Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Daniel Harrwitz vs Adolf Anderssen
"The Lion's Den" (game of the day Dec-14-2008)
Anderssen - Harrwitz (1848), Breslau GER, rd 2, Feb-01
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Greco Variation (C33)  ·  1-0



Annotations by Stockfish (Computer).      [32514 more games annotated by Stockfish]

explore this opening
find similar games 14 more Harrwitz/Anderssen games
sac: 16.Qxh7+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Sep-02-06  vesivialvy93: 1400 elo USCF play from anderssen in this game !!!!
Oct-30-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Harrwitz no mistakes!

Anderssen 7 mistakes:
6...Qe7 1.00 (6...Qh5 0.21)
7...Nf6 1.93 (7...d6 0.80)
8...Nh5 2.91 (8...Ng8 1.93)
10...fxg3 5.68 (10...d6 2.81)
11...f6 10.91 (11...c6 5.73)
12...gxf6 13.63 (12...Nc6 10.79)
13...0-0 #5 (13...Ng7 12.72)

Aug-28-08  dwavechess: 82% concur with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply, for Harrwitz
Sep-09-08  dwavechess: 88%!!!! for Rybka 3 w32 4cpu 3 minutes per move with harrwitz
Dec-14-08  mendoza2909: I always play this line in the KG its fun! Seems to me tho that 4... Bc4 is a beginners move, he sees he can threaten mate in 1 and so plays it straight away. Bit odd for one of the best in the world at the time.
Dec-14-08  think: This game was featured in the Solitaire Chess column in this month's Chess Life. I scored very well, because I play the King's Gambit and the game fits my play style very well.

Anderssen got trounced!

Dec-14-08  laskerdog: <Knight13: I can't believe Anderssen walked into a mate by Castling. He overlooked, I guess.> Andersons alternative seemed far more gloomy: (13; ..fxg5, 14;Qxh5+ Kf8, 15;Qf7#)
Dec-14-08  DwayneMeller: My answer to iron maiden is that the king's gambit is not entirely sound due to opening up the kingside on move two...although some people still write on it and like to play it,does any top player (Anand for example who btw beat Kramnik to a pulp in the last WCship) want to leave his kside open to an " to World#1 Topalov? Or would Chucky leave himself open to Svidler? The fact is there is a better responses to 1...e5 than 2f4 esp since in some cases even with the newer lines black seems to get in some sightly behind Ruy Lopez's and the Petroff still is not viewed in theory to be a full equal to 2...Nc6 which as I mentioned black still in a lot of famous games succumbs in the long run. So 2Nf3 is way better although some (such as yourself) find the King's gambit entertaining. I'm not attacking you as I also find these games amusing but who would not want to get a better position?
Dec-14-08  WhiteRook48: Anderssen loses! What happened here??
Dec-14-08  Chessmensch: The Immortal Thrashing.
Dec-14-08  Travis Bickle: Wow what an explosive attack! Half of BLK's pieces are at home parked in the garage. ; P
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bishoprick: If I remember correctly, former World Champion Spasky was a King's Gambit player. As to Fischer's refutation of the KG (d6) it only worked for Fischer.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: The KG has not been completely refuted any more than many lines in other systems. Also 2.Bc4 is a different animal than 2.Nf3
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: 4...Bc5 is not a good idea here which is well-known already from Greco's times. Anderssen was punished here for not knowing the theory. After 6...Qe7?! and 7...Nf6? - seemingly natural developing moves that helped white to unleash deadly and perfectly performed attack - his position was already lost. Only much later in his career (mainly after his debacle against Morphy) Anderssen began to pay more attention to opening preparation.
Mar-04-09  WhiteRook48: <bumpmobile> what are you talking about?? Their score is tied!
Mar-23-09  bumpmobile: <WhiteRook48: <bumpmobile> what are you talking about?? Their score is tied!> I imagine when I made that comment 5 years ago the database was less complete than it is now. Of course, there is also the distinct possibility that I didn't know what I was talking about.
Premium Chessgames Member
  stoy: Among notable 20th century players of the King's Gambit are Keres, Bronstein & Spassky. Check out their games!
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: <mendoza2909: I always play this line in the KG its fun! Seems to me tho that 4... Bc4 is a beginners move>

That was my reaction as well. Amazing that a player of Anderssen's caliber would play it.

May-20-10  ariel el luchador: Harrwitz jugó como una máquina ,pero reconozcamos que para el blanco era muy fácil jugar esa posición. parece que Anderssen en esa época no conocía el gambito del alfil rey la jugada A4A del negro es muy mala ,me gustan los comentarios de mym porque nos orientan sobre las partidas.,ojalá siga comentando
May-20-10  ariel el luchador: Las jugadas 9 y 13 del blanco son notables
May-20-10  ariel el luchador: quise decir la jugada 10 del blanco ,no se que tiene de bueno la jugada 3).....A4A del negro.
Jul-03-10  asiduodiego: Nice game by Harrwitz. But, when I check these games, I can't help imagine that the players when were playing, the said things like:

"Check!... no... wait... it's mate!!, YES!!"

Dec-27-13  poorthylacine: The Andessen of 1848 was not yet the one he became from 1850...

"Normally" he should even have lost this match, globally Harrwitz, even two years younger but with more experience, played better.

Feb-22-15  TheTamale: Adolph Anderssen: win big, or lose big.
Aug-19-17  WorstPlayerEver: 10. c3 very stronk.
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Harrwitz, Daniel
from 1st Class Masters by PMKnight
todki's favorite games
by todki
"Romantic" Chess at it's finest.
from Backward Development's highlighted games. by Backward Development
stunning attack
by ice lemon tea
knight and queen mate
from mirunik's mated games by mirunik
tamatar's favorite games
by tamatar
0.0% - 43.8%
from Blunderchecked games II by nimh
from Roemer's favorite games by Roemer
Breslau 1848 "The Lion's Den" (GOTD)
from Favorite Games from (1515-1916) by wanabe2000
pyresword's favorite games
by pyresword
Humorous Game
from andrewjsacks' favorite games by andrewjsacks
Direct attacks
by TheDestruktor
Harrwitz !
from Games Rybka likes! by dwavechess
by savya2u
tivrfoa's favorite games
by tivrfoa
by java77
Alekhine99's favorite games
by Alekhine99
RodGuinyard's favorite games
by RodGuinyard
Match Anderssen!
by amadeus
from 20 Decades of Chess by JonathanJ
plus 56 more collections (not shown)

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC