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Dionisio M Martinez vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 22, Apr-20
Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01)  ·  0-1

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Jun-03-03  Rookpawn: The game illustrates that in most endgames, the bishop is superior to the knight. (There are a few exceptions: a) the bishop's range is blocked by pawns b) the bishop has no targets because all the opposing pieces are on a different colored square. The only way White could have obtained a draw was to place a majority of his pawns on the dark squares.)
Jun-04-03  caseyclyde: Well said, Rookpawn. In addition, the bishop's superiority is also demonstrated when there are pawns on both sides of the board, as in the game, where the bishop’s long range can be utilized vs. positions where all the pawns are on one side where the knight is often superior. I also helps to be up a passed “E” pawn!
Feb-08-05  chess man: 100% correct. It is almost a decisive advantage to have a bishop over a knight in the endgame.
Feb-16-09  fischerstein: Blackburne's game was good, but I didn't like 4...Qd8. I think this move only loses time.
Nov-25-09
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  offramp: After 28.Bxf6, instead of simply recapturing, Blackburne decides to complicate the game by 28...Rd2.


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When they reach this unusual position


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White could have won with the simple recapture 31.Rxe1 (Bxf6 32.Bxb7); he is a piece up.

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