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James Innes Minchin vs Cecil De Vere
1st BCA Challenge Cup (1866), London ENG
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)  ·  0-1



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  wwall: 13.Bxd5 looks OK.

Perhaps better is 13...Qd7, protecting knight and pawn.

Best seems 14.Bxd5, winning a pawn.

14...Kd2 would have been better.

Not 15.Qxf5??, then 15...Ne3+ wins the Queen.

Better may be 16.Kc1.

Black can also play 19...Qxe5

Or 20...Nd4 or 20...d4.

Stronger may be 21...Qf2.

Perhaps White could have played a few more moves after 21...Qe4. He could try 22.Qxe4 dxe4 23.Rhe1 and 24.Rxe4.

Oct-31-21  Jean Defuse: ...

Played at the 1st BCA Challenge Cup - Source: Transactions of the British Chess Association, p. 27


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