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Thomas Bowdler vs De Beaurevoir
Casual (1788), London ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. Rosentreter Gambit (C37)  ·  0-1



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Jun-02-05  InspiredByMorphy: Was 9.c4 a waste of time? Perhaps 9.d5 cxd5 10.Bxd5 was stronger ?
Jun-02-05  weirdoid: <InspiredByMorphy> If 9.d5 cxd5 10. Bxd5 then Qc5+.

I do not see why white has to hurry up so much with d5 (whether preceeded by c4 or not) though - the K-side looks grim, but black does not seem to have immediate attack, and white could slowly strengthen his grip on the center first.

On a (possibly un)related note, I once heard of an ancient guy named Bowdler who was supposed to be the father of British literary censorship (for instance, taking the x-rated elements out of Shakespeare's works, so that they are ok for early teens). Is this that Bowdler guy?

Jun-02-05  Shams: <weirdoid> I looked at ...Qc5+ on and around black's 9th, 10th, or 11th moves but it doesn't accomplish anything I can see. It just pulls the white queen away from the defense of e6. After 9.d5 cxd5 10.Bxd5 Qc5+ 11.Kh1 how does black follow up? I guess he pitches the e-pawn and plays 0-0-0. crazy position.
Jun-02-05  weirdoid: <Shams> My bad ... didn't see Be6 is pinned. I guess, yes, 9.d5 may have been the best (so is Qc5+, then ditch the e-pawn, maybe no chance to 0-0-0 for black so instead somehow do Be7, Nc6, Rd8 and if possible 0-0). I wonder if this is not in some theory book already - black's position appears "inferior but defensible", but I won't be surprised if someone had found a way to blow it apart quickly.
Jun-03-05  Shams: it's not book from what I can see, although I don't play KG. Chessbase online db has 226 games after 4.d4 but only one -- this one-- where black played 4...Qe7. Indeed, the move looks fishy. I agree with your assessment-- maybe black can squeak through but there is probably a way for white to crash through.
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  Infohunter: <weirdoid: ...I once heard of an ancient guy named Bowdler who was supposed to be the father of British literary censorship (for instance, taking the x-rated elements out of Shakespeare's works, so that they are ok for early teens). Is this that Bowdler guy?> It's hard to say. The man known for prudish censorship was named Thomas Bowdler, and he did live during this time (1754-1825). But that doesn't match the initial "D" given by <cg>. Oddly enough, the Wikipedia biography on this man insists that he IS the opponent of Conway who played the first double Rook sacrifice in 1788; this, in a two-sentence paragraph that comes across as being an incidental bit of information. It's a tantalizing question.
Oct-13-07  wolfmaster: Rosentreter, eh? I think that I might have played this before.
Jan-31-08  wolfmaster: White resigned because...
Feb-11-08  just a kid: <wolfmaster>White did because if 11.Bxd5 Rxd5 12.Nf3 Bc5+,and White is behind 2 pawns.Plus development is even.
Oct-26-08  sleepyirv: <just a kid> why not 15.Bxd5 Rxd5 16.Re8+ Rd8 17.Rxd8 Kxd8 18.Bc3 Bc5 19.Kf1?
Jul-24-09  just a kid: <sleepyirv> 18...Bc5? is bad.18.f6 looks better.
Dec-03-16  Graber7: Wasn't 12. g4 a good continuation for Black also?
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