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Ignatz von Kolisch vs Adolf Anderssen
London (1861)
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: Very nice game!
Aug-22-03  talmax: Gotta love the Evans Gambit. Almost tempts me to play the Guocco Piano so I can try it - almost!
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  Honza Cervenka: 22.Bxd6 would have won immediately.
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  jjones5050: In "500 Master Games of Chess", by Tartakower/Du Mont, it was noted that, "if 25... K-c8;26. p-f8(Q)ch,RXQ;27. QXR ch, K-c7;28. Q-e7ch, and mate next move." I do not see any such mate. Any ideas what he missed or what I am missing?
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  Honza Cervenka: <jjones5050> 25...Kc8 26.f8=Q+ Rxf8 27.Qxf8+ Kc7 28.Qe7+ Kc8 29.Be6# or 28...Kb6 (this possibility was probably overlooked by annotator, but it changes nothing important) 29.Bc5+ Kb5 (29...Ka6 30.Bc4+ Nb5 31.Qa7#) 30.Nd4+ Ka4 (30...Ka6 31.Qxa7#) 31.Bb3+ Rxb3 32.axb3#.
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  Honza Cervenka: Of course, after 25...Kc8 white could have continued also 26.Qe6+ Kc7 (26...Kd8 27.Qe7+ Kc8 28.Be6#) 27.Qe7+ Kb6 28.Bc5+ with an analogical final to that which was mentioned above.
Jun-17-06  GeauxCool: In 1868 Kolisch met one of the Rothschilds in Vienna, who was so taken by his comination of good manners and good chess that he started him in business, where Kolisch made a fortune. His highest achievement was first prize in the Paris Tournament of 1867 1.5 points ahead of Steinitz. 19.Nxa7!! and (22.Bxd6 was quicker). 25...Qxd5 was forced.-Fine
Nov-22-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Von Kolisch 5 mistakes:
15.Rad1 0.58 (15.Rfd1 1.01)
16.Rxd7 0.84 (16.Qd3 1.21)
19.Nxa7+ 8.00 (19.Qe6+ 13.70)
22.Rxd6+ 3.39 (22.Bxd6+ #3)
32.Bxb6+ 7.39 (32.Qb5 14.52)

Anderssen 9 mistakes:
14...Bb7 1.01 (14...0-0 -0.17)
15...Nf5 1.21 (15...0-0 0.58)
18...Ba8 13.70 (18...Ra8 0.84)
19...Nxa7 30.40 (19...Kd8 8.00)
21...Nd6 #4 (21...Bd2 33.09)
28...Nc6 4.75 (28...Ka6 3.59)
29...Ka6 7.32 (29...Kc7 3.68)
31...Rb6 14.52 (31...Kb7 7.35)
32...Bxb6 11.75 (32...Kxb6 7.39)

May-29-12  computer chess guy: 17. .. ♗d7 appears = .Houdini does not think White has anything better than perpetual check (17... Bd7 18. Nxd5 (or 18. Qg5+ Kf8 19. Qh6+ Kg8) 18... Qxd5 19. Qxf6 Re8 20. Rxe8+ Bxe8 21. Qh6 Qxa2 22. Bh7+ Kh8 23. Bd3+).
Dec-22-14  poorthylacine: If 25...Kc8 26.f8Q+ Rxf8 27.Qxf8? (instead of 27.Qe6+!) would be a blunder: 27...Bd8!! and now after 28.Be6+ Kb7 the advantage is for Black!
Apr-06-16  psmith: <computer chess guy>: what game were you commenting on?
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