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Blackall vs Christian
New Haven (1942), New Haven, CT USA
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0


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Oct-17-06  semislav: 7. Ngf6??? is a terrible blunder allowing 8. Nxf7!!. Black is forced to take the knight but then white moves his other knight to g5 with check. In the final position, If black plays Qe8, white can play Nxc7. forking queen and rook. This could make a great Monday or Tuesday Puzzle. Much better on move 7 was Ndf6.
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  Phony Benoni: Actually, if Black tried 10..Qe8 in the final position:

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White should play 10.Bc4, and the threat of discovered check is devastating. 10.Nxc7 is not nearly as effective. Not nearly. See H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950.

Mar-13-17  Duracell: Except that contrary to the game Lohmann-Teschner, White has already developed his bishop and so the best move in this position, according to engines, is nevertheless 11. ♘xc7 and after 11... ♗b4+ 12. ♔f1 White is winning.
Oct-06-17  NajiZweig: Not sure why black resigns here. Black eventually has two pieces for a rook and three pawns.
Oct-07-17  jeaok: It will be 4 pawns as white can take on b6 when his knight is about to die. Black's king is still in trouble and his remaining rook is locked out of the game. This is over.
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