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Adolf Anderssen vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Anderssen - Steinitz (1866), London ENG, rd 3, Jul-21
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51)  ·  0-1

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Apr-11-05  Runemaster: A great clash of styles. Steinitz got the sort of position he was more at home in. The tactics leading into the knight ending were neat. A knight ending with an extra pawn but all the pawns on the same side of the board is of course difficult to win, but Steinitz had no problems.
Apr-11-05  drukenknight: have we figured out yet where Anderssen goes astray? It must have something to do with his N because when you get down to this sort of ending dont you sack your N for 2P and leave the other guy up K + N but unable to win?
Oct-21-05  Lucky1: Move 42, Black to move. A puzzle for knight fork week.
May-10-10  chessik: 38...-f3 win?
Jan-08-11  Llawdogg: Brilliant game from Steinitz. He was excellent. So many good moves. A dozen of his last 25 moves were just fantastic. Great rook sac. Beautiful knight fork. Masterful endgame technique. Wow!
Dec-10-11  Kinan: This is the first game where the move 7...d3 is introduced in Evan's Gambit.
Jan-30-12  Knight13: 32. Rxf4 looks okay to me. What's wrong?
Jan-30-12  ughaibu: The knight on d6.
Jan-30-12  Knight13: <ughaibu: The knight on d6.> Will you give me an analysis? 32. Rxf4 Qxd6 33. Rxh4 and White wins back the knight with a discovered attack on the queen on d6.
Jan-30-12  ughaibu: Yes, I dont see a way to exploit it, so I agree with you. I wonder why Anderssen didn't play it.
Jan-30-12  Knight13: I see why. 32. Rxf4 Qxd6 33. Rxh4 33...Bxf2+ and White will be kissing the devil's toes.
Jan-31-12  ughaibu: I still dont see it. What happens after Kh1?
Feb-01-12
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  keypusher: Anderssen & Neumann said that 32.Rxf4 lost to ...Rxf2.

33.Rxf8+ Rxf8+ 34.Qxb6 Qxg2#

33.R1xf2 Qb1#

33.R4xf2 Rxf2 and I am not sure what White can play.

My source is Levy and O'Connell's Oxford Encyclopedia of chess games. The original analysis evidently appeared in <Neue Berliner Schachzeitung>.

Feb-01-12  Boomie: The sequence 31. Rd4 Bd6 32 Rdd1 seems silly to me.

I would think 31. Qd5+ Kh8 is a saner line. For once, the silly cone monster "agrees" with me. However I never would have come up with Houdini's continuation.

32. g4! (the exclam is for bravery) Bc7 33. Qc6 Bb8 34. Qd5 Bxd6 35. Qxd6 Qe4 36. Qd5 Qxa4 (-0.47/22)


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I don't fully understand the Qc6/Qd5 maneuver but I think white has a good chance to hold this.

One try for improvement is 33. a5 h5 34. Qd3 Qe6.


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However there is a wild (more or less) forced line after this.

35. Qd5 hxg4 36. Qh5+ Kg8 37. Qxh4 g3 38. Qg4 gxh2 39. Kh1 Bxa5 40. Qxe6 Rxe6 (-0.29/23)


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This looks more drawish than the first line. However only computers and super GMs could navigate this line.

Feb-01-12  ughaibu: Keypusher: Thanks.
Jan-17-14  Boban: Italian Game (C-51)
Evans Gambit, Declined
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4
May-21-15
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  TheFocus: 149 years ago, on this date, Wilhelm Steinitz defeated Adolf Anderssen in this, game 3 of their match.

Congratulations, Wilhelm. I think you turned out alright.

Jun-18-15
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  TheFocus: <Kinan> <This is the first game where the move 7...d3 is introduced in Evan's Gambit.>

No. Anderssen had previously analyzed 7...d3 in <Deutsche Schachzeitung> 1851. He recommended 8.Ne5 as best.

Jun-18-15
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  TheFocus: Better was 62.Nb4+, in order to prevent, after 62...Ke2 (or 62...Kd2 63.Kf1) 63.Nd5, the advance of the g-pawn to g3, because in this case White could get a draw by 64.Nf4+ Ke1 65.Nd3+ - Chigorin.
Dec-26-17
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  offramp: This game is mentioned in the kibitzing of the game Fine vs Najdorf, 1949.

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