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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.

Apr-23-06
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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.

Oct-26-20  MelvinDoucet: Le Palam├Ęde, vol.1, 1836, has a different score for this game which I copied below. I don't know if the French magazine is more reliable a source than the one used by Chessgames but I suppose this could be useful regardless.

<1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 e5 4.♗xc4 exd4 5.exd4 ♘f6 6.♘c3 ♗e7 7.♘f3 O-O 8.O-O c6 9.h3 ♘bd7 10.♗e3 ♘b6 11.♗b3 ♘fd5 12.♕e2 ♔h8 13.♖ae1 ♗d6 14.♗c2 f5 15.♘e5 f4 16.♕h5 ♘f6 17.♘g6+ ♔g8 18.♗b3+ ♘bd5 19.♘xd5 cxd5 20.♗xd5+ ♘xd5 21.♕xd5+ ♖f7 22.♘e5 ♗e6 23.♕xe6 ♗xe5 24.dxe5 fxe3 25.♖xe3 ♕e8 26.♕xe8+ ♖xe8 27.f4 Black resigns. 1-0>

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