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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs William John Evelyn
Blindfold simul. 10b (1862) (blindfold), London ENG, Jul-04
Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21)  ·  1-0



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Aug-04-04  white pawn: This guy owns the Fried Liver!
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  Zenchess: Actually, this is the Danish Gambit, not the Fried Liver. Here is the Fried Liver:

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  akiba82: The Danish Gambit would be 3. c3. This is some unusual form of the Scotch Gambit.
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  Zenchess: The Danish always starts out 1.e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 and White plays something besides Nf3 (Scotch) or Qxd4 (Center Game). This is still a Danish, just an unusual form. The Scotch Gambit is: Opening Explorer. White never plays Nf3 here, so this is not a Scotch Gambit.
Oct-05-06  prinsallan: <Zenchess> ...and a few years later I can only concurr with you, this is indeed a very unusual form of the danish gambit.
Dec-30-07  Judah: <Qxe4 would be disadvantageous, and only facilitate Black's development.>

Wouldn't it result in the loss of a Rook?

Aug-24-08  Judah: ^Answering my own question above: checked Crafty, who pointed out that if 11.Qxe4 Qxb2, White can obtain a draw by perpetual check. Not great for White, of course, but not Black's best.
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  GrahamClayton: Did Black sacrifice the exchange on move 32 because either 32..♖g8 or 32...♖h8 would allow 33.♘e5 with a triple attack on the pinned f7 Bishop?
Jan-13-16  zanzibar: This was from the London Chess Congress (1862), played on Friday July 4th, starting at 1 o'clock.

< There was a notable difference in the minds of the spectators of this match, and of those who looked on at Mr. Paulsen's feat. In the latter case, there was the cer tainty that what had been promised would be performed, Mr. Paulsen having often given proof of his extraordinary capacity. But among those who came to see Mr. Black burne play, there was a slight nervous feeling that possibly the young athlete had over estimated, or over taxed his powers ; and that some unlucky mistake occurring at a critical moment, might so confuse him as to render him in capable of further effort. As the games proceeded, how ever, it became evident to all present that no apprehension need be entertained. The rapidity and precision of his moves elicited universal admiration, it being remarked, that he seemed to play with greater ease than even Mr. Paulsen. An incident that occurred at Mr. Evelyn's board still further heightened the gratification of the spectators. A certain move on the part of Mr. Evelyn was announced to Mr. Blackburne ; this he pronounced to be impossible, great curiosity being excited as to the party liable for the error. The moves from the beginning of the game were then called by Mr. Blackburne from memory, and it was then discovered that the position on the board was wrong. The rectification of this error drew forth loud cheers from all sides.>

(Lowenthal p lx)

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