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Challengers Zukertort & Gunsberg
Compiled by Imohthep
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Glory and Tragedy of the risky chess

Event "?"
Site "London"
Date "1886.??.??"
White "Mackenzie,George"
Black "Zukertort,Johannes"
Round "?"
Result "1-0"
ECO "C65"

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Nd4 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. e5 dxc3 9. exf6
Qxf6 10. bxc3 Bxc3 11. Rb1 c6 12. Bc4 d5 13. Bb3 Re8 14. Be3 Qh4 15. Bd2 Be5 16. g3 Qh3 17. c3
Bg4 18. f3 Bf5 19. Be1 Re6 20. Rb2 Rae8 21. Rg2
Bc7 22. Bc2 h5 23. Bd2 Bb6+ 24. Kh1 Qxg2+ 25. Kxg2 Re2+ 26. Kh1 Bh3 27. d4 Bxf1 28. Bd3 Bg2+ 29. Kg1 Bxf3 30. Bxe2 Rxe2 31. Qc1 Rg2+ 32. Kf1 Rxh2 33. Be1 Bc7 34. Qa3 Rh1+ 35. Kf2 Be4 36. Ke2 Rh2+ 37. Kf1 Bd3+ 38. Kg1 Re2 39. Bf2 a5 40. Qb3 b5 41. Qd1
Bc4 42. a3 Bd6 43. Qc1 f6 44. Kg2 Bd3 45. Qd1
Be4+ 46. Kf1 Bf3 47. Qc1 Ra2 48. Be1 Rxa3 49. Qe3 Be4 50. Qe2 g6 51. g4 Ra1 52. Qf2 Kf7 53. gxh5
g5 54. h6 f5 55. Qe3 Ra2 56. h7 Rh2 57. Qxg5
Bd3+ 58. Kg1 Rxh7 59. Qd8 Rg7+ 60. Kf2 Be7 61. Qc7 Bc4 62. Kf3 Rg6 63. Qxa5 Re6 64. Bg3 c5 65. dxc5 Bxc5 66. Qc7+ Be7 67. Be5 Bd3 68. Kf4 Kg6 69. Qb8 Bg5+ 70. Kg3 Kh5 71. Qh8+ Rh6 72. Qe8+ Rg6 73. Kf3 Be4+ 74. Kf2 f4 75. Bd4 f3 76. Ke1 Kg4 77. Qd7+
Kg3 78. Bf2+ Kg2 79. Qg4+ 1-0

NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs NN, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

20...Qd6! transfer
Mayet vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

square f3 progressive weakening. Classical game versus 3Bc4
NN vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Fixing g7 with mine h6 32.Bc2 threatens Cxf5
Zukertort vs Chess Club, 1868 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

Using f pawn to protect e6-pawn (d deslocate)
Zukertort vs J Schulten, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

22...Qxc2 ck to equalize
Zukertort vs NN, 1869 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

R Schurig vs Zukertort, 1869
(A80) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

queen flank assault, model strategy against Evans c5-Bc7-Rb8
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

knights conducting rooks after Qh7 queen sac
Zukertort vs Dufresne, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

repeating schemes finesse to use weaken d6
Zukertort vs De Vere, 1872 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

14 Rfc1! rooks to queenside!
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

17 devolution to gain center control and better endgame
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 0-1

bishop pair at the middlegame
Cochrane vs Zukertort, 1874 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

Q for 2. Quiet18.Tad1 protecting advanced pawn.tac envolving ck
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Directing pieces to the action
Zukertort vs C Moriau, 1875
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

cleaning the center at op. king route to endgame
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875
(C45) Scotch Game, 45 moves, 0-1

15 Bh7!! to create a block and explore g7 pin
Zukertort vs NN, 1875  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Re8 and g6 contesting e4 with f4-f5
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

0-0-0 and d5 !! creating play on two fronts, after g4 stops g5
F G Janssens vs Zukertort, 1876
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 0-1

The Day of the Rooks. 21Re4! interference, desativacting Q-ray
G MacDonnell vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Torrent of swords
Zukertort vs F G Janssens, 1876
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Choosing the endgame...52.d5! taking time
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1877 
(C49) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Minor pieces mate. it's the Zukertort's mate? c3 with Bf4mate.
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Sentinels. Queen invasion.Queen and Knight team
E Flechsig vs Zukertort, 1877
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

