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Adolf Anderssen vs Jozsef Szen
London (1851), London ENG, rd 2, Jun-??
French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Variation (C01)  ·  1-0

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Oct-07-08  sneaky pete: Position after 30.Kh1 ..


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Oct-07-08  Antiochus: previous 30...Rd7 with Ne6-Nf4 idea seems good
Dec-27-08  Karpova: Jeremy P. Spinrad: <There are two separate incidents from his match with Anderssen. The first occurred in game one. According to the Quarterly for Chess History article, as Szén was pondering his thirtieth move as black, a spectator shouted out “The German is lost! Knight takes Pawn.” Szén continued to ponder, eventually making a different, losing move. When asked whether he had seen the win, he replied that he not only saw the win, but heard it as well. The implication is that he considered it unethical to make the move suggested by the spectator, and thus felt obligated to make a different move in a critical position. No old source is given for the story. However, if it is true, then it is possible to argue that Anderssen and Szén should be viewed as co-champions of the tournament. A discussion of this game is given in Bottliks’s article. The critical position is this:> After 30.Kh1


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From Jeremy P. Spinrad's "The Mysteries of Szén" Part Two, December 2008: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/spinr...

You'll find the solution and more information on Szen in the article.

Jul-22-09  Knight13: <Antiochus: previous 30...Rd7 with Ne6-Nf4 idea seems good> 30...Rd7 31. Qc6.
Dec-17-10  Antiochus: <knight13> After 31 Qc6 Red8 and now the pawn advance stops. But, what you think about 31...Nxf3 exploring the Qc2 voyage?
Dec-18-10
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  Sastre: 30...Rd7 31.Qc6 Nxf3 is winning for Black. If 32.gxf3 then 32...Re2. If 32.Be5 then 32...Rxe5 33.gxf3 Re2.
Jan-05-11  Llawdogg: Wow! What a story and what a noble gesture. Szen is the man! He's a Szen Buddhist. He's Szensational! He's the be all and Szend all of chess gentlemen.

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