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City of Budapest vs Paris Chess Club
Unknown (1843) (correspondence), Postal
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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Mar-22-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: After 23.Nc5 a draw could be claimed, but Paris was too snobbish, of course.
Oct-03-08  jovack: budapest should be given a draw for trying to 3 fold repetition like cowards
Dec-17-09  Jason Frost: <jovack> I am not sure, but I think three fold repetition rules were not in existence yet. Else, the game could've already been claimed a draw by white, after <23. Nc5>.
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  fredthebear: Wikipedia says:

"At various times in the history of chess, the rule has been variously formulated. In Tim Harding's MegaCorr database (a collection of correspondence chess games), the notes to a game between the cities of Pest and Paris played between 1842 and 1845 state that a sixfold repetition was necessary to claim a draw.

The game went: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.c4 Be6 9.Qc2 f5 10.Qb3 dxc4 11.Qxb7 c6 12.Bxe4 fxe4 13.Ng5 Bf5 14.Nc3 Qd7 15.Qxd7 Nxd7 16.Ngxe4 Bc7 17.Re1 Rab8 18.Re2 Nb6 19.Nc5 Bd6 20.N5e4 Bc7 21.Nc5 Bd6 22.N5e4 Bc7 23.Nc5 Bd6 24.N5e4 Bc7 25.Nc5 Bd6 26.N5e4 Bc7 27.Nc5 and now instead of taking the sixfold repetition draw with 27...Bd6 28.N5e4 Bc7, Paris diverged with 27...Bd3 and went on to lose the game. "

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