Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Chessgames premium membership fee will increase to $39 per year effective June 15, 2023. Enroll Now!

Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia vs Count Pyotr Kreutz
St. Petersburg (1891), St. Petersburg RUE
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C37)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 2 more Prince Dadian/Count Kreutz games
sac: 5.O-O PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To see the raw PGN for this game, click on the PGN: view link above.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-03  Helloween: Excellent Muzio Gambit. The Queen is deflected, then White calmly gives up his pieces and forces mate.
Sep-14-05  Averageguy: <TheAlchemist> This is a good game. Why is it on your terrible game collection?
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Because I think 8.b3 is a bad move and it shouldn't succeed. And Black is way too helpful (well, he was paid to lose, but still).
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <TheAlchemist> What great game collections you have!
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: <keypusher> Thanks, I do my best. And thanks for spending your kibitz no. 1000 on me. I'm honored. Here's a Beer for you! :-)
Jan-10-07  Rubenus: NO, YOU ARE WRONG!!! It is a terrible game!!!! White only wins because of Bxf4??. If 13...Qg6 instead, black wins very easily. Dadian of Mingrelia was one of the worst players ever!!

Post scriptum: Perhaps a good Monday puzzle: 13...? Black to play and win. But it is perhaps even too easy for Monday. Only a very stupid player like kreutzahler can miss this.

Feb-08-09  Jim Bartle: I wonder if the "Prince" before white's name had anything to do with the result.
Mar-25-09  jameses: <Rubenus> Qg6?? Leads to 14. Bf7 with threatening mate Re8, and follows Qxf7 Rxf7, black loses easily
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <jameses><Rubenus> Qg6?? Leads to 14. Bf7 with threatening mate Re8, and follows Qxf7 Rxf7, black loses easily

Cant' Black defend with 14...♘f6, defending the e8 square?, eg 15.♗g6 ♘h5 16.♗h5 ♗f4 has Black a rook and minor piece to the good.

Apr-18-10  SoundWave: At first I though Prince Dadian was a weak player, until I saw his other games. They aren't half bad! But why is this game on his notable games list? He's giving all his pieces! That's usually not a good strategy.
Jan-23-12  SBC: .

The Google display of The International Chess Magazine Feb. 1891 is somewhat unclear. The opponent listed there for this game is either Count P. Kreutz or Count P. Krentz. The game more likely was played in 1890. The Nuova Rivista Scacchi give the opponent's name as Gen. P. Krentz.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <SBC> The February 1891 <International Chess Magazine> has a table of contents in which the name looks clearly like <Kreutz>.

Jan-26-12  SBC: <Phony Benoni>
Aug-26-13  Jazzer32: duplicate of Prince Dadian vs Count Kreutz, 1890
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: It's not easy to sacrifice both rooks in fourteen moves and then deliver checkmate!

13.Rxf4 = Deflect the B from defending the f8 mating square. 14.Re8+ = Decoy the K to the e8 square so it can easily be checked again.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
chillosoph's favorite games
by chillosoph
King's Gambit
by Plastikman
Tactics - 1
by obrit
Sneaky sacs leading to mate!
from MJCB likes those games 20th century by MJCB
by wwm
14 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection VIII by wwall
kings gambit accepted
by nadvil
KGA. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C37) 1-0 Brilliant
from yFredthebear's Roundhouse RUUK Manueverz 3 by fredthebear
Of course, Dadian had one.
from Double Rook Sacrifices by Jaredfchess
One of the many brilliances of Prince Dadian of Mingrelia
from x( C37 ) KGA Quade, Salvio, Muzio Gambit, etc. by fredthebear
Of course, Dadian had one.
from Double Rook Sacrifices by trh6upsz
Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense
from MUZIO GAMBIT by gambitfan

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC