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George Webb Medley vs Henry Edward Bird
London (1849), London ENG
Queen's Gambit Declined: Normal Defense (D35)  ·  1-0


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Jul-06-05  Knight13: Instead of 14... Na6?, I think 14... Bc7 was better. That backrank mate threat was teasing Black, man. Black could've won the dang ol' Knight on d2 if there were no backrank mate threat, man. It's very annoying, man. He should've played h6 earlier.

*sight* What a game.

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  beatgiant: <Knight13>
<Instead of 14... Na6?, I think 14... Bc7 was better.>

After 14...Bc7 15. Qxa8, what followup do you see to get compensation for the lost rook?

Jul-06-05  Knight13: <After 14...Bc7 15. Qxa8, what followup do you see to get compensation for the lost rook?> Nothing. It's just a mistake I did. I though ... Bc7 was good because of what happend in the game, Qxd1+ BOOM! a queen loss. So I though moving the bishop earlier was better and suggested ... Bc7 but I wasn't careful and overlooked Qxa8.
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  beatgiant: <Knight13>
Clearly Black was already in big trouble by move 14. For example, if 15...Bc7 16. Qe4 Qc8 17. Ng5, or 15...Bc7 16. Qe4 Qe8 17. Qg4, with a strong kingside attack for White besides an extra pawn.

11...Bxd3 does not look right, since it loses time compared to 11...exd5 12. Bxa6 Nxa6 13. Nxd5, although White still wins a pawn there.

Also, 9...c5 looks premature, and maybe Black should prepare with 9...Nd7 10. 0-0 dxc4 11. bxc4 c5 instead.

May-17-14  ljfyffe: William Hicks-Henry Bird Montreal simul - 1877 -
1d2 d5 2f4 Nf6 3e5 Bf5 4Nf3 h6 5 Bd3 Bg4 60-0 e6 7c3 Bxf3 8Qxf3 c5 9Bc2 Qb6 10b3 Nbd7 11f5 e5 12dxc5 Bxc5 13b4 Bd6 14Nd2 e4 15Qe2 Qc7 16h3 Qxc3 17Nb3 Be5 18Rb1 Rc8 19Nc5 Nxc5 20bxc5 Qxc5 21Ba4+ Ke7 22Rxb7+ Rc7 23Rb5 Qc4 24Ba3+ Bd6 25Bxd6+ Kxd6 26Qd1 Rhc8 27Rb3 Qxf1+ 28Qxf1 Rc1 29Rb6+ axb6 30Bd1 R8c2 31Kh2 Rd2 32Qf4 Kc6 33Ba4+ b5 34Bb3 Rb2 35Qb8 Rbb1 36Qa8+ Kc5 37Qf8+ Kb6 38Qxf7 Rh1+ 39Kg3 Rbe1 40Kf4 Rhf1+ 41Ke5 Rxe3 42Qxg7 ... 1-0
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