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Adolf Anderssen vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
"Black Out" (game of the day Feb-15-2017)
Casual game (1862), London ENG, Jun-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Variation (C33)  ·  1-0

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Dec-22-03  slapwa: Isn't 30 Nd5 mate?
Dec-22-03  Whitehat1963: Good catch. 30. Nd5 is indeed mate.
Dec-22-03  slapwa: Maybe Nimzowitch helped us think about the power of double check. Anyway, this raises a question: does anyone know of other examples of missed mates in one by players of this calibre?
Jul-20-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: If 24...Qxe5, then 25.Rxg7+ (25.g6 Rae8 looks okay for black.) 25...Qxg7 26.Nh5 Qe5+ 27.Bf4 Qxe2 28.Bxe2 cxb2 29.Nf6+ Kg7 30.Be5 or 25...Kxg7 26.Bd2 Qxe2 27.Bxc3+ Kg8 28.Bxe2 Nc5 29.Bf3 Bxf3 30.Kxf3 Nd7 (30...Ne6 31.Bf6) 31.Nd5 (threatening 32.Ne7+ and 33.Rh1#) and black is still not out of troubles.
Sep-15-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marius: Is 9.... Qh6 the only move ?
Sep-15-04  george IV: <slapwa> Game Collection: When masters overlook mate
Nov-11-04  sneaky pete: The gamescore comes from a corrupted source. According to both the Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games and the Pickard edition of Anderssen's games black resigned after 29.Kh3!! .., as he should. The missed mate appears only in Boden's erroneous annotation after move 29, which has been copied from compiler to compiler until here, sadly, it is presented as part of the score.
Jan-15-09  WhiteRook48: Black got burned in this game.
May-20-09  WhiteRook48: stunning win by Anderssen
Nov-27-09  heuristic: mo' better moves:

14...Nbc6 15.Qd2 h6 16.Rf1 Qh7 17.gxh6

16.Nxd5 Bc6 17.Bf3 Qd7 18.c4 Ne7

16...Qe6 17.Nxg3 Nc6 18.Bf3 Nce7 19.Nh5

20.Kxg3 Nc4 21.Qd3 Qd6 22.Bf3 h6

24...Qxe5 25.Rxg7+ Qxg7 26.Nh5 Qe5+ 27.Bf4

25...Qd6 26.gxf7+ Rxf7 27.Rxf7 Kxf7 28.Kh3

Feb-24-12
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  GrahamClayton: <Marius>Is 9.... ♕h6 the only move?

<Marius>,
Yes, as 9...fxg3 10. ♔g2 threatens 11. hxg3 trapping the Queen.

Mar-12-12  Anderssen99: According to Von Gotschall's and Burnett's books Blackburne resigned after 29.Kh3!!. This is more like it since it is unimaginable that a great tactical genius like Anderssen, who won the "Immortal Game" and the "Evergreen Game", not to mention his fabulous wins against Zukertort, Paulsen, Steinitz, Neumann (To mention only a few), overlooks a mate in one.
Mar-12-12
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  keypusher: <Anderssen99: According to Von Gotschall's and Burnett's books Blackburne resigned after 29.Kh3!!. <This is more like it since it is unimaginable that a great tactical genius like Anderssen, who won the "Immortal Game" and the "Evergreen Game", not to mention his fabulous wins against Zukertort, Paulsen, Steinitz, Neumann (To mention only a few), overlooks a mate in one.>>

Behold the unimaginable.

Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851

Mar-26-12  Anderssen99: Keypusher: In this game Anderssen,s position was so strong that it was almost impossible to find a move that makes him lose!! His game against Staunton was not as easy with the white queen close to his king, although he might have thought it was and that made him let down a bit thus allowing the unexpected mate).
Feb-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  enog: Why is no one seeing that the Knight is pinned!!
Feb-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: a dizzying game, all of the pins, places to sac pieces, discovered checks--what a fertile imagination lie inside that large cranium of Anderssen's.
Feb-15-17  The Kings Domain: An aging Anderssen instructs the young Blackburne on the art of the attack in an action-packed game. A feast of Victoriana.
Feb-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: <enog: Why is no one seeing that the Knight is pinned!!>

That puzzled me too. What I think has happened here is that the game score used to continue after 29. Kh3 with moves that didn't involve 30. Nd5#

Back in 2003, folks were commenting on that version of the game saying that Anderssen hadn't seen the mate.

Then in 2004 Sneaky Pete pointed out that the game score was wrong and that Blackburne had resigned after 29. Kh3.

In 2012, Anderssen99 pointed it out again.

Some time after 2012 Chessgames amended the game score to end the game after 29. Kh3, but left in the two comments from 2003 which now don't make any sense.

I think!

Feb-15-17  mike1: ok, its late.... but what happens after 29... Bxf4? 30. Bf4 Rxh8...
Feb-15-17
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  keypusher: <mike1: ok, its late.... but what happens after 29... Bxf4? 30. Bf4 Rxh8...>

31.Bxc7+ forces mate. 30.Rxf4+ also wins (I think).

The computer finds a neat idea after 29....Bxf4 30.Bxf4: 30....Bg2+ 31.Kxg2 Qd5+ 32.Bf3 Rxh8. But Black still wins up a piece down.

Feb-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Straclonoor: If 29....Bxf4 then 30.Rxf4+! and mate in 14 moves
Feb-15-17  indomega: <enog> yea, i can see that
Feb-15-17  scormus: <Once> there are 2 morals in your post.

1. always go back to the original source

2. when altering something, check if there are other things that are linked to what you alter

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