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John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton
"Staunton Pieces" (game of the day Jan-09-2005)
London m2 (1842)
Bishop's Opening: Boi Variation (C20)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-09-05  dac1990: A very good Staunton game. Well done!
Jan-09-05  notsodeepthought: Nice game, but what would black have played after 19 Qe1?
Jan-09-05  Alekhinelover: <notsodeepthought> Yeah, 19.Qe1 captures the black knight. 19...Kd5 pulls a pawn back, but I doubt the onslaught Black could make although he has three pawns up.
Jan-09-05  dbulger: is it just me or couldn't white have pulled the 'ol 5. qb3 and be winning!?
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  crafty: 5. ♕b3 ♗h5 6. d4 ♗b6 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. ♘xe5 ♕f6   (eval 1.13; depth 12 ply; 250M nodes)
Jan-09-05  aw1988: I can't believe how lost black is after move 15...
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  patzer2: The early missed opportunity in 5. Qb3!, as suggested by dbugler, was a significant oversignt on Cochrane's part. However an even bigger mistake by both players was in overlooking the winning "double attack" 19. ♕e7! , after Staunton's blunder 18...Nxc3??, which would have won immediately by snaring a "trapped piece" (one of the Knights) or winning three pawns.

18...♘xc3?? 19. ♕e7! b5 [19...Na6 20. Qxe5 Nxa4 21. Rxa4 ] 20. axb5 cxb5 21. cxb5 ♘d5 22. ♕xe5 ♘b6 23. ♘c5 ♘8d7 24. ♘xd7 ♘xd7 25. ♕c7 ♘f6 26. ♖xa7 ♖ac8 27. ♕a5

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  kevin86: Black wins despite two blunders-two oversights saved him. Staunton was known for his chess piece pattern. He is lesser known for claiming that he was world champ,and then dodging Paul Morphy at every turn.
May-06-05  aw1988: iron maiden, I know you're probably sick of hearing about it, but this is a really good one for your collection.
May-06-05  iron maiden: Actually, I practically forgot I had the collection. Thanks.
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