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James Mason vs Alexander Wittek
Vienna (1882), Vienna AUH, rd 18, Jun-01
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0

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Mar-05-05  akiba82: After 20 moves Mason emerges with the more flexible pawn configuration. He appears to initiate an attack on the g-file. With 26 g5 he renounces that idea and appears to be angling for h5. Accordingly Black doubles rooks on the h-file where however they dont accomplish much.
Mar-05-05  akiba82: 34Kg3 and 36Rc1 White engineers a change of front. The main theater of war is now the c-file and h1-a8 diagonal. Black with his misplaced rooks is unable to respond. The rapid change of front seen in this game was not so common in the nineteenth century as it was later to become. The game is an excellent early example of what was later to be known as the London system. It was so named because many adopted it at the London 1922 tournament. The game is a good example of the style of the player of the day.
Jan-21-17  Jimmy720: Amazing game
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