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John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton
London m1 (1841)
Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23)  ·  0-1

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Aug-04-10  sevenseaman: Statistics experts, what are the chances of a 40-move chess game being replicated exactly, unintentionally? Could it happen in an average chess lifetime, say 40 years?
May-07-11  TheTamale: Howard Staunton was the MAN. For a long time, chess literature painted him as a villain, avoiding Morphy's challenges, afraid of the inevitable humiliation. But think of it from Staunton's viewpoint. You are a great chess player, but you also happen to have a successful non-chess-related career. Here comes some guy from overseas, demanding you defend your honor and play him. I'd do the same thing as Staunton did... go about my business and let the blustery and monomaniacal blowhard prattle on. You can't bark back at every dog who barks at you; that way, you spend your whole life barking at dogs.

No disrespect to Morphy intended. He was an interesting fellow and probably my favorite player. But in this pursuit he was wrong. All hail Howard Staunton, King of Chess!

Feb-02-13  Cemoblanca: Uh la la la! What a finish!
Dec-28-18
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  HarryP: A pleasing mate.
Mar-29-21
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  Phony Benoni: The puzzle is easy, of course. The real challenge is reaching this position in only 19 moves!
Mar-29-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Are they certain this is a Lewis Gambit? After a few more moves, it looks exactly like a Deutz Gambit. These 19th Century (or earlier!) opening names have always puzzled me, esp. when people like Deutz and Gianutio don't appear in the database.
Mar-29-21
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  agb2002: Black can win an exchange with 19... Nf2+ but much quicker is 19... Rg1+ 20.Rxg1 Nf2#.
Mar-29-21  Walter Glattke: Smothered motif with 19.-Rg1+ 20.Rxg1 Nf2#
Mar-29-21  saturn2: Mate in 2.

The already mentioned 15. g3 was my thought when playing over the game.

Mar-29-21  mel gibson: Very simple.
It's a good smothered mate to show a beginner.
Mar-29-21  Brenin: An appropriate POTD for Happy Monday in England, on which, after a long lockdown, members of two households can meet in a private garden. Here the pieces from the Black and White households combine among the pretty rows of Peonies to create a pleasing and instantly recognisable mating pattern
Mar-29-21
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  MissScarlett: A cloud-compelling finish.
Mar-29-21  malt: 19...Rg1+ 20.R:g1 Nf2#
Mar-29-21  TheaN: <19....Rg1+ 20.Rxg1 Nf2#> was, frankly, not an instant spot. But two instants, at most. I did look at Rg1+ first but somehow realized we were missing firepower, glancing Rxh2+ and Nf2+, only to realize after the latter that Rg1+ does work, obviously.

I do know that I've seen the game before (not really remembering the final combination) and being astonished at the easiness with which Staunton takes over the game; though, lets be realistic, the gambit makes no sense.

Mar-29-21  zb2cr: Took me a moment, but I saw that 19. ... Rg1+; 20. Rxg1, Nf2# was a forced mate in 2.
Mar-29-21
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  chrisowen: Racquet key i Rg1+ fandangle ignoble adrift nobby key i racquet middles midas disks fancy quandary quite key i o bigot boggy hoggy holey white i vue it juvenile jives pew its change keys daub itz forty law its quip it mugs key i totadd dangle fought finish axled it was pot hole win it both pawns jet Rg1+ dab!
Mar-29-21
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  gawain: A pretty little smothered mate. For some reason my chess blindness does not extend to smothered mates. I always get them quickly.
Mar-29-21  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the immortal English chess player Howard Staunton, who was the world's best player in the 1840s, the organizer of the first international tournament 1851 in London and a connoisseur of William Shakespeare and his oeuvre, finally found the mate in 2 moves with the nice rook sacrifice 19.-,Rg1+! 20.Rxg1,Nf2#. I wish every true chess player out there a happy and blessed Easter with a lot of health!
Mar-29-21  lost in space: 19...Rg1+ 20.R:g1 Nf2#

Ersticktes Matt

Mar-29-21  get Reti: It took me just as long to figure out whether it was white or black to play as it did for me to find the solution :)
Mar-29-21  AlicesKnight: A fine "old-timer". Mate in 2 with ...Rg1+ and ...Nf2# - how often do you see a position like this today after less than 20 moves?
Mar-29-21  RandomVisitor: After 3.d4 - looks like a playable move afterall


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Stockfish_21032417_x64_modern:

<64/83 2:00:36 -0.10 3...Bxd4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nxd4> Nxd4 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qh5 Qe7 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.Qh4 d6 10.Bg5 Be6 11.Nd5 Bxd5 12.exd5 Nb8 13.Bb5+ Nbd7

Mar-30-21
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  beatgiant: <RandomVisitor> I half expect you to one day post a long engine analysis of 1. e4 and conclude, <White's game is in the last throes>.
Mar-30-21  Nullifidian: 19... ♖g1+ 20. ♖xg1 ♘f2#
Mar-30-21  RandomVisitor: After 3.d4 a final look - an even game...!


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Stockfish_21032417_x64_modern:

<79/91 15:42:58 -0.00 3...Bxd4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nxd4> Nxd4 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qh5 Qe7 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.Qh4 d6 10.Bg5 Be6 11.Nd5 Bxd5 12.exd5 Nb8 13.Bb5+ Nbd7

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