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Frank James Marshall vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
12th Anglo-American Cable Match (1910), London ENG / New York USA, rd 1, Mar-11
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  1-0


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Jun-04-05  paladin at large: Blackburne should have played 10...B x c3 to get rid of the bishop he was later to make bad by 14....f6 and 15.....g5. Given his cramped position, this was enough to lose.
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  who: He also should have played 6...c5 - which is the normal move, saving a tempo.

In the end of the game you have an exceptionally bad bishop against a good knight. That could even be a pun for game of the day at some point - "good night".

May-04-06  RookFile: Interesting game, well before the hey day of the king's indian. I think paladin's comment is very accurate, and black wouldn't have had a bad game had he followed this course.
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  GrahamClayton: This game won the WS Hurley prize, decided by match referee William M De Visser, for the best game played by a member of the American team.
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  NM JRousselle: I love White's 42nd move. Black is in Zugzwang.
Dec-10-12  RookFile: Sure, but the game was really over long before that. White was running over the queenside, and black didn't have even a hint of counterplay on the kingside. That doesn't sound like a healthy way to play the King's Indian.
Dec-10-12  dehanne: "Blackburne lost because he took too long to empty his glass!" - F.J. Marshall on this game.
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Blackburne also fianchettoed his bishop in the Ruy Lopez (C61)
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Match 12, Board 1 (March 11, 1910)
from Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911 by Phony Benoni

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