Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

There is a clue unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
Please see this announcement for some updates.
(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Jean Dufresne vs Daniel Harrwitz
Berlin (1847), Berlin GER, Dec-??
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 163 more games of Harrwitz
sac: 23.Rxg6+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-03-04  Knight13: I can't believe Harrwitz lost to Dufresne! Harrwitz should be a much better player.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Dufresne, 19 years old at the time, finds some beautiful moves-22 Nf6 27 Kh1 and 29 Qe8 to beat the more established Harrwitz.
Aug-14-07  Monkey King: Nf6+!! gxf6 Rxg6+!!, very nice.
Aug-15-07  contra: The beauty of the entire combination must be attributed to the long diagonal bishop on b2.
Apr-28-08  Whitehat1963: Wow! What a wild game! Beautiful finish.
Apr-28-08  Whitehat1963: There has to be one helluva puzzle near the end of this one. What's the best point for a good weekender?
Jun-20-15  OMH: <tamar: Dufresne, 19 years old at the time>

To be precise, 18 years old, since his birthday was 14 February 1829, and the game must have been played during Harrwitz's brief visit to Berlin in late December 1847 or early January 1848. By 26 January, Harrwitz was already in Breslau commencing a match with Anderssen. (See Schachzeitung, February 1848, p. 95 and 98.)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Jean Defuse: ...

Played in Dec. 1847 - Sources: CPC Ser.1 Vol.9 [1848], p. 66 and without date in J. Dufresne, Lehrbuch des Schachspiels 1892, pp. 100-102. Schachzeitung [1848], p. 98.


Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: Copied from Dufresne's biography page:

"Mar-10-15 scassislusor:
Dufresne's "Little Textbook of Chess" continues to be published (German, of course) in its 31st edition at least; about 760 pages, with 78% of content devoted to openings with 130 illustrative games. After Dufresne died in i893 (12 years after first edition), Jacques Mieses was given the editorial work which lasted till 1954. After that Rudolf Teschner edited it until his death in 2006. I don't know who may have taken over. It has been and remains what I think is the best 1 volume reference since started in 1881."

-- Thank you scassislusor!

May-18-18  Telemus: The moment Dufresne began the spectacle, there was also a simple solution: 22.♘xb6 axb6 23.e6.

click for larger view

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Game 24 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
from Black Attacks f2 Annoyed Fredthebear ECO B, C by fredthebear
Game 24 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
from Captain's Crunch Munched by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Evans Gambit
by Inlandmoon
Game 24
from Master Games - Chess (Tartakower/du Mont) by Qindarka
The long diagonal
by Nimzophile
500 Master Games of Chess
by LionHeart40
Bc5 o-o
from Game collection: EVA by MEISTERBRAU
Game 44
from Manual of Chess (Lasker) by Qindarka
5...Bc5 6.O-O d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Bb2 Nf6 10.Qc2
from Evans Gambit by KingG
Jean Dufresne (1829-1893)
from Player of the day: notable game III by nikolaas

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC