Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Random Game #11 - Cochrane vs. Mohishunder - Calcutta 1850

Calcutta in 1850
 The Random Game feature at chessgames.com is a handy way to broaden your chess education. You never know what's going to pop up. You may see a famous classic, or maybe a subtle modernity, or maybe a true obscurity. You might even find a diamond in the rough that nobody else has spotted.

Today's game was played in Calcutta in 1850. John Cochrane, a Scottish lawyer and White in this game, lent his name to the Cochrane Gambit in the Petroff Defense, a line these two played many times. Bonnerjee Mohishunder served as Black in this game, but eludes my efforts to find his history except that he was described as a Brahmin and favored the fiianchetto. Our score begins with the Center Game.

Try to solve this puzzle from the game first, before reviewing the game score below.

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1 comment:

  1. very interesting. it would be great to have some more info about either player as there's something magical about the idea of these 2 playing all those games in india all those years ago...