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Adolf Anderssen vs Jean Dufresne
"The Evergreen Partie" (game of the day Oct-16-2017)
Berlin (1852), Berlin GER
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)  ·  1-0
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Oct-26-02  tulkos: An astounding finish position!!
Oct-26-02
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  Sneaky: 19.Rad1!

"A magnificent conception, probably the most profound ever seen in over-the-board chess at that time." -- Fine

Oct-27-02
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  pawntificator: I can't find a single suitable defence after 19. Rad1. Black is ruined.
Nov-19-02  verynice11: Move 18 for Anderssen is absolutely incredible!
Nov-20-02
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  drukenknight: what about ....d6 either on the 19th or 18th?
Feb-21-03
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  Green Bishop: This gem is known as "The evergreen". A year before, in London, he played a game against Kieseritzky known as "The immortal". He won with the sacrifice of his two rooks in a King's gambit.
Mar-08-03  Rookpawn: Actually, Anderssen sacrificed not only the two Rooks, but also his Bishop and Queen in the Immortal Game.
May-22-03
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  kevin86: This is the evergreen game-still great after 150 years!! 19Rad1 may be the most passive of aggressive moves ever!
May-23-03  oromik: classssssic
Jun-19-03  kutuzov: d6 ties the knight down in the middle of the combination, that makes things worse for black.
Jul-23-03  PVS: Lakser famously suggested 19...Rg4. I believe the consensus is that it was black's best move but white still wins.
Jul-23-03
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  Calli: Somewhere I read that the latest was 19...Qh3!. Still threatens mate with the advantage that d7 is protected. Makes perfect sense. White simply doesn't have Qxd7+ as in the game.
Jul-23-03  ughaibu: What about 20.....Kd8? For example 21.Rd7 Kc8 22.Rd8 Kd8 23.Be2 Nd4?
Jul-23-03
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  Calli: <ughaibu> 23.Bf5+ should win in that line because 24..Qxd1 is forced. 23.Bf5+ Qxd1+ 25 Qxd1+ Nd4 26.Bh3! and although the material is okay, Black's king is still in bad shape.
Jul-25-03  PVS: Has anyone looked at The Chess Games of Adolph Anderssen: Master of Attack?
Jul-25-03  ughaibu: I have a copy here. It's the first edition, at the least the famous Bird's Defence game with Lange is missing though it's in later editions according to A.J.Goldsby.
Jul-25-03  PVS: It is the book that has a very religious biography of the master in it?
Jul-25-03  ughaibu: "Blessed is the man of intellectual privilege whose whole life revolves around his avocation" is the first sentence. Do you want me to read more?
Jul-25-03  PVS: I think I waded through it a few years ago in a colleague's library. How is the quality of the games selected and annotations?
Jul-25-03  ughaibu: It claims to be a complete collection but as I said there is at least one(!) game missing. The notes are Informator style and a lot of games have no diagram, as I prefer to 'read' games rather than study them over a board and men it's not the most suitable book for me. Nevertheless Anderssen's games are sufficiently interesting that I feel having the book to be worthwhile.
Jul-26-03  PVS: Yes, I knew there was something about it that made me hesitate to order a copy right away. I no longer keep a large library of chess books.
Nov-03-03
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  AdrianP: Garry Kasparov has published some corrections in his analysis of this game in OMGP at this web address

http://www.chessbase.com/games/gkan...

Feb-01-04  sac 4 mate: Interesting final position. Black was threatening White with instant checkmate, and the Qxd7 sacrifice was actually the only way White could prevent it.
Feb-01-04
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  Elrathia Kingi: Perplexing finale..
The game is practically over after 16.Bxd3, then sealed after 17.Nf6+. Few games are so elegant as this one.
Feb-01-04
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  Catfriend: Anybody refuted the move <calli> mentioned - 19..♕f3! ?
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