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Cotter vs George Atwood
Casual (1795), London ENG, Feb-08
Bishop's Opening: General (C23)  ·  0-1


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Jun-09-05  korger: This game is so adventurous as a J.F. Cooper novel, yet its beauty is splattered by many blunders.

The sacrifice 17. ... Qc7? gives some attack to Black, but not enough to cover for the loss of a knight and a rook. As a consequence, White clearly has a winning position up till move 25, but then he blunders: 25. Kg2? Instead, 25. Nxd3 Qxf3+ 26. Kg1 cxd3 27. Ng3 and Black's attack is foiled, retaining a lot of material advantage.

After 25. Kg2? Bxe2 this advantage is gone, and the situation starts to look grim for White: 26. Re1 Bxf3+ 27. Kg3 f4+! 28. Kf2 Qxd2+ 29. Kxf3 Qxe1 and little hope is left. But even this is spoiled by 26. Nxe2? which quickly leads to a forced checkmate; White even does his best to accelerate it :)

Still, with all of its dark spots... a wonderful game!

Apr-29-06  Averageguy: I think that 21.Qxf8+ was better.
Apr-29-06  dutchboy13: great gam
Jul-02-10  antharis: 21. Ba3! Qxa3 [21... Rxa8? 22. Bxc5 bxc5 23. Nac1 ] 22. Qxc6
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