(9) Blyth, W.G. - Zukertort, Johannes H. [C78]
Simul Montreal, 11.02.1884
[C.W. Phillips]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 Bc5 The doctor probably tried this for a change. e7 is the only square for the B in this opening in almost every variation.

6.0-0 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3
This move followed presently by d4 gives White a very strong position, so strong in fact as to render Black's 5...Bc5 a very weak move.

8...Bg4 9.Be3 Qe7 10.Nbd2 0-0 11.Bg5
11.d4 would be stronger.

11...h6 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.h3 Be6 14.Bc2 Ne7 15.Nh2 Ng6 16.Ndf3 Nf4 17.Ne1 Qg6 18.Kh1
White has played the last two or three moves very well. The Dr. threatened a fierce attack.

18...f5 19.d4 Bb6 20.exf5 Bxf5 21.Bxf5 Qxf5 22.Ng4
22.Nf3 [which knight is not specified] would perhaps be better.

22...exd4 23.cxd4 Qd5 24.Nf3 Rae8 25.Ne3 Qf7 26.Kh2 c6 27.b3 Bc7 28.Rc1 Qd7 29.d5
Well played.

29...c5 30.Ng1 Re5 31.g3 Ng6 32.Qd3 Qf7 33.f4 Re7 34.Rce1 Rfe8 35.Nf3 Nxf4 36.Qd2
If N be captured, Black of course gains White N in return.

36...Bb6 37.Nh4
Winning the piece.

37...g5 38.Nhf5 Qh5 39.Nxe7+ Rxe7 40.gxf4
[Toronto Week, 15 May 1884.] 1-0