William Evans vs. Alexander MacDonnell

This is the endgame between captain William Evans and Alexander MacDonnell played at London in 1826.

White to move and win in 3.

FEN: r3k2r/ppp2Npp/1b5n/4p2b/2B1P2q/BQP2P2/P5PP/RN5K w kq - 1 0

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1. Bb5+ c6 2. Qe6+ Qe7 3. Qxe7#

About the players

Captain William Davies EvansWilliam Davis Evans (1790-1872), seafarer and inventor; has remained in history as a chess player. He is famous for the Evens Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4).  
Alexander MacDonnell (1798-1835), Irish born chess player. Excepting Howard Staunton there is perhaps no native British player who has displayed such a strong innate faculty for chess.
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