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Erich Cohn vs Aron Nimzowitsch
14th DSB Congress - Hauptturnier A (1904), Coburg GER, rd 3, Jul-19
Philidor Defense: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41)  ·  0-1



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Nov-03-04  aw1988: 3...Bg4??
Nov-03-04  clocked: What's wrong with it?
Nov-03-04  aw1988: Heh, look it up. A possible line goes dxe5 Bxf3 Qxf3 dxe5 Bc4 Nf6? Qb3 with a double attack.

There are a few lines bad for black. A few of them quite spectacular.

Nov-03-04  aw1988: Here:
Nov-03-04  clocked: <aw1988> Is that how is works?

1.e4 e5?? 2.Qf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 d6? 4.Qx77#

Instead of giving a "possible" line, try starting with the one played in the game.

Jul-25-06  ChessDude33: <clocked> Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 is the famous game of Morphy which shows the flaws in the dubious 3. Bg4?! However <aw1988> i wouldn't go as far as calling the move a blunder(??), black could gambit the pawn with 4...Nd7 or play your line you gave and instead of Nf6? play either Qd7 or Qf6 with a difficult yet playable game.
Sep-04-06  Paladin88doug: There is a Green's Gambit I believe is the name of it, akin to the From's Gambit where Black sacrifices both center pawns for a bishop advancement. From's Gambit is marked by White's f-pawn snatching the e and d pawn, while Green's is commenced with White's d-pawn. I think this is a nice invitation on grounds that have been criticized for so long as being cramped (Philidor's defence). I feel that this is definetely not the best performance I have seen from this man, but I admire his resolve to create a plan at all costs. Nimzowitsch was a genius of a different style, he let you create your own weaknesses in your desire to ruin him, and he would ruin you in return when he saw the glimmer in your eye. I know, I just watched a few of the man's games, I love how he unabashedly confronts his opponents, especially those knight posts with wing pawns...rock on! Totally original trains of thought here people...
Mar-12-10  rustyrook: Blackburne played the black side of this opening in the late 1890's. It can transpose from the Englund Gambit too.For some interesting analysis see Tim Mcgrews The Gambit Cartel at black knows what he his doing the line can be very dangerous!
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  profK: This is a gambit...and not without merit, especially over the board at club level. White can get into all sorts of bother by playing simple developing moves, and black gets a rapid development. I crawled to a win as white once when black failed to find the best line. 3...Bg4 is not a blunder if the gambit is played. Personal view only.
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  whiteshark: Analysis of the Albin-Blackburne Gambit by Stefan Buecker :
Dec-30-16  rossvassilev: So why not 19.be5? Wouldn't that win black's Queen for white?
Dec-30-16  TheFocus: <rossvassilev: So why not 19.be5? Wouldn't that win black's Queen for white?>

No, you are overlooking 19...Qxc1+.

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