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Amos Burn vs Isidor Gunsberg
London BCA play-off (1887), London ENG, Dec-12
Queen Pawn Game: Colle System (D04)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-10-13  Karpova: This game was annotated on pages 151-152 of the 1888 'Wiener Schachzeitung'.

This was the first play-off game.

<8...h5> is awarded a question mark and <9.c4> praised, preventing Qc7 for the moment.

While the position resulting from 16.hxg4 hxg4 17.g3 Bxg3+ 18.Bh7 is assessed as better for White, the text move <16.e4> is nonethless recommended.

<20.Kg1> to gain time to think

<23.Bg2> Black's attack has been repelled

<28.Bg4> to prevent Nf6-h7-g5

<30.Bg2> bishop can move back as Ng5 has been ruled out

<33...e5> White has an advantage as the Bf4 is doing nothing

<39.Qe4> Rxe5! would have won even faster (e. g. 39.Rxe5 fxe5 40.Bxe5+ Bxe5 41.Qf8+ Kh7 42.Bf5#)

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