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Jonathan Wilson vs George Atwood
London 5 (1798)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37)  ·  0-1

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Aug-16-02  MorphyFan: Could somebody help me, (night, bishop, sneaky)? Couldnt white have won with 17. Qg5+? Was that an oversight, or was chess not that good back in his day? youngMorphyfan
Aug-16-02  pawntificator: Good eye, MorphyFan. I believe that would have won it for white. After that black must lose the queen...it must have been an oversight, AND chess wasn't that good in his day.
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  Sneaky: 17. Qg5+ is mate in three:

17 ...Kh7 18. Rf7+ Qxf7 19. Rxf7#
or 17 ...Qg6 18. Rf7+ Kg8 19. Qxg6#

My guess is that Black played ...Kg7?? to intend to answer Qg5+ with ...Qg6. And then White believed him! So who's the bigger dummy?!

Jul-26-09  just a kid: Bad game from White's point of view.
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