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Donald MacMurray vs Abraham Solomon Kussman
Rapid transit 10 sec/move (1937) (blitz), New York (USA), Mar-??
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Bishop sac line (C57)  ·  0-1
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Apr-23-05  kozo: 14.hxg3 Bf3 and then 15. ... Rh8#.

8. exd5 loses this game, but 7. exd5 Nxd5 8.O-O h6 9.Nf3 might be better.

Apr-23-05  IT4LICO: It's very famous game, i can't believe there are only two comments!
Feb-19-06  MorphyMatt: Say, that was a blitz game?!
May-21-09  JimmyVermeer: This game is #4620 in Laszlo Polgar's book, but Polgar spells the first player's name as MacMurray, while chessgames.com spells it McMurray. Perhaps that's why there are so few comments - people just can't find the game because somebody can't spell. So it seems most sources call this opening the Traxler Counterattack (at Black's 4th move), but Chessmaster calls it the Wilkes Barre Variation.

13 Qd2 sped up the ending. 13 d4 was probably best, but White was losing anyway. The ending is 13 Qd2 Qxg3+ 14 hxg3 Bf3 15 dxe4 Rh1#

May-21-09
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  Calli: Polgar is right. Donald MacMurray and Abraham S. Kussman, two pretty well-known New York area players of the era.
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