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Adolf Anderssen vs Johannes Zukertort
It Berlin (1871), rd 1
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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Aug-27-03  AgentRgent: I guess nobody ever told Zukertort that when your opponent has gambited 2 pawns, you need to exchange material! (10...Bxc3 or 14...Nxf4)
Aug-27-03  myratingstinks: I agree Agent. Reminds me of some of the many mistakes I make against better opponents. I have heard it said that you should never exchange for the sake of exchange. This is definitely a case when exchange was a very good move.
Aug-27-03  chessamateur: Zukerfort must of missed a draw somewhere it looks like a drawn endgame. He could of probably set up a fortress or something. You know where the king cannot pass to support the queen whos attacking because the other player's (zukerfort's) rook is preventing the other guy's (Anderssen's) King from passing to the other side of the board.
Aug-02-04  Knight13: I wonder how this ends.
Nov-02-06  hidude: yes me too
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  keypusher: 59...Nc4 60. Qd5+ followed by KxR; 59...Re4 Qd5+; on other moves White just takes the knight.
Feb-09-07  venk98: so what if knight goes? rook vs. queen in the endgame WILL lead to a draw if played properly.., why does Zukertort resign?
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  Benzol: The endgame of K + Q vs K + R should be a win for the stronger side if played properly.
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  Benzol: <venk98> Have a look at Endgame Explorer
Jul-17-10  David2009: <Aug-27-03 chessamateur: Zukertort must of missed a draw somewhere it looks like a drawn endgame....> You are right.

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Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 54? Black missed a draw with 54...Nh4+ 55 K any Nf5 and wins the g3 Pawn. Black can still draw at move 57:

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57 ...Kg7! (keeping f7 free for a N fork) 58.Kxh4 Rxg4+ 59.Kh5 Rg5+! 60.Kh4 Nf3+ 61.Kh3 Ng1+ 62.Kh2 Nf3+ with perpetual check.

The database has five Anderssen-Zukertort Evans Gambits all played in Berlin in 1871 and with Zukertort (Black) defending with the 'compromised defence' 7...dxc3!? All are very entertaining (see

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 59 moves 1-0 (this game)

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 44 moves 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 35 moves 0-1

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 36 moves 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 27 moves 0-1

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