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Beniamino Vergani vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Hastings (1895), Hastings ENG, rd 14, Aug-23
Scandinavian Defense: Blackburne Gambit (B01)  ·  0-1
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FEN COPIED

Annotations by Harry Nelson Pillsbury.      [17 more games annotated by Pillsbury]

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Nov-16-04  InspiredByMorphy: 24. ...Nb2! if 25.Nxb2 Rxc3 26. Qxc3 Bxd4+ Or if 25. Qf3 Bd5 or 25.Qe3 Bg5 . Great play by Blackburne!
Nov-16-04
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Wasn't the game played not in Italy, but at Hastings? Vergani was the tail-ender at the tournament, and this game is a good example of why: much too passive play versus an unsound gambit. 3.c4!,cxd5; 4.d4! transposes into the Panov-Botvinnik and maintains the initiative.
Nov-17-04  Shams: if the gambit is unsound, white should be able to offer more proof than transposing into a normal line-- one which is defensible for black. yes?
Nov-25-04
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Shams, that's a good question. There are two reasons to transpose into the P-B. First, any sound, aggressive line is a great choice to use against a player like Blackburne. Second, I always believed that you should never play your opponent's game, you should make the opponent play yours. Objectively, White can take the pawn and hang on to win, but a guy like Blackburne is more likely to blunder on defense.
Dec-16-06  Rubenus: Stupid game. Lots of mistakes from both sides, see Pillsbury's notes. I know better games of Blackburne!
Nov-23-09
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  wwall: 47.Kh1?? should be the losing move. White could have played 47.Ng3 and if 47...Bxg3, then 48.Qf7+ draws with perpetual check.
Apr-23-12  Ulhumbrus: Pillsbury says that Black obtains no sufficient compensation for the pawn during the opening. Black appears to obtain however at least sufficient positional compensation for the pawn in the form of the bishop pair, greater space, and central superiority.
Apr-23-12  LoveThatJoker: <Ulhumbrus> You are correct in saying that after playing 7. Bg5 Black does get compensation with the Bishop pair.

This wasn't as a direct result of the gambit though: 7. Be2 would have been much more prudent and better!

LTJ

PS. I see that Pillsbury "says during the opening" and not "as a result of the gambit." In that case, you are right in bringing up that in the opening Black does get compensation. Still, with the benefit of over a century's worth of accumulated knowledge, 7. Be2 was preferable!

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