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Carl Theodor Goering vs NN
WSB-11.Kongress (1877), Cologne, Aug-18
Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: Oh, poor NN! He was very close to win in this game. He had an easily won Rook ending which transformed to a drawish one and finally he lost it. As usually...:-)

26.Bxb2(?) seems to be too bold for 26...Rxf2! 27.Rg4+ Rxb2 and after 26...Qc2(?) it was much better to play 27.Be5! Rxd5 (what else?) 28.Rxc7 Rxe5 29.Rxc2

In game black's passed pawns on the Queenside were clearly superior to white's Kingside pawn majority and black could win easily, for example 38...Rb8 39.Ke3 b4 40.Kd3 b3 41.Kc3 b2 and 42...a2 etc.

In final position after 59...Kg7 60.Re8 black is in pretty zugwang.

Sep-25-13  thomastonk: In the book of the Leipzig chess congress of 1877 (p. 15), the participants of the 11th congress of the WSB are mentioned: Zukertort, Schallopp, Metger, Göring, Wemmers, and "a young english chess player, who wished to be unnamed". According to, this "NN" has been "Frau Ludovici" and indeed the "Chess Monthly" vol 1, p 355 seems to be undoubted, but there "Ludovici" is not used as a common family name, but in the original latin meaning "ludo vici". Any ideas?

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