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Alfred Brodie vs Howard Staunton
London (1851), London ENG, rd 1, May-28
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (A30)  ·  0-1



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Jul-05-02  mprchess: i dont get it. why not 25. exd4 ... help me!!!
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  Sneaky: He would lose a whole rook to Rxe2
Jul-06-02  mprchess: oh i get it
Dec-18-08  just a kid: I like the impression the black c and d pawns make.Perhaps moving the bishop away at move 23?
Jul-22-09  Knight13: WOW! A 1851 positional chess! NICE!
Nov-21-09  siegbert: An enjoyable game to play through. its often thought positional playing didnt exist in the nineteenth century but players like H Staunton prove it wasnt all tactics even way back then.
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  wwall: Maybe White had to kick the bishop before castling. Instead of 15.O-O, White can try 15.h3. If 15...Bxf3, then 16.Bxf3 c4 17.dxc4 bxc4 18.O-O. Or 15.h3 Bf5 16.g4 and 17.O-O,

Perhaps the losing move is 16.Kh1, allowing 16...Ne5 and all kinds of pins, winning a pawn, and having a strong pawn structure for Black. Is 16.Rae1 or 16.Bc3 any better and does it hold or prevent a pawn loss?

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