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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs A G Howard
Blindfold simul (1862), London ENG, Jul-04
Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C55)  ·  1-0
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Aug-17-06
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  YouRang: The first thing I noticed was that:

1. Black bishops pin on the white rook & queen.

2. White would be able to break the pin with Rxc7+ -- except the same bishop could play Bxc7.

After wasting a bunch of time looking for clever counter-attack, I considered the subtly obvious (oxymoron?) 23. b4! Taking the pawn is futile (and would probably cost Black 2 pawns in return). Nice puzzle.

Aug-17-06  mugmon777: can someone give the sequence after Rxh7+?
Aug-17-06  Dom Cournoyer: Mugmon: 36...Kxh7 and the White queen goes on any square that protects the bishop, example 37. Qd2 and the Black queen is pined.
Aug-17-06  psmith: <mugmon777> 35... Kxh7 36. Qd2 wins the Queen. 35... Qxh7 36. Qxh7#.
Aug-17-06  Oldrey: where does it say this is defence week?
Aug-17-06
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  YouRang: <Oldrey: where does it say this is defence week?>

In Monday's puzzle (Adams vs Miles, 1993), <chessgames.com> entered a post announcing that it would be the theme this week -- although when I look there now, that post is missing! (<cg.com> removed it??).

Anyway, you'll notice a number of kibitzers on page 1 commenting that it is "defense week"...

Aug-17-06  Oldrey: ok thanks
Aug-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: <You Rang> The puzzle you mentioned was Tuesday's
Aug-17-06
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  kevin86: Or course if 23...♗xb4 24 ♖xc7+ turns the tables anwins the bishop.
Aug-17-06  dakgootje: Well that took quite some time to figure it all out
Aug-17-06
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  YouRang: <kevin86> Oops, thank you. I falsely accused <chessgames.com> of deleting that post - in fact, I was confused about dates. The game that I intended to refer to (the REAL Monday game) is here: Miles vs Rachels, 1989
Aug-17-06
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  YouRang: <kevin86: Or course if 23...Bxb4 24 Rxc7+ turns the tables anwins the bishop.> Black could answer 24. Rxc7+ with 24...Be7 (saving the bishop), but White could (at least) scoop up another pawn (25. Rxb7).
Aug-17-06
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  Marmot PFL: 23.b4 is not hard to find, but I couldn't see a convincing followup, and I don't think white's advantage was any larger than it had been since move 7 (extra pawn and space). White has several ways of winning here.
Aug-17-06  vmur2000: I tried every logical continuation for white but found that there is no attack even thru any kind of sac.so preventing loss of exchange and imm b4 struck out in seconds!I think the theme for this week shd be "white/black to play and surive"
Aug-17-06  hkakos: Please help! Why can't black's 35th move be Rg6? Then if white checks King with Rf8, then black counters with Kg7.
Aug-17-06  aazqua: What a sloppy incompetent game. The worst of it is Blackbournes conceited notes. These guys couldn't beat most high school players these days.
Aug-17-06  ganstaman: <hkakos: Please help! Why can't black's 35th move be Rg6? Then if white checks King with Rf8, then black counters with Kg7.> 35...Rg6 36. Qxh7#
Aug-17-06  hkakos: <ganstaman: 35...Rg6 36. Qxh7#> Is this possible? Isn't there a black rook at g6? Queen can't capture pawn at h7 because the rook is in the way.
Aug-17-06  ganstaman: <hkakos> Of course. Since the rook never actually went to g6, I thought the queen could just magically jump through that square. It's a special move they don't usually teach you in the rule books since it doesn't happen too often.

Ok, so I'll have to think of something better :)

Aug-17-06  SBC: <hkakos>
<Please help! Why can't black's 35th move be Rg6?>

36.Qf1 looks dangerous.

Apr-02-07  object16: How does Blackburne win? Kxh7 and black is winning.
I think black resigned a won position.
Apr-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <object16> after 36...Kxh7 37 Qe2 I think white still wins.
Apr-03-07  object16: Ouch! Thanks <Gregor> I should realize before I make that comment that someone in over a hundred years of study would notice, duh!
Mar-12-16
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  fearlessone: Thought 36 Qf1 instead because Qxc2 Qf6+ Rg7 Qxg7 mate.
May-24-16
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  sachistu: Black was A.G. Howard, one of 10 opponents Blackburne faced in London July 4 1862. Blackburne finished with +5-2=3.
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