chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Samuel Rabbeth
"Be Vewy Quiet: We're Hunting Rabbeth" (game of the day Jan-11-2008)
Blindfold simul, 8b (1874), London ENG, May-20
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 47 times; par: 36 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 1,111 more games of Blackburne
sac: 9.Bxf4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Alright, it was wabbit's foot, and now we're hunting wabbits, what's up Doc?? =)
Jan-11-08  think: At move 10, Black's Queen has virtually been trapped: ruling out obviously bad moves, 10. ... Qd6 loses to 11. Bxe5, and White will fork on c7 at the very least. If 10. ... Qd8? 11. Bg5! and Black is toast.
Jan-11-08  jkiipli: is 13..Nc6 playable for black, offering the c7 pawn for better pice activity?
Jan-11-08  Samagonka: For so many years I've been waiting to play against Rabbeth. Rabbeth? Who the @!?! is Rabbeth???
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Looks like Black was befuddled.
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Morten: What an awful game.

Probably an example of the "strategy" an amateur would come up with against a master playing blindfold: Play the strangest moves you can think of to throw the other guy off. Never works.

Jan-11-08  PinnedPiece: <Wannabe> >=)
Jan-11-08  drpoundsign: rabbeth bites bologna
Jan-11-08  twin phoenix: i thought black was crazy for sacking his queen on move 10 until i read the post by <think>. blacks Q really doesnt' have a good move at her disposal. i was wondering why 11. B-g5 and not simply 11. Bxe5 (after 10. --,Q-d8)though? this should pick up at least the exchange if not more...
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <phony benoni><Looks like Black was befuddled.> Funnee!
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Run Rabbeth Run! Black should have done same instead of playing against Blackburne. His ability (or lack of) to deal makes the Rabbeth look like instant rabbit stew. First a queen for two pieces then he gets the queen back for a rook,knight,bishop,and a pin that renders yet another rook and knight useless. Napoleon got a better deal on Louisiana in 1803.
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <A sly Rabbeth will have three openings to its den>. --proverb
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: Believe it or not, black was still in the match until move 12, where he then made three bad bishops moves in a row that effectively lost the match.

Now, even though the position looks real ugly, if he had played 12...f3, the match now appears even, for all intents and purposes.


click for larger view

Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Jimfromprovidence: <Believe it or not>> I don't. It's never even. :D
Jan-11-08  psmith: <Jimfromprovidence> I don't think so. Yes, Black has a slight material plus, just by the numbers, but his pieces aren't very well co-ordinated, and White controls the center. I think White is better in the position you give, after for example 13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 c6 15. 0-0-0.
Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: <psmith> <I don't think so. Yes, Black has a slight material plus, just by the numbers, but his pieces aren't very well co-ordinated, and White controls the center. I think White is better in the position you give, after for example 13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 c6 15. 0-0-0.>

Black won't play 14...c6 but rather 14...Nd7


click for larger view

See, the position is a lot cleaner now. (I don't know if it's winnable, but it's definitely playable).

cc: <whiteshark>

Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Jimfromprovidence <13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 Nd7 <15. 0-0-0>>>.


click for larger view

Short general assessment:
Material ♕ vs ♘♘♗ might be o.k., but
black lacks development, piece coordination and anchor points for ♘s+♗s in the center. White has a nice pawn majority in the center. Only drawback for white is ♙f3 and the square g4...

Jan-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: <whiteshark> <13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 Nd7 <15. 0-0-0>>>.

Black would try to continue development with 15...Nb6, seeing 16 Bb3 f2 17 Qxf2 Bg4 18 Rd3 O-O-O


click for larger view

Jan-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Jimfromprovidence> I would like to continue in a different way after <13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 Nd7 15. 0-0-0 Nb6> with

<16.Bb5+> and if <16...c6 17.d5 cxb5 18.d6> sacrifying the 4th minor pieces...


click for larger view

Jan-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: <whiteshark> <<16.Bb5+> and if <16...c6 17.d5 cxb5 18.d6> sacrifying the 4th minor pieces...>

OK. Black responds 18...Ng8


click for larger view

Jan-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: It's funny,Bugs Bunny told me it was DUCK season!
Jan-12-08  psmith: <Jimfromprovidence> <whiteshark>

Why not just 13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 Nd7 15. Qc7... how does Black continue then?

Jan-13-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: <psmith> <Why not just 13. gxf3 gxf3 14. Qf4 Nd7 15. Qc7... how does Black continue then?>

Black would likely play 15...Ng4, in an attempt to support the advance of his passed pawn.

Jan-17-08  think: <twin phoenix> Both of our moves are strong. After Qd8, Black has all of his pieces except his poorly placed knight still on his back rank. He is being crushed.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: BLINDFOLD (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Blindfold Blackburne
by ughaibu
blackburne 4
from great attack games, 2 by emilio martinez
Game of the day
by vikinx
Three pieces given for a queen and an attack
from Worth making a lesson out of. by Roger Krueger
Anderssen - Blackburne - Charousek - Fredthebear
by fredthebear
January 11: Be Vewy Quiet: We're Hunting Rabbeth
from Game of the Day 2008 by Phony Benoni
xOlde Kings ande thar Gamebits
by fredthebear


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC