Black to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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This position contains one of the most surprising winning moves I’ve ever seen. Black is played by J. H. Blackburne, the British attacking genius.

Played at Hastings in 1892 1...Qa6 2.g4 2.Bxa6 Nxa2# 2...Qxa2 3.Be3 3.Be1 Rfe8 4.Bxa2 Nxa2+ 5.Kd2 Rad8+ 6.Qd3 Rxd3+ 7.Kc2 Rxc3+ 8.Kd2 Rc2# 3...Bxc3 White resigned because of 4.Bxa2 Nxa2#


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