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Francois Philidor vs George Atwood
London (1794) (unorthodox), ?, Feb-07
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Sep-01-11
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  Honza Cervenka: Black's opening play was by far not optimal and despite of given piece odds he got quickly a troubled position. But Philidor played a bit too mechanically and carelessly too. His 11.Qb3 was not the best (11.Qd3 or 11.Qc2 makes more sense here) and after 12.Bd2(?) black could ease much his game by 12...Na5 with next Nxc4. Unfortunately for him, Atwood choose a passive 12...Nd8?! to cover f7 and after another Philidor's mechanical developing move 14.Rae1?! (immediate 14.e5! was much better) he missed an interesting possibility 14...f6!? and quickly succumbed to white's attack.

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