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Ignatz von Kolisch vs Louis Paulsen
London m (1861), 26
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52)  ·  0-1


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  Honza Cervenka: 24...Nf3!! would have been crushing blow and much shorter path to the victory. The endgame was quite interesting and very well played by Paulsen.
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  Honza Cervenka: Well, maybe 33...fxg3+ was not the best option as it helps white King to go forward. Instead of that 33...Kg7 34.gxf4 Kf6 35.Kg3 Kf5 would have been better. Then white cannot trade pieces as the Pawn ending is lost for him and so black will play 36...Ne2+ with next Nxf4 with huge advantage.
Dec-05-07  popski: <24...Nf3!!> Good find! 25.h3 just doesn't work because of simple Qxh3. White must give up queen & game...
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  offramp: Game 14.
An Evans Gambit. With 13.e6 Kolisch begins his assault:

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But Paulsen plays very well and beats back the attack (after 18...Be6)

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Soon black is counterattacking and here:

click for larger view pointed out above by <Honza Cervenka>, he could have played the stunning 24....Nf3!!

So the game continues and play goes to a ♘ v ♗ ending

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Both players play very well: black to keep his extra queenside pawn and white to activate his king and reduce the number of pawns.

After 44.Kxa5

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it seems likely that white will be able to surrender his bishop for black's one remaining pawn... But it is an illusion: that position is a win for black!

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  tamar: Kolisch still could have drawn with 41 Kb5 in this position

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If 41...h6 42 Bh8 waiting, or 41...Kf3 42 Kc6 Ke4 43 Kb5

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