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Isidor Gunsberg vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
London m2 (1881), London ENG, rd 1, Feb-17
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. American Attack (B45)  ·  0-1


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  al wazir: 13. Bc4 is a move most patzers would be ashamed of. What was Gunsberg thinking?
Nov-02-06  setebos: he wasnt`:)
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  Honza Cervenka: <13. Bc4 is a move most patzers would be ashamed of. What was Gunsberg thinking?> I don't know whether the gamescore is given as complete but he could have in mind something like 14.Qd6+ Qxd6 15.Nxd6 Na4 16.Nxf7 Na5 17.Nxh8 Nxc4 18.b3. The problem is that after 14...Kg8! he has no satisfactory line as after 15.Qxd8+ Nxd8 16.Ne7+ Kf8 17.Nxc8 Rxc8 the Bishop on c4 is hanging and so black remains a piece up.
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  al wazir: <Honza>: Thanks. So there was a point to the move, even if it was flawed.
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