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Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais vs Victor-Joseph Etienne de Jouy
Paris (1838), Paris FRA
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52)  ·  1-0



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Sep-28-04  Knight13: 8... Nxc3!? maybe a bad move. 10. Qb3 should have won the bishop but what in the world is this move 10... Bxa1?. 10... O-O would be better. 11. Bxf7+! Kf8. 16... Rf8 is not good either. I would have played 16... Qe7. But 16... Qe7 17. Nxh7 Rh8 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. exf6 would leave black a big hole on the Black King. So I would think 16... Qe7 is not really good. What eles? Needs more time. Good game.
Sep-28-04  Giancarlo: Is this your own analyisis or some one else's <knight13>?
Sep-30-04  Knight13: <Giancarlo> You bet.
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  nimh: Rybka 2.3.1 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

De La Bourdonnais 5 mistakes:
12.Bg8 -0.52 (12.Bg5 2.49)
14.f4 -1.09 (14.Nxh7+ #9)
15.fxe5+ -2.17 (15.Ba3 -1.15)
18.Qxh7 0.00 (18.Qf1+ 2.20)
27.Qh7 0.00 (27.Bg5 2.81)

Jouy 6 mistakes:
8...Nxc3 2.42 (8...0-0 -0.62)
13...Nxe5 #9 (13...Qxg5 -0.50)
16...Rf8 2.03 (16...g6 -2.29)
19...Qe8 4.69 (19...Bxe5 0.00)
27...Bxe6 0.50 (27...Ke8 0.00)
31...Ke8 3.20 (31...Qd6 0.57)

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  Whitehat1963: What an amazing game, requiring huge brass pelotas!!
Dec-18-07  sushijunkie: <Whitehat1963>: Maybe you already know, and you just like using the given form but, "pelota" = sporting ball; the proper Spanish colloquiallism for testicles is either "cojones" (big bag) or "huevos" (eggs), among others.

Not trying to be Spanish/Grammar nazi; I'm just an etymology and usage nut. ;)

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  Whitehat1963: <sushijunkie>: Yes, I'm a fluent Spanish speaker, so I knew, yes. But I love to have fun with language, especially Spanglish.
Feb-29-08  wolfmaster: "Discovered check is the dive bomber of the chessboard." -Fine
Apr-10-08  T.Ramesh: The game is in alekhine's style...
May be alekhine accumulated ideas from some such games....
Nov-10-16  Aunt Jemima: White missed an easy killer move in 14. Nh7+ if 14...Ke8 then 15. Qxg8+ wins the rook and after 15...Ke7 16. Bg5+ white wins the queen too.

If 14. Nh7+ Ke7 then 15. Bg5+ wins the queen right away and then mate soon.

How could a great player like La Bourdonnais miss this?

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