42 Rg1 repeating the joke. Game lesson: Q supporting all
Zukertort vs Owen, 1878 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Siege and isolation of KP fixed
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1878
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

poisoned f5
Zukertort vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Who is the strongest player in the World?
Steinitz / Hirschfeld / Mason vs Zukertort / Bird / Hoffer, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Liberating f5 square and building mates
Zukertort vs S Rosenthal, 1880 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

Exchanging queens to support the remote A pawn
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1881 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

23c6 knight sac
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1881
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

The knight dance, destructing the flank
Paulsen vs Zukertort, 1881
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Rc1, c4! No to pendant pawns
J Mason vs Zukertort, 1883 
(A13) English, 73 moves, 0-1

Obsession to majority at queenside
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

The brillant c6 other time, and now is more strong
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Immortal on deflection theme
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

The Great Zukertort 12 f5!! 16 Qc8!! 25 Ne6!
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Hole in one-pouring and breaking the figures
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

The vigilant Nf4 _and th the protector in g7 DESTINY
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Tragic Simphony
Mackenzie vs Zukertort, 1886 
(C49) Four Knights, 79 moves, 1-0

Rex Lex
Zukertort vs Max Weiss, 1887
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 75 moves, 1-0

Famous gambit variation. 15..Nd7 is more usual
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Deep 37d6!!
Zukertort vs W Pollock, 1888
(C59) Two Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

base g6 and sucessive threats: diconnection,discovred,pin...
Zukertort vs W H Grundy, 1888 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

The crucial point g5 Mephisto operator: Gunsberg
Mephisto vs Beardswell, 1878 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

18 Qxd7 violence to open diagonal
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

The risk of material advantage on Falkbeer cg
Mephisto vs A Marriott, 1881
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

The dangerous initiative with pawn seventh
Mephisto vs Tinsley, 1882 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

The little fork or the Egg of Colombus
Mephisto vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

introducing model defense
F S Ensor vs Gunsberg, 1883
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

f4 to pass the rook
Gunsberg vs T H Piper, 1883
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

The power of pin
W Paulsen vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 51 moves, 0-1

G column cumulation
Gunsberg vs Von Gottschall, 1885 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Secrets of pawn moves
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1885 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 0-1

34...Qf5! forcing a victorius endgame
Bird vs Gunsberg, 1885 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

Positional mistake 11...Qe7?
Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Uncomfortable disadvantage
Gunsberg vs A Schottlaender, 1885 
(C22) Center Game, 48 moves, 1-0

progressive lifting of pawns g & h with the quiet Rh4 protectio
Gunsberg vs Von Gottschall, 1887 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 25 moves, 1-0

4 Qc4 Gunsberg innovation
Gunsberg vs J Mortimer, 1887
(C22) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Eliminating the knights, the better defensors of castle
Burn vs Gunsberg, 1888 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

J Minckwitz vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C22) Center Game, 64 moves, 0-1

Schiffers vs Gunsberg, 1889
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Gunsberg vs Harmonist, 1889
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg vs Gossip, 1889 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 53 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

bad king position
Gunsberg vs W R Ballard, 1889 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

pawn file definition and sac over structures
Bird vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 0-1

Immediate contacts
J Mason vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Third line restriction
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 0-1

long diagonal to queen, tactical rook in 3rd. Poor Bird vision
Gunsberg vs Bird, 1889  
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Gifted Horse
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

King blocker to win the pawn ending 47 Rxd4
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 0-1

Allowing the center to the pieces 23Na4discovered
Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Sacrificing the Pillsbury N, before HNP did it 23 Rf 1! 25.Re2!
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

12 a4? Holding the bishop /Bc5 allowing Nc5/ 9 Na5 is usual
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 78 moves, 0-1

13...Kf6!! 39...Nxf3! piece sac against the phalanx
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 0-1

Smashing the queen
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1890 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 57 moves, 1-0

Theorie D30-D40
Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Attacking pieces and his defensors 23.Rxd7ck!
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

grouping and suicide
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg / Allies vs Lasker / MacDonnell, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Crazy beliefs 14.Qxc4
Gunsberg vs J Mason, 1895
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Ordinary People
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

bad pieces position to White
Pillsbury / Showalter vs Janowski / Gunsberg, 1899
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Incredibly easy way
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1902 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

30 Nxh7 Utilitarism
Gunsberg vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

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