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John William Schulten vs Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky
London2 (1851), London ENG
Sicilian Defense: Bowdler Attack (B20)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-06-04  DanielBryant: The final combination is pretty as Black, with his powerful bishops, drag the white king along the first rank.
May-18-05  soberknight: Pawn takes rook = queen, mate. Maybe the first time I've ever seen that.
Feb-07-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <sober> That's because in ancient times chessplayers played till the bitter end.
Apr-15-06  MorphyMatt: 26... exd1=♖# is also mate
Apr-15-06  IMDONE4: Thank you for that observation <MorphyMatt>. White gets greedy and grabs a rook, to soon be faced with a Queen sacrifice and checkmate. A beautiful classic worthy of recognition.
Oct-06-06  chessworm: What if white plays 22. Rf2 ?
How will black continue?
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  beatgiant: <chessworm: What if white plays 22. Rf2 ? How will black continue?>

Black can reply 22. Rf2 d3, threatening 23...Bxf2 and I don't see how White can avoid at least major loss of material.

Oct-18-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Schulten 6 mistakes:
11.Ng5 -1.81 (11.Be3 -0.41)
13.Kh1 -1.17 (13.Bxd4 -0.73)
19.Nf7+ -0.09 (19.b4 1.04)
21.Ne2 0.59 (21.Nd5 1.12)
22.Rf3 -2.03 (22.Rg1 0.57)
25.Kf1 #2 (25.Nd4 -1.85)

Kieseritsky 6 mistakes:
12...b6 -0.73 (12...h6 -1.78)
13...Bb7 -0.73 (13...Bf6 -1.17)
15...Bc5 -0.11 (15...Bf6 -0.72)
16...f5 0.82 (16...g6 -0.10)
17...d4 1.03 (17...Qd6 0.63)
20...Qc8 1.12 (20...Ra7 -0.14)

Jan-04-08  DanLanglois: I prefer 21 Na4 to 21 Ne2 (or Rybka's putative recommendation 21 Nd5).

Jan-04-08  DanLanglois: Rybka's putative recommendation of 15...Bf6 does not seem obviously best to me. What about something like 15...Rc8.
Jan-19-09  WhiteRook48: great king hunt.
Feb-03-09  WhiteRook48: what does White have after 25...Bxd4+?
Nov-12-11  Whitehat1963: Phenomenal Wednesday puzzle after 22. Rf3
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  Bubo bubo: A very fine game of Mr Kieseritzky, who is undeservedly widely remembered only as the loser of the Immortal Game and the fascinating Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1843.

It should definitively become GOTD someday, or, as already suggested above by <Whitehat1963>, a puzzle on Wednesday (or perhaps Tuesday).

Apr-15-17  AlicesKnight: Congratulations to the Black K-pawn, which visits every possible rank on its way to glory.
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