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Alexander Steinkuehler vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Manchester (1861), Manchester ENG
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Saratt Variation (C44)  ·  0-1


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  Sneaky: He resigned, because 25. Qd3 25. ...Rad8
Apr-21-04  mokovn: why give up his queen with 25.Qde3 25...Qxg4+ has a better bite. 26.Kd2 followed by 26. Rad8 the queen is lost for white and the game soon to follow.
Dec-06-04  Kajtek: <If dxc6 then Bg4+, and wins right off.>

What's the continuation; is there a mate? I think I can see how white eventually loses the queen, having his king in the centre...

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  tpstar: <Kajtek> 13. dxc6? Bg4+ 14. f3 Bxf3+! 15. gxf3 Qxf3+ 16. Kd2 Qe2#, or 14. Kd2 Qf4+ 15. Kd3 Be2#.
Dec-06-04  Kajtek: <tpstar> Thanks! 15.. Be2# was the move I missed for some reason... =/
Dec-06-04  InspiredByMorphy: Whats wrong with 11.Qxd5 ?
Feb-09-05  aw1988: <InspiredByMorphy> It seems to me that 11. Qxd5 Re8 would give black a small advantage.
Dec-18-08  jazzy: after 25. Qd3 Rad8 26. Re1 Rxe1 27. Kxe1 it appears that white is alive albeit with a disadvantage
Dec-14-10  CapablancaFan122: I was analyzing this game and came up with <21..Rf8>. The queen cannot leave the back-rank to avoid dropping the rook, so some lines:

<21..Rf8 22.Qg1 Qf3+> followed by either mate or the loss of white's queen.

<21..Rf8 22.Qe1 Rae8 23.Qxe8 [23..Qg1 is followed by the earlier variant] Qf3+ 24.Kc1 Ne2+ 25.Kb1 Qxh1+> and mate to follow. Black can also easily avoid any complications and take the queen.

<21..Rf8 22.Bf4 Nb3+ 23.Ke1 Rae8+>

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  Zenchess: <jazzy> 25. Qd3 Qxg4+ 25. Kd2 Qg2+ and white must drop either the Rook or the Queen. Resignation was none too soon here.
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