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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs John Brown Payne
Blindfold simul, 10b (1862) (blindfold), Manchester ENG, Feb-08
Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45)  ·  1-0



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  Sneaky: I don't like Black's plan of moving his bishop twice and trading it for the Queen's knight that only moved once.

But the blunder 13. ...Ng6? was the beginning of the end.

Apr-13-03  novacane: Isn't this a scotch game?
Premium Chessgames Member Technically, no it's not, because if you look at Scotch Game (C45) you see that the Scotch is defined as 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4. Since Blackburne didn't recapture the pawn it's classified as something else.

If we wanted to, we could change the definition so that the position resulting after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 is considered the Scotch. Do you think we should? I'll have to check my hardcopy of ECO and find out where they would put this game.

Apr-17-03  novacane: I looked it up in google. 3...exd4 4.Nxd4 is just a possible variation of the Scotch gambit (C44). I wouldn't trust google though, some people have C44 as King's pawn game, some people as a Scotch gambit.
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  Calli: Yep, its a Scotch Gambit. Here's a nice link for it
Apr-17-03  ksadler: Basically King's Pawn Game (C44) is a catch all for those that aren't 3. d4, 3. Bb5 or 3. Bc4. For example, I play Alekhine's Defense (1. e4 Nf6), and often I get 1. e4 Nf6 2. d3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6, which is a C44 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d3 Nf6).
Oct-05-06  prinsallan: Funny endposition: Black is tied so bad he can't move anything ^^
Oct-24-08  thebribri8: I have nightmares about positions like this.
Oct-24-08  Cactus: Pun: "House of Payne".
Apr-03-13  RookFile: Blackburne certainly knew how to attack.
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