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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Henry William Birkmyre Gifford
The Hague (1874), The Hague NED, Jun-??
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Saratt Variation (C44)  ·  1-0
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Jan-02-04  AlexBabich: These guys only want to look fancy with their sacrifices. I think if there was a regular mate in 1 and a mate with a combinational queen sacrifice in 5, he would have sacrifice, just to leave some nice example of sacrifice for chess manuals. LOL♕
Jan-02-04  kaptajn4: 10 sec!
Jan-02-04  Catfriend: it's Edward, not Emanuel! And this DB doesn't have it.. As for similar queen sacrifices.. it isn't exactly the same, but some Morphy's games include queen-sacing to weaken the king
Jan-02-04
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  chessgames.com: You don't mean this one, do you? Edward Lasker vs George Alan Thomas, 1921
Jan-02-04  JSYantiss: There is another Lasker too, Catfriend...Emanuel is also correct. Emanuel Lasker was a World Champion for a time.
Jan-02-04  JustAFish: After getting the queen sac I mentally plotted out 17 Rf5+ and then if ... Kg4 18 Be2+ Kh4 19 g3+ Kh3 20 Rh5# if 17 ... Kh4 the path is simply shorter 18 g3+.
Jan-02-04
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  kevin86: a side question: Did Blackburne once announce a forced mate in seventeen while BLINDFOLD?
Jan-02-04  trguitar: How about 15. Nxh7!!
Jan-02-04
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  Chessical: Yes 15.Nh7 <trguitar> must also win, and 18.Rf5 is a mate in one, but what matters is the beautiful Q sac. This was a real tournament game, and with the precariousness of a chess professional's existance who can begrudge Blackburne such a piece of publicity!
Jan-02-04  JustAFish: 15 Nxh7 Qh4 16 Bxh6 Kxh7 ... and nothing happens... can anyone find a better plan after this move?
Jan-02-04
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  Chessical: <JustAFish> Your line wins thus: 15.Nxh7 Qh4 16.Bxh6+ Kxh7 <17.Nf6+> Kh8 18.Bg7+ Kxg7 19.Ne8+ Rxe8 20.Rxf7+ Kg8 21.Qxg6+ Kh8 22.Qg7 mate.
Jan-02-04  JustAFish: <Chessical> Good line. It's any wonder I didn't find it. I'm not too good at visualizing mates in seven. Better start working with the tactics books some more.
Jan-03-04
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  Calli: 16...Nf4 avoids the mate, but he will be far down in material.
Feb-03-04  m0rphy: I have seen several examples of this white queen sac on H6 follwed by the double check by the knight unmasking the dark square bishop forcing the black king out from h6 towards the white camp and mate in a few moves.There is a game won by G H McKenzie but unless I consult my chess library I cannot remember the exact date (1870s?) nor his opponent.I believe it was played in Paris but there is this same delightful Black king hunt.
Jun-30-04
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  akiba82: Yes, that was Mackenzie-Mason Paris 1878.
Dec-19-04  sandyobrien: AMAZING
Feb-05-05  Shadow 812: On move 13 for black, instead of Ng6??
How about 13. Bg4 !? counterattacking?
I will need more time to have a closer look at this move:
Mar-20-06  MorphyMatt: A lot like Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893
Apr-13-06  MorphyMatt: <m0rphy> Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878
Jun-20-06  MorphyMatt: <Chessical> 18. Rf5 isn't mate
Feb-09-08  sneaky pete: 7... d5 8.Bxd5 Nb4 (Botterill) is the most convincing refutation of white's questionable set-up.
Oct-09-08
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  mjmorri: I have always enjoyed Tartakower's comment (in "500 Master Games of Chess") regarding Black's 7th move:

"Assigning to his king a rather storm-swept domicile."

What an elegant description of a bad move!

May-15-09  Trigonometrist: 15.Qxh6!
Mar-18-15  Tullius: Edward Winter C.N. 8127 :
We note, though, that when Steinitz annotated the "beautiful little off-hand game" in The Field, 25 July 1874, he gave a different finish: 16. nxf7+ Kh5 "White announced mate in five moves, viz.: 17.Be2+ Kh4 18.g3+ Kh3 19.Nf4+ Nxf4 20.Rxf4, and mates next move by 21.Bf1".
Mar-25-17  cwcarlson: 12.Nh7 Kh7 13.f6 wins easily.
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