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Adolf Anderssen vs Henry Edward Bird
Paris (1878), Paris FRA, rd 7, Jun-27
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-16-04  Knight13: Anderssen, the attacker. Bird, the defender. Then, Bird became an attacker. But Anderssen is too late to defend. Anderssen lost. He he. Good game!
Mar-01-05  daacosta: The position on move 17 with White to move has been quoted as winning for White. The analysis goes:

17.Nf6+ gxf6 18.Qg3+ Bg4
( 18...Kh8 19.Nxf7+ Rxf7 20.Re8+ )
( 19.Qxg4+? Kh8 20.Qf5 Nd5 ~ )
( 19...Qxd4 20.Nh6+ Kh8 21.Nf5 )
20.Nh6 Nd5 21.Rab1 1-0

But what about the move 20...Qd2 ? That seems to restablish equality... Doesn't it?

Nov-28-05  Sargon1: A better try than 20.♘h6 is 20.♖ab1 ♕xd4 21.♖ed1 ♕e4 22.♘xf6 ♕g6 23.♕c3 c5 24.♘d7+ ♕g7 25.♕xg7 ♔xg7 26.♘xf8 ♖xf8 27.a3 ♘c2 28.♖dc1 ♘d4 29.♖xc5
Sep-15-08  penguin496: 22.Re4 wins for white.
Sep-15-08  sneaky pete: Does it? After 22.Re4 Qc2 I don't see how. Schallopp gives the drawing line 22.Re3 .. (if .. Nxe3 23.Qxf6+ Kg8 24.Qg5+ ..).

Position after 18... Bg4

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Schallopp mentions 19.Nxg4 Kh8 20.Nh6 Qd2 21.Re3 Nd5 22.Qh4 .. with 23.Rh3 .. etc.

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