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John Owen vs Thomas Barnes
Casual game (1857), St. George's CC, London ENG
Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C27)  ·  1-0



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  wwall: Better may be 12...g5.

Perhaps 16...Qe8.

Not 17...Kd7??, then 18.Be6+

If 23...Bxa4, then 24.Rh6 Kd7 25.Be6+ Kc6 26.Rh8

Perhaps best is 24...Bc8.

Not 25...Kxe8, then 26.Rf8+ and 27.Rxa8.

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  beatgiant: <wwall: Better may be 12...g5.> That might lead to 12...g5 13. Bxg5 fxg5 14. f6 Qf8 15. Qh5+ Kd8 16. Qxg5, which looks strong for White.

<Perhaps 16...Qe8.>
But then 16...Qe8 17. Qxg5+ Ne7 18. Nxe7 Qxe7 19. f6 Qf8 20. f7+ Kd7 21. Qf6 looks winning.

What's your opinion about the above, <wwall>?

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  wwall: <beatgiant> I think you are right.
Sep-14-14  Ke2: if 10... Ne7. 11. Bh6!! d5 12. Bg7 Rg8 13. Bxf6 dxc4 14. Qe2!
Sep-14-14  morfishine: Impressive win by Owen, especially against Barnes who had the best record vs Morphy

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