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City of Berlin / Julius Mendheim vs City of Magdeburg
Correspondence (1833) (correspondence), Prussia
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0

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Jul-21-10  WhiteRook48: 5 gxf3 doubled pawns for right to castle...
Oct-15-11  JoergWalter: 5.gxf3 was Bilguer's recommended move.

Plan is 5.gxf3 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Kxd8 7.f4

Staunton preferred 5.Qxf3 de 6. Bc4 [Qf6 7.Qb3 b6 7.Nc3 c6]

Both moves give white an advantage gxf3 in position, Qxf3 in mobility. Since this is so, the idea Bg4 / Bxf3 is questionable.

Oct-15-11
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  FSR: I didn't realize that this was once a respectable opening line. These days everyone would play 5.Qf3 dxe5 6.Bc4, heading for Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858.
Oct-15-11  JoergWalter: <FSR>

I think it is still playable today.

For the line <5.Qf3 dxe5 6.Bc4> I have posted examples for the gambit variation 5.Qf3 dxe5 6.Bc4 Nd7 on the Morphy vs allies page. Have a look there, please.

Have not found anything on
5.Qf3 dxe5 6.Bc4 Qd7

Oct-15-11  JoergWalter: <FSR>

btw, you can download Staunton's Handbook and Bilguer's Handbuch for free at google books. + many other stuff. just hilarious.

Oct-15-11
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  FSR: <JoergWalter: <FSR> btw, you can download Staunton's Handbook and Bilguer's Handbuch for free at google books. + many other stuff. just hilarious.>

Good to know. Thanks!

<For the line <5.Qf3 dxe5 6.Bc4> I have posted examples for the gambit variation 5.Qf3 dxe5 6.Bc4 Nd7 on the Morphy vs allies page. Have a look there, please.>

That's a King's Gambit: 7.Qxf7#. You meant 4...Nd7!?, of course.

Oct-15-11  JoergWalter: <FSR>

sorry, my mind was out of me.

I meant

1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.dxe5 Nd7

so no 4. ... Bxf3.

Kindly, look at the examples.

Aug-10-14  Ke2: Comments on this line about 2 min in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6urb...

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