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Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais vs Alexander McDonnell
London m3 ;HCL 18 (1834), 07, rd 41
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0


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Oct-08-04  Knight13: 14... Rg3 was better. 14... Be6? 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16 Kf2 is a force for black to exchange with Knight and Bishop. That's bad. 19. Rc1 might be better but if black plays 19... c6, then the move is wasted. 26. Re7! is also good, controlling the c7 square for the knight. But 26... Rd8?! wasn't good to me. 27. Nb7! is over for black, losing material. A note I would say about this game is that La Bourdonnais was a better attacker than MacDonnel was. Mayjor problem was 16. Kf2!, losing a rook for a knight. Good duel!
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  Chessical: <Knight 13> Your suggestion of <14...Rg3?> loses to 15.Bxf7+ Kf8 16.Nd5 Nc6 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Nxf6 gxf6 (18...Kxf7 19.Ne4+) 19.Rxf6

Macdonnell's problems seem to stem from his plan to grab the e pawn rather than develop.

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  Gypsy: <14.Ne5!> wins the game.
Aug-04-11  adbat: On move 11 white could have won the game with bishop and bf4 ,and is not compensation for Black.
Aug-04-11  sneaky pete: White actually played 10.Qd2 .. (correction submitted) so 11.Bxf4 .. was never possible.
Feb-01-12  Knight13: Do they really expect me to believe that Black, a master, actually missed 14. Ne5?
Jun-20-17  Jimmy720: Instead of 10.Qd2 La Bourdonnais missed 10.O-O! A sample line is 10.O-O Bxe3 11.fxe3 Rxe3 12.Ne5 Be6 13.Bxe6 fxe6 14.Qb3 Qc8 15.Kf2 Rxc3 16.bxc3 and White is dominating.
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