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Ignatz von Kolisch vs Adolf Anderssen
Anderssen - Kolisch (1861), London ENG, rd 3, Jul-25
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Normal (B40)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: 15.Bxh6 was very unpleasant surprise for Anderssen. It seems to be absolutely correct.
Oct-19-02  Danilomagalhaes: Couldnīt black defense with 15...gxh6? Itīs a big menace from white, but correct me if Iīm wrong. See this continuation: 15... gxh6, Qxh6, Rxe1+, Rxe1, Qf4, Ng5, Qh2+, Kf1, Qh1+, Ke2, Bg4+, Nf3, Bxf3+, Kd2, Qxg2, Qxf6, Qxf2+, Re2, Qg3, Re3, Bf4, Bh7+, Kxh7, Qxf7+, Kh8, Qf6+, Kg8, Qe6+, Kg7, Qd7+, Kh8, Ne2, Bxe2, Qe6, Bxe3+, Qxe3, Qxe3+, Kxe3, Re8+, Kd2, Kg7, h4, Kf6, c3, Kf5, b3... And black is well better!!!

Am I wrong with the white moves???

Oct-20-02  pferd: Dan: 15...gxh6 16.Qxh6 Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 Qf4 leads to: 18.Re8+ Nxe8 19.Qh7+ Kf8 20.Qh8+ Ke7 21.Nd5+ Kd8 22.Nxf4 Qh4+ or 21...Kd7 22.Nxf4 Bxf4 23.Bf5+ Kc7 24.Qxe8 or 23...Ke7 24.Qh4+ Kf6 25.Bxc8
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  Sneaky: A few games later in the same match Ignatz played into the same line, only tried 10.c4 instead of 10.Nc3. Adolf won in the ending.

I find it somewhat surprising that he would switch strategies like that after doing so well with 10.Nc3; but he probably knew that Anderssen had studied his loss and was well prepared for a repeat of the same line.

Kolisch vs Adolf Anderssen, 1861

Oct-20-02  Danilomagalhaes: I guess white played well after 11th move.
Nov-28-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Von Kolisch no mistakes!

Anderssen 3 mistakes:
18...f5 4.01 (18...Be6 0.43)
19...Qxd5 10.92 (19...Kg7 3.93)
20...Qd7 #13 (20...Qxe4 10.92)

Dec-11-14  Knight13: If 17... Qf4 18. Ng5: ... Qh2+ 19. Kf1 Qh1+ 20. Ke2 Bg4+ 21. Kd2 Bf4+ 22. Re3 Bxe3+ 23. fxe3 Qxg2+ seems pretty unpleasant for White; same with 21. Nf3 Bxf3+ 22. gxf3 Nd4+. I don't think White wants to play 18. Qxf4 if he can avoid it. What did I miss?
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