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#
Q4R2/3kr3/1q3n1p/2p1p1p1/1p1bP1P1/1B1P3P/2PBK3/8 w - - 1 0
About the playersKarl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (1818-1879), was a German chess master, considered as leading the world of chess between 1850 and 1860. An important figure in the development of chess problems.
Joseph Henry Blackburn (1841-1924) dominated British chess in the last 50 years of the 19th century and was known as "The Black Death". He was also a strong blindfold chess player.
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1. Qe2xe1 Kh1-h2
2. Qe1-g3 Kh2-g1
1. Qa8-c8 Kd7-d6
2. Rf8xf6 Re7-e6