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John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton
London m2 (1842)
Sicilian Defense: Staunton-Cochrane Variation (B20)  ·  0-1

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Mar-11-05  sandyobrien: Staunton lost 2 games against Cochrane using the strange 3. Bd3, he nor anyone in this database used it again.
Jul-06-05  lentil: cochrane is the one who lost
Jul-06-05  sandyobrien: That's what I meant, excuse my mistake.
Jul-04-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: can someone show me the purpose of 3.Bd3?
Feb-04-09  YoungEd: I know that in the "Kopec system" for White against the Sicilian, the bishop first goes to d3 with the idea of later finding a more permanent home on c2. From there it can support the center and maybe aim at h7 eventually. That doesn't seem to be Cochrane's intention here, though, so <PAWNTOEFOUR> my answer to your question is "No!"
Feb-04-09  furrer: How can you answer no?
Feb-04-09  YoungEd: No, I don't know the purpose of <Cochrane's> use of ♗d3! Maybe it was a bit presumptuous; it looks as though I tried to answer for us all, when it could be just me who doesn't know! :)
Feb-09-09  TheTamale: He sought to find a permanent home for the bishop, a square on which the bishop could remain unmolested come hell or high water, and to that end he succeeded admirably.
Nov-18-19
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  sea7kenp: <PAWNTOEFOUR>, Purpose for 3 Bd3? Forever block White's Queen Pawn, so that White can remain behind in Development for the rest of the Game. Isn't that a noble purpose? :-D
Nov-18-19  sudoplatov: Normally (if one can use normal with 3.Bd3), the idea is to move the Bishop to c2 then play d4. Later the e-Pawn can go to e5 thus freeing the Bishop on c2. The play seems slow to me and not sufficiently threatening to interfere with whatever Black intends. The Fianchetto with g3 seems much more dangerous to Black. The Fianchettoed Bishop helps inhibit (or punish) ....d5 and the g3 Pawn support a later f4 with a Pawn Storm on the e-Wing.
Nov-18-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: They had all kinds of terrible ideas back then.

Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851

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