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Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais vs Alexander D'Arblay
"Labored On? Nay." (game of the day Jun-10-2004)
France (1830)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39)  ·  1-0



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Jun-10-04  Calculoso: I think it is cool to see a resignation after 0-0-0. Very rare indeed.
Jun-10-04  Whitehat1963: Almost a carbon copy of the game of the day. d'Arblay didn't learn too much in the intervening six years!
Jun-10-04  JSYantiss:, I think that's enough "pun"ishment with today's pun. ;)
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  kevin86: A few notes: First Rd1 would have sufficed,Labby castled,adding a bit of French pastry-as it were.

Second,here we have another variation of Reti-Tartokower-a nice ending.

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  kevin86: OOPS,an obvious mistake in my above comment-do you see it? This game PRECEDED R-T,so you could say that that game is a variation of this :)!
Jun-10-04  notsodeepthought: Can't argue with white's win but obviously 21 Q:d7 Q:d7 22 B:d7 mate would have been simpler...
Jun-10-04  weary willy: too much of a carbon copy ... suggest one or other is a flawed score.

21 Lxd7+ and 23 Df8++ look quicker also

Jun-10-04  Elrathia Kingi: In the final position, every one of white's pieces is being useful for attack or defence, while black has no piece whatsoever that is serving a helpful purpose. White's pawns are in liberating positions, while black's pawns are in restrictive positions. Also, in the opening, black forfeits every piece that he develops, while white continues to move pieces out. Fascinating game, indeed.
Jun-10-04  mack: It would be very interesting if any of the games LaBourdonnais which he played for money in between his MacDonnell match surfaced.
Sep-24-04  Knight13: Now white is ready to play 21. Bxh7+. or 20... Bxa4 21. Qd8+! Rxd8 22. cxd8=Q#.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Who can create the best anagram using Louis' full name? You'll readily note that the word "chess" is in there. It won't be easy, though: there's no "T" for words like "checkmate," "attack," or "gambit."
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  tpstar: hello chess board - sauna and/or milieu
May-19-06  SJP: I handle main chess board's rouleau
Jul-09-06  sneaky pete: Both game scores are wrong on all counts. The other version is incomplete (last 4 moves missing). White is De La Bourdonnais who gave QR odds, so 0-0-0 is just Ke1-c1, there is no rook on d1 and no quicker mate.

The date of the game, apparently first published 1844 in <Chess Studies> by George Walker, is not known.

Oct-27-08  Kiborg007: 23 Qf8# :)
Mar-09-16  kubbybulin: Of course, but in the 19th century one was obligated to play the sacrificial mate.
Oct-13-19  Jean Defuse: ...

More than 13 years ago, <sneaky pete> pointed it correctly out:

<De La Bourdonnais who gave QR odds, so 20. 0-0-0 is just Ke1-c1>

So that we do not have to wait again 13 years for a correction is here the right notation:

[Event "Odds Game"]
[Site "Paris"]
[Date "1835.??.??"]
[EventDate "1835.??.??"]
[White "De La Bourdonnais, Louis Charles Mahe"]
[Black "D'Arblay, Alexander Charles L P"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5 Nc6 6. Bc4 Ne5 7. Bb3 h6 8. d4 hxg5 9. dxe5 Rxh4 10. Rf1 g3 11. Nc3 Bb4 12. Qd5 Bxc3+ 13. bxc3 Qe7 14. Ba3 d6 15. exd6 Qe6 16. Qd4 Qf6 17. e5 Qf5 18. dxc7 Be6 19. Ba4+ Bd7 20. Kd1 Z0 21. Kc1 f3 22. Qc5 Qf4+ 23. Kb1 Bc6 24. Qxc6+ bxc6 25. Bxc6# 1-0


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