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Max Harmonist vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Frankfurt (1887), Frankfurt am Main GER, rd 8, Jul-22
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B34)  ·  1-0
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Aug-07-04  percyblakeney: Maybe 28.Qc5+ would have given Blackburne better chances to save the game.
Aug-08-04  SBC: .

You might say that Harmonist "danced" circles around the "Black Death".

Aug-15-04  Everett: This game looks remarkably modern. Sometimes when people say that chess is this or that in modern times, there are games like these that seem to say that these players knew what they were doing as well.
Aug-15-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Isn't 25...Rd7 a blunder, since it allows white's subsequent combination? What if black played, say, 25...Qc5?
Aug-15-04  Lawrence: <Gregor Samsa Mendel>, greetings and welcome, I know you will enjoy this site as much as all the rest of us do.

<Junior 8> doesn't see that 25....Qc5 is better than 25....Rd7, it prefers 25....Kg8 (eval +0.70, 20 min. search @ 3 GHz). It says that Black's game went from bad to worse after 29....Ba4.

Aug-15-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Greetings, Lawrence. I was just trying to come up with a 25th for black that didn't lose the exchange. What does Junior 8 say that black should have played instead on move 29?
Aug-15-04  Lawrence: <J8> suggests
29.........♕e2
30.♕f6+ ♔f8
31.♕d8+ ♔g7
32.♕d4 ♗d5 eval +0.84 10 min.
Feb-10-15  disasterion: <Everett: This game looks remarkably modern.>

Indeed it does. It's a dragon by transposition - after 9... Bd7:


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... if white had played 9.f3 instead of h3 we'd be pretty much straight into the main line of the Yugoslav attack.

As with many dragons, being the exchange down doesn't seem to hurt black's chances - as pointed out above, Blackburne doesn't go wrong until 29... Ba4 (and 30... f4 makes things a lot worse).

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