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Adolf Anderssen vs Jules Arnous de Riviere
Paris (France) (1860)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59)  ·  1-0


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  Eatman: Even in the endgame Anderssen's superb tactical vision shines through. 43. Rxh4+ must have been quite a shock to De Riviere.
Jul-05-04  blitzkrieg: absolutely,absolutely,absolutely,absolutely...
after that is Kf4 then g3 mate
Jul-05-04  PizzatheHut: <blitzkrieg> I don't think it's ...g3+, but ...Rh1#
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  rover: As far as I can see there was nothing wrong with 50.Rd6+ winning the bishop. 50...Kf7 51.Rhxg6 exd2 (e2 Rge6) 52.Rh6
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  blazerdoodle: 31 move the rook? Is that passed pawn really that dangerous?
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  blazerdoodle: boy... I'm slow ... 31...Kxh4??? 32 Kf4 and 33 Rh1# = toss me another Choc, Baby Face.
Nov-27-08  patzer of patzers: <rover> I am not contradicting you in the least, but i would like to remind you that in your variation 51. Rhxg6 is check so black cannot even play exd2 or e2 at all.
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  Karpova: <patzer of patzers: <rover> I am not contradicting you in the least, but i would like to remind you that in your variation 51. Rhxg6 is check so black cannot even play exd2 or e2 at all.>

No, it's not check since the black King is on f7 in <rover>'s line.

Nov-27-08  patzer of patzers: Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops!

I didn't have a clear head yesterday. By the way, <Karpova>, what do YOU think of <rover>'s line?

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  Karpova: I think that it's winning, e. g. to extent <rover>'s line a bit <50.Rd6+ Kf7 51.Rhxg6 exd2 52.Rh6> and if 52...Ra1 to threaten d1=Q then 53.Rh7+ Ke8 (53...Kg8 54.Rc7 or Rb7) and now simply 54.Rhd7.

Well, the line is not hard to find but it's still instructive to see the strong connected white rooks work together and conquer the d2-pawn by threatening mate. The concept itself is important for Rook endings with equal material but more active rooks. See for example Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 where White uses his two rooks to start a mating attack.

Nov-29-08  patzer of patzers: um, 53...Kg8 54. Rc7 d1=Q then what? Sorry, I'm still a beginner...
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  Karpova: <patzer of patzers> Sorry, not (50.Rd6+ Kf7 51.Rhxg6 exd2 52.Rh6 Ra1 53.Rh7+ Kg8) 54.Rc7 as I said but 54.Rhd7 and White wins the d2-pawn and the game with his extra rook.
Nov-29-08  patzer of patzers: hm, that's good! I guess it's now established that black is screwed if 50. Rd6+. But apparently Kxe3 worked out too, and black was hopeless either way.
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  dernier loup de T: Yes Karpova!! Not 50. 54.... Rc7: even I Iove Karpov too, let's not forget the famous words of Nimzo:" a passed pawn is a mortal enemy which mut be annihilated!!"lol!
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