.<<>>> <[31. Qf3 Rxf3 32. Kxf3 Qh3+ ]<>>

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