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John Rhodes
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1858

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(born Aug-26-1814, died May-16-1898, 83 years old) United Kingdom

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs J Rhodes 1-0281858Blindfold simul, 8bC30 King's Gambit Declined

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  Jean Defuse: ...

John Rhodes was a member of Leeds Chess Club, and a primary mover in the formation of the original Yorkshire Chess Association, besides being possibly the county’s strongest player in his day.

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Rod Edwards:


The following interesting partie, played during the Tournament (Yorkshire Chess Association), between the Lion of the day and Mr. John Rhodes of Leeds, Mr. St. Amant giving the odds of Pawn and two moves.

(Remove Black's K. B.'s Pawn from the board.)

[Event "Odds Game, Yorkshire Chess Association"] [Site "Wakefield"]
[Date "1846.05.13"]
[White "Rhodes, John"]
[Black "De Saint Amant, Pierre Charles Four"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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2. d4 e6 3. Bd3 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5+ 5. Bd2 Qxc5 6. Nc3 d6 7. Qg4 Nc6 8. Be3 Qa5 9. f4 Nf6 10. Qg3 Bd7 11. Nge2 Be7 12. a3 a6 13. O-O Qh5 14. Nd4 Ng4 15. Be2 Qc5 16. Bxg4 Nxd4 17. Qf2 Bf6 18. Rad1 e5 19. fxe5 dxe5 20. Bxd7+ Kxd7 21. Ne2 Kc6 22. Nxd4+ exd4 23. Bxd4 Bxd4 24. Qxd4 Rhf8 25. Qxc5+ Kxc5 26. Rxf8 Rxf8 27. Rd7 Rg8 28. Rxb7 Kd4 29. Rb4+ Ke3 30. c3 g5 31. Rd4 g4 32. e5 h5 33. e6 Re8 34. Rd6 h4 35. c4 Ke2 36. Rd4 g3 37. Rxh4 Rxe6 38. Rd4 Ke3 39. Rd5 Rc6 40. b3 Rb6 41. b4 gxh2+ 42. Kxh2 Kf2 43. Rf5+ And after several more moves, Black abandoned the game. Source: The ChessPlayer's Chronicle Vol 7, p.187-187. 1-0

The JWD continued: 43...Ke2 44. g4 Rh6+ 45. Kg3 Rd6 46. Re5+ Kf1 47. Re3 Rg6 48. Kh4 Kf2 49. Re5 Kf3 50. Kh5 Rc6 51. c5 ... 1-0


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