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Jowett vs McDonald
London (1885)
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1-0
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Apr-19-03  Xeeniner: unless i'm overlooking somthing, here's why McDonald resigned: McDonald can't stop both 10. Qf7 and 10. Qb3 except for 9. Qe7 (or 9. Qe8), which would be followed by 10. Qb3+ Qe6 11. Nxe6 Kf7 12. Nxc7+, would be trading the queen, rook, and pawn for a knight or 9. Qe7 10. Qb3+ d5 11.Qxd5+ Be6 12. Nxe6 Kf7 13.Nxc7+ which would result in the loss of the two pawns, bishop, and rook.
Aug-26-03
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  kevin86: If9--- Q-e7 10Q-d5 and mate next!
Dec-18-05
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  OhioChessFan: I suspect Black didn't recognize that the recapture of his checking Knight would also be with check.
Jul-19-06  Feast: Very short, and not so sweet for McDonald! 7...Nxf3 obviously a mistake, but Jowett's 9.Ng5 was a gem!
Feb-05-11
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  technical draw: Where's Londen?
Feb-05-11
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  Penguincw: < technical draw: Where's Londen? > That's a good question.I'm thinking maybe it's the old name of the city < London> .
Feb-05-11
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  technical draw: OK, Londen is the Dutch spelling of London...
Feb-05-11
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  Penguincw: In case anyone is wondering , if 6.Nxe4 then 6...d5 will gain back the material.
Apr-14-11
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  FSR: Rubinstein didn't play 4...Nd4 until 1912, and here Old McDonald is playing it back in 1885! EIEIO!
Apr-14-11
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  FSR: The finish is reminiscent of Kutjanin vs Jakobjuk, 1940.
Nov-05-13  Swedish Logician: I wonder whether White might be Benjamin Jowett, the famous Master of Balliol College, Oxford?
Nov-05-13
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  sbevan: <Swedish Logician: I wonder whether White might be Benjamin Jowett, the famous Master of Balliol College, Oxford?>

I wondered the same thing.

Interesting Wikipedia article on him, with this rhyme:

Here come I, my name is Jowett.
All there is to know I know it.
I am Master of this College,
What I don't know isn't knowledge!


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