Joseph Blackburn vs. Adolf Anderssen

A puzzle from the game Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873.

White to move and win in 3.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. Qc8+ Kd6 2. Rxf6+ Re6 3. Rxe6#

FEN: Q4R2/3kr3/1q3n1p/2p1p1p1/1p1bP1P1/1B1P3P/2PBK3/8 w - - 1 0

About the players

Adolf AnderssenKarl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (1818-1879), German chess master. Is considered as leading the world of chess between 1850 and 1860. An important figure in the development of chess problems.

3 articles on Adolf Anderssen


BlackburneJoseph Henry Blackburn (1841-1924). Dominated the  British Chess during the last 50 years of 19th, century being  known as "The Black Death". He was also a strong blindfold player.

2 articles on Joseph Blackburn


3 Responses

  1. Amith sharma
    Amith sharma at

    1. Qa8-c8
    2. Rf8xf6
    3. Rf6xe6

    Reply
  2. tushar agrawal
    tushar agrawal at

    1. Qe2xe1 Kh1-h2
    2. Qe1-g3 Kh2-g1
    3. Rc8-c1

    Reply
  3. johnp24
    johnp24 at

    1. Qa8-c8 Kd7-d6
    2. Rf8xf6 Re7-e6
    3. Rf6xe6

    Reply
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