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Ignatz von Kolisch vs Karl Hamppe
"Hamppered" (game of the day Dec-22-2020)
Vienna (1859)
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44)  ·  1-0



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Feb-19-05  Whitehat1963: A cool puzzle after 22...Rae8. But I wonder what Crafty would prescribe from there. A complicated, puzzle-like finish.
Apr-14-06  twinlark: <Whitehat1963>
It's more complex than it looks alright. I'll kick off with: 24...f4 harassing the White Queen, discoordinating the White pieces, and opening the b1-h7 diagonal for Black's Bishop as maybe saving the day for Black, eg:

25.Bxf4 Qxf6
25. Qxf4 Ne6
25. Rxf4 Ne6
25. Qh3 Re6 26.g3 Bf5
In this last line if 25...Bf5 immediately then 26.g4 fxg3 27.Qxg3 Be4+ 28.Kg1 (28. Nxe4 Rxe4 29.Rxe4 Qxe4) h5 and 29.Nxd8 may be all that White has.

Apr-14-06  twinlark: Though it looks like White's best bet after 24....f4 may be the Qxf4 line: 25....Ne6 26.Rxh7+ Qxh7 27.Nxh7 Nxf4 28.Nxf8 with Black being a pawn up in a R+opposite coloured Bishop ending.
Apr-14-06  twinlark: There are a few other variations (including one starting with 24.Nxd8) but there's no doubt Black's 24...h5?? loses instantly.
Oct-16-08  just a kid: <twinlark>Good analysis.I dropped a suggestion if <Crafty could find a better move 24 for black.
Oct-17-08  just a kid: <zanshin> left some Rybka analysis down in crafty chessforum
Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: ...h5?? what a blunder
Mar-24-09  crafty: 24. ♖h4 f4 25. ♕xf4 ♘e6 26. ♘xh7 ♘xf4 27. ♘xf8+ ♕h5   (eval -0.91; depth 18 ply; 2000M nodes)
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  beatgiant: <crafty>
On 24...f4 <25. Qh3>, at first glance Black appears to be in dire straits. What am I missing?
May-02-09  just a kid: <Zanshin's> computer analysis confirms Crafty's analysis

[-1.29] d=19 24...f4 25.Qg4 Bf5 26.Qxf4 Ne6 27.Qe5 Nxg5 28.Nxe8 f6 29.Nxf6 Qxf6 30.Qxf6 Rxf6 31.Rxc4 Ne6 32.Rf1 Kg7 33.Kg1 a6 34.Rh4 Kf7 35.b4 Kg7 36.a4 Kf7 (0:32.19)

Apr-06-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: Move 25 would make a good Tues/Wed puzzle.
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  Honza Cervenka: <beatgiant: <crafty> On 24...f4 <25. Qh3>, at first glance Black appears to be in dire straits. What am I missing?>

25...Bf5 is just fine for black. And even better than that seems to be 25...Bb1 with a threat of mate on weak back rank. 26.Nxe8 Rxe8 is not much helpful for black and what else to do?

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  Phony Benoni: Obviously, Hamppe forgot to develop his king:

Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872

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  Messiah: This pun is towards the negative infinity on the pun quality chart, but is still better, obviously, than the usual ones in the past ~2 months.
Dec-22-20  morfishine: I get it, toss this pun in the clothes hamper

Well done!

Dec-22-20  Ironmanth: Bash and smash. A nice classic. Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there.
Dec-22-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Correct play would have been to accept the defensive piece sacrifice. Fortunately for us, Kolisch instead blundered into a lost position, then won prettily.
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  fredthebear: This is Mayet's Mate (bishop on the long diagonal supports rook in corner) IMHO: This pattern is sometimes called the truly bogus name "H-File Mate" or "Anderssen's Mate." However, the link above shows the proper Anderssen's Mate w/a protected pawn supporting the rook. Thus, Mayet's Mate uses the bishop support, while Anderssen's Mate has pawn support.

Others have an expanded view of Mayet's Mate w/the rook anywhere along the back: Note that the bishop is on the opposite side of the defeated king in Mayet's Mate, whereas the Opera Mate has the bishop on the same side as the defeated the king -- again, according to this particular website.

The classic book "The Art of the Checkmate" by Renaud and Kahn tends to lump these mates together in Chapter 15, referring to all varieties of queen sacrifices followed by a rook back ranker as Morphy's Mate.

Mayet's Mate is found in Chapter 10: Mate No. 9, pages 106-123. Unfortunately, it does not provide a specific Mayet game. However, the name "Mayet's Mate" is found on page 107 with Mate No. 9C. Too bad the name was not used in the Chapter 10 title.

Anderssen's Mate (Variation of No. 9) is found in Chapter 11, pages 124-127. It gives examples of Bxh7+. Please specifically reference Mate No. 9F on page 125.

The important point is that all sources of contradicting information cannot be correct; that misinformation has been repeated often, and for decades. A mistake repeated often enough could be taken as fact by the uninformed. It is my opinion that Wikipedia has fallen into this trap, erroneously trusting an author who published incorrect names in the 1990s. Other chess websites in turn trusted Wikipedia's information, which is mostly accurate, but contains errors such as the bogus "H-File Mate".

The following diagrams are what I believe to be correct:

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Back Rank Mate above

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Anderssen's Mate above

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Mayet's Mate above

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Morphy's Mate above

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Pillsbury's Mate above

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Opera Mate above

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