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Adolf Anderssen vs Albert Clerc
Paris (1878)  ·  French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1-0
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Jun-23-06  Knight13: Instead of 12...g6, 12...Rd8 might have been better. Too much dark square weaknesses.
Jun-23-06  Rocafella: I think g6 is supposed to protect h7, but at what cost? It really weakens the pawn structure. This was exploited later in the game By Adolf.
Jun-23-06  Knight13: <I think g6 is supposed to protect h7, but at what cost?> At the cost of taking White's d4 pawn without discovery. Yeah, like a strong player such as Anderssen is gonna miss that.
Jun-23-06
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  Pawn and Two: <Knight 13> You are right, 12...Rd8 would have been better than 12...g6.

What would have happened if Black played 28...Qxd4 or 28...Rxd4?

Jun-23-06  Knight13: <What would have happened if Black played 28...Qxd4 or 28...Rxd4?> Maybe 28...Rxd4? 29. Nf3 Rd7 30. Ng5 f6(or f5) 31. Nxe6, forking. 28...Qxd4 29. Rg4 Qc5 30. Nd3, winning a rook. So 29... Qb6 30. Nd7, etc. winning a bunch of material. This is what I see.
Jun-24-06
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  Pawn and Two: <Knight13> 28...Qxd4 would be to White's advantage after 29.Rg4 Qxe5 30.Rxb4.

However, Black could have played 28...Rxd4 29.Nf3 Rd1 30.Ng5 Rxf1+ 31.Kh2 Qxg5 32.Qxg5 Rxf2 or 28...Rxd4 29.Nxg6 fxg6 30.Rxg6+ hxg6 31.Qxg6+ =.

After 28...Qe8, Anderssen had a winning position.

Jun-24-06  Knight13: <Pawn and Two> Okay... 28... Qe8 was stupid. He played Qe7 next move anyway why not 28...Qe7?
Jun-24-06
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  Pawn and Two: <Knight13> Black appears to have several moves that may hold the position, including 28...Qe7. White would probably try 29.Rg4 with the possibility of Rh4 and Nxg6.

28...Qe8 was very weak.

More risky, especially against Anderssen, and probably weaker, but interesting, would have been an additional pawn grab by Clerc with 27...Rxa2.

Jun-24-06  RookFile: Notice how Anderssen was fearless about taking on an isolated d pawn in the opening.
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