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Leeds v Leeds Correspondence Game, before 1844

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In Chess Studies, a collection of games produced by George Walker in 1844, there appears a game played by correspondence between two groups of players from Leeds Chess Club.  Such a group of players acting in consultation was referred to in those days as a “committee”.  No detail is given, not even the date; chess publications in those days were often severely short of details such as when and where games were played, and players’ names were often deemed too unimportant to record.

 

Leeds-Leeds, Correspondence Game, 18??

White: Leeds Chess Club Committee A, Black: Leeds Chess Club Committee B;

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 exd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Bxd4 f6 10. c4 Qe6+ 11. Be2 Ne7 12. O-O O-O 13. Bf3 Rd8 14. Re1 Qd7 15. Bc5 Ng6 16. Qxd7 Bxd7 17. Bxb7 Rab8 18. Bd5+ Kh8 19. b3 c6 20. Bf3 Rb7 21. Rad1 Ne5 22. Be4 Re8 23. f4 Ng6 24. Bxg6 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 hxg6 26. Re7 Kh7 27. g4 a6 28. g5 f5 29. Kf2 Bc8 30. Rxb7 and wins, 1-0

 

 

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25/04/2012

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