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Ferenc Erkel vs Lipot Spitzer
Budapest (1858), May-31
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-29-04  Knight13: Pretty good draw position.
Aug-30-04
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  Chessical: Erkel takes the draw with <38...Kd2>, but he could try for more with <38...Kb4>.

Of course, there will inevitably be improvements to the following rough line of analysis, but the Q+N v Q+P endgame is interesting. The N on c1 needs to be brought back to life with the minimum of tempi.

<39.a4> Nc4 40.Kd4 Nb6 41.Be2 Nxa4 42.Bxh5 Nc5 43.Bxf7 a4 44.Ba2 Nb3+ 45.Kd5 Nc1 46.Bb1 a3 47.Ke6 Kc3 48.Kxf6 Kb2 49.Ke6 Kxb1 50.f6 a2 51.f7 a1Q 52.f8Q Qa2+

Dec-20-07  GeauxCool: Finally, I was close too many times.

Thank you Chessgames!

<The painting is that of Hungarian opera composer and chess master Ferenc Erkel.>

Dec-20-07  Buddy Revell: <GeauxCool> Congrats, well done! =)
Jan-05-14  thomastonk: From "Schachzeitung" 1859, p 248-249: Black is a player named Spitzer, not Spiker, and the game has been played on May 31, 1858 (but not in 1855) in Pesth. I'll correct the date and submit a correction slip.

Spitzer could be Dr. Lipót Spitzer; Erkel and this Spitzer held the position of president and vice-president of the Pesth Chess Club in 1881 (see Hilbert's Kemeny book, p 14).

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