|Jun-03-06|| ||United33: wow triple deadly sacrifiying !!|
|Jun-03-06|| ||Sneaky: Curiously, the Muzio gambit is a good choice if you're already giving knight odds, as the Queen's Knight rarely participates in the attack anyhow.|
|Jun-03-06|| ||Eficko: wow what great play by stenitz. yes sneaky knight odds in the muzio is an advantage as lasker once said/showed.|
|Jun-03-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Un..be..lievable!|
|Jun-03-06|| ||Calli: Also see Morphy vs NN, 1857|
Apparently a "book" line?
|Jun-03-06|| ||backyard pawn: White's majority of active pieces dominates the board, despite his vast material deficit. That final Qe8 is a beautiful solution to ending the game.|
|Jun-03-06|| ||kevin86: Mr. Steinitz and the Wild Muzio-a deadly combination!|
|Jun-03-06|| ||THE pawn: euh...ouch?|
|Jun-03-06|| ||filipecea: Bravo!
"How many pieces can a man sacrifice?" LOL. Kind of a philosophical question..
|Jun-03-06|| ||ganstaman: <filipecea> 15. 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, 1 queen, 8 promoted pawns.|
Though playing the KG a piece down puts the number at 13.
Ok, so maybe that's not what he meant.
|Jun-03-06|| ||filipecea: <ganstaman> well, in this case I think it's enough for a self-sacrifice!|
|Jun-03-06|| ||filipecea: I would love to see, let's say a Topalov sac'ing this amount against Kramnik, for example.|
Although it's very very unlikely
|Jun-03-06|| ||jamesmaskell: I would love it if such a game actually happened. None of us are going to be hurt by this. I want to see entertaining, exciting chess. This is ruddy incredible!|
|Jun-03-06|| ||Mendrys: It's almost as if the whole game starts off as a trap due to the fact of the missing knight. <Calli> is right. This was apparently a "book" line even back then. I imaginge that quite a few players would have fallen for it. It still doesn't take away from the cleverness of the ending.|
|Jun-05-06|| ||dakgootje: If i could only just once play a game like this...
Unbelievable, just sac about the whole lot...
|Feb-24-07|| ||sambo: Unbelievable|
|Apr-27-09|| ||Fanacas: a friend of mine has played a game like this only he lost but he could have matet the enemy in 4 he only didnt see it :(|
|Nov-19-10|| ||Elton: @sevenseaman If 16. Qd5+, there's Qe6 to block it.|
|Nov-19-10|| ||sevenseaman: On the spot <Elton>. I saw it and was in time to kill my comment.|
|Jan-11-11|| ||ketchuplover: My board freezes after 14...Kf7|
|Oct-21-11|| ||Llawdogg: Wow! Morphy and Steinitz played nearly the same game!|
|Jul-19-18|| ||Korora: Remember to develop your pieces!|
|Jul-19-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Nah, 9... Qg7 is pretty nasty. Which leads to the h8 Rook grabbing Qh5+ Qg6 Qe5+ again, however, the difference is: Black wins a tempo by playing d6 (with Bc8 eying at h3).|
A natural talent I'd say, this van der Meulen... (which simply means 'Miller' in old Dutch, lit. 'from the mill').