MacDonnell-Wisker, match 1873












(1) MacDonnell,George Alcock rev - Wisker,John [C84]
MacDonnell-Wisker 1st match Clifton (1), 1873
[Chess Players' Chronicle, October 1873]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 Ne4 7.0-0 Be7 8.c3 dxc3 9.Nxc3 Nxc3 10.bxc3 0-0 11.Qd5 Rb8 12.Bf4 b5 13.Bc2 a5 14.Rad1 b4 15.Qd3 g6 16.Nd4 Rb6 17.Rfe1 Nxd4 18.cxd4 d5 19.Bh6 Re8 20.Qg3 Rc6 21.Bb1 Rc3 22.Rd3 Rxd3 23.Bxd3 c5 24.e6 c4 25.Bc2 Bxe6 26.Rxe6 Bf8 27.Rxe8 Qxe8 28.Qe3 Qb5 29.Bxf8 Kxf8 30.Kf1 a4 31.Qe2 Qc6 32.Qd2 c3 33.Qe2 Qc4 34.Bxa4 Qxd4 35.Bb3 Qc5 36.Qd3 d4 37.Ke2 Qe5+ 38.Kd1 Qc5 39.Ke1 Ke7 40.g3 Qe5+ 41.Kd1 f5 42.h4 f4 43.g4 Kf6 44.Qc4 The British Chess Magazine 1973, 10/444 1-0













(2) Wisker,John - MacDonnell,George Alcock rev [C77]
MacDonnell-Wisker 1st match Clifton (2), 1873
[CPC Dec 1873]

CPC Dec 1873 pp353-4. Played at the Bristol & Clifton meeting of the Counties Chess Association. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.0-0 b5 7.Bb3 b4 8.Nd5 0-0 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.d4 Nxe4 11.dxc5 Nxc5 12.Qd4 d6 13.Nxb4 Nxb3 14.axb3 Bf5 15.f4 c5 16.Qd2 Ng4 17.Nd5 Re8 18.h3 Nf6 19.Ne3 Be4 20.b4 cxb4 21.Qxb4 Nh5 22.b3 Qf6 23.Ra5 Nxf4 24.Kh2 Qh4 25.Nf5 Qg5 26.g3 Bc6 27.Ne3 Nd5 28.Qd4 Rxe3 29.Bxe3 Qxe3 30.Rxd5 Qe2+ 31.Rf2 Qe1 32.Qd2 Qe4 33.c4 Bxd5 34.cxd5 Re8 35.h4 g6 36.Rf4 Qe2+ 37.Rf2 Qxd2 38.Rxd2 Re5 39.Kg2 a5 40.Kf3 Kf8 41.Rd4 Ke7 42.Kf4 h5 43.Kf3 Kd7 44.Kf4 Kc7 45.Rc4+ Kb7 46.Rd4 Kb6 47.g4 hxg4 48.Kxg4 Kc5 49.Ra4 Re4+ 50.Kg5 Rxa4 51.bxa4 Kxd5 52.Kf6 Ke4 53.Kxf7 Kf5 0-1













(3) MacDonnell,George Alcock rev - Wisker,John [C55]
MacDonnell-Wisker 1st match Clifton (3), 06.08.1873
[Land and Water, 18 Oct 1873]

Land and Water, 18 October 1873: "one of the games..." 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 d6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.d3 Bg4 7.Be3 0-0 [7...Bd4! ] 8.h3 Bh5 9.g4 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Bg6 11.Qe1 h5 12.g5 Nh7 13.Qg3 Na5 14.Bb3 Nxb3 15.axb3 c6 16.Kh2 Re8 17.Rg1 Qb6 18.Nh4 Re6 19.Rae1 Rf8 [19...Nf8 is a much better move.] 20.Qf3 Qd8 21.Qg2 Qd7 22.Ref1 Rd8 23.Qg3 d5 24.Rf2 dxe4 25.dxe4 b5 26.Nf5 Qc7 27.Rgf1 Rd7 28.Qh4 Qd8 29.Rg2 Rd2 30.Rxd2 Qxd2+ 31.Rf2 Qe1 32.Kg2 Re8 33.Nxg7 Rd8 [RR33...Kxg7? 34.Rxf7+ and Qxe1] 34.Nf5 Rd2! 35.Rxd2 Qxd2+ 36.Qf2 Qxf2+ 37.Kxf2 Nxg5 [>=37...Bxf5 ] 38.Ne7+ Kg7 39.Nxc6 Nxe4+ 40.Nxe4 Bxe4 41.Nxa7 Bxc2 42.Nxb5 Bxb3 43.Nd6 Kg6 44.Ne4 h4 45.Nd2 Be6 46.b4 Bxh3 47.b5 Bc8 48.Nc4 Bb7 49.Nxe5+ Kf6 50.Nd7+ Kf5 51.Nc5 Ba8 52.b6 Kg4 53.b7 Bxb7 54.Nxb7 h3 55.Nd6 h2 56.Kg2 h1Q+ 57.Kxh1 Kf3 Drawn game. The termination is well played by Mr. Wisker. [RR57...Kf3 /\58.Nc4 (58.Nf5 Ke4 59.Nd6+ Kxe3 60.Nxf7 ) 58...f5 59.Kg1 f4 ] 1/2-1/2













(4) Wisker,John - MacDonnell,George Alcock rev [C51]
MacDonnell-Wisker 1st match Clifton (4), 08.1873
[Field, 16 Aug 1873; Land & Water 30/8]

This game is in the ChessBase Mega Database 2011 said to be "London m 1874" but actually it was the 4th game of their 1873 match in Clifton. Published first in The Field, 16 August, and then Land and Water, 30 August, said this was the concluding game. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.0-0 d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.d5 Na5 10.Bb2 Ne7 11.Bd3 0-0 12.Nc3 Ng6 13.Ne2 f6 14.Rc1 c5 15.Qd2 Bd7 16.Kh1 Rc8 17.Ng3 Bc7 18.Rg1 b5 19.Nf5 Ne5 20.Bxe5 fxe5 21.g4 Nb7 22.Rg3 c4 23.Bb1 Ba5 24.Qe2 Rc7 25.g5 g6 26.Nh6+ Kh8 27.h4 Be8 28.Kg2 Rg7 29.Rh1 Nc5 30.Ng4 Nd7 31.Ne3 Rff7 32.h5 Nf8 33.h6 Rg8 34.Kf1 Nd7 35.Nf5 Nc5 36.Ng7 Rgf8 37.Nh4 Qb6 38.Nhf5 Bd7 39.Rf3 Nd3 40.Bxd3 cxd3 41.Qxd3 gxf5 42.Nxf5 Qc5 43.Kg2 Bxf5 44.exf5 Qc4 45.g6 hxg6 46.fxg6 Qg4+ 47.Kf1 Rxf3 48.g7+ Kg8 49.gxf8Q+ Rxf8 The Field, 16 August 1873, ends here saying "and wins." Land and Water has additionally: 50.Qa3 [Both papers say that if 50.Rg1 Black replies by 50...Rxf2+ 51.Kxf2 Bb6+ ] 50...Bb6 0-1



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