De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, 1834: The Eighty-Five Games of Their Six Chess Matches, with Excerpts from Additional Games Against Other Opponents

De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, 1834: The Eighty-Five Games of Their Six Chess Matches, with Excerpts from Additional Games Against Other Opponents

by Cary Utterberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786471744
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 3.50(d)

About the Author

Cary Utterberg lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He has held the National Master title with the U.S. Chess Federation since 1985.

Table of Contents

Game-by-Game Table of Contents vii

Preface 1

On the Spelling of the Two Opponents' Names 5

Introduction 7

A Note on the Games 37

Match 1 de la Bourdonnais 16, McDonnell 5, Drawn 4 Games 1 to 25 43

Match 2 McDonnell 5, de la Bourdonnais 4, Drawn 0 Games 26 to 34 115

Match 3 de la Bourdonnais 6, McDonnell 5, Drawn 1 Games 35 to 46 139

Match 4 de la Bourdonnais 8, McDonnell 3, Drawn 7 Games 47 to 64 181

Match 5 de la Bourdonnais 7, McDonnell 4, Drawn 1 Games 65 to 76 242

Match 6 McDonnell 5, de la Bourdonnais 4, Drawn 0 Games 77 to 85 281

Conclusion: The Statistics 311

Appendix 1 Selected de la Bourdonnais Games 319

Appendix 2 Selected McDonnell Games 337

Appendix 3 Opening Theory, Then and Now 355

Appendix 4 Collected Games of Deschapelles 379

Appendix 5 Statistical Data 382

Appendix 6 Preface to Lewis's A Selection of Games at Chess 389

Appendix 7 Foreword to Bledow's Funfzig auserlesene Schach-Partien 390

Appendix 8 Preface to Greenwood Walker's Games by the Late Mr. M'Donnell 391

Appendix 9 Excerpt from "The Café de la Régence" 394

Bibliography 399

Index 401

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