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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Henry Edward Bird
Evans Gambit thematic m (1879), London ENG, rd 1, Dec-29
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Paulsen Variation (C51)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-25-08  Knight13: 29. Bc8!

32. Rb8!!

May-02-09  sneaky pete: 30... g4!!

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31.Qxa8? Bxf2+ 32.Kh1 Qxh2+ 33.Kxh2 Rh5#

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  mifralu: The first game of a EVANS GAMBIT THEMATIC MATCH;

and continued < 41. Kd3 Qd4+ 42. Ke2 Qf2+ 43. Kd3 Qd4+ 44. Ke2 1/2-1/2 >

This game was played on 27 December 1879.

<H.E. Bird: A Chess Biography with 1,198 Games, p.257 >

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  morfishine: If instead of 33...Re1+, Black tries <33...Bxf2+> White wins by 34.Rxf2 Qxb8 35.Rf8+ Kh7 36.Bf5+ Rxf5 37.Rxb8 emerging a rook up


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  MissScarlett: <continued < 41. Kd3 Qd4+ 42. Ke2 Qf2+ 43. Kd3 Qd4+ 44. Ke2 1/2-1/2 >>

Not if <40...Qg5+> was played; in fact, <40...Qb4+> is correct. Correction and your additional moves submitted.

<This game was played on 27 December 1879.>

The 29th accoring to Steinitz in <The Field>, Saturday, January 3rd 1880, p.11: <...played on Monday last...>.

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