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J Wood vs William Lewis
Casual game (1815), ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C37)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-28-05  rochade18: I wonder why they seldom tried anything else than just e4-e5. It must have been terribly boring after some time. I think I would never have played e4 in those times just to "punish" my opponents' notorious e4-opening repertoire.
Feb-28-05  aw1988: You have to understand that it is 1815 and opening theory is not quite up to par.
Feb-06-08  wolfmaster: White was certainly not just a Woodpusher.
Jun-20-09  WhiteRook48: and he's certainly not <Woody Wood Pusher>
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  wwall: Doesn't Black win after 42...c5 instead of 42...Ke6? After 42...c5 43.bxc5 Bxc5 44.Ne4 Bxa3 45.Nc3 b5 looks like a winning advantage for Black.
Jan-29-19  PatrickGJr: 10.) What is the defense against Qh5?
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  GrahamClayton: <wwall>
After 42...c5 43.bxc5 ♗xc5 44.♘e4 ♗xa3 45.♘c3 b5 looks like a winning advantage for Black.

What is Black's win after 46. ♘xb5 ♗b2 47. ♔g5. If the a-pawn advances, White sacrifices his knight for the pawn, leading to a draw. Does 47...♗xf6+ 48. ♔xf6 ♔c6 lead to a draw with with again sacrificing his knight for the a-pawn?

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  MissScarlett: This game appears in Staunton's <New Court Gazette> column of August 15th 1840, being another from a manuscript collection of unpublished Lewis games. But there are four important differences - i) Lewis is White, not Black (who is unnamed); ii) <19..f6> & <20...c6> is the move order; iii) Black played <40...a6>, not <...a5>, ruling out the later option of winning a pawn on b4; iv) White won the game via <44...Bb2 45. Kg6 Bxa3 46. Nc5+ bxc5 47. f7 Ke7 48. Kg7 1-0>. (

As Lewis himself is the manuscript author, I propose this version should assume precedence. But first, what is the source of the current version?

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