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Eugene Rousseau vs Charles Henry Stanley
New Orleans m (1845), New Orleans, LA USA, rd 14, Dec-??
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Perreux Variation (C55)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-13-03  Curious: Why doesn't 49. Kh4 win for white?
Jan-14-03  Cyphelium: It certainly does.
Jul-30-04  mandar: Yeah Even I think that White wins
Dec-03-10  Owerbart: after 49 ... Kf6 looks pretty drawish to me.
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  Sastre: White wins after <49.Kh4 Kf6 50.Kh5 Kg7 51.g5 hxg5 52.Kxg5 Kf8 53.Kf6 Ke8 54.Ke6 Kd8 55.Kd6>.
Dec-04-10  acme: 48. ...Kg5 will hold though.
May-14-11  squaresquat: I'm looking for what's called the Wilkes-Barr variation because of the 150th anniversary of the US 'Civil' war. Was'nt this the Wilkes who captain the USS San Jacinto that boarded HMS Trent and almost brought a second front for our 'civil' war. He was quite a hero in the Northern States.
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  NM JRousselle: The Wilkes-Barres is also known as the Troxler. It's in the 2 Knights Defense. The line runs 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 Bc5.

Hope this is what you were looking for.

May-16-11  squaresquat: No. Wilkes, like Troxler is a name.Whose?
Wilkes was the captain who almost turned our 'civil' was into a world war. He was a hero to many of the north after the humiliations at Edwards Ferry, Bull Run and Charleston. England supported treasonous rebels who fired on our flag. Name a blistering chess attack after him.
May-16-11  MaxxLange: The 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 Bc5 is named after its popularity among members of the chess club in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In Europe, they call it the Traxler Variation.
Jun-04-15  poorthylacine: 34. Nxb4!! was a splendid winning move, because after the exchange White is getting the upper hand (33.Nxb4 dxb4 34. Kxd4 wins) and if instead that, 33...Kd6 34. Nd5 there is not more saving hope for Black)... That's why 32...Bd4? was a fatal error: 32...Kd6! was the right move to get draw... But the oversight is mutual, fortunately for Stanley...
Jun-04-15  poorthylacine: We can regret that the two knights defense was not more often used in high level competition before the time of the "automatical" spanish game; always and always italian, with or without Evans Gambit; however at the highest level, even Karpov proposed it later to Beliavsky (USSR 1983), who accepted the challenge, while Kortchnoï courageously liked better to decline twice in 1978 against the same Karpov, and to stay in the conservative and dull italian...
Jun-04-15  poorthylacine: Please read 33. Nxb4! and so on, not 34....
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