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George Alcock MacDonnell vs Wilhelm Steinitz
London (1862), Jun-18
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Variation (C44)  ·  1-0


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Oct-25-04  Knight13: Castling is very stupid. 29... c6 30. bxc6 Nxc6 31. Nxc6 bxc6 32. Qxc6 and Blak has no defence.
May-10-05  aw1988: <Knight13> What else does black have?
May-10-05  InspiredByMorphy: Im not convinced the final position is lost for black. For example what does white do after 29. ...b6 30.Qb7+ Kd7 blacks king looks like its getting closer to safety.
May-10-05  aw1988: Why not simply move the knight back?
May-10-05  sneaky pete: Or play 29.Bxb6 cxb6 30.Qb7#
May-10-05  aw1988: Of course Qb7+?? would make Reshevsky proud.
May-10-05  InspiredByMorphy: <sneaky pete> Sneaky move! The position is hopelessly lost for black. I only glanced at the game at work and didnt notice black has no queen. I was only able to watch the game tonight. 13. ...Nf6 looks better for black, threatening 14. ...Nfg4 .
May-12-05  InspiredByMorphy: Does black have a positional advantage after 13. ...Nf6 14.Rg1 Bxf2 15.Rg2 g5 ?
Jan-10-18  zanzibar: Hmmm, I have a newspaper source (1899) where 2.P-Q4, 3.KN-B3 was played.

Wonder where <CG> got their game? Z-base agrees with <CG> (lacking Source tag, so also wonder what source that used too!).

Apr-09-18  sneaky pete: The official tournament book by L÷wenthal (published in 1864) has 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 etc. The German tournament book by Suhle (1864) and Bachmann (Schachmeister Steinitz) give the move order we have here.

I think L÷wenthal was right, he could use the original scoresheets.

So copied from another (no doubt German) database, that copied Bachmann, who copied Suhle, the original culprit. They are all wrong - but that's just what I think.

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