|Apr-16-17|| ||sneaky pete: The Big Mac gave QR odds here, as usual when playing against NN. Without the odds, in this position after 17 moves|
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he would have played 18.Rxd7 .. or 18.Rd1 ..
This game is in the first book, the Rook odds games, of <A Selection of Games at Chess, actually played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq., the best English player, with his principal contemporaries, etc.> by William Greenwood Walker, published in 1836.
"Twelfth Game - Mr. M'Donnell gives Mr. F***** the Rook." I wonder if that could be Fraser, with whom he played 5 games on even terms in 1831. Some QR odds games recorded earlier in this part of the book are with Mr. F****, which I suspect is Finch.