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Alexander McDonnell vs Alexander D'Arblay
Casual (1830), ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (000)  ·  1-0
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Nov-21-05  sneaky pete: Another tasty item from the Big Mac. 7... Be6 (recommended by Von Schmidt, Malkin and Schlechter) is supposed to be better.
Oct-29-07  sneaky pete: This is an odds game, white played without his Ra1. 21... Qd1+ 22.Kf2 Qxc2+ with .. Qg6 would have been unpleasant for him.
Oct-29-07  mrbiggs: I can never believe it when I see this opening played, much less with rook odds.

McDonnell starts a rook down, then sacs two minor pieces for two pawns, so he's essentially a queen down, then attacks from there.

Oct-29-07
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  amadeus: 21... Ne6 is a horrible mistake. Qd1+ wins the game.
Oct-29-07  Shams: queen rook defends d1 amadeus
Oct-29-07
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  amadeus: <Shams>, according to <sneaky pete> and <mrbiggs>, this is an odds game, White didn't have a queen rook.
Oct-29-07  Shams: hmm...I missed their comments. hard to believe black would miss the open back rank. maybe they have a different game in mind?
Oct-31-07  mrbiggs: I should mention that I was purely going by <sneaky pete>'s comment and that I don't have any personal knowledge of the game.
Oct-27-08  sneaky pete: Twenty-third game (page 26/27) from A selection of games at chess, actually played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq. (etc.), selected and arranged by William Greenwood Walker, published 1836. This game is from the first section, <Games in which Mr. M'Donnell gives the odds of the Rook>, and is headed: Mr. M'Donnell gives the Rev. A. d'A***** the Rook. It's obvious from the game itself this was the queen's rook, as customary.
Oct-27-08
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  Gypsy: It looks like <24...Qf8?> lost the game. Assuming that this was an odds game, and therefore the Ra1 is not really there, it looks like Black could have played <24...Nf8 25.Rxg7 Kxg7> and still win the bout.
Jun-26-09  just a kid: The plan of the masters of that time. sac,sac,sac,mate or sac,sac,sac,bad attack,get mated.
Jun-26-09  just a kid: Also I would have preferred 27.f8=R#
Nov-21-11  sneaky pete: The actual final position (without Ra1)


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