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G Gamman vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Casual game (1869), London CC, London ENG
Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack (C40)  ·  0-1
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Jun-06-02
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  Sneaky: Did Blackburne really get enough compensation to justify giving up the exchange, or did he simply outwit a lessor tactician?
Jun-06-02
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  Sneaky: I don't like White's choice 17. Ng6?!.

White spends precious time to inflict damage to Black's pawn structure, but in this position, time is of the essense. Blackburne would have spent two moves with his rook: Rxh8 and Rd8 (or Re8), to achieve a position no more threatening than what he already had... surely in those two moves, White could have greatly shored up his position.

I can see what White was thinking: "Since I'm going to lose the knight anyway, I might as well double his pawns in the process to pave the way for a superior ending." But the ending is a long way off, and even longer when you have to guard against the threats on that half-open h-file.

Mar-12-04  731: Wow... nice attack... black has a nice initiative throughout the game. I like the comment "White regrets his 17th move"
Sep-07-05
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  al wazir: 28. Ba4 didn't accomplish anything. Better to exhange the ♗ for a ♘: 28. Bxe2 dxe2 29. Re1 Nxg3+ 30. fxg3 Rf8 31. h3 Qf1+ 32. Kh2. White holds on, barely. Or 29...Nxf2+ 30. Bxf2 Qxf2, with an extra pawn and an enormous advantage in territory for black, but no immediate threat of mate.
Jan-03-07  Tommy Jensen: Could white not have played 7.Bxd5 instead of retreating? Something like 7...Nxd5 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qxd5 Nc6 10.O-O does not look immediately dangerous for white, who looks to be ahead by the exchange plus a couple of pawns.
Mar-02-07  coolbob: Bg4 wins the white queen
Oct-25-08  thebribri8: I wish I could survive after giving up a rook!
May-01-14  GumboGambit: Blackburne called the rook sacrifice the
Corkscrew Countergambit.
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