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Hubert Knott vs Frederick Perrin
1st American Chess Congress, New York (1857), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Oct-07
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  0-1



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Nov-25-12  Morphischer: 39.Qf5 ¯\(°_o)/¯
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  wwall: Knott a good game. 39.Qf5?? has to be one of the worst moves ever, dropping a queen like that in a won position. White was winning after 30...Qf6? (Black had to play 30...Bxd4), winning a pawn with 31.Nxf5. Then he wins the exchange after 35...Rc7? (35...Rc7 looked best), allowing 36.Be6, pinning rook and king.
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  perfidious: <wwall: Knott a good game.>

If Knott, why Knott?

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  wwall: The Knott was untied. Knott that it mattered. Same opening was played in Knottingham.
Jun-20-18  princecharming: I guess they had mouse slips even back in 1857
Aug-02-19  Zoidplow: I wonder what Morphy thought seeing some of these lemons. 39.Qf5?? isn't even the worst move in the tournament.

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