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Adolf Anderssen vs Samuel Rosenthal
Baden-Baden (1870), Baden-Baden GER, rd 2, Jul-19
Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51)  ·  0-1


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Mar-23-08  nimh: 33.Rxf7! could have put up tougher resistance.
Apr-30-10  ariel el luchador: una partida pésima de Anderssen no merece mayores comentarios
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  Honza Cervenka: <nimh: 33.Rxf7! could have put up tougher resistance.>

33.Rxg7 (I guess this is what you have meant) 33...hxg4 34.Rxh7+ Kxh7 35.Rxc3 gxf3 36.Rxc7+ Kg6 was a bit better but still hopeless due to many weak Pawns of white.

Btw, white's decisive mistake (besides of putting his Rook in offside) was 28.Re1 combined with 29.g3 which allowed black to drive away the white Bishop from covering e5 and to prepare Re5 with tempo due to possibility to attack the Rook on e1.

Aug-21-12  nimh: Yes, "g" instead of "f", my bad. It was so long ago that I've now forgotten why I ever bothered to mention that move.
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  perfidious: <nimh: Yes, "g" instead of "f", my bad....>

For this egregious error, you shall be flayed! Or is it 'glayed'?

Sep-24-12  ariel el luchador: todavía con 23 A1A ganaba que desperdicio
Jan-29-15  poorthylacine: Recognize the error of the move 28 by playing 29.Rd1 was still better, even with a tempo lost.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Rosenthal entered Baden-Baden 1870 hoping to salvage a draw or two against the best players, but rather exceeded expectations with wins vs. Anderssen and Neumann, who finished 1 and 3.

I have a feeling White could have conducted the attack much better (I don't like 22.d5), but Black deserves credit for managing much better defense than one usually sees in 19th Century games. The Qd8-e8-f7-g8-h7 maneuver looks very clever, and his use of e5 as a strong point for Rook and Bishop leads to victory. If sound, this looks like an underrated defensive brilliancy in an age of sacrificial attacks.

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