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John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton
London m1 (1841), London ENG
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50)  ·  0-1

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Apr-08-05  Shaq: Excellent endgame skills by Staunton!!
Apr-08-05  Sonofabishop84: Johnnie Cochrane? Not the famous lawyer I take it since it was from 1841.
Apr-08-05  iron maiden: That and there's no E in his name.
Sep-25-22  offramp: From move 26 to move 48 the game was level, ♖ + ♗ + ♙♙♙♙ v ♖ + ♗ + ♙♙♙♙.
Then Cochrane had an idea.


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White could draw the game now by playing
49. Rc8+.
Black could swap the rooks, by 49...Rc7.
That would bring about a ♗-ending with opposite colours.
Or instead after 49. Rc8+ Kd7 then White would play 50. Rb8 Kc6 ⩲. That would lead to a repetition.

But Cochrane had a different idea. He set a trap. 49. Bd8 Rg8 (to get the R on g7 out of he firing line).
50. Rb6+.


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The heedless mistake would be
50...Kd5??
But 50...Kd7! was a winner.

As User: Shaq say <L33t Ngame sKill2zZ by Ffftanton!!😷🤳🤡🎈👕👓👓👓>

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