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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Adventures in the La Bourdonnais - McDonnell Attack vs the French
White to play. Can you find a winning plan?
I have annotated two of my Adventures with the La Bourdonnais - McDonnell Attack vs. the French (1.e4 e6 2.f4), including a disappointing draw with John Moldovan from Round 2 of the Kenilworth Chess Club Championship. John has annotated the game as well, and it is interesting to compare notes. Though I wasn't happy with my play or with the outcome, the game did strengthen my belief in my nineteenth century opening repertoire. I just have to learn how to play on two sides at once and exercise a little more lateral thinking to do so. For more analysis of this line, see my article on McDonnell's Anti-French.