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Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais vs Alexander McDonnell
La Bourdonnais - McDonnell 1st Casual Match (1834), London ENG, rd 4
Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais Variation (C53)  ·  1-0

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Jul-25-05  Knight13: 26... Be6?? is a blunder. 26... Bd7 is much better, as Morphy pointed out.

Good game.

Oct-26-06  ronaldducalang: Don't you mean 26... Be5?
Dec-24-06  JIRKA KADLEC: 7.d5?!(7.Nc3) 15.Ne2?!(15.Rg1)15...Rh8(15...h5)17.Rg2=(17.g5 ) 17...Ke7(17...Rg8) 19.g5?!(19.gxh5)19...f5?!= (19...fxg5 )21...Bd6(21...fxg6 22.Rxg6 f4=) 22...Kxf7?!(22...f4 23.Be2 Bg4 24.f3 Bh3 25.Rg7 a6=)23.f4? (23.Rdg1 )24.Rdg1?! (24.Re1 )24...Kf8?! (24...f3 )25.Rg6?! (25.Re1 )25...f3?! (25...Bc5) 26...Be5 (26...Bxh2; 26...h4) 27...cxd6?? (27...Bxd6 )30...Kd7?? (30...Kf7 31.Nb6+ Kf6 32 Rg6+ Ke7 33.f6 Bxf6 34 Nd5+ Ke6 35.Rxf6+ Ke5 36.Rxf3 )
Jun-24-07  gauer: congrats to white for scoring a Model Checkmate! Does that mean that he gets bonus points for his efforts?
Sep-25-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.25.

De La Bourdonnais 6 mistakes:
15.Ne2 -0.34 (15.Rg1 0.00)
17.Rg2 -0.78 (17.h4 -0.51)
18.0-0-0 -0.47 (18.Nc3 -0.17)
19.g5 -0.95 (19.gxh5 -0.46)
23.f4 -0.51 (23.Rdg1 0.47)
24.Rdg1 -1.12 (24.Rf1 -0.54)

McDonnell 6 mistakes:
17...Ke7 -0.17 (17...h5 -0.78)
19...f5 0.12 (19...fxg5 -0.95)
24...Kf8 -0.44 (24...f3 -1.12)
26...Be5 0.39 (26...Bxh2 -0.24)
27...cxd6 2.31 (27...Bxd6 0.38)
30...Kd7 #1 (30...Kf7 2.31)

Oct-11-07  nimh: Correction, new threshold 0.33.

De La Bourdonnais 4 mistakes:
15.Ne2 -0.34 (15.Rg1 0.00)
19.g5 -0.95 (19.gxh5 -0.46)
23.f4 -0.51 (23.Rdg1 0.47)
24.Rdg1 -1.12 (24.Rf1 -0.54)

McDonnell 6 mistakes:
17...Ke7 -0.17 (17...h5 -0.78)
19...f5 0.12 (19...fxg5 -0.95)
24...Kf8 -0.44 (24...f3 -1.12)
26...Be5 0.39 (26...Bxh2 -0.24)
27...cxd6 2.31 (27...Bxd6 0.38)
30...Kd7 #1 (30...Kf7 2.31)

Feb-27-08  wolfmaster: Cool checkmate!
Oct-26-08  just a kid: It's funny that Black opens up the g-file for himself,but lets White get it.
Dec-27-10  Llawdogg: Nice annotations from Paul Morphy. McDonnell never did develop his queen side and this did him in.
Dec-27-10  Tigranny: Wow what a blunder, Be5, blowing the game away. I liked Paul Morphy's annotations too.
Feb-01-12  Knight13: 23. f4 just throws away a pawn for no reason. It's like 20... b5 in this game La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834. I wonder why Morphy didn't comment on that move.
Sep-02-21
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  GrahamClayton: 14...Kh8 with the idea of ...Rg8 to hinder g5 might have been a better idea.

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