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Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia vs Boulitchoff
"Prince Charming" (game of the day Mar-26-2007)
St. Petersburg (1882)
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51)  ·  1-0
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Jul-22-03  skakmiv: I wonder if black can play 10..Nxc4..
Jul-22-03  Yuri54: 10.Nxc4, 11.Qa4+ Bd7, 12.Qxc4 with a lasting attack
Feb-13-04  dafish298: black should have tried to castle queenside before the mating net was started
Feb-13-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A nice mate by two knights and a bishop after a queen sac. By a royal---BRAVO!!
Mar-26-07  chessamateur: Always nice to see fireworks early in the morning as long as their on the chessboard. Here White achieves victory by sacking, first a piece to draw the Black King out into the open, and then finally sacking the Queen for a pretty mating finish.
Mar-26-07  Rubenus: Is the Bishop sacrifice sound?
Mar-26-07
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  Benzol: Is 16...♗f5 any improvement?
Mar-26-07  ztnepres: i believe Bf5 saves him. he has the queen attacking rook as well.
Mar-26-07  realbrob: On the one hand I like these 19th century romantic attacks because they're very coreographic, but on the other hand I'm skeptical about them.. 9..Na5 isn't very good, maybe it would've been better to play 9..h6 taking control of the g5 square, and after all as you already said 16..Bf5 is better than the quite ridiculous threat 16..Nc4
Mar-26-07  Jackz: 16... Bf5
17.Qxf5 Nxf5
18.Nf6+ Kd8
19.Ne6#

Black is pretty much done for.

Mar-26-07  Silverstrike: <Jackz> 16...Bf5 17.Qxf5 gxf5 18.Nf6+ 18.Kd8 19.Ne6+ Kc8 20.Nxd4 Bxd4 leaves black a piece up.
Mar-26-07  RandomVisitor: 10...Nxc4 11.Qa4+ c6 12.Qxc4 d5 with a small Black advantage.
Mar-26-07  gmgomes: <Is the Bishop sacrifice sound?> 10. e5 is not a real sacrifice, because of Qa4+. 11. Bxf7 is very sound.
Mar-26-07  gmgomes: <Benzol: Is 16..Bf5 any improvement?> this is the best move according to engines, but it loses as well. 17. Rd1 is too strong, because of the threat Nf6#
Mar-26-07
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  kevin86: Let's see! There was an Evans Gambit,queen sacrifice,and a mate delivered by three minor pieces. The winner was of royal blood. Could there be another game in this base that is more indicative of the nineteenth century? As it is.

After seeing chess in the 20th century and this brief one,I would PREFER the 19th.

Mar-26-07  el ladron: awesome game by the prince, thats all I can say.
Mar-26-07
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  playground player: Let's hear it for 19th century chess! When was the last time we saw a player billed as "Prince of Mingrelia?" That's near Narnia, right?
Mar-26-07  beatles fan: this game has already been a monday puzzle
Mar-26-07
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  fm avari viraf: A beautiful game played by Prince Andrey a century ago which still has its fragrance emanating!
Mar-26-07  Timex: This game was beautiful!! Black tried to win material, but white stayed calm and set up a mating net.
Mar-27-07  Skylark: The reason why 19th century chess has these nice sacrifices is because, as one can see using this game as an example, the defensive play was absolutely awful. 10. ... Nxc4! and black's attack will come to nothing. Although 9. ... Na5 was likely bad. You don't want to make non-developing moves in such a position. but seriously 16. ... Nc4?? The reason games don't come out like this is because people actually try to defend, rather than blindly pushing their undeveloped forces forward.
Mar-27-07  psmith: Hey everybody, 9... Na5 is the book move here. And it's perfectly good.

10... Nxc4 is best as indicated by several people.

After 10... dxe5? 11. Bxf7+ is indeed perfectly sound. But the follow-up in the game of 11... Kxf7 12. Ng5+ isn't the best. In the game after 15...Bf5 White doesn't have much to show for his piece.

Better is 12. Nxe5+ Ke8 13. Qh5+ g6 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15. Qxh8 with advantage to White.

Mar-27-07  realbrob: <psmith: Hey everybody, 9..Na5 is the book move here.>

Yes it is, but according to the chessgames database this position was reached in only 6 matches played after 1915, and the most recent was played in 1992 in a computer game Fritz vs Hiarcs. There must be some reason if none played this position in the last 15 years.

Mar-27-07  psmith: <realbrob> One reason is that 9...Na5 leads to a draw and Black might want better. For this purpose (playing for a win as Black) one should either avoid the "normal position" (reached after 8...Bb6 here) altogether, or one should play something like 9...Bg4, although that leads to good play for White.

(For the drawing line after 9...Na5, I believe it is 10. Bg5 Ne7 11. Nd5 f6 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Nxf6+ Kf8 14. Ng5 Nxc4 15. Qh5 Kg7 16. Qf7+ Kh6 17. Qh5+ with a perpetual, if memory serves.)

Oct-24-16  Bubo bubo: Is there a single genuine win of Andrey Dadian?
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