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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Adolf Anderssen
London (1862)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Accepted From Defense (C37)  ·  0-1


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  InspiredByMorphy: What control and patience Anderssen
shows in this game. Impressive.
Sep-02-04  fred lennox: Do you know what player, in complexion, reminds me most of Anderssen? (your not going to believe this) - Larson. Especailly as his career develops. As a side note, both were mild mannered men.
May-31-06  sneaky pete: 22.Bxe7 .. is winning.
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  heuristic: mo' better moves :

19...f3 20.Rxf3 fxe5 21.Bxe5 Qg5 22.Rxf8+

20.e6 dxe6 21.Bxe6 Rg8 22.Bxg8 Kf8

21...Rc8 22.Qxa7 Rcc6 23.Bxe7 Qxe7 24.Qb8+

22.Bxe7 Re6 23.Bxe6 dxe6 24.Rxe6

28.Rxe7 Qxe7 29.Qc3+ Kd8 30.Qxf6 Qxf6

35.Rd7 Qxd7 36.Rxd7 Kxd7 37.Qxh7+ Kc8

Jan-31-12  Knight13: 8. Nc3 is a very brave move, if not reckless or bold. White opens up the position for his pieces with that move, signaling that Steinitz has decided to go all out.
Dec-09-14  Christoforus Polacco: <Knight13>
8.Nc3 !- is signed by exclamation mark in theory.
It's very good move - especially in situation when black queen is on 'e7'.

Reckless move is mein move 8.B:f4 ?!- and it was only draw after sacr second piece. 8... N:d4 9.Qc3 Bg7 10.B:f7+
I tried to play Double Muzio Gambit after 6... Qe7 - a some too extravagant :)

if 8... Ne5 Qc5+ 10.Kh1 Q:c4 and now very good is 11.Nd5 ! And black has a lot ways to lost :)

Dec-12-14  Christoforus Polacco: The main line is :
6.... Qe7 7.d4! Nc6 8.Nc3! N:d4 9.Qd3 Ne6
10.Nd5 (interesting move is 10.B:f4) Qc5+ 11.Kh1 Bh6 12.Bd2 Qf8 13.Rad1! ...( not typical move Rae1)... d6 (if 13... c6 14.Bb4 c5 15.Bc3 Bg7 16.N:f4 but if 13... Ne7 14.Nf6+ Kd8 15.Bb4) 14.Bc3 f6 (if 14... Bg7 15.B:g7 Q:g7 16.N:c7+!) 15.e5! and now :
a) 15.... Nc5 (if 15.... de? 16.N:c7+) 16.N:c7+ Kd8 17.Qd5!

b) 15... fe 16.B:e5 de 17.N:c7+ Kf7 18.Qf5!

Feb-14-15  Christoforus Polacco: Correction !
<Reckless move is mein move 8.B:f4 ?!>

8.B:f4 is only transposition of theoretical variant : <Qe7 7.d4! Nc6 8.Nc3! N:d4 9.Qd3 Ne6 10.Nd5 (interesting move is 10.B:f4)>

If I would played 9.Qd3 (not reckless move 9.Qc3) and black 9.... Ne6 and now white 10.Nc3 - it would be transposition of the moves. My mistake was started from : 9.Qc3
The rest of my strange game : 9... Bg7 10.B:f7+ Q:f7 11.Q:c7 Nb5 12.Qa5 Bd4+ 13.Kh1 B:b2 14.Nd2 B:a1 15.Bg5 b6 16.Q:b5 Q:a2 17.Nb3 Ba6 18.Qd5 B:f1 19.Q:a8+ Kf7 20.Qd5+ Ke8 and perpetual

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