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Blackburne Variation

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Introduction
A) Unusual Moves
B) Poison Pawn Variation
C) Strautins Variation
D) Blackburne Variation
E) Svedenborg Variation
F) Philidor Countergambit
Dimock Theme Tournament
Annotated Games
Links & Acknowledgements

4....Nf6!? (Blackburne) 5.Nf7! (5.Bf7+ Ke7 6.Bb3 d5 7.d4 c5 8.Bg5 Nc6 9.Qh5 Qe8 10.Qh4 cxd4 11.Bxd5 Nxe5 12.Qxe4 Kd6
13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.f4 Bf5 15.fxe5+ Qxe5 16.Qxe5+ fxe5 17.Bb3 Bh6 18.Na3 Kc5 19.O-O Rhf8 20.Rad1 Be3+ 21.Kh1 b5 22.Nb1 Bg4 23.Rde1 Be2 24.Rxf8 Rxf8 25.h3 Rf2 26.c3 d3 27.Bd1 e4 28.b4 Kd6 29.Na3 a6 30.c4 Kc6 31.cxb5 axb5 32.Nb1 Bd4 33.Nd2 Bc3 34.Kg1 Bxd2 35.Kxf2 e3 0-1 Gamman-Blackburne, London Match 1869) 5....Qe7 6.Nxh8 d5 7.Be2 (7.Bxd5?! Bg4! 8.Bxb7 Qe5 9.Nc3 Bxd1 10.Nxd1 Nd5 11.Bxa8 c6 unclear; 7.Bb5+!? c6 8.Be2 +=)

1) 8.Bh5+?! g6 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.Bxg6+ Kd8 11.Bh5 Ne5 12.Be2 unclear

2) 8.d4 exd3 9.cxd3 Bg4?! (9....Bf5 Kosten) 10.Nc3 O-O-O 11.O-O Be6 12.Bf4?! d4 13.Nb5 Nd5 14.Bg3 a6 15.Na3 Qd7 16.Nc4 Be7 17.Ng6 hxg6 18.a3 Bf6 19.Bf3 g5 20.b4 Nc3 21.Qc2 Bxc4 22.dxc4 d3 = 23.Qd2 Nd4 24.Bd1 Nde2+ 25.Kh1 Ne4 26.Qa2 Bxa1 27.Qxa1 Qf5 28.Ba4 Rh8 29.Qe1 N4xg3+ 30.fxg3 Rxh2+ 31.Kxh2 Qh7+ 0-1 Gamman-Blackburne, London Match 1869.

3) 8.O-O Bf5 9.d4 O-O-O 10.c3 Qe6 11.Bf4 Be7 12.b4 Rxh8 13.a4 g5!? += Keast-Bormann, Correspondence 1974.

4) 8.d3 Bf5 9.dxe4 +=

 

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