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Henry Hosmer vs George Henry Mackenzie
2nd American Chess Congress (1871), Cleveland, OH USA, Dec-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Hanstein Gambit (C38)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-03-09  Knight13: Draw? You kidding?

White should play, in the final position. Bg3-c8. If the Black king stays where he is then take on a6 and win. If not, then play Ke3-e4 and march up!

Jan-27-14  dernier thylacine: To Knight13:

I miss your nice squirrel, it was very cute.

But back to the game: in the final position, if the white Bishop wants to reach c8, he must first pass on g4. So could happen for instance 49...Ke4 50.Bg4 Bg3 51.Bc8 Kd4 52.Bxa6 Bc7 53.Bb5 (in order to "give passage to the "a" pawn", lol!) Bxa5+ - and the trip is finished before beginning: it's a clear drawn!-

I would just add Mackenzie's defence was overall clever in this game!...

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