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Edinburgh Chess Club vs London Chess Club
Correspondence Match (1824) (correspondence), London ENG / Edinburgh SCO, rd 3, Dec-20
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-19-05  AlexanderMorphy: a good hard fought draw...this game is quite old!
Jun-06-06  JustAFish: If 12... Qxa1 then 13 Bxb2 Qxf1+ 14 Kxf1 and white wins either the f pawn or a piece. The game would probably still be farily even materially, but white has good initiative.
Jun-23-06  Knight13: A beautiful game for correspondence. And a game well-fit for Game of the Day.
Dec-02-06  gauer: the ending reminds me of Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 , but with dueling Bs with Qs in a 1 d4 opening, rather than Rs + Qs in a Scotch.
May-07-07  Fourpointo: I'm still scratching my head over 61. Bg2. Doesn't 61. Qxf6 not only win the bishop, but the game next move on 62. Qh8# as well with no way to block aside from delaying it with a queen sacrifice? There has to be something I don't see.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: 61. Qxf6 Qf1+ 62. Kh2 Qf2+ 63. Kh1 Qf1+ 64. Kh2 Qf2+ 65. Kh3 Qf1+ and perpetual. The bishop is pinned and can't block the check.
May-07-07  Fourpointo: Oh thanks. I always forget about that perpetual check.
Feb-10-08  wolfmaster: <Knight13> A bit too long, though!
Sep-30-08  jovack: i enjoyed that.
both teams fought hard and refused to simplify too early

it's too bad early resigns are the flavour of modern chess. i have to disagree with wolfmaster, there's nothing wrong with longer games

Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: what a great game!!
why did white play 90. Qd1?
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  Penguincw: How long did this game took?
Dec-10-11  Steven87: Any relation between who is playing and the name of the opening? Or is it purely coincidence?
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  WannaBe: <Steven87> It's not a coincidence.
Dec-31-11  Steven87: Thanks for the background, <WannaBe>, I never thought to check Wikipedia.
Nov-08-21  Sally Simpson: This game started on the 20th December 1824 and finished on the 18th March 1828.

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