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Henry Bird vs George Webb Medley
Ries' Divan Tournament (1849), London ENG, rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights. Exchange Variation (B45)  ·  1-0



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Jul-05-05  Knight13: 14. Nxd4! a good move. It gave Black doubled f-pawns... Which is weak.

This would be an instructive game of "The weakness of doubled panws." Doubled f-pawns really killed Black in the endgame. It's like Black's a pawn down.

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  beatgiant: I think 16...h6? is wrong, further weakening the kingside pawn structure. How about 16...Ne4 instead? For example, 16...Ne4 17. Qxd8 Ng3+ 18. Kg1 Rxd8 19. Rf3 Nf5, etc. and Black avoids the doubled pawns.
Jun-18-08  dRr0x0rZZ: Bird should certainly get credit for finding that adorable zwischenzug at the end!
Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: Must be a tough nut to crack but 53. h5 wins in 47 moves.

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