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Gustav Richard Neumann vs Adolf Anderssen
Berlin (1860), Berlin GER
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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  vonKrolock: The apotheosis of the Evans Gambit - the full developed and menacing White position after 16.Re1 is more then worth a Pawn; In fact is hard to find a good defense for Black from here: 16...Bg4!? a better choice to avoid immediate disaster...; the actual 16...Ng6 simply loses at least a whole piece to 17.Rxg6, since if 17...hxg6, then 18.Bxf8 Kxf8 19.Qa3+ Kg8 20.Re8+ Kh7 21.Qf8! etc. This game was played in the open air, in a sunny summer afternoon, in a session in which the great Anderssen won the majority, but just this one was very pleasing for the young student from Silesia, Gustav Neumann...
Apr-24-06  zev22407: Tipical back rank attack.
Jul-24-06  buRnINGbeNd: 21. Bxf7!! is an absolutely beautiful move! Rxf7 fails to Re8+ and Qe6+ while Kh8 loses to the beautiful Ng6!. A stunning attack by white!
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  Honza Cervenka: 21.Bxf7+ is pretty move but white was already a piece up and so utterly won.
Aug-13-06  coolthing76: A very fine game of the Evans Gambit.
Apr-25-10  birthtimes: Anderssen remembered this game, for two years later as White, he trapped Black's queen on the kingside...

Anderssen vs Mayet, 1862

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White played 17. Rxg6 and won easily. There was another, more mysterious winning line:
17.Bb2, threatening mate. A quick look will how that there is only one sensible defence to that mate threat:
And now
18.Ng5! leaves black helpless: 19.Nxf7 comes next.

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