Blackburne Shilling

Pattern # 41 This technique is explained in ebook Fundamental Chess Patterns and fully explained in ebook Blackburne Shilling

The name of this trap is associated to Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924), surname Black Death, who according to the legend earned his life by playing a shilling a game (an old English coin = 5 pence), at least 100 thousands players. Remember when in New York thirty years ago the bet was one dollar a game

Variation of Italian Game. A Pawn is a bait, and if swallowed, a lot of tactics follow, even mates in 7 moves, so you go home early.

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