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Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais vs Alexander McDonnell
London (1834), rd 31
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0



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Jul-18-05  Leviathan: It's interesting to see how quickly La Bourdonnais punishes the weak 15. .. f4?

The 9-move that follow are practically all forced and they leave black in a lost position before he has the time to try to resist.

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  Gypsy: 6-th game of the 2-nd match (?)
Mar-09-08  mistreaver: Tbh i expected some deeper annotations from Morphy
Feb-01-12  Knight13: <mistreaver: Tbh i expected some deeper annotations from Morphy> I think the annotation was written for a newspaper, so he couldn't go into too much detail (he can't exceed the allowed space for printing his section).
Feb-04-12  Knight13: <6...Be7: Morphy - See, for remarks on this opening, the Queen's Gambits previosly published by the LEDGER.> Morphy was referring to 6...Bd6, which has its own merits, but I <like> Black's play here better, letting the bishop stay on e7 and then taking measures to control the d5 square so that the Queen isn't blocked from the duty.
Nov-20-14  Ke2: It's surprising just how bad f4 is, according to Houdini it's -3 from -.2. And LaBourdannais's play is the best here.

<mistreaver> Some of the annotations are cut down on this site, it's not in full. The articles in the New York Ledger included a problem and some flowery English introductions too.

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