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Alexander McDonnell vs Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais
London (1834), rd 34
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  1-0


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Oct-08-04  Knight13: 50. Rc6? Was black trying to forfeit the game? 50. Rc5 was better. But anyway the a7 pawn is extremly dangerous. I would give MacDonnel a good game for the beautiful attack among the castled queen side with the pawns.
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  Chessical: <Knight 13> Your suggestion of <50...Rc5?> loses immediately to 51.Nb6+ Kb7 52.a8Q+.

Black is completely lost no matter what he plays at this stage.

Aug-15-05  Knight13: Playing 13. Kf2 must've been un comfortable. But it's not a bad move. But 49. Nxg3+ sure is a bad move. That's not the way of getting out of the 50. Nb6+ threat.
Feb-26-08  wolfmaster: McDonnell grabbed a lot of space in the opening and early middlegame, and because of it, he got the extra pawn and won.
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  profK: The opening turns itself into an Advance French Defence. A Black ...d4 would keep the game in the realm of a sicilian defence, and keeps white from getting a solid gain in space through his own d4.
Feb-03-12  Knight13: I don't agree with 9...O-O-O. He ought to have continued with ...a5, ...f5, and play ...Kf7 instead. Black's activity belongs on the queenside.
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