Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Zdravko Milev vs Lothar Zinn
Varna (1960), rd 9, Aug-16
Blumenfeld Countergambit: Accepted (E10)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Z Milev/L Zinn game
+ sac: 24...Rxg2 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can suggest a game for Guess-the-Move with the Guess-the-Move Suggestion Queue.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
May-06-20  Delboy: This is a magnificent demonstration of the attacking possibilities in the Blumenfeld countergambit. A triple piece sacrifice to blow apart the white king's defences.

But ... how does black finish the job in the final position? White presumably saw it and resigned, but I don't, e.g. 30. Kh4 Qxf2+ 31. Kg4 Qg3+ 32. Kh5 (32. Kf5 Qg6#) and now? 32. ... g6 is illegal

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: There seems no more than a perpetual from here, either, hazardous as the white monarch's position looks, floating all by his lonesome.
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: Where's the escape square?

The Black bishop on the dark b8-h2 diagonal is more helpful than it appears. The Black queen will have to handle the light squares.

30.Kh4 is forced. 30...Qxf2+ removes the White pawn as defender. Now the White king must avoid 31.Kh3?, else the battery support 31...Qg3#.

Here's a criss-cross mate: 31.Kg4/Kg5 Qg2+ 32.Kf5 Qg6#.

It does seem to be a perpetual check draw if the White king reaches/returns to Kh5. Black can easily check, but does not have a checkmate solution for Kh5.

Black must not be careless, as his own back rank is in peril. Also keep in mind that the g7-pawn is pinned in place on the long diagonal by the Bb2.

May-06-20  jerseybob: I've sat here for several minutes looking for a mate despite the trustworthy word of <perfidious>, but no, nothing.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Blumenfeld Countergambit: Accepted (E10) 0-1 0-0 blown apart
from g2/g7 Blasts S_h_O_O_k Fredthebear by fredthebear
Blumenfeld Countergambit: Accepted (E10) 0-1 0-0 blown apart
from Bxh6 or Bxh3 or Nxh6 or Nxh3. You get the idea. by fredthebear

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC