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Alexander C Palmer vs Henry Wellsteed Apperly
QLD ch (1896), Brisbane AUS, rd 6, Nov-02
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-06-16  optimal play: 7.Nd2 was a novelty

An evenly played game all the way through.

Neither player gave away any real chance.

This was the first draw of the match.

With six games completed the score stood as follows:-

1-1-1-0-0-½ (+3 =1 -2) 3½/6 Palmer

0-0-0-1-1-½ (+2 =1 -3) 2½/6 Apperly

The Champion of Queensland to be decided upon the first player to reach seven points.

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  Chessical: <12...Bxf5!> 13. Qxf5 O-O 14. O-O d4 15. Ne2 Re8 16. Bg5 (not 16. Qxe5? Bf8) 16...Rc8, gives Black at least equality and probably some pressure.
Jan-09-16  optimal play: <Chessical> Yeah, good pickup!

Black does look a little better with your line.

Although instead of 15.Ne2 White may opt for 15.Ne4 then if 15...Nxe4 16.Qxe4 it still looks pretty even.

Then a possible continuation might be 16...Rc8 17.Qxb7 Rxc2 18.Qxa7 Rc7 19.Qa4 ~

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  Chessical: For the sake of completeness; after <12...Bxf5!> 13. Qxf5 O-O grabbing the <e> pawn does not lose immediately.

This may have put Apperly off the line, but White's position rapidly become very unattractive: <14. Qxe5> Bd6 15. Qd4 Re8+ 16. Kf1 Be5 17. Qa4 d4 18. Ne2 Rc8

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