|Oct-05-04|| ||Kean: This was a complete assault on the kingside by Anderssen! |
|Aug-23-05|| ||Jaymthetactician: This game is sort of like
Adams vs Hydra, 2005
but of a much poorer quality.
Though I doubt a machene would send the queen on a mission like that to hunt the pawn.
|Jun-27-07|| ||playground player: Whatever made Staunton think he could beat Morphy?|
|Jun-27-07|| ||Pi Guy: <playground player: Whatever made Staunton think he could beat Morphy?>|
Staunton never versed Morphy. I assume you meant "Whatever made Staunton think he could beat Anderssen?"
|Jun-28-07|| ||Petrosianic: Why wouldn't he? Staunton had been pretty much the best in the world in the 1840's, while Anderssen was relatively unknown.|
|Jan-14-08|| ||shakkiseepra: And this is because of lack of quality and overall number of chess players in the world at the time. Staunton was an inferior chess player, but must be recognized as one of the pioneers on the journal side. The question 'Whatever made Staunton think he could beat Morphy?' is a good one. One who have studied history knows how he postponed and postponed the meeting, being propably well aware that he'd lose ugly. Morpy is the first superstar of chess, the first one ever to understand the game as art, and his play is so beautiful that Staunton's poor analyzis and by-the-book crab at the time makes me laugh. Of course, nowadays chess theory has taken huge leaps forward due to Steinitz and many more since, but in the 1800s Morphy's game was something never-seen-before.|
|Feb-01-08|| ||Knight13: 6...Be7 is better.|
|Feb-01-08|| ||HOTDOG: 6...Ba7 is a strange move,then 9...d6 seems better to avoid e5,and Black is perhaps already lost at this point. 11.Rae1! is a very deep move;16.g4 instead seems losing the advantage,better was the immediate 16.Kh1!;18...Qa5! is a very strong move and almost forced,but White is still better and he can strike with 22.g5!;23...Qd5+?! is not the decisive mistake,but better was 23...Rd8 although White still has a won position,although after 23...Qd5+ the simple 24.Kg1 seems better for White.24...Ne7? is the decisive mistake,Black had to move the rook to give space for the King or play 24...Qxd3.after 24...Ne7? Black has no defense|
|Feb-01-08|| ||Knight13: 6...a7 is not the strange move, the strange move is 4...Bc5, which is not a good one.|
|Feb-01-08|| ||keypusher: 4...Bc5 is common enough, and has been played several times by cg.com's own Gerard Welling.|
<gejewe> if you see this, it would be interesting to have your comments on this opening and where Black goes wrong. I would guess that Black's position is hopeless by move 16.
|Feb-03-08|| ||keypusher: I am copying this from Mr. Welling's page.
After the initial moves I prefer the active 5.Nc3 Qb6!? for example 1) 6.Na4 Qa5+ 7.c3 Bxd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 ( two bishops but Na4 is clumsy ) 2) 6.Be3 Nc6 and the pawn sacrifice 7.Ndb5 Bxe3 leads to an unclear position but control of e5 should help black. I remember a matchgame Harstston-Basman, England 1974 as a good example how black should play. Staunton was a bit passive, 6..Qc7 was suggested in contemporary sources and Staunton was very critical on his play in this particular game in general.>
I think this is the Hartston-Basman game he refers to:
Hartston vs M Basman, 1973
|Apr-14-08|| ||takchess: http://blunderprone.blogspot.com/20...|
This game is annotated here.
|Jun-20-09|| ||heuristic: mo' better moves :
11...d5 12.Nf3 Nc6 13.Bxa7 Rxa7 14.a3
12.Nf3 Nc6 13.Bx7 Rxa7 14.Ne4 Qd8
16.Kh1 b4 17.a3 bxa3 18.bxa3 Rab8
16...Bxe3+ 17.Rxe6 Qb6 18.Qh3 Rad8 19.Bd3
19...Qb4 20.Bb7 Qc4 21.Rg1 Rd7 22.Bc6
22...Qd5+ 23.Rff3 Ne7 24.gxh6 g6 25.Qg5
|Sep-11-09|| ||keypusher: <heuristic> <11...d5 12.Nf3 Nc6 13.Bxa7 Rxa7 14.a3>|
How about 11...d5 12. exd6 Qxd6 13. Qf3? Or, after 12. Nf3 Nc6 13. Bxa7 Rxa7, instead of 14. a3, 14. Ng5 h6 15. Nxf7 Nxf4 16. Rxf4 Rxf7 17. Ref1 Nxe5 18. Rxf7 Nxf7 19. Qg6?
|Aug-31-10|| ||dzhafner: why not 8... d6?
if 9 Qg4 ... 0-0
and if 10 Bh6?? ... Ng6 (the hanging bishop, knight, and threat of e5 seem difficult to meet)
11 Bg5 ... Qb6 (11 Be3 .. e5)
Black should be able to get in 9 ...Nf6 and possibly continue with ...e5, ...Nd4 à la Adams vs Hydra, 2005 as jaymthetactician pointed out.
|May-04-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF ANDERSSEN.
Your score: 63 (par = 56)