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D Bowdler – M Conway, London 1788

Bishop's Opening (C23)
Initial position
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1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. d3 c6 4. Qe2 d6 5. f4? exf4 6. Bxf4 Qb6
Threatening to win a piece by either 7. ... Bxg1 or 7. ... Qxb2
7. Qf3 Qxb2?
Missing White's threat. 7. ... Nf6! would ensure the win of a piece.
8. Bxf7+ Kd7 9. Ne2 Qxa1 10. Kd2?
This move allows 10. ... Qf6 (although Black misses the opportunity). 10. Nc3 would be better.
Bb4+? 11. Nbc3! Bxc3+ 12. Nxc3 Qxh1
This is the earliest game on record that features this double-Rook sacrifice.
13. Qg4+ Kc7 14. Qxg7 Nd7 15. Qg3 b6 16. Nb5+ cxb5 17. Bxd6+ Kb7 18. Bd5+ Ka6 19. d4 b4 20. Bxb4 Kb5 21. c4+ Kxb4 22. Qb3+ Ka5 23. Qb5# 1-0


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