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Louis Paulsen vs Hardman Philips Montgomery
1st American Chess Congress (1857), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Oct-14
Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01)  ·  1-0


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May-17-05  mack: 23...Bg5 is a blunder, allowing white to show off a bit.
May-05-09  WhiteRook48: 3...Qxd5 was a bad recapture, I prefer 3...Nxd5
May-05-09  sleepkid: In regards to Mack's comment from 4 years ago... <23...Bg5 is a blunder, allowing white to show off a bit.>

I'm not sure 23. ...Bg5 is a blunder. I think that the very weak follow up 24. ...f6 is though. Instead, 24. ...f5 seems preferable. It looks awkward, but seems to win a piece for black. Can anyone with an engine analyse this?

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  shalgo: <sleepkid> According to an engine, the easiest win for White after 24...f5 is 25.f4. The computer claims that White had a winning advantage from move 15.
May-05-09  sleepkid: Thanks. You're right. After that, it seems that Black must give up the exchange to relieve some of the pressure. After that, White just grinds out the win.

...still, 24 ...f5 is better than f6 which simply blundered a piece away.

Jan-15-13  Sem: Beautiful game by Paulsen. Will the day come when computers will appreciate beauty in chess?
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