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Ernst Falkbeer vs Adolf Anderssen
"Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind" (game of the day Jun-14-2021)
Berlin (1851), Berlin GER
Vienna Game: General (C27)  ·  1-0

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Feb-28-03  ughaibu: Another exciting and surprising Anderssen game, from his early days.
Jul-27-04  aw1988: Amazing game.
Jan-19-05  erimiro1: Great game by Falkbeer, who invented the counter-gambit in the King's gambit. I wonder why this game remains unknown.
May-02-05  deuce2dos: I don't get why Falkbeer didn't just play 27. Re7 Rf6 28. Bxf6? Maybe he didn't see it or he just wanted to mess with Anderseen.
Nov-26-05  Sargon1: 27.♖e7 ?? ♖xc3
Nov-18-06  sfm: The way the sacrificed piece is given back with advantage is an enjoyable example of "defence". A lovely game.
Sep-11-09  Kasparkov: very good game.. a new lesson for me.. Thanks for this game...
Dec-01-10  Owerbart: Anderssen tried like a reversed Muzzio gambit... but Falkbeer was really dominating!
Dec-02-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: How odd--Anderssen plays a Reversed King's Gambit on move 2, whilst Falkbeer plays a Deferred King's Gambit on move 16!
Jun-14-21
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  al wazir: 24...Qxd7 25. Nxd7 Rxe4 would have solved black's problems. If 26. Nf6, then 26...Rxc4 27. Nxh5 Rc5 28. Bxg7+ (28. Nxg7 Rxf6) Kg8.
Jun-14-21
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  al wazir: Make that 26...Rxc4 27. Nxh5 Rc5 28. Bxg7+ (28. Nxg7 <Rxc3>) Kg8.
Jun-15-21
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  keypusher: Is anyone else seeing Falkbeer vs. Anderssen-Smith on the main page?
Jun-15-21
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  WannaBe: <keypusher> Yes.
Jun-15-21
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  keypusher: <WannaBe: <keypusher> Yes.>

Wow, the upgrade really paid off!

Jun-15-21  RookFile: There was a movie, The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Steve McQueen, where the opening song had the "windmills" quote listed as the pun for this game.
Jun-15-21
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  Messiah: Bad!!
Jun-15-21  Ironmanth: Great game! Rare and hard to see Anderssen get annihilated this way. Y'all stay safe out there and have a great summer.
Jun-15-21
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  Honza Cervenka: This line is not viable for black against reasonable play of white. One tempo makes a huge difference here, and after 8.Nd5 Qh4 9.f6 black can just resign. But white made a few suboptimal decisions, and Anderssen could reach quite comfortable position after 18...Nxe4. 18...Bg4 was a mistake, as the pin of the Knight on f3 was just a mirage (19...Bxd1?? 20.Ng6#). 23.Rxd5 is pretty and sufficient continuation to win but simple 23.Qg3 was far more effective way, as Nd5 is hanging, and after forced 23...Nxc3+ 24.bxc3! there threats like Ng6+ winning the Queen, or Rd7.

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