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John Cochrane vs Alexandre Louis Honore Lebreton Deschapelles
casual (1821), Paris
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Saratt Variation (C44)  ·  1-0

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Aug-20-04  mack: Amazing game - Cochrane scored wins against Staunton amongst others, and yet has been quite overlooked really. With his gambit against the Petrov as opening of the day, now is good time to bring attention to some of his fine, fine games.
Aug-20-04  Whitehat1963: Agree, lots of interesting fireworks in this game!
Feb-25-05  Leviathan: I don't like 5. .. Ne5 at all - isn't 5. .. Nh6 much better?
Feb-25-05  Saruman: <Leviathan> 5.-Ne5 is better check for yourself! I dont have time to post the line, but I can say in advance that it has to do with Qh5, Nxf7 and later maybe Qxc5.
Feb-25-05  Kingdumb: What a total screwball of a game! I love it! But you have to wonder, were both players under the influence of some substance when they pulled this unique gem off?
Feb-26-05  Leviathan: <Saruman> 5. .. Nh6 still seems better to me. Look at these two positions:

after 5. .. Ne5 6.Nxf7 Nxf7 7.Bxf7 Kxf7 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qxc5

and after 5. .. Nh6 6.Nxf7 Nxf7 7.Bxf7 Kxf7 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qxc5

In the 2nd position Black has a developed knight in c6, which defends d4, so that he can play 9. .. d6! (playable only in this variation) 10.Qc4+ Be6 or 10.Qb5 Re8 with better attacking chances.

Mar-03-06  LluviaSean: Gotta stop those passed pawns...
Sep-11-07  Pragmatist: 5...Ne5? is refuted by 6.Nxf7 as in this game. 5...Nh6 is MUCH better, the classic example being Meek-Morphy: A Meek vs Morphy, 1855

The opening explorer shows something like 75% and up for black after 5...Nh6 Leviathan's reasoning is correct. The simplest way to view the tempi is this: Count total knight moves for black. With 5...Ne5 black ends up making 4 moves in total to develop both knights 1.Nc6
2.Ne5
3.Nxf7
4.move the knight on g8

With 5...Nh6 black makes 3 knight moves total:
1.Nc6
2.Nh6
3.Nxf7

There are, of course, other very important issues to why this line is awful for white. Aside from development, black also gets excellent central control with a 2-to-1 central majority and the d4-pawn cramping white and preventing the natural Nc3 for white, and two bishops on an open board. A lot of advantages for black to have by move 9!!!

Sep-11-07  Pragmatist: Correction, black does not have the bishop pair. Aw well, black can't have everything by move 9 after all!
Apr-09-08  sallom89: now thats a good game!
Jul-02-08  JonathanJ: it's remarkable that there are three cochrane-deschapelles games in this database. in two of them, deschapelles gives pawn and move odds and wins. in this game, deschapelles doesn't give any odds and loses.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: wow. Amazing Cochrane.
May-10-09
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  sfm: 27.Rd6(!!) What a diabolical trap, and black falls right into it. Instead of 27.-,Re7?? Black can simply play 27.-,Re6 and he is OK.
Jan-29-11  edgehead1102: jonathan one of the other things that is odd to me is that on all 3 occasion he gave cochrane the white pieces
Dec-31-11
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  Penguincw: A lot of in between moves in this game. Cochrane can win a casual game, but not an odds game. Weird.
Jan-15-12  beylec: 5....Nh6 es la refutación de la variante
Mar-23-15
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  jjones5050: Also, Black could have survived the tragic end by avoiding 28...Ke8 and instead moving 28...Kg8!
Mar-23-15  shivasuri4: <jjones5050>, that would still lose after 29.Rd8+ Re8 30.Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Rd5, threatening Rd8.
Jun-25-16  Toribio3: Elegant move!
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