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Mephisto (Automaton) vs George Henry McLennan
Royal Aquarium Exhibition (1878) (exhibition), London, Westminster ENG, Dec-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Philidor Gambit Schultz Variation (C38)  ·  0-1



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Feb-10-09  number 23 NBer: Man, Gunsberg got smoked here. Where did he go wrong?
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  GrahamClayton: <number 23NBer>Man, Gunsberg got smoked here. Where did he go wrong?

<number 23NBer>,
Not wrong! You wouldn't guess from this game that Gunsberg played a match for the world championship.

12.exd5 seems to be the error, opening up the e-file for Black's Queen.

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  fredthebear: 15.Kf2 is an equal game.
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  MissScarlett: The <Field> of February 15th 1879 printed two games won by <Mr. M'Lennan (a talented young player)> against Mephisto (Automaton), but one can't be sure that Gunsberg was the operator. Regardless, it should still be attributed to the machine. See Mephisto vs G McLennan, 1879

The games are said to have been played <some time ago at the Westminster Aquarium>, so they may well date to 1878.

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