London 1851

Games from one of the first chesstournaments held in London 1851 at the great expedition.
For more information visit wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_1851_chess_tournament

You can see the level play was a lot lower than today but the games are much more lively and interesting.
Only 7 draws in 85 games nowadays it’s 55% draws above 2500.





















































































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