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Karl Mayet vs Adolf Anderssen
Berlin (1855)  ·  King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit MacDonnell Attack (C33)  ·  0-1
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Apr-08-06  PolishPentium: Is 25 Qa7+ REEEALLY the move made by White? That surely invites 25... NxQ (!) It seems 25 Qb7+ is far more likely. In any case, it seems White could have attacked far more aggressively. Passivity appears to cede the initiative to Black. At the very least, more should have been made of the discovered check on move 26; to wit, 26 Bxg5+ snatches a pawn and gets the Bishop more involved. N'est-ce-pas?^^
Apr-08-06  sneaky pete: 26.Bxg5+ Be5 seems no better against the mating threat .. Qh5+ etc. The pawn is irrelevant and so is the bishop really. After 27.Rxe5+ Ncxe5 28.d5+ Kf5 black's king is completely safe.

White did play 25.Qb7+ .. (Pickard edition). This is one of 8 games between these players, starting with the position after 9... Qg6, testing the value of this line of play, the result being white (Mayet) winning 1 and black (Anderssen) 7.


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