McShane’s 8th move was played by Isidore Gunsberg against Mikhail Chigorin
during their epic match at Havana in 1890 that saw only five draws in twenty
three games and ended 11.5-11.5. Later that year Gunsberg, born in Budapest
but brought to England when he was nine years old, played Wilhelm Steinitz
for the world title but lost narrowly.

Scores: 1 McShane 3.5/5 2-3 Erwin L’Ami, Anish Giri 3; 4 Bartlomiej
Macieja 2.5; 5-6 Loek van Wely, Peter Heine Nielsen 1.5

Black’s natural 16…Rb8 turns out to be a losing move:

J Magem Badals – J Oms Pallisse

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf65.Bf3 Nbd7 6.Nc3 c5 7.Nge2 cxd48.Qxd4 Bc5
9.Qf4 Qe7 10.0–0 Bd611.Qe3 a6 12.Ng3 Ne5 13.Rd1 0–014.b3 Qc7
15.Bb2 Nxf3+ 16.Qxf3 Rb8?(16…Be7 17.Nce4 Nxe4 18.Nxe4 f6!?)17.Rxd6! Qxd6
18.Nce4 Nxe4 19.Nxe4Qc7 (19…Qe7 20.Nf6+ Kh8 21.Be5! Ra822.Qe4! gxf6 23.Qh4
wins; 19…Qe720.Nf6+ gxf6 21.Bxf6 Qd6 22.Qg4#)20.Nf6+! Kh8 21.Qe4! 1-0
21…g622.Qh4 h5 23.Nxh5+ f6 24.Nxf6+ Kg725.Qh7#