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Johannes Zukertort vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Blackburne - Zukertort (1887), London ENG, rd 2, May-10
Colle System (D05)  ·  0-1


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  offramp: White attacked on the queenside, black on the kingside. By an imaginative combination white crashed through with his pawns. But he thought the game was won, and lost his way; at some point he should have removed his king from the spell of the ♙g3. Black managed to double rooks on the 7th to level the game. The final position seems to be drawn:

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54... Ng6 55. Kh1 Rxg2 56. Qh7+ Kf8 57. Rc1 and white is threatening mate in 1, so black would take the perpetual.

Perhaps white lost on time. He may have thought he was lost.

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  dernier loup de T: <offram>: but in your variation, Black is not obliged to take the g2 pawn at move 55; so, what if the game would continue by 55.Kh1 Kg7 (instead of 55... Rxg2..) If I am not wrong, White would then not have the possibility of getting by force a perpetual, since there is no more threat of mate (57.Rc1) in this case..
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  fredthebear: <offramp> Hello Chap!

Glad you were able to check in with us today. No need to post if you're not up to it. Just know that some of miss you, and feel better knowing that you joined us briefly today.

Best wishes,


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  fredthebear: <dernier loup de T> Pardon me for circumventing your post.

offramp posted <54... Ng6 55. Kh1 Rxg2 56. Qh7+ Kf8 57. Rc1 and white is threatening mate in 1, so black would take the perpetual.>

FTB prefers 56.Kf6 instead, and the game looks drawn.

<55.Kh1 Kg7> is an improvement for Black. The White queen will need to re-deploy.

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