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Laigle - Michaels Match

Francois Laigle6.5/13(+6 -6 =1)[games]
Philippe Michaels6.5/13(+6 -6 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Laigle - Michaels (1845)

Café de l'Europe, Brussels, Belgium; 9 June 1845—13 June 1845

1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Wins —————————————————————————————————————————————— Laigle 1 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 Michaels 0 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 ————————————————————————————————————————————— Format: First to seven wins, draws not counting, is the victor.

Throughout this match Laigle played with the White pieces and Michaels played with the Black pieces, a common practice until standardized play was adopted.

The Missing Second Game
"Avant leur dixième coup, les Blancs ont laissé leur Dame en prise, ce qui a ôté tout intérêt à cette partie, abandonnée peu de coups après, comme perdue par les Blancs."(1)

Translation: "Before his tenth move, White (Laigle) left his queen en prise, which stole any interest in this game, and was abandoned a few moves later, as lost by White (Laigle)."

(1) Le Palamède, v5 n6, 15 June 1845, pp249-267
(2) Le Palamède, v5 n7, 15 July 1845, pp297-304


 page 1 of 1; 13 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Laigle vs P Michaels  1-0521845Laigle - MichaelsD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. F Laigle vs P Michaels  1-0511845Laigle - MichaelsC20 King's Pawn Game
3. P Michaels vs F Laigle  0-1411845Laigle - MichaelsA03 Bird's Opening
4. F Laigle vs P Michaels  0-1381845Laigle - MichaelsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. P Michaels vs F Laigle  ½-½591845Laigle - MichaelsB20 Sicilian
6. F Laigle vs P Michaels  1-0471845Laigle - MichaelsD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. P Michaels vs F Laigle  1-0491845Laigle - MichaelsB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. F Laigle vs P Michaels  1-0231845Laigle - MichaelsC20 King's Pawn Game
9. P Michaels vs F Laigle  1-0781845Laigle - MichaelsB20 Sicilian
10. F Laigle vs P Michaels  1-0761845Laigle - MichaelsB20 Sicilian
11. P Michaels vs F Laigle  1-0381845Laigle - MichaelsA03 Bird's Opening
12. F Laigle vs P Michaels  0-1451845Laigle - MichaelsA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
13. P Michaels vs F Laigle  1-0341845Laigle - MichaelsA03 Bird's Opening
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