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Lionel Kieseritzky vs Ignazio Calvi
Paris 1_m (1842)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Kieseritsky plays the Kieseritsky! This is the earliest I could find in the database. Calvi's move 5...h5?! is sometimes called the Long Whip Variation. It's also called unsound. While I can't vouch for the accuracy of the play, White's attack features a lot of witty tactics. I especially like the final move of the game.
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  Honza Cervenka: Very complex game. In move 28 Kieseritsky could have won immediately playing 28.Ng6 Nxg6 29.Qxg6 with terrible threat Re8+. Black then has nothing better than 29...Bf5 30.Qxf5 Bxd4+, because 29...Bb7 30.Re8+ Rxe8 31.Qxe8+ Bf8 32.Qg6+ Bg7 (32...Qg7 33.Qe6+) 33.Re1 leads to a mate in several moves, for example 33...Qh2+ 34.Ke3 Qc7 35.Kd3 etc.

Calvi's 31...Bf5 was a mistake allowing pretty winning combination. 31...Bd7 32.Rxa8 Nxa8 33.Nxh8 Bf5 looks still playable. In final position the threat of unusual discovered mate Pc3 is unavoidable.

Jan-01-07  Rubenus: 28. Rxe7!! is a beautiful move. Very nice game!
Oct-20-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Kieseritsky 7 mistakes:
10.Nf4 0.13 (10.Nc3 0.55)
12.Kf2 -0.16 (12.Qd3 0.57)
17.Be6 0.45 (17.Bxf7 1.09)
18.b4 0.00 (18.fxg4 1.12)
22.e5 0.00 (22.Nce2 0.67)
23.e6 0.00 (23.Nce2 1.11)
28.Rxe7 0.20 (28.Ng6 4.61)

Calvi 9 mistakes:
16...Qc7 1.09 (16...gxf3 0.29)
17...b5 1.12 (17...Nf6 0.45)
21...Bb7 0.67 (21...d5 0.19)
22...d5 1.11 (22...dxe5 0.00)
25...Kxf7 1.81 (25...Rh6 0.00)
26...Qc7 4.96 (26...Qd8 1.95)
29...Qf6 0.56 (29...g3+ 0.11)
31...Bf5 7.14 (31...Bd7 0.16)
34...Kf6 317.67 (34...Kg8 6.50)

Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: wow what a king hunt
Jan-13-09  WhiteRook48: amazing thing is neither side got castled- but white's is more secure. By the way, what's the Kieseritsky gambit?
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  Peligroso Patzer: <WhiteRook48: *** By the way, what's the Kieseritsky gambit?>

The moves in this game through 5. Ne5 constitute the tabiya for the Kieseritzky Gambit. For a little more historical information, see Chapter 3 of "The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas" by Christoph Scheerer (Everyman 2008), pages 34-45.

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