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Alexander Beaufort Meek vs William James Appleton Fuller
"The Meek Shall Inherit" (game of the day Apr-06-2017)
1st American Chess Congress, New York (1857), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Oct-06
King Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20)  ·  1-0



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Apr-26-05  mymt: wonder if Morphy knew about this game before he played Bottin in Paris the following year.
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  wwall: Black had to play 5...d5 or 5...Bxf2+ instead of 5...Nxf2.

After 10...d5, 11.Be2, threatening 12.Bh5 was stronger.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The entire point of the Macleod seems to consist of the trap 2...Nf6?!, a surprisingly weak move, and 4...Bc5 seems even weaker. Here's a 2016 victory for the Big Mac: T Gareyev vs Shenlone Wu, 2016.

Best response? 2...d5, of course.

Apr-06-17  offramp: I would have titled this one <Fuller's Hit>.
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  Richard Taylor: Morphy was in the same tournament as this. So he would probably have known but he probably didn't need to know. I was playing over a game including ones by Meek, Paulsen etc yesterday. Strange coincidence.
Apr-06-17  7he5haman: It appears that 20...Kd7 fails to 21.Bb5+ Ke7 22.Bxc5+ Nxc5 23.bxc5 and then if 23...Qxc5 24.Qxe6+
Apr-06-17  Moszkowski012273: 8.Bxf6... is stronger.
Apr-06-17  goodevans: Mr Meek seemed to make hard work of winning a won position. He would have been most grateful that his opponent's dreadful 25...Qxa2 blunder allowed him a quick finish.
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  Willber G: <offramp: I would have titled this one <Fuller's Hit>.>


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  eternaloptimist: I love this pun! This game has a really interesting opening but it's not the most accurate opening in the world. I agree w/ <wwall> 5...Bxf2+ is better than 5...Nxf2
Apr-07-17  87Echo: It seems that 10 Bb8 is just about winning. Any reason why not?
May-10-21  Chesgambit: Nxf2 classical trap by white e4 e5 Nf3 d5 same but white pawn at c3

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