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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Karl Pitschel
"Every Pitschel Tells a Story" (game of the day Apr-23-2018)
Vienna (1873), Vienna AUH, rd 7, Aug-12
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-04-07  who: 33...Nc3+!
Aug-07-08  mate2900s: what a slugfest
Apr-23-18  Delboy: Excellent choice for Game of the Day with wonderfully resourceful play by black (though the first ten moves or so are not exactly the sort of stuff great games are made of)
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  jith1207: What a hidden gem!
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  piltdown man: Nice game, lame pun.
Apr-23-18  madlydeeply: Zwischenzugilicious
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  morfishine: Exciting swash-buckling type of game. Rare for Blackburne to be outcombinated in such a contest
Apr-23-18  lzromeu: Will be anice puzzle
Black to move
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  takchess: A pun that I am feel obligated to respond " don't it "
Apr-23-18  yureesystem: Strange game, Blackbunre was winning and he played very bad and lost. Maybe too much whiskey.
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  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa

1. -+ (-#14): 31...e3 32.fxe3 Rxe3+ 33.Kd1 Nc3+ 34.Qxc3 bxc3 35.Rc2 cxb2 36.Rxb2 Ra3 37.Rg3 Qf1+ 38.Kd2 Qf2+ 39.Kc1 Ra1+ 40.Rb1 Ra2 41.Rxg5+ Kf8 42.Rg8+ Kxg8 43.Rb2 Qxb2+ 44.Kd1

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  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa

1. -+ (-#21): 30...Nd3 31.Rg3 Qf4+ 32.Ke2 Qxf2+ 33.Kd1 Qe1+ 34.Kc2 Qc1+ 35.Kb3 Qxd2 36.Rxd3 exd3 37.h3 Re2 38.dxc6 Qxb2+ 39.Ka4 Qa3+ 40.Kb5 Qa6+ 41.Kxb4 Rb2+ 42.Kc5 Qxc6+ 43.Kd4 d2 44.Qf1 Qd6+ 45.Ke3 Rb3+ 46.Ke2 Qd3+ 47.Kf2 Qxf1+ 48.Kxf1 d1Q+ 49.Kg2 Qc2+ 50.Kf1 Rb1#

2. - + (-16.06): 30...Nxd5+ 31.Rxd5 cxd5 32.Qc5 Qf3+ 33.Kd2 e3+ 34.Qxe3 Rxe3 35.Rxg5+ Kf8 36.fxe3 Qf2+ 37.Kd3 b3 38.Rxd5 Qc2+ 39.Kd4 Qxb2+ 40.Ke4 Qc2+ 41.Kd4 b2 42.Rb5 Qa4+ 43.Kc5 Qxb5+ 44.Kxb5 b1Q+ 45.Kc5 Qe4 46.Kb6 Qc6+ 47.Ka5 Qc5+ 48.Ka4 Qxe3 49.Kb4 Ke7 50.Kb5 f5 51.h3 Qxh3 52.Kb6 Qf3 53.Kc5

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  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4

25...g5 26.Rd2 dxe4 27.Kxe4 b6 28.Qc4 Qxc4 29.Rxc4 bxc5 30.Rxc5 Ne6 31.Rc3 Kg7 32.Ra3 Kg6 33.Kf3 h5 34.h3 h4 35.Kg2 Nf4+ 36.Kh2 f6 37.Rd1 Ra7 38.Rd2 Kf5 39.Rd1 Ke4 40.Re3+ Kd5 41.Ra3 Nc2 42.Ra4 Ra8 43.b3 Nb4 44.Rda1 Re8 45.Rxa5+ Kxd4 46.Rd1+ Kc3 -+ (-3.80) Depth: 16

25...Qe2+ 26.Kxf4 Qxf2+ 27.Kg4 Re8 28.Qg3 Rxe4+ 29.Kh3 Re3 30.Re1 Rxg3+ 31.hxg3 h6 32.Rf1 Qxb2 33.Rb1 Qe2 34.Rbe1 Qh5+ 35.Kg2 f6 36.Rf3 Qg6 37.Re2 Nd3 38.Ba3 b5 39.Ree3 Nb4 40.Bxb4 axb4 41.Rd3 h5 42.Kf2 Kf7 43.Ke1 Qe4+ 44.Rfe3 Qg4 45.Kf2 Qf5+ 46.Ke2 g5 47.Rd2 Qg4+ 48.Kf2 Qf5+ -+ (-5.75) Depth: 20

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  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 21 dpa

1. = (-0.23): 23.e5 h6 24.Bc5 Qa6+ 25.Kf3 Re8 26.Ra1 Qb5 27.Bd6 Qb6 28.Kg2 Nf4+ 29.Kh1 Qb5 30.Bxb4 axb4 31.Qe3 Ne6 32.Rd2 Ng5 33.Kg2 Ne4 34.Re2 Re6 35.Ra8+ Kh7 36.f3

2. = / + (-0.47): 23.exd5 cxd5 24.Bxb4 axb4 25.Kf1 Nf4 26.Ra1 Re8 27.Re1 Rxe1+ 28.Rxe1 h6 29.Qc2 Qb5+ 30.Kg1 Qd7 31.f3 g5 32.Re3 Qh3 33.Qd2 Kh7 34.Rb3 Kg7 35.Re3 b6 36.Rb3 h5 37.Re3 Qf5 38.Re5 Qb1+ 39.Re1 Qd3

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