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George Henry Mackenzie vs George Hammond
USA (1857)
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1-0


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  chancho: Nowadays these kinds of fireworks are a rarity in this opening.
Mar-12-08  Knight13: Hammond stood too close to the fireworks and one of those shells came down and hit in the head and knocked him out. The Checkmate Hospital pronounced him dead on move 22.
Mar-12-08  mistreaver: beautifull attack by mackenzie
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  fm avari viraf: This is a beautiful game, where I relished the tactical blows knocking his opponent. May His Soul Rest In Peace In Heaven, Eternally!
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  jnpope: Mackenzie wasn't in America in 1857. This is probably from one of the two matches played between Mackenzie and Hammond in 1864.

<From America we learn that Captain Mackenzie (late of London) has been victorious in two matches played at the Boston Chess Club, against Mr Hammond, a strong amateur. In the first, Captain M. scored nine to his opponent's four, one being drawn. In the return match between the same antagonists, Captain Mackenzie scored six, Mr Hammond three, Drawn one. The games in both matches, we hear, were played with unusual rapidity.>

source: London Era, 1864.07.17, p6

This game is published in the New York Albion, 1866.04.21 and in the Chess World, v2 n3, May 1866, pp78-79.

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