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James Mason vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 24, Apr-23
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-27-09  offramp: Blackburne sacrificed a knight with 42...Nxh3

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I wonder what he had in mind after 43.Kxh3 Rdxg4 44.Qxe5 ? I can't see anything specific...

Nov-27-09  capanegra: <offramp> Interesting question. following your line, after 44...Rg3+ 45.Rxg3 Rxg3+ 46.Kh2 Rg2+ 47.Kh1 Black seems to be run out of resources, since Rg1+ is not possible because 48.Rxg1 pins the Queen. Maybe both players miscalculated.

Any ideas?

Nov-27-09  offramp: Perhaps both of them were pie-eyed.
Jan-24-19  Straclonoor: <Black seems to be run out of resources, since Rg1+ is not possible because 48.Rxg1 pins the Queen.>

Of course!

Analysis by Stockfish 170119 64 POPCNT:

+- (6.39): 43.Kxh3 Rdxg4 44.Qxe5 Rg3+ 45.Rxg3 Rxg3+ 46.Kh2 Rg2+ 47.Kh1 Qxe5 48.Rxe5 Rb2 49.Rh5 Kf7 50.Rxh4 Ke7 51.Rd4 Kf6 52.Re4 Kf5 53.Re7 Kg4 54.Kg1 Kf3 55.Rxc7 Rb1+ 56.Kh2 Rb2+ 57.Kh3 Rb1 58.Rf7+ Ke3 59.Rd7 Rg1 60.b4 Rc1 61.Rd3+ Kf2 62.Rd4 Ke3 63.Re4+ Kf3 64.Kh2 Rd1 65.b5

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