|Oct-22-04|| ||mack: Staunton successfully tests out the rare idea 2...g6; how sound a move is this? |
|Oct-22-04|| ||ray keene: its playable-but black must not open up the game too quickly afterwards |
|Oct-22-04|| ||ray keene: 26 bg5 looks crushing but meets with a superb refutation. instead 26 bd4! is strong for white |
|Oct-22-04|| ||mack: Hmm. The idea of an early kingside finachetto came to me today when I was playing the black side of the French and my lovely dark squared bishop just sat there, unable to develop, having no effect on the game whatsoever. I am slightly surprised about how little it's been played and it's perhaps an idea I might do a little bit of analysis on if I can be bothered. |
|Oct-23-04|| ||keypusher: Make sure you check out:
Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen, 1858
Adolf Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851
|Oct-23-04|| ||mack: <keypusher> Thanks for those games - it seems like a move worth pursuing! |
|Oct-23-04|| ||keypusher: Well, OK, <mack>, but be careful! A couple more cautionary tales about playing ...g6 and ...e6:|
Morphy vs A B Meek, 1857
Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1933
|Oct-23-04|| ||mack: If an opening's dubious, it's playable.
|Oct-24-04|| ||mack: <finachetto>
|Aug-11-06|| ||filipecea: Pictorescque position at move 6...Bb7|
|Oct-13-07|| ||Pawn and Two: This was a consultation game with
Anderssen, Horwitz & Kling as White, and Staunton, Boden & Kipping as Black.
The game site was Manchester not London.
|Oct-29-07|| ||nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.|
Anderssen 10 mistakes:
21.Rce1 0.00 (21.Rfe1 0.37)
26.Bg5 -0.37 (26.Bd4 0.88)
28.Bd1 -1.59 (28.Kg2 -0.46)
34.b4 0.11 (34.Nd2 0.55)
36.Bb3 -0.38 (36.Qe2 0.11)
37.Bf4 -1.06 (37.Nf5 -0.38)
43.Qg5 -1.40 (43.Bd1 -0.65)
45.Nf6 -3.03 (45.Qxe7 -0.65)
47.h4 -4.88 (47.Qh4 -3.63)
53.Ke2 -6.01 (53.Kf3 -3.66)
Staunton 6 mistakes:
23...Bxe5 0.54 (23...b4 0.10)
30...Qd6 0.00 (30...d4 -1.79)
33...Rc7 0.55 (33...b4 0.08)
40...Rc7 -0.48 (40...Rf7 -1.17)
43...Qe7 -0.64 (43...Rxc3 -1.40)
51...Rg3+ -3.66 (51...Qf7 -7.68)
|Oct-29-09|| ||samsloan: Could somebody explain to me why this is a good game?
If I did not know who played it, I would say that this is a patzer game, not a game between two world champions that lasted 18 hours, before chess clocks had been invented or developed.
|Oct-29-09|| ||theagenbiteofinwit: <Could somebody explain to me why this is a good game? If I did not know who played it, I would say that this is a patzer game, not a game between two world champions that lasted 18 hours, before chess clocks had been invented or developed. >|
In that period of time, players of chess considered the attack and the combination the beauty of the game. If you played defensively sound chess, you'd be considered a poor player and perhaps a coward.
Still, I doubt that these men play like patzers. <Nimh>'s analysis shows that these men made no mistakes until well after the opening, which suggests that they are far from weak players.
|Oct-29-09|| ||Pawn and Two: <samsloan> This was a consultation game between Anderssen, Horwitz and Kling as White, and Boden, Kipping and Staunton as Black.|
This game was played at Manchester 1857, at the time of the Manchester tournament, won by Lowenthal.
|Sep-11-11|| ||JimmyVermeer: After the London tournament of 1851, Staunton had challenged Anderssen to a rematch. Did this rematch ever get played?|
|Dec-16-12|| ||Morphischer: Is 51.Ne4 any good?|