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Johannes Zukertort vs Adolf Anderssen
Leipzig (1877), Leipzig GER, Jul-23
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  0-1



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Jan-08-06  woodenbishop: Interesting game between two lengendary old-school masters (as well as bitter rivals).
Jan-08-06  fred lennox: Your right about the old-school masters. Yet this game shows good classical strategy. Control of a file so to penetrate a rook to the 7th/2nd rank is often decisive, especially in a closed game like this one. A key factor to dominate a file is better placement of the minor pieces. Note how well Anderssen sets up for this. 10...Nh5 12...Nxc4 exchanging white's best placed minor piece. With 19...f4 follows a sequence of basically forced moves placing the bishop with little effect on d4 and the knight miserably on b1. Anderssen was fond of kingside pawn strorms by the way. A couple examples. NN vs Anderssen, 1861 Anderssen vs Dupre, 1861
Mar-22-16  zanzibar: This is a tiebreak playoff game for deciding 2nd/3rd place in <Leipzig (1877)>.

It really should be R1, and have a distinct Event tag header expressing the fact it's a playoff game (rather than a R? regular game from the main tournament).

The regular game encounter between these players was a 4th round draw:

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1877

Oct-02-20  MelvinDoucet: I agree with Zanzibar.
Oct-03-20  sneaky pete:

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Here black played 32... Nf4 which turns out to be good enough, but 32... Rh2+ 33.Kg1 Nf4

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threatening ... Nh3+ or ... Ne2+ with ... g2+ next would have finished the game faster.

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