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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Max Judd
"Judd Harsh" (game of the day Feb-20-2009)
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 23, Apr-22
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Breyer Variation (C29)  ·  1-0

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Feb-20-09  smitten: An elegant finish where Black has no defense against the mate coming in: 27..Ke7 28.Rh7+ Kf8 29.Qh6#
Feb-20-09
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  al wazir: I don't understand the annotation to move 22. 22...exf5 is not a legal move. Maybe 22...fxe5 was meant?

21...Bd6 was the losing move. After 21...fxe5 22. dxe5 Qc7, black looks OK.

Feb-20-09  wouldpusher: If Black tries to save the game by 23. ... ♗xe5 24. dxe5 ♖xe5, White finishes with 25. ♖xh6+! gxh6 26. ♕xh6+ ♔g8 27. ♖b3 ♔f7 28. ♕h7+ ♔e8 29. ♖g3 ♕e7 30. ♖g8+ ♔d7 31. ♖g7


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Feb-20-09  phlebas.dmv: I find it amazing that the Black Queen didn't move all game. Hemmed in for the first half and by the time it had space to move, White was in full control. Great game.
Feb-20-09  tivrfoa: why black didn't take the bishop in 19?
Feb-20-09
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  kevin86: Black resigns as mate will come soonest.

27...♔e7 28 ♖h7+ ♔f8 29 ♕h6# or 27...♔g7 28 ♕h6#

Feb-20-09  YoungEd: I wonder if Judd Hirsch plays chess.
Feb-20-09
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  Phony Benoni: I would have preferred the pun "Judd Hurts".
Feb-20-09  drpoundsign: Like in war it isn't that White was so good-it's that black was so bad. Like the French not protecting their flank on the Argonne Forest in 1940. But that's 19th century chess for ya. they were all retarded then. Abe Lincoln Bizmarck.. Edison. No geniuses.
Feb-20-09  tivrfoa: someone answer what that guy asked
<why black didn't take the bishop in 19?> I have the same doubt?
Feb-20-09
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  Phony Benoni: <tivrfoa> After 19...fxe5 20.dxe5, White's e-pawn is passed and very strong, especially if it can advance to e6. Black wanted to prevent this by playing ...Bd6, ...fxe5, and ...Bxe5. However, he first had to play 19...Kh8 to avoid Bxd5 with check, and White used the extra time to good advantage.

Judd no doubt anticpated the while maneuver before he played 17...Nxe5, but Blackburne had just a little bit better foresight.

Feb-20-09  crazydotaplayer: did u guys see the second match that was played before 2 days between Topalov - Kramnik if u didn't u should
Feb-20-09  drpoundsign: how about "Loseona Judd?"
Feb-20-09  tivrfoa: thanks
I have short foresight =D, so I think black lost in 17 ... Nxe5 and in 19 ... fxe5
Feb-20-09
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  whiteshark: <al wazir: Maybe 22...fxe5 was meant?>> Yes, the line will work after that. :D
Feb-20-09  WhiteRook48: wonderful game. This game might have been wrong for Judd because Blackburne was White!
Feb-20-09  king oliver: Steinitz says that Black should play 16. . . f6 "to which we hardly see any satisfactory answer." [Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress, p. 190.] However Fritz had no problem finding a "satisfactory answer" by replacing Steinitz' suggested follow up of 17.e4 with 17.ef.
Feb-20-09  Kinghunt: After 19...fxe5, Rybka gives 20. dxe5 Kh8 21. e6 d4 22. Rbd1 Qg4, with white having the advantage (+0.34), but nothing all that serious. The game move looks slightly worse.

The real losing move, though, is 23... fxe5. It would have been fine earlier, but not when white has so much firepower directed at h6, with a check to boot.

Feb-20-09  Dmaster995: Good game by Blackburne.

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