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Amos Burn vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 38, May-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  0-1

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Feb-05-05  percyblakeney: Nice combination by Blackburne, who's clearly not suffering when he quotes Steinitz after 24. ... Nd3: "A splendid master coup of the highest ingenuity".
Sep-29-09
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  whiteshark: Burn Notice
Oct-15-14
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  sachistu: Interesting! The notes to the game are from Blackburne's Games at Chess, but apparently, the score came from another source! Both Blackburne's book and the tournament book give 31.Rh4 (instead of 31.h4) with the rest as given.

Actually, there are 3 different moves given for White's 31st (depending on the source). 31.Rh4 (Blackburne and tournament book) 31.h4 (Chessbase and as given here) and 31.Rf4 (SvSSSR/1939/p171) which actually gives a different finish e.g. 31...Rc1 32.Ne4 Rxc2+ and White resigns. Note here after 33.Kxf3 then ...f5 would not be played.

It's clear 31.Rh4 should be substituted for 31.h4. I'll submit a correction slip.

May-13-16  zanzibar: <sachistu> got here first.
May-13-16  zanzibar: Actually, though I'm quite fond of abbrevs myself, I don't know off-hand what SvSSSR refers to.

Doing a google search on <SvSSSR chess> yields this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=che...

which is mostly <sachistu> commenting on games on <CG>.

Just to be explicit, does anybody know what SvSSSR is?

May-13-16  Retireborn: <z> It was a chess magazine from the Soviet years, Shakhmaty v SSSR (where SSSR = USSR)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakh...

May-13-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <Rxd7 would be ruinous>

Well, 24.Rxd7 fxg2 25.Rxe7 gxf1=Q+ 26.Rxf1 hxg5 27.Rxe8+ Bxe8 gives black clear advantage but I guess that this ending was white's best practical chance here. 25...Rxe7 seems to be better continuation than the text, for example 26.Qxd3 Qxd3 27.Rxd3 Re1+ 28.Kf2 Rxh1 29.Be3 Rxh2+ 30.Ke1 Rxc2 etc.

May-13-16  zanzibar: Thanks <RB>, obviously I've been doing too much Victorian chess of late.
May-13-16  Retireborn: <z> One used to see a lot of references to Shakhmaty in books/magazines in the 70s and 80s, I expect you're young enough to have missed most of them.

I'm always surprised when I remember that the USSR has been gone for 25 years now! The years go by horribly quickly once you've hit 50, I find.

May-15-16  Howard: The USSR ceased to exist, as of January 1, 1992. Remember that well !
Dec-01-20
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  Korora: Did Burn misplace his matchbox or something?

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