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   Dec-18-14 Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851 (replies)
Knight13: <Penguincw> Keep in mind that they didn't know how to "properly" play Black's side of Sicilian in pre-Steinitz times, either....
   Dec-17-14 Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1861
Knight13: I disagree with 13... Ne7. 13... Nd7 is better.
   Dec-17-14 Blackburne vs Max Weiss, 1887
Knight13: <Blackburne: 16... g6 "This somewhat compromises his game. It gives White an opportunity of breaking through on the King's side."> 16... Re8 (to watch e4, e3, and clear f8) and 16... Nb8 (with the intention to trade off Bishops or relocate his it) are both superior. 17... Re8
   Dec-17-14 Max Weiss vs Harmonist, 1887
Knight13: 11... Nd8-12... Ne6?! was, and still is, an uncommon "maneuver". The Knight blocked Black from playing ... d5, and can't hope to go to f4 anyway. Now in order to play ... d5, he would need to play ... Ne8, ... c6, ... Nc7/d8, ... d5, or the text version with ... Ne8--which is far ...
   Dec-17-14 Mackenzie vs Zukertort, 1887
Knight13: 17. Qe5 is probably more accurate than 17. f5. White seemed to have the advantage until 18. Qg4?!. 18. Qf3 looks like the correct move. Same with 19. Qf3 instead of 19. fxg6+. On the alternative, <36. g3>: ... Be3+ 37. Kg2 (not Ke1 Bf3) Bd1 (hxg3 38. Nxg3 Bg6 39. Be4) 38. ...
   Dec-16-14 Max Weiss vs Von Scheve, 1887
Knight13: It's not very easy to determine what exactly Black did wrong that cost him the entire game. <11... a5?!> seemed like an inaccuracy. If Black wants to play ... d5, he'll need to prepare ... c6. Of course, he can play 17... c6 or 17... Rfd8 and 18... c6, but ... a5?! weakened ...
   Dec-16-14 Burn vs Mackenzie, 1887
Knight13: White made a string of three successively worse errors: 22. Rc2?!: 22. Rfd1 is better; 22. Rc2?! c5 23. Rd2 c4 gives Black the edge on the Queenside; Black has a slight advantage after 23. dxc5 Rxc5. 23. Rec1? loses a pawn to 23... cxd4 24. exd4 Bxd4 (25. Nxd4 Qe1+). 24. Nxd5?? ...
   Dec-15-14 Max Weiss vs Paulsen, 1887
Knight13: Paulsen never attempted to breakthrough on the Queenside, despite what his set-up after 24... b5 suggested otherwise. 25... a5 is better, along with 28... b4 and 30... b4. The Queenside was Black's only way forward. But Louis Paulsen could not find the courage to play ...b4. ...
   Dec-12-14 Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 (replies)
Knight13: <Gypsy> "In 1861, sand glasses, one for each man, were tried in a major match." Got it, thanks. <GrahamClayton: <Calli>, Did each player flip their own hourglass, or their opponent's glass?> As described and illustrated in the video provided by <Gypsy>,
   Dec-11-14 Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861
Knight13: 29. Rh7 draws: ... Kg8 30. Rcg7+ Kf8 31. Rb7, etc.; Black can't mate with his Rooks and can't afford to threaten mate or else he gets mated himself, nor can he stop White's constant mate threats with his Rooks without losing material or getting mated himself.
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