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Serafino Dubois vs Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko
"Down for the Count" (game of the day Mar-04-2014)
Rome (1858), Rome ITA
Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40)  ·  0-1



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May-03-07  wolfmaster: Unless I am very much mistaken,the first Latvian Gambit in history.
May-04-07  somitra: <CG> The position after white's 23rd move will make a good Wednesday Puzzle.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Not the first Latvian gambit. It's featured in many Greco games. If you don't count Greco's games, then the first one in database is this: F Slous vs Bone, 1835
Jun-23-08  wrap99: This Count, who lost in the second game against the same player, did indeed win this. Not the usual amateur member of royalty...
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  patzer2: I think 24...Rf4! makes a good puzzle, with the sham sacrifice of the Rook for a decisive attack on the weak White castled position.
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: who you can Count on to win?
Mar-04-14  waustad: If we are doing anything with that part of the world, maybe somebody can find a game where "Lett it b" works. It could even be a Tal game where a lot of action happens on the b file.
Mar-04-14  ThumbTack: Did Black play 14..Bb7 just to suck White into castling? If so, it worked and White put his King just where Black wanted it!
Mar-04-14  offramp: The last few moves remind me of the missed opportunity in Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960.
Mar-04-14  ossipossi: Why not Count Gioachino Greco? Actually he was a noble man!
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  kevin86: The loser was certainly counted out. Maybe he'll win next time and the pun will be:

"Let's here it for DuBois."

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