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Alexander McDonnell vs Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais
La Bourdonnais - McDonnell 5th Casual Match (1834), London ENG, rd 4, Sep-??
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  1-0



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Sep-09-04  clocked: white takes the bait with 20.hxg4? and is fortunate to survive as 23...Rh6 24...Rh6 or 26...e5 are all winning.
Oct-20-04  InspiredByMorphy: <clocked> Nice catch.
Jul-22-05  Knight13: I think 27... Qc7 is better.

Terrible ending for Black. He sacrificed almost every material he mad to just last the game longer. Maybe he thought he can force a draw? NAHH. 30... Rfh8 is really unexpected and it's blunder! Oh well... He didn't have much choice. He could've resigned!

Feb-04-12  Knight13: 15...Qd8 with the plan of ...g5 is more accurate. The queen does absolutely nothing on c7. Also, it would help swinging the queen over to the Kingside with ...Qe8 at some point.

18. fxg5 fxg5 18. Bxg5 is fine for White, thanks to the misplaced Black queen and "in hell" dark-squared bishop.

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