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Daniel F M Starbuck vs NN
Casual game (1881), ?
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0

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Annotations by George H MacKenzie.

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Sep-25-15
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  heuristic: 3...Bg4 is rare
8...b6 is only game

8.Nc3?!
8.Bxf7+ Qxf7 9.Qxb7 Bc5 10.Qc8+ Ke7 11.Qxh8
8.Qxb7 Qb4+ 9.Qxb4 Bxb4+ 10.c3 Bd6

9...Nbd7?!
9...c6 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.Qa4

12.Bxf6!?
12.Nxc7+ Ke7 13.Nxa8

12...Qxb5?!
12...c6 13.0-0-0 cxb5 14.Bxb5 Rc8 15.Bxd7+ Nxd7

13.Bxb5+ ! (M2)
confirming Mackenzie's notes

Apr-04-18
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  fredthebear: Here's the link to Paul Morphy's ULTRA famous Opera House Game (perhaps the single most famous game of chess in the USA), which has an identical beginning: Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
Apr-04-18
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  Sally Simpson: "3...Bg4 is rare."

It can be used by Black to set up a 'I'm a duffer' trap if one is willing to sacrifice a pawn.

see:

Znosko-Borovsky vs R Mulder, 1912

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