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Adolf Anderssen vs Berthold Suhle
"Cirque du Suhle" (game of the day Feb-08-2010)
0.28 (1860), Breslau -
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)  ·  1-0

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Sep-08-04  ThomYorke: Moonlitknight, 21)Rxf7+ is not possible cause of Nxb2. A double check was necessary to win.
Sep-09-04  MoonlitKnight: Yes, I can't believe I didn't see that. Mate is always the best anyway.
Nov-01-04  Ernesto7: at move 18 why doesnt white take dat pesky knigth first before doing the combination???
Nov-01-04
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  Benzol: A variation on the theme
L McLaren vs M Chandler / C Laird, 1978
Jan-09-05  oxxo: ernesto: white taking the "pesky" knight on move 18 means throwing away the combo.. 18. BxN? QxB attack over!! thankyouverymuch.
Dec-28-05  lilfoohk: Evan's Gambit
Mar-19-06  hidude: Oh my gosh
Mar-21-06  MorphyMatt: <patzer2>4929 sounds like a random number. Have you memorized them all?!
Jun-22-06  Xuorarch: I have the book: it's not a random number. It's one of the 600 "miniature games" in that book, all the rest are either compositions or games played by one of the Polgars.
Dec-29-06  Rubenus: NN's real name is Berthold Suhle.
(How can I make a link?)
Dec-29-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Rubenus> Berthold Suhle and read: Kibitzing Tricks
Feb-18-07  Rubenus: Berthold Suhle Hmm...quite easy actually. Thanks <WannaBe>
Nov-06-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Anderssen 1 mistake:
15.Qg5 -0.75 (15.Rac1 -0.20)

Suhle 2 mistakes:
17...Nc4 7.50 (17...Ne8 -0.87)
18...Ne8 #5 (18...g6 7.41)

Oct-23-08
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  tpstar: Another Pillsbury Mate = Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981
May-22-09
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  tpstar: Another Pillsbury Mate in a variation = Plachetka vs A Planinc, 1991
Feb-08-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Excellent pun. My compliments to the creator.
Feb-08-10
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  offramp: Suhle doesn't sound a lot like soleil, does it? I have never heard it pronounced.
Feb-08-10  randomsac: Exciting game. The final sequence was also simple.
Feb-08-10
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  kevin86: another queen sac checkmate.

Anderssen was born again in the 20th century as TAL. (at least the ideas were)

Feb-08-10
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  Once: An early example of a sort of fianchetto. It's odd how the early masters didn't embrace the power of a fianchettoed bishop, when it is capable of carnage like this.

The heavy white pieces may get all the credit, but the real star of the show was the Bb2. It created the double attack and mate, and en route stopped black from blocking the g file with 18...g6.

Sparkling stuff, and very enjoyable to play through. The Kh1/ Rg1 idea is a little prosaic and reminiscent of many amateur games, but 19. Qxg7 is a little bit special.

Feb-08-10
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  playground player: What the chess world needs is an Adolf Anderssen action figure.
May-04-10  zev22407: 17)..N-c4?? better was 17)..h6 and black has the advantage but it was not easy to see 21)R-g8++!!
Apr-03-15  Brit: Why Ne8? All it proves is it stops instant checkmate, just checkmate in a few moves...
Aug-16-16  steinitzfan: Oh, yes. This game brings back the memories. When I was in high school, I got a book by Reinfeld called "The Great Chess Masters and Their Games". This game made quite an impression on me. Reinfeld's comment to the last few moves was "Enchanting!" I must confess I wonder why they call this "Pillsbury's Mate" when Anderssen (and maybe others??) played it earlier.
Aug-21-18  residentlegal: Probably because Pillsbury became known for using it frequently. He may have popularized it in one of his books.
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