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Max Judd vs George Henry Mackenzie
3rd American Chess Congress (1874), Chicago, IL USA, Jul-07
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Albin Gambit (C53)  ·  0-1



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Feb-27-08  Knight13: This is messed up. Mackenzie came up with <9...h5> I bet 99.9% of chess players wouldn't have played that move in that position.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Knight13>, 4.0-0 is a known blunder in the Italian Game that permits precisely this sort of attack, and 9...h5 isn't that much of a surprise.

What *is* a surprise is that MacKenzie incorporates the Rook sacrifice of the Wilkes-Barre Variation. George was one of the most reckless players in history and wouldn't hesitate to play moves that would have made Nezhmetdinov or Tal blanche.

Feb-27-08  Knight13: <An Englishman: Good Evening: <Knight13>, 4.0-0 is a known blunder in the Italian Game that permits precisely this sort of attack> Are you serious? You know how many people castles like that?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Knight13>, I am absolutely serious. You can see for yourself by using the Opening Explorer. You will find a great deal of variations where Black wins more often then White.
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  wordfunph: Max Judd - George Henry Mackenzie, USA-03.Kongress 1874

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32.Qxc7 is better than 32.Qh8+

Mar-25-15  kubbybulin: Nice finish. Really liked 48...Bg2.
Mar-25-15  kubbybulin: I've played the black side of the Italian a couple thousand times (as white, maybe twice) and never once thought to leave the king in the center and send the pawns.
Mar-25-15  kubbybulin: I like how black is completely oblivious to the white queen snacking on his q-side pawns.
Mar-25-15  kubbybulin: As maybe you could already tell, I simply love this game. Has anybody analyzed it with an engine and found serious errors by black?
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  lame duck: At 27-th move, not that much left for white to win.

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27. Nd3! Black cannot play 27...Qxd3, because after 28. Rd1 (with the treat 29.Qxd7+ Rxd7 30. Rf8+ Rd8 31. Rfxd8#) white wins: 28... Qh3 29. gxh3 Bc6+ 30. Rd5 Rxd5 31. cxd5 Bxd5+ 32. Qg2 Bxg2+ 33. Kxg2 etc. Black has to play 27... Be8 28. Nxe5 - white has big advantage and must win.

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