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Carl Wemmers vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 7, Sep-06
French Defense: Schlechter Variation (C00)  ·  0-1



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Jul-07-05  IDestroyChess: Why not 27.Rxf7+ and hxg4 with simple win?
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  OBIT: Yes, not to mention 27. Nxg4 also wins a piece. There must be something wrong on the score sheet. I'm guessing White played 18. Nc5 rather than 18. Ne5. The knight bounced from d3 to e5 or c5 a few times this game.

Amusing finish, regardless. White resigns with Black on move, not waiting for 56...h2+ 57. Kxh2 Rh7+ 58. Kg1 Rh1mate.

Apr-08-10  wordfunph: Carl Wemmers - Joseph Henry Blackburne, DSB-02.Kongress Berlin ;HCL 12 1881

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Analysis by Rybka 2.2n2 mp 32-bit:

1. (5.07): 27.Rxf7+ Kg8 28.hxg4 g5
2. (2.66): 27.Nxg4 Re7 28.Rf4 Be8
3. = (0.03): 27.Rf4 Nxe5 28.dxe5 Bb5

yes <IDestroyChess> <OBIT>..obviously 27.Rxf7, maybe Wemmers was afraid to win over the eccentric Blackburne.. :-)

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  jnpope: 18.Ne5 is wrong. White played 18.Nc5 according to the score published in the Baltimore American, 1881.10.16:

Wemmers,C - Blackburne,JH [C00]
GER Berlin, 1881
[Berlin Chess Congress]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bf3 Bd6 6.Ne2 Nbd7 7.Nbc3 c6 8.Bf4 Bxf4 9.Nxf4 Nb6 10.0-0 h5 11.Re1 Nbd5 12.Ncxd5 cxd5 13.c3 Kf8 14.h3 g6 15.Nd3 Bd7 16.Qd2 Kg7 17.Qf4 Ne8 18.Nc5 Qf6 19.Qg3 Bc6 20.Bd1 Rd8 21.Bc2 Nd6 22.Rad1 h4 23.Qg4 Rde8 24.Rd3 Nf5 25.Rf3 Nh6 26.Rxf6 Nxg4 27.Rf4 Nf6 28.Re3 Rh6 29.Nd3 g5 30.Rff3 Ne4 31.Ne5 f5 32.Re1 Rf6 33.Rd3 Re7 34.f3 Ng3 35.Rd2 Bb5 36.a3 Rf8 37.Rf2 Kf6 38.Kh2 Rg8 39.Kg1 Rc7 40.Kh2 Ke7 41.Kg1 Kd6 42.Kh2 Nh5 43.Kh1 Be8 44.Kh2 Ng3 45.Kg1 Bh5 46.Bd1 b5 47.Nd3 a5 48.Bb3 Bf7 49.Rc2 g4 50.fxg4 fxg4 51.hxg4 Bg6 52.Nc5 Be4 53.Rf2 Rxg4 54.Bd1 Rg6 55.Bf3 h3 56.Bxe4 ♗altimore American, 1881.10.16 0-1

Feb-02-13  JimNorCal: Makes sense, otherwise 27. Nxg4 wins a piece.

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