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Defense against Blackburne Schilling Gambit?

  • #1

    I fell for the blackburne schilling gambit but it was a weird variation because black played a6 before initiating the trap. This is the game

    He made a blunder when he blocked the check with his knight but if he used his queen, I could take his knight and we would be about equal, so I was wondering, what could he have done to defend against my counterattack? And how could I have improved my attack? Plus, I just wanted to share this game because it was pretty exciting Smile

  • #2

    This is an odd variation of that old trick- Black has played the odd ...a6, while white has developed a knight on c3. Anyway, 6...Ke7? loses to the simple 7.Bxg8 as a check from d5 is constantly on the air. He should have played 6...Kd8 when after 7.Ng4 this is a messy situation.

    Your 7.Nd5+ is also good, IMO. 8.d3 Qxg2 9.Rf1 looks very good for white.

    9.d3 looks preferrable to 9.c3 which you played. I still like white.

    9...Nb5? is anti-chess. The horse had to go to e6, for better or worse.

    Can you explain 13.c4? After something reasonable like 13.Bg5 Black almost has no move to play.

  • #3

    5. Nxd4 exd4 6.Qh5 Nh6 7.Qe5+ wins a pawn.

    12. Bg5+ Ne7 13.Qg4 d6 14.Qh4 looks even stronger.

    13. Still able to do Bg5+...

    14.Qd3! Ne6 15.Rd1 is clearly better. 14.Qg4 just equalises after Qxc4.

    15.e6? Just take the knight. 15.Qxd4.

    16.Nxe7? Ne2+! and white loses the queen.

    17.The same as 16. Also, what's wrong with just capturing on g7?

  • #4
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  • #6

    Anything other than Nxe5.


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