|Dec-23-01|| ||Sneaky: Was there a better move than 45. ...Nf4? Seems to me that Black is hopeless in that position anyhow.|
|Apr-24-02|| ||bishop: Zukertort's strong center allowed him to comfortably manouver his troops in the rear to their best positions.Blackburne's 16...c4 was probably not good a better chnce being cxd4 hoping to trade some pieces on the c-file. |
|Jul-14-04|| ||Honza Cervenka: 37.Rxf6! was certainly an unpleasant surprize for black. The finish of this game is impressive. |
|Dec-10-06|| ||Chessical: <Sneaky> <45...Nf4> is no worse than anything else at this stage, e.g. <45...Kf7> 46.Ne7+ Rf6 47.Rh7+ Ke8 48.Nxd5 Rf7 49.d7+ Rxd7 50.Bg6+|
|Jul-01-09|| ||vonKrolock: <36...e7> ut this was a mistake - obviously the exchange in 'f6' will leave the black castled position completelly exposed. Zukertort manoeuvering technique is absolutelly remarcable in this game (for instance, the way he uses 'd1' as a base for and ) - but as the result is hastened by a blunder, a fine defender (lke Steinitz, who analysed and commented all the games for a newspaper) could perhaps had resisted much more, maybe even avoiding the defeat|
|Nov-28-10|| ||Phony Benoni: A little fantasy on the manuever beginning with <28.Kh1>: http://books.google.com/books?id=_y...|
|Nov-22-12|| ||optimal play: <Honza Cervenka> <vonKrolock>|
Steinitz’s annotation after 36...Ne7
<Almost unpardonable carelessness in a match game. It was obvious that White aimed at breaking through in the king’s quarter, and he could, without great difficulty, have reckoned out that the opponent would obtain a clearly won game after the sacrifice of the exchange. 36...Rf8 was the proper defense.>
<Wilhelm Steinitz, "The Field", London, 9th July 1881>
|Nov-22-12|| ||Shams: <optimal play> Presumably Steinitz savaged some of Black's earlier moves too, since his position is quite bad. On 36...Rf8 37.b3 looks unpleasant to meet.|
|Nov-22-12|| ||optimal play: <Shams> Yes, the idea of opening up the b3-g8 diagonal for White's Bishop does look quite unpleasant for Black's King.|
It would be good to get Steinitz's annotations added to this game. I'll ask CG.com how to do that.
|Feb-04-13|| ||optimal play: This was the fifth game of the Blackburne-Zukertort Match played at London in 1881 and was Zukertort’s third straight win!|
After round 5 the match score stood at:-
˝ ˝ 1 1 1 [+3 =2 -0] (4/5) Zukertort
˝ ˝ 0 0 0 [+0 =2 -3] (1/5) Blackburne
The victor to be determined by the first player to seven wins (with draws not counting).
|Feb-04-13|| ||optimal play: <<The fifth game, played at the St. George’s on Monday, the 4th inst., was a repetition of the opening in the third game, with some modifications which transformed the position into one similar to those arising from the Indian opening. As usual when the players have to manśuvre their heavier pieces behind the pawns, they had to grope in the dark.|
Zukertort seemed to have the best of the struggle, though he clearly lost some moves with his Kt, and his opponent was reduced to the expedient of creating a block on the K side.
Blackburne soon afterwards castled, instead of opening his centre at once. White had then the opportunity of shutting in the adverse K B for ever by P to Q 5, which we believe was the strongest course ; but Zukertort pursued another plan, and came out with the better game, though we are not sure he must have secured the victory thereby.
He had to lose a lot of time before he could bring his two bishops into favourable position. His manśuvres to that effect were, however, conceived in a masterly manner, and Black’s defence at last became difficult.
On the 37th move Blackburne, by a miscalculation, neglected to support once more the weak K B P, and allowed the opponent to effect an elegant sacrifice of the exchange, followed by a fine move of the R to R 6, after which White was enabled to accumulate all his forces without hindrance against the adverse weakened K side, and Blackburne’s game finally broke down after the loss of his Q had been forced.
Duration, 6˝ hours.>
The Field, London, 1881.07.09>
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