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Serafino Dubois vs Marmaduke Wyvill
Rome (1859), Rome ITA
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defense (C39)  ·  1-0



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Sep-23-04  IT4LICO: How many pieces can white sacrifice???:)
Sep-23-04  Leviathan: It wouldn't have changed much, but white missed a mate in 3: 18.Qxd8+ Bxd8 19.Be8 any 20.Bf7#

Btw, I can't see the point of 16. ... Bxe6 (black's decisive mistake?)

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  tpstar: <Leviathan> 16 ... Bxe6 was trying to prevent 17. Qxg4+ mating; note 16 ... Qxh4 17. Qxg4+! Qxg4 18. Nf6#, or 16 ... Nxe4 17. Qxg4+ Ng5 18. Bxg5 wins the Queen and mates soon anyway. You are correct that 22. Be8! any 23. Bf7# was quicker, but that wouldn't work on Move 18 because White was in check. I think 9 ... Ng3?! and 10 ... Nxh1 were the decisive mistakes, because the time spent grabbing material allowed White's minor pieces to overwhelm Black's King. Beautiful game.
Sep-23-04  sneaky pete: <Leviathan> Your mate in 3 isn't legal as it leaves the white king in check.

The point of 16... Bxe6 is the forced exchange of queens on move 18. Black has no other way to defend against the mating threat 17.Qxg4+ .. because after 16... Qxh4 17.Qxg4+ Qxg4 18.Nf6# and 16... Nxe4 17.Qxg4+ Ng5 18.Bxg5 .. is hopeless as well.

Sep-23-04  Leviathan: <tpstar><sneaky pete> thanks for opening my eyes. My apologies, my poor vision is due to my lack of experience... but I'm improving every day :)
Apr-22-07  rozumim: Wyvill wobbles...and finally falls down.
Apr-22-07  asmama: nice game
Nov-11-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Dubois 4 mistakes:
10.Bxf4 -0.33 (10.Rg1 0.14)
11.g3 -1.25 (11.Kd2 -0.28)
13.Bh6+ -1.94 (13.Qd2 -0.99)
14.Ne4 -2.89 (14.Nxg4 -2.05)

Wyvill 4 mistakes:
9...Ng3 0.14 (9...0-0 -0.55)
14...fxe5 -0.42 (14...Nxg3 -2.89)
15...Nxg3 14.14 (15...Bf5 -0.42)
16...Bxe6 #13 (16...Ne2 12.35)

Dec-05-07  sneaky pete: White's only mistake may be 12.Bb5+ .. where 12.Qd2 .. (with soon 0-0-0 ..) is a more promising continuation of the attack.
Jul-30-09  Knight13: 12...Bd7 has better defense.
Oct-09-15  sneaky pete: If 12... Bd7 13.Qxg4 .. gives white a very strong attack.
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  keypusher: Just 20.Be8 mates quicker than sacrificing the rook, unfortunately.
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