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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Adolf Anderssen
Baden-Baden (1870), Baden-Baden GER, rd 6, Jul-23
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  0-1



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Nov-17-03  ughaibu: Drukenknight: Here's another one with Anderssen hamming it up like an Olympian immortal.
Jul-18-06  notyetagm: This is what happens when you leave your king in the middle of the board against Anderssen: you get mated!
Aug-11-10  fetonzio: @#$% anderssen is really an animal. it's like, after so many powerful games, people were already expecting him to try for spectecular sacrifices, but still he kept doing it (here against the very best in the world) and no one could do anything about it. bravo
Aug-11-10  ycbaywtb: you can really learn alot about attacking here.
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  Honza Cervenka: 25.Ra5! Qb6 26.Qe3 would have stopped black's attack leaving white with huge advantage. Also 27.Nh6+! gxh6 28.Qxf6 looks much better for white as 28...hxg5 29.Qxg5+ Kh8 30.Qxe5+ winning back the Knight on c5 is definitely lost for black. Of course, 27.Bxc5 was a blunder that turned the table in black's favour.
Jun-27-11  ahmadov: It is indeed an amazing game...
Jan-31-12  Knight13: <notyetagm: This is what happens when you leave your king in the middle of the board against Anderssen: you get mated!> White could have castled with 14. h3 followed by O-O, but then Black will breakthrough on the Queenside. White tried to counterattack on the Kingside instead, but was no where near successful.
Jan-31-12  RookFile: It didn't work out here, but this is another example of an original contribution Steinitz made to chess. As I was saying the other day, Steinitz was the first top player who so willfully avoided castling on so many occasions, believing that the king could take care of itself.
Jan-31-12  psmith: <Knight13> Read <Honza Cervenka>'s comments above. White was winning until move 27.
Mar-19-12  Anderssen99: Anderssen had: 41. ...,Qh5+. 42.Kg2,Qf3+.
43.Kh3,Rh4+. 44.Kxh4,Qh5 mate.
Jun-19-12  IlluminatoSavio: The Punishment דייַטש גאווה, פּונימענטאָ פון סטעניטז
May-06-16  andrea volponi: 26Dg3!! 18Tf1!
Jun-16-16  Adriano Saldanha: On <pssmith>: I respectfully disagree. I dont think <Honza Cervenka> said "white was winning until move 27". I think that he said that on the position achieved by move 24, White had a winning 25.Ra5 move, but this is not the whole story of this marvellous game. Anderssenīs strategy to not let white castle neither side looked brilliant to me. And, according to computer analisys, some cautious moves (different from those actually played) could have sustained his Rd8 idea, putting pressure on d3 square. For example, 16 ...Qb5 17.Bc4 Qb6 18.Bxa6 Rxa6 would do all right, and if white kept its path with 19.Ng5, it could be met with 19 ...Rd8 (positions analized with chessclub program Dasher Stockfish 5, the continuation here posted achieving -0,44 , depth 27, time 7:29). And this battle of an attack x attack kind would go on in such a wonderful way! ANd thanks anyway to both distinguished kibitzers!
Oct-28-19  bkpov: Such good attacking moves. The same didn't cut ice with great Morphy.
Oct-28-19  cunctatorg: A pretty funny and refreshing game!
Oct-28-19  Dave12: 27.Bxc5 feels so wrong and naive in the position. Today's GMs would never play that as it goes against every positional and tactical instinct.
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