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Hugh Alexander Kennedy vs Karl Mayet
London (1851), London ENG, rd 1, May-28
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Sicilian (A21)  ·  1-0



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Jul-22-09  Knight13: How about 25...Bd7 with the idea of ...a6 ...b5?
Jul-25-09  just a kid: <knight13>Well first of all,White can always take the b6-pawn in the event of a6,and White could always play 26.Bb5
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  wwall: It looks like the losing move was 52...Rc2?, allowing White to play Rd7+ and penetrate on the 7th rank while blocking in the Black Rook. Black should draw with 52...Bc2 53.Ka3 Bb3 54.Bxb3 axb3 55.Kxb3 Kxe6.
May-31-16  sneaky pete: Staunton in the tournament book only gives the moves up to 42... Qc5 and writes: The game was prolonged a few more moves, and was finally won by Captain Kennedy.

Prolonged! His readers had to miss the most interesting phase of the game, mistake(s) included.

I wondered why in this position

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white played the crazy 59.Rg7 .. (still winning I guess) when 59.g7 .. is so obvious. He didn't. Schachzeitung (May/June 1852) has the correct score 59.g7 Rxc4+ 60.Kxc4 1-0 (correction submitted).

Jun-01-16  zanzibar: Glad to see Z-base version went out to move 60 already.

This could be a pain - tracking <CG> updates after I've already run through the tournaments.

The editor notes really is starting to need some filter/search capabilities.

Jun-06-16  zanzibar: For the record -

CB goes out 60 moves, but has 59.Rg7

NIC only goes out 42 moves.

Oct-25-18  Marcelo Bruno: A wonderful and exciting epic battle!

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Round 1.2, 28.05.1851, TB p.35
from London 1851 by MissScarlett

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