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Adolf Anderssen / Bernhard Horwitz / Josef Kling vs Howard Staunton / Samuel Boden / James Kipping
Consultation game (1857) (exhibition), Manchester ENG, Aug-06
Formation: Hippopotamus (A00)  ·  0-1
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Oct-22-04  mack: Staunton successfully tests out the rare idea 2...g6; how sound a move is this?
Oct-22-04
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  ray keene: its playable-but black must not open up the game too quickly afterwards
Oct-22-04
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  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
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  keypusher: Make sure you check out:

Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen, 1858

and

Adolf Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851

Oct-23-04  mack: <keypusher> Thanks for those games - it seems like a move worth pursuing!
Oct-23-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

-Tartakower

Oct-24-04  mack: <finachetto>

Oops.

Aug-11-06  filipecea: Pictorescque position at move 6...Bb7
Oct-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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  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. Sam Sloan
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
May-05-17  hudapri: Definitely a quality game. One of the early experiments of the "Hippo." See Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 for a superior example of how to take out the Hippo. In this game the White Queen was misplaced in the opening. Morphy's plan of h3 before g4, Kh2, etc. and not touching the Queen was clearly better.

Some random notes. When 36. Bb3 was played, 39... Nxe1 coming with check was missed.

Also better chances were available in the endgame probably than the final attack. But we know this is the 19th century.

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