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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Cecil Valentine De Vere
BCA-02.Challenge Cup (1868), London ENG
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  1-0


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

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Mar-10-03  Rookpawn: De Vere's defense allows White to completely dominate the center and hence cramp Black's pieces. These two factors permit White to begin an irresistable attack.
Mar-11-03  drukenknight: can you show us the winning line? cause I dont get it.
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  Honza Cervenka: What about 12...Re7 13.Qh5 h6 14.Nxf7 Rxf7 15.Qxg6 Qf8 16.Bxh6 etc.?
Mar-11-03  Rookpawn: Honza Cervenka, I think that instead of 14. Nxf7, White would play 14. Qxg6 Qxg5 15. hxg5 etc, for if 14... hxg5, then 15. hxg5 and Black cannot prevent mate.
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  Honza Cervenka: Well, 14.Qxg6 is also possible and even better than 14.Nxf7, but your move 14...Qxg5 is not possible as black rook is on e7. 14...hxg5 15.hxg5 Re6 (15...Rd7 16.Rh7 Qf8 17.Qh5 etc.) 16.Qh7+ Kf8 17.Bxe6 Bxe6 (17...fxe6 18.Qh8+ Kf7 19.g6+ Kf6 20.Qh4+ Kxg6 21.Qh5+ Kf6 22.Bg5#) 18.d5 looks quite convincing.
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  crafty: 12. ... d5 13. ♗xd5 ♗e6 14. ♗xe6 fxe6 15. ♘xh7   (eval 2.56; depth 13 ply; 150M nodes)
Jun-12-03  chesskidvidya: I think 8. h4 is brilliant.
Oct-05-06  prinsallan: I think blacks opening is confusing :/
Jan-12-13  JENTA: Possible improvements for Black:

7... Nh4

9... Na5

11... Na5

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