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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Johannes Minckwitz
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 9, Sep-08
Rubinstein Opening: Classical Defense (D05)  ·  1-0


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  whiteshark: After Blackburne's <20.Bxg7> sacrify black missed the best (and forced) response with <20...Bxf3 21.Bxf8 Rxf8 22.gxf3 Nxd3>

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Black would have been slightly better as ♗+♘ are stronger than ♖+♙ in this position.

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  GrahamClayton: A great example of how a centralised Queen can disrupt the placement and effectiveness of several minor pieces, leading eventually to the win of a piece by 39. a5 and 40. ♕xa6.
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  whiteshark: 11yrs later chec♔ it w/ a tool: <20...Bxf3 21.Bxf8 Rxf8 22.gxf3 Nxd3>

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White to move

1) -0.75 (31 ply) 23.Rd1 Be5 24.Qb1 Nb2 25.Rd2 c4 26.bxc4 Nxc4 27.Rd1 Kh8 28.Rh3 Rb8 29.Qd3 Rg8+ 30.Kf1 Qg7 31.Qxc4 Qg2+ 32.Ke2 Qxh3 33.Qxe6 Bg7 34.Rc1 Qh5 35.Rc8 Rf8 36.Qd7 Qxh2 37.Rxf8+ Bxf8 38.Qxa7 Qd6 39.a4 Qe6 40.Qd4+ Kg8 41.e4 Kf7 42.Qd5 Qxd5 43.exd5 Bc5 44.a5 Kf6 45.f4 h6 46.a6

2) -1.05 (31 ply) 23.Re2 Ne5 24.Rh3 Rf6 25.Kh1 Rg6 26.Qd1 Qb7 27.Re1 Nf7 28.Rh5 Be5 29.Rg1 a5 30.Rxg6+ hxg6 31.Rh4 Qc6 32.Kg1 g5 33.Rc4 Bc7 34.f4 gxf4 35.exf4 Nd6 36.Rc1 Ne4 37.Qf3 Qd6 38.Rd1 Qxf4 39.Qxf4 Bxf4 40.h4 Kg7

3) -1.25 (31 ply) 23.Rf1 Rf7 24.Qd1 Rg7+ 25.Kh1 Qb7 26.Qe2 Qd5 27.Rg1 Be7 28.Rg3 Rg6 29.Kg1 Bf6 30.Rh6 Kg7 31.Rh5 e5 32.h3 Qd7 33.Kh2 h6 34.Qd1 Kh7 35.Rg1 Rxg1 36.Qxg1 Nxf2 37.Qxf2 Kg6 38.Rh4 Bxh4 39.Qxh4 Qd2+ 40.Kg1 Qxe3+ 41.Kg2 Qg5+ 42.Qxg5+ Kxg5 43.Kg3 e4 44.fxe4 fxe4

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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