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William Wayte vs Elijah Williams
"Now Wayte Just a Second" (game of the day Jul-19-2004)
Casual game (1851), London ENG
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Bogoljubow Variation (C58)  ·  0-1

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Jul-19-04  zynoble1: what a nice finish..
Jul-19-04  ArturoRivera: good way of driving away the queen from the vital e file, never give a second to play a move thatt liberte the queen from his guardian line. Nice game!
Jul-19-04  jmcd2002: That's what happens when you fail to develop any of your queenside pieces...
Jul-19-04  Calchexas: So obviously pre-Morphy...
Jul-19-04  notsodeepthought: White's queen maneuvers carried little Wayte.
Jul-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: How often is this seen? Undeveloped pieces and a back rank mate! Here we go again! Those pieces back there are like a baseball team that leaves its outfielders on the bench when the rest of the team goes into the field.

And white started the attack-oh how rich!

Jul-19-04
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  chessgames.com: One might say that Elijah profits. ;-)
Jul-19-04  JSYantiss: *groan* That was bad, chessgames...reeeaally bad. :P
Jul-19-04
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  vonKrolock: Both Black Bishops hanging after 18...Qxd7! - off course Wayte eats the wrong one: 19.Qxc5! was imperative: 19...Qg4 20.h3! Qg6 21.Kh2! etc - nevertheless, actually a pretty finish...
Jul-19-04  dac1990: Chessgames should have "Elijah profits" as the pun. It's certainly more funny than wayting a second.
Sep-01-04  BadTemper: I thought I was the first to say it, but u got me vonKrolock, anyhow ya, 19 QxC5 is HUGE! It forces 19... BG4. Anytime you know EXACTLY what ur opponent must play, you should force him, you know what the situation next will be.
May-10-07  suenteus po 147: According to Tartakower and Du Mont this game was played sometime closer to 1853, not 1835. Have they since been refuted?
Dec-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <suenteus po 147> Indeed, Tartakower and Du Mont write in 500 Master Games of Chess, p. 46, that this game was played "About 1853." Given that William Wayte was born on September 4, 1829, that is much more plausible than 1835.
Sep-08-13  Conrad93: Is this really the first game with this line?
Sep-09-13  thomastonk: The game has been published in the "Chess-Player's Chronicle" of 1851, p 359-360. White is there named "Mr Wayte of Cambridge" and Black "Mr E. Williams".

In 1898, William Wayte wrote two untitled articles on his long chess career in the BCM. On p 94-95 he mentioned that he went to Cambridge in October 1848. From page 138 we learn: "From about the Long Vacation of 1849 I often looked in at the Divan, though less frequently after I joined the St. George's Club in 1851. The old stagers, Lowe and Finch, were then the likeliest opponents to be met with, and I won a majority of games with both. The strongest of the habitués was Elijah Williams, who came unexpectedly high in the London Tournament of 1851."

A few lines later, he mentioned one of his games with Elijah Williams, which has been published in "Chess Sparks" by Rev.J.H.Ellis in 1895, p 20, with names transposed. This is just this game here (but Ellis wrote "Played in London about 1853(sic)."), and Wayte also mentioned page 151 of CPC 1851 (see above).

The sources establish both players for sure, and with some uncertainty that it has been played 1851 in London.

All moves up to 8.♕f3 already appeared in a game H.Müller vs M.Krüger, published in "Magdeburger Schachzeitung" of 1849, p 125. Furthermore, there are earlier games which deviated one move earlier, e.g. Anderssen vs Von Der Lasa, 1846.

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