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Taylor vs Johannes Zukertort
Casual game (1883), ?, Jul-13
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense Main Line (C52)  ·  1-0



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Aug-31-06  Aristarch: Nice ending! Upon 33. ... Rxf7 follows a mate in three moves: 34. e6! dxe6 (Rf8 35. f7+ Bd4 36. Bxd4 #) 35. Rd8+ Rf8 36. Rxf8 #.
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  fredthebear: <Aristarch> I agree with your assessment. White's e6 pawn roller is devastating.
Feb-21-19  Jean Defuse: ...

Possibly played in the following context:

Chess at Norwich

Mr. John Odin Howard Taylor, the well-known Chess amateur and Chess patron, arranited on the 12th last in the afternoon a garden fete for the benefit of the Norfolk Horne for Shipwrecked Sailors on the magnificent grounds of the Pine Bank Tower, Mr. Taylor's residence. Oue of the features of the entertainment was an exhibition of simultaneous play by Mr. Zukertort, who again encountered the Jocal and Yarmouth players on the following evening at the Norwich Chess Club. Out of the 52 games contested the single player lost 2 and drew 3, winning the rest.

Source: The Chess Monthly 1882-83 Vol 4, p. 357.


Feb-21-19  Granny O Doul: When I get tired of the Incorrect Opening, I usually go for the Compromised Defense.
Feb-22-19  Jean Defuse: ...

J.O.H. Taylor - Chess Skirmishes, p. 22-23:

This, the last game I played with Zukertort, was dashed off at Pine Banks, partly in the Tower and partly in the House, on the 13th July, 1883, the day after the Thorpe Garden Party, during which the grounds of Sunny Hill, Belle Vue, Holly Lodge, and Pine Banks were thrown open for the benefit of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society and two other charitable purposes, and at which Dr. Zukertort gave a performance in exhibition of his great powers in simultaneous Chess.

Game source: Illustrated London News, 11th October, 1884.


Mar-15-21  Jean Defuse: ...

<Illustrated London News, 11th October 1884, p. 347:> 'Played in the summer of 1883, at Thorpe between Mr. John Odin Howard Taylor and a Visitor.<*>'

*see post above


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