John Burt - the last game

John Burt's last known game; published in The Clifton Chronicle and Directory on the 21 March 1888.

Blackburne,J - Burt,J
Bristol. 3 March 1888. White was playing 8 simultaneous blindfold games.
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Nxg4 Nxe4 7.d3 Ng3 8.Bxf4 Nxh1 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Qe2 h6 11.Qe5 hxg5 12.Qxh8+ Bf8 13.Nf6+ Ke7 14.Nc3 c6 15.Nfd5+ Ke6 16.0-0-0 cxd5 17.Re1+ Kd6 18.Qe5+ Kc6 19.Qxd5+ Kc7 20.Nb5+ Kb6 21.Qb3 Nc6 22.Re8! Qf6 23.Nc3+ Nb4 24.Nd5+ Kc6 25.Qc4+ Bc5 26.Nxb4+ Kd6
Blackburne announced the following mate in 6.
27.Qd5+ Kc7 28.Qxc5+ Qc6 29.Nd5+ Kb8 30.Rxc8+ Qxc8 31.Qd6+ Qc7 32.Qxc7# 1-0
On the same day he played Burt, Blackburne also played (and lost to) W G Grace junior, son of the famous cricketer.

Source: Clifton Chronicle and Directory, March 1888.

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