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NN vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Hastings (1894), Hastings ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51)  ·  0-1

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Aug-31-04  InspiredByMorphy: Fun game to watch, and Blackburnes notes are interesting too.
Jun-17-05  Knight13: Fun game to watch indeed.

What happens if White played 5. cxb4?

Jun-17-05  InspiredByMorphy: <Knight13> If 5.cxb4 fxe4 gives the knight no square to go to but its home square. However White can give the piece back. 5.cxb4 fxe4 6.O-O exf3 7.Qxf3 Nf6 but I like blacks position better because of the open f-file and control of the center with 8. ...d5 coming. Not to mention after black castles, whites queen will be subject to a discovered attack on the f file. I think if one is playing this gambit theyre hoping white plays 5.cxb4
Jun-17-05  sneaky pete: <IBM> It's 6.cxb4 .. we're talking about. White doesn't have to retreat or just give back the knight. 6.cxb4 fxe4 7.b5 exf3 8.Qxf3 .. (white keeps the extra piece; Qf7# is threatened) or 7... Na5 8.Nxe5 Qg5 9.d4 Qxg2 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Bf7+ .. with a winning attack. Analyses condensed from Schlechter's Handbuch (Bilguer, 1916).
Jun-17-05  InspiredByMorphy: <sneaky pete> Thank you for the informative post. Schlechter is one of my favorites and I was pleasently surprised to see the analysis you provided was his own.
Aug-03-05  Marco65: Relatively better was 17.Kg2 Bh3+ [not 17...Qg4 18.Qxe4] 18.Kh1 Qh5 19.Qxe4 [19.Rd1 Bg2+ 20.Kxg2 Qxh2+ 21.Kf1 Qh1+ 22.Ke2 Nd4+ 23.Ke3 Qf3#] Bf5 20.Qxf5+ Qxf5
May-24-10  apexin: wow, this is a good game
Nov-19-12  Abdel Irada: Astounding. The defense with the best statistical results for Black is the unsound countergambit 5. ...f5.

I wonder what would happen if we took statistics seriously. ;-)

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