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Adolf Anderssen vs G Lepge
Leipzig (1855), Leipzig GER, Apr-11
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Variation (C33)  ·  1-0



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  offramp: The mysterious Lepge ( this is his only game in the database ) might have missed a bit of a chance here.

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41...Qe8 seems a good defence. 42.Qxf6 Qe2+ looks to be at least a perpetual.

Anderssen deserves huge credit for constantly finding the most difficult line of play; 41.Rxd5 is a good example. 41.Qxf6 grabs back some of the material but leads to exchanges.

Anderssen is an all-time great at spotting mates in 3, 4, 5 and even 6. The one in this game is a bit tricky: it leads to this position:

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One has to see the pawn-mate.

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  whiteshark: Acc2 cb Megabase it's

[Black "Karl Lepge"]

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  Tabanus: (Illustrirte Zeitung 12 May 1855 p. 318) has a game Hr. Lepge vs Anderssen played 11 April 1855 which ends with 40...c4# - same game??
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  whiteshark: <Tabanus: .. <same game?>> In short: yes!

Black made the first move <1. e7-e5> in the game according to the notation, i.e. he effectively had the white stones and moved 1. e2-e4.


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  Tabanus: <Sharkie> I dated it! Subject to change.

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