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James Congdon vs Frederick H Elder
3rd American Chess Congress, Chicago (1874), Chicago, IL USA, Jul-10
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1



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  GrahamClayton: Congdon's pawn grab with 21. ♘xe4 opened his position up too much, but it is hard to suggest an alternative. 21. 0-0 is not possible, and 21. ♖f1 challenging the f-file drops a pawn to 21...♕xh2. Maybe leave the King in the centre with 21. ♔d2 and hope for the best?
Jun-05-13  phil6875: <GrahamClayton> Congdon's position after his 'pawn grab' is ok, especially after Black's mistake 23...dxe4. Unfortunately his next move 24. Bc4+ gives away any advantage he had and his 26. Qxd5+ and 27. Qxe4 lose the game. So here is a sample line that perhaps he should have taken 24. Nc4 Rbb8 25. 0-0 Rbd8 26. Qxa7 Nd5 and there follow a number of lines where White is .

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