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

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Aug-19-05  DanRoss53: It's hard to believe Howard Staunton could miss a simple Mate-in-Four: 20. ♕xe8+ ♔c7 21. ♕d7+ ♔b8 22. ♗d6+ ♕c7 23. ♗xc7#
Aug-19-05  mark1800: Bxd1?? what a wazzock. awful, awful play.
Jan-03-06  Rocafella: 15.♗e6 was black's best move to stop the attack long before it develops
Oct-04-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.25.

Cochrane 5 mistakes:
3.f4 0.00 (3.Qh5 0.56)
5.0-0 -0.24 (5.d4 0.08)
11.Nc3 -0.48 (11.Nd2 -0.10)
13.g3 -0.05 (13.Ba3 0.22)
18.Rd1 0.00 (18.Rxf1 0.43)

Staunton 5 mistakes:
7...Bc5 -0.11 (7...Bg7 -0.43)
11...Bxc3 0.24 (11...Nf6 -0.48)
14...Bh3 -0.05 (14...Nxd5 -0.55)
15...Bxf1 0.33 (15...Nxd5 -0.02)
19...Bxd1 317.67 (19...Kc7 0.26)

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

Cochrane 3 mistakes:
3.f4 0.00 (3.Qh5 0.56)
11.Nc3 -0.48 (11.Nd2 -0.10)
18.Rd1 0.00 (18.Rxf1 0.43)

Staunton 4 mistakes:
11...Bxc3 0.24 (11...Nf6 -0.48)
14...Bh3 -0.05 (14...Nxd5 -0.55)
15...Bxf1 0.33 (15...Nxd5 -0.02)
19...Bxd1 317.67 (19...Kc7 0.26)

Aug-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheTamale: On the other hand, 19. ...Bxd1 wins a whole rook. Staunton should've called an adjudicator over immediately after making the move, before Cochrane had a chance to checkmate him... he would've been given the win.
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