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Alexander McDonnell vs Wolf Meyer Popert
England (1830)
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (000)  ·  1-0


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Sep-24-04  Knight13: Interesting Evan's Gambit Queen lost.
Nov-22-06  2021: It was dumb that black resigned. He has 2 minor pieces and a rook for the queen. Maybe he forgot that his oppenent was playing without a b1-knight.
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  tamar: Popert wasn't a hopelessly bad player, I see some wins against Staunton.

But I don't see any way for him to continue here. Rd1+ is coming

Dec-27-06  Haeron: 2021: It was a very timely resignation. If Black plays 19. ...c4, then 20. Rd1+ Bd7 21. Qxd7# is quite telling. Re8 leads to the same thing.

Aside from that, the knight is trapped and 20. Qe7# is threatened.

Feb-22-08  wolfmaster: <tamar> Yes, I think that Popert was a good chess player, and Jeff Sonas of Chessmetrics shares my view(he places Popert as the 5th best player in 1843). Popert also played the first Boden's Mate, before Samuel Standidge did.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: the danger of a Bxf7+ sacrifice.
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: oh, so that's why black resigned I thought he had the advantage
Jan-19-09  WhiteRook48: amazing play from McDonnell.
Feb-08-09  WhiteRook48: he sacrificed so much to take a Q and set up mating attack
Jun-26-09  just a kid: I think 7...Bb6 is better.
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