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 Mikhail Chigorin
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 13, Sep-13
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 8 times; par: 75 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 16 more Blackburne/Chigorin games
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.

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-20-06  who: Blackburne must have started drooling after Chigorin played 42...Re7??
Dec-20-06  who: Did Blackburne really miss 15.Nxa8? Is the score wrong?
Dec-20-06  Karpova: Strange... After 15.Nxa8 white is clearly winning with two pieces for a rook and better position but he may have been intimidated by black's options so that the psychological factor was more important.
May-10-08  Resignation Trap: Anthony Santasiere in "My Love Affair With Tchigorin" wrote in the final note to this game: <One wonders about White's helpless and hopeless (game-long) QB. I traced it back to White's poor seventeenth move - why close the only escape for a poor prisoner? The game was a hard one, with Tchigorin obviously not in the best of form alibis are perfectly justifiable and should be mentioned and kept for reference: A Russian among Germans and playing a Scotsman, the popular time pressure, an ache in the head or stomach or bowels, temporary stupidity, fatigue, the lights too strong or too weak, the noise (even a whisper has been known to induce a nervous breakdown), the smell of garlic or onions from across the table (more likely whiskey from Blackburne) - and we won't even consider the feminine sex or crying children! No doubt you could make a valuable contribution to this list. Ah - to be a Bobby Fischer, and <make> demands!>
Feb-03-11  madhatter5: after 15.♘xa8, there is something to 15...♗xh2, with a strong attack. Can somebody check this?
Jan-11-13  andyatchess: it seems the bishop check is too powerful from black
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, 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, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

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, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
colle D05
from lis great games by gmlisowitz
Challenger Blackburne
by Gottschalk
D05 Wins by the century-1800's
by FLCLlove
Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
by Resignation Trap
Berlin 1881
by suenteus po 147

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 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC