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Alexander McDonnell vs Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais
London m4 ;HCL 18 (1834), London ENG, rd 54
King's Gambit: Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37)  ·  1-0
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Oct-05-04  Knight13: Continue would be 19... Kf8? 20. Nd7+ 1-0, 19... Kd8 20. Rd1+ and Black is in serious trouble, or 19... Ke7 20. Ng8+ Ke8 21. Qd8+. Good game.
Nov-13-04  sneaky pete: <Knight13> It may have escaped your attention that after 19.Nd5+ .. both king and queen are under attack. If 19... Kd8 white might prefer 20.Qxc5 .. over the clumsy 20.Rd1+ Qd6 and if 19... Ke7 20.Qxc5+ .. instead of 19.Ng8++? Kd6.
May-17-06  SJP: <sneaky pete> 20. Rd1+ is not clumsy if followed by 20...Qd6. There is a forced mate with 21. Rxd6+! cxd6 22. Nd5+ Kd7 23. Qg7+ Kc6 24. Qc3+ Kb5 25. a4+ Ka6 26. Nc7+ Kb6 27. a5# but 21. Qxc5+ does mate more quickly.
Sep-30-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.25.

McDonnell no mistakes!

De La Bourdonnais 2 mistakes:
7...Nc6 15.22 (7...d5 -0.50)
14...Ke8 #10 (14...Ne2+ 15.22)

Jan-31-09  Senor Gusanos: In George Walker's Chess Studies (1844) it gives 18...P x R and then just states 'mate in 4".
Feb-23-09  WhiteRook48: is the Muzio Gambit really a total win for white?
Mar-17-09  dwavechess: 14/19 concur with Rybka 3 at 3 min. per move, with rybka.abk book for McDonnell.
Feb-04-12  Knight13: Might as well mark 8...Nxd4 as a mistake also; Black's being too materialistic in a position that calls for some defence, and also 7...Nc6, which does little to help Black solve the problem at hand.
Dec-21-12  Llawdogg: McDonnell plays a perfect game!
Jan-15-17
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  Big Pawn: I was looking at 17. Nxc7+ Qxc7 18. Qh5+ Kd8 19. Rf8+ Rxf8 20. Rxf8+ Ke7 21. Rf7 Ke8 22. Rxh7+ Kd8 23. Qg5+ and 24. Qxe7#

I liked my variation better because it was more forcing, starting with check, but Black resigned after the cook 17. Kh1 and Rxe6 anyway.

McDonnnell was actually extremely strong if he is playing on par with Rybka at 10 minutes per move, way back in 1834. He certainly understood attacking positions and how to play with the initiative.

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