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George MacDonnell vs Wilhelm Steinitz
5th BCA Congress, London (1862), London ENG, rd 2, Jun-18
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Variation (C44)  ·  1-0



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Oct-25-04  Knight13: Castling is very stupid. 29... c6 30. bxc6 Nxc6 31. Nxc6 bxc6 32. Qxc6 and Blak has no defence.
May-10-05  aw1988: <Knight13> What else does black have?
May-10-05  InspiredByMorphy: Im not convinced the final position is lost for black. For example what does white do after 29. ...b6 30.Qb7+ Kd7 blacks king looks like its getting closer to safety.
May-10-05  aw1988: Why not simply move the knight back?
May-10-05  sneaky pete: Or play 29.Bxb6 cxb6 30.Qb7#
May-10-05  aw1988: Of course Qb7+?? would make Reshevsky proud.
May-10-05  InspiredByMorphy: <sneaky pete> Sneaky move! The position is hopelessly lost for black. I only glanced at the game at work and didnt notice black has no queen. I was only able to watch the game tonight. 13. ...Nf6 looks better for black, threatening 14. ...Nfg4 .
May-12-05  InspiredByMorphy: Does black have a positional advantage after 13. ...Nf6 14.Rg1 Bxf2 15.Rg2 g5 ?
Jan-10-18  zanzibar: Hmmm, I have a newspaper source (1899) where 2.P-Q4, 3.KN-B3 was played.

Wonder where <CG> got their game? Z-base agrees with <CG> (lacking Source tag, so also wonder what source that used too!).

Apr-09-18  sneaky pete: The official tournament book by Löwenthal (published in 1864) has 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 etc. The German tournament book by Suhle (1864) and Bachmann (Schachmeister Steinitz) give the move order we have here.

I think Löwenthal was right, he could use the original scoresheets.

So copied from another (no doubt German) database, that copied Bachmann, who copied Suhle, the original culprit. They are all wrong - but that's just what I think.

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  Messiah: This is actually very interesting. Good to play through!

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