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Duke Karl / Count Casabianca vs Ignatz von Kolisch
"Duke of Hazard" (game of the day Sep-05-2006)
? (1859)
Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: White missed some nice opportunities to defend himself successfully.

1) 29.Rxg7! Kxg7 29.Ne6+ Kg6(g8,h8) 30.Nxf8+ Rxf8+ 31.Qxa8 Rxa8 32.fxe3 +-

2) 30.fxe3 Rxe3+ (30...Rf5+ 31.e4 Rxc5 32.Rae1 +-) 31.Rg2 Re2 32.Rag1 Rxa2 33.h3 +-

3) 33.Nd4 Re3 34.Nf5 Bxg2+ 35.Kxg2 gxf5 36.Rxf2 Re5 with little advantage of white in rook's ending.

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  Calli: Actually 30.Kg2! wins (Tim Krabbé).

For instance, 30.Kg2! Rf5+ 31.Kg3 Rxc5 32.Rgc1 and White remains with a big material advantage

Sep-05-06  Boomie: This is an astonishingly modern treatment of the opening for 1859.
Sep-05-06  Confuse: cute ending : )
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  brankat: <Boomie> Enjoyed Your Bio as much as the above game:-) You may want to consider opening a forum.
Sep-05-06  TheBB: That's one menacing bishop, despite being shoved into the corner like that.
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  patzer2: Fritz 8 finds a fantastic win White missed, based on Black's weakened back rank, with 27. Rad1!! (diagram below).

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Play after 27. Rad1!! (diagram above) might continue 27...Qf8 28. Rgf1! Rxe3 29. fxe3 Qe8 30. Ne6 (the threat 31. Rd8 decides).

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  patzer2: Of course based on <Honza Cervenka>'s analysis, there was nothing wrong with White's 27th move as he had but missed winning opportunities on his 29th and 30th turns.
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  patzer2: In addition to Honza's 30. fxe3!, White can also defend and win easily with 30. Kg2!
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  patzer2: Still, even with all the blunders by White, Black's 33...Re3! is a neat discovered attack combination which uses the clearance, pinning and weak back rank tactical motifs to decisive advantage.
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  kevin86: A strange finish! Black has a long series of moves that can be classified by !?. With best play,white can stave off the attack and win with his material advantage. Still,the attack-though technically flawed,is an artistic masterpiece.

White had at least three chances to pull it out:27 ♖ad1;29♖g7+; and 30 ♔g2

Sep-05-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Boy, White sure missed a lot of wins here. It gives you second thoughts of how brilliant Black's victory truly is.
Sep-05-06  outplayer: Unfortunately games like that are very frequent. I let a beautiful win go trhough my nervous hands today which turned out to a sour lost.
Sep-05-06  agentniner: 24.Kh1??
May-07-07  ath: I wonder ... I just came across this score in Schachzeitung (score 1332, 1859 p 299), but here White is said to be the duo of the Duke of Braunschweig and Count Casabianca.

Unfortunately, nothing is said about where it was played -- but it would be nice to imagine that Kolisch had some difficulty in tearing himself away from an opera performance ...

Nov-24-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Von Braunschweig 7 mistakes:
16.Bxe4 0.18 (16.Nxc6 0.53)
18.Qc2 0.05 (18.Qc1 0.56)
23.b3 0.56 (23.a4 0.99)
24.Kh1 0.00 (24.Nd7 1.70)
27.Qd4 1.74 (27.Rad1 3.33)
30.Rg2 -0.16 (30.Kg2 3.33)
33.Ng5 -9.42 (33.Nd4 0.30)

Von Kolisch 6 mistakes:
9...c5 0.58 (9...b6 0.21)
16...dxe4 0.53 (16...Rxe4 0.18)
18...Ba6 0.86 (18...e3 0.05)
23...Qg6 1.70 (23...Bc6 0.56)
24...Rf3 3.29 (24...Qf7 0.00)
29...Kxf8 3.33 (29...Rxf8+ 1.82)

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  Jean Defuse: ...

Duke of Brunswick and Count Casabianca v Kolisch

Paris, (Cercle des echecs?), May or June 1859

Source: Fabrizio Zavatarelli - Ignaz Kolisch - The Life and Chess Career, p. 36-37.


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