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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Adolf Anderssen
Anderssen - Steinitz (1866), London ENG, rd 6, Jul-27
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20)  ·  0-1
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Feb-28-03  ughaibu: Anderssen get's a raw deal from history due to the acclaim awarded to Morphy and Steinitz. He was one of the strongest players yet to live with an impressive tournament record and this is despite the fact that he exemplified the artistic approach to chess. In this game from late in his career he outplays Steinitz from all angles including the strategic.
Feb-28-03  ughaibu: 25. ....Nd8 is exactly the kind of move that Steinitz himself would've been proud of.
Mar-01-03  ChessPraxis: Very cool strategic game by Anderssen - though he also gets his tactical kicks in at the end of the game. I agree with ughaibu that chess history has been filled with oversimplifications and even caricatures. That's why it's great to have websites like this one where you can go back and play over all of the games and see what the essence of each player's style really was.
Jan-04-10
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  heuristic: mo' better moves:

18...axb4 19.Rxa8+ Bxa8 20.Ne2 Bb7 21.Qc2

29.Ra2 Qd4 30.Qc1 Qd3 31.Rf3 Qxe4

29...Nc5 30.Qc1 Nxa4 31.bxa4 Qd4 32.Kh2

40.Kh2 Ra2 41.Bg2 Qb3 42.Qf2 Rb8

Oct-12-10  sevenseaman: A memorable defence, truly a tribute to Anderssen's grasp of the essentials of the 64 square game.
Jan-31-12  Knight13: 17. Ne2 or Nb1 is better.

This is a pretty classical, characteristic play of the Closed Sicilian by Black!

Jan-14-14  yureesystem: Wow!! I did not know Anderssen could defend so well, maybe he taught Steinitz the art of defense. This game incredible, it is good to go over some of the past old master games..
Jan-15-14  john barleycorn: <yureesystem> and here is another good one from Anderssen

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858

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