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Boston Chess Club vs Philadelphia
Corr (1847), USA
Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Oct-08-14  Karpova: Boston (George Hammond and Allies) versus Philadelphia (Athenaeum Committee consisting of P P Randolph and B C Tilghman), played by Correspondence.

On 12.Ne1, the annotator remarks that White, after their premature attack, has lost the initiative and <needs this move to fortify itself>. But 12.Nd4 looks interesting (12...Bxd4 13.cxd4 Qxd4 14.Bb2).

The move was not annotated, but 14.c4 may be an inaccuracy. Black could have tried 14...Qd6 (15...Ng4).

On 17...Rxg2+, the annotator notes that Black forced a draw deliberately, since Philadelphia had a win in Philadelphia vs Boston, 1847.

Source: G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, p. 60

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