Three Little Blackburnes

batgirl
batgirl
Dec 14, 2011, 1:12 PM |
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A while back I had started a thread in the forums about brilliancies.  Of course, under the massive volume of everything that comprises chess.com, the beautiful games have been buried and forgotten.  I wanted to resurrect some of them at least temporarily.  Here are some I like:

 

If anyone carried Morphy's torch, it was Joseph Blackburne.  Like Morphy, Blackburne seemed to play even more sparkling chess when at odds or blindfolded.

The first game comes from a blindfold simul in 1875.

 

Blackburne had only been playing for 2 years when he conjured this bit of magic.

 

The Berlin Congress of 1881 gave us this little jewel -