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John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton
London m2 (1842)
Sicilian Defense: Staunton-Cochrane Variation (B20)  ·  0-1


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Mar-11-05  sandyobrien: Staunton lost 2 games against Cochrane using the strange 3. Bd3, he nor anyone in this database used it again.
Jul-06-05  lentil: cochrane is the one who lost
Jul-06-05  sandyobrien: That's what I meant, excuse my mistake.
Jul-04-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: can someone show me the purpose of 3.Bd3?
Feb-04-09  YoungEd: I know that in the "Kopec system" for White against the Sicilian, the bishop first goes to d3 with the idea of later finding a more permanent home on c2. From there it can support the center and maybe aim at h7 eventually. That doesn't seem to be Cochrane's intention here, though, so <PAWNTOEFOUR> my answer to your question is "No!"
Feb-04-09  furrer: How can you answer no?
Feb-04-09  YoungEd: No, I don't know the purpose of <Cochrane's> use of ♗d3! Maybe it was a bit presumptuous; it looks as though I tried to answer for us all, when it could be just me who doesn't know! :)
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  TheTamale: He sought to find a permanent home for the bishop, a square on which the bishop could remain unmolested come hell or high water, and to that end he succeeded admirably.
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