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Augustus Mongredien vs Adolf Anderssen
Manchester (1857), Manchester ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Defense (C39)  ·  1-0


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Jan-04-04  refutor: the finale to this game is 42.Re6! then black resigns according to Santasiere in "The Romantic King's Gambit"
Jan-04-04  ughaibu: Re6 also in the Pickard collection.
Dec-30-10  goodevans: 42 Re6+ Kd4 43 c3+ Kc5 44 Rc6#

This is one of the most unusual and entertaining games I've ever seen.

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  jaime gallegos: 23... Qg4+ 23. Nf3 Bxe5 wins !!!
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  offramp: 16.Qxf6 is a mistake - just as bad as it looks; he should have taken with the bishop. Black should simply have replied 16...Rf8 and the queen is trapped, for if 17.Qh6, then Nd3+ mates in 2!

Later, after 34.Kc8, we see this eerily Gothicke position.

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Anderssen resigned because he saw that he was going to be mated thuslywise:

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But had he played 41...Ke4 then there would have been everything to play for!

An oddity: right in the opening (instead of 8...h5) 8...Ng3 looks very strong

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Eg 9.Rh3 Qe7+ 10.Kf2 Rg8 etc.

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