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Jackson Whipps Showalter vs Constant Ferdinand Burille
6th American Chess Congress, New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Mar-27
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Showalter exploits Burille's 12...Bb6 very accurately; <12..d5> was the thematic move necessary.

Showalter must have seen that 14...Bd8 was defeated by <15.Bf6!!>

<16.Qg5> Bxf6 17.exf6 g6 18.Qh6 and wins.

Dec-16-08  YoungEd: Bf6 is a beautiful move indeed. I don't think I would have ever found it on my own!
Dec-16-08  hackmate: Yeah its one of those moves you can't see even after you see it.
Sep-24-10  Wyatt Gwyon: The position after move 14 would be a nice puzzle.
Jun-05-13  phil6875: For what it's worth the Bishop move can be played a move earlier and is a lot stronger than 14. Rae1. A sample variation:-

14. Bf6 Qxe5 15. Bxe5 d5 16. Rae1 h6 17. Bd3 Bc5 18. g4 f6

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  Gottschalk: 10...d5 it looks enough, so 10...c6 was the mistake. Strategically, a solid defense is open the center, how demonstrated for Chigorin against 9 Qh5 variation Alapin vs Chigorin, 1905
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  fredthebear: I have a saying that I use with my students: "When the knights come off, the game speeds up." That was certainly true here.

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