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Cardiff vs Bristol
corr (1969), ?
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31)  ·  0-1


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Sep-20-03  nateinstein: This is the elegant Boden's mate. Originally seen in Horwitz vs. Popert in 1844. In that game black delivered checkmate on the queenside after white castled long.
Sep-20-03  Mr Sizna: Does 11... Bh3 also work?
Sep-20-03  nateinstein: Yes, that also works, but is delayed because of Bxc6+. The immediate forced mate ends the game in 2 moves instead of 11.. Bh3 12. Bxc6+ Nxc6 13. Qa5 Qf3#
Sep-20-03  sleepkid: Despite Bristol's excellent victory, they were knocked out of the League Cup in the next round by Swindon Town, who went on to defeat Arsenal in the Cup final.

1969 was a lucky year for Bristol, as defender Dickie Rooks was brought in from Middlesborough, and assured them counter play in many a fine endgame.

Despite this, they still finished 14th in Division Two, just above Oxford United on goal difference.

(just a joke people. . .)

...I assumed this was a correspondence game played by the Cardiff and Bristol chess clubs in 1969?

Sep-20-03  Diggitydawg: <sleepkid> Dickie Rooks?! Is that a real name? It sounds a lot like Bat Guano from the movie Dr. Strangelove.
Sep-20-03  sleepkid: Diggitydawg: It does, doesn't it? However, it really is the name of a football player who played for Bristol City Rovers in the late 60's and early 70's. I just got lucky as his last name relates to chess.
Sep-20-03  myratingstinks: Mr Sizna, I think you would waste 600 moves on this problem & still mate it. Cardiff is seriously cramped for space.
Sep-20-03  xu fei: Anything wrong with 7.Nc3? It looks like an 'only' move after 6...Qd4
Sep-21-03  euripides: 7 Nc3 Bc5 8 Qe2 Ba6 is nasty.
Sep-21-03  xu fei: <euripides> In your line, if 8...Ba6 9.Qxe4+
Sep-21-03  euripides: true
Sep-29-06  sneaky pete: Played in 1868 by Fedden and F Langley from Cardiff against Berry and B Burt from Bristol. The duplicate F Langley vs B Burt, 1868 leaves out the 12th move and the names of the consulting players.
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  sachistu: As pointed out by <sneaky pete> the venue and year are incorrect here. However, <sneaky pete> the year was 1870 according to J.N. Burt's book 'The Bristol Chess Club'. See my comment on the 'Langely-Burt'(sic) game.

As mentioned there, Black announced mate in two after White's 11th. Some publications stop the score after an 'announcement' thus accounting for the difference in moves.

If you agree with the change in venue, players and year <sneaky pete>, I'll submit a correction slip. However, one of the games should be deleted. I'm not sure how that gets communicated to <cg>.

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