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

Wilfried Paulsen vs Adolf Anderssen
WSB-12.Kongress (1878), Frankfurt, rd 1, Jul-28
Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

find similar games 4 more W Paulsen/Anderssen games
sac: 29.Qxf8+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Aug-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: The solution to the Monday, Aug 4, 2008 puzzle was 29. Qxf8+, initiating mate-in-two.
Jan-04-09  roastedrook: a poor game by Anderssen !!!
Jul-31-11  Novirasputin: Not having an engine handy i was wondering about 28... Bd4, if Qf3 seems Ng7, and if Nxd4, Qxg4+ with something to show perhaps? Still looks iffy for black but at the very least seems better than Rf8 for the forced loss. Enlighten me
Jul-31-11  sneaky pete: <Novirasputin> It doesn't make any difference: 28... Bd4 29.Qf8+ Rxf8 30.Rxf8#
Jul-31-11  Novirasputin: sneaky pete: true i always miss some aspect of a great combo. the bishop defended the square before. What about queen to the back rank? Qe8, though there i assume knight gets captured
Jul-31-11  DrMAL: Looks like great chess ran in the Paulsen family. After 20...Bf8? white responds with 21.Raf1! and plays perfectly from there. 28...Rf8 stepped into a mate in 2 but black was totally lost anyway. Happy birthday to the elder Paulsen!
Dec-23-19  Walter Glattke: 29.Nxf8? Qxg4+ 30.Kh1 Qe4+ 31.Kg1? Bd4! 30.Qg2 Qxg2+ 31.Kxg2 Bxf8, therefore 31.Qxf8+ Bxf8 32.Rxf8#
Dec-23-19  AlicesKnight: Saw it fairly quickly; an ending Anderssen would have created as white. Lack of Q-side development lost him the initiative earlier, but 28.... Rf8 is astonishing; perhaps his age (he died the following year) was telling?
Dec-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  agb2002: Black threatens Rxf2.

The rook on f8 is defended twice only: 29.Qxf8+ Bxf8 30.Rxf8#.

Dec-23-19  saturn2: White is aiming at f8 one time too much. 29 Qxf8 and mate next.

<Walter†Glattke: 29.Nxf8? Qxg4+ <30.Qg2> Qxg2+> This move 30 is not legal.

Dec-23-19  mel gibson: The easiest puzzle in the history of this website.

I saw it in under 1 second.

Dec-23-19  saturn2: 20...Bf8 seems weak and after that the game already lost.

Maybe better was
20...Raf8†21.†Raf1†Bd8

Dec-23-19  zb2cr: A mate in 2, beginning with a Queen sacrifice. 29. Qxf8+, Bxf8; 30. Rxf8#.
Dec-23-19  TheaN: Instant Monday: on a Monday IF battery THEN fire at the furthest piece ELSE check other Queen sacs. IF applies, so <29.Qxf8+ Bxf8 30.Rxf8#>.
Dec-23-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: Maybe,we have to question, didn't Anderson realize that the ♕ sacrifice would lead to a check-mate in 2? Remember that this happened in 1878, the year of the birth of phonograph by Thomas Edison, the launch of the 1st experimental powered submarine Holland I, Remington presents the 1st typewriter with SHIF option (for lower/ upper case letters), invention of the light incandescent bulb, Benz produce a two-stroke gas engine, Crooke invented the cathode rays tube, 1st operational pelton-wheel, etc.; 1 year before the birth of Albert Einstein. See: the answer 29. ♘xf8 ♗xf8 30. ♕xf8# also wins.
Dec-23-19  lost in space: Was that a Puzzle?
Dec-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: Iíve missed Mondayís puzzles before, but this was a gimme!
Dec-23-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, the great Westphalian/German chess player Wilfried Paulsen, who invented the Paulsen (Kan) variation of the Sicilian defense (1.e4,c5 2.Nf3,e6 3.d4,cxd4 4.Nxd4,a6), with which R.J. Fischer became world champion, finally found the mate in 2 moves with the queen sacrifice 29.Qxf8+!,Bxf8 30.Rxf8#.
Dec-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Black's decisive mistake was the odd 20...Bf8?, allowing 21. Raf1! +- (+3.10 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 9).

Instead, 20...Raf8 21. Raf1 ⩲ (+0.53 @ 26 ply, Stockfish 9) keeps Black in the fight.

In the opening, I don't like 3...f5?! as it neglects development and gives White a clear advantage after 4. d4 ± or the game move 4. g3 ⩲ to ±.

Instead of 3...f5?!, our Opening Explorer indicates the second player has had good results with the popular move 3...Nf6 = as in Black's win in Nienke van den Brink vs N K B Pedersen, 2017. Also solid is 3...d5 = as in Black's win in Vrachimis Boulos vs J Aagaard, 2011.

Dec-23-19  Chesgambit: Anderssen like this blunder maybe
Dec-23-19  et1: Reading all the comments - what is the logic of g4 ? White could have done Qf8 one move before ! Right ?
Dec-23-19  SpamIAm: <et1>, if white played 28. Qf8+?? it would've lost the game after 28...Bxf8 or 28...Rxf8. Your question illustrates the difference between controlling a square and occupying a square. Prior to his 28th move black controlled the f8 square with three pieces- king, rook, and bishop. But after the blunder 28...Rf8?? white was able to CAPTURE the rook with 29.Qxf8+!!. Big difference.
Dec-23-19  RandomVisitor: According to the chessgames database, Wilfried Paulsen liked to open his games with 1.e4 (55 games). His next most common opening move....? You guessed it - 1.e3 (6 games). Maybe he just got tired and dropped the pawn before it got to e4.

He opened with 1.d4 a grand total of 0 times...

Dec-23-19  RandomVisitor: According to the chessgames database, Adolf Anderssen playing the black pieces, had 1.e4 played against him 391 out of 421 games.
Dec-26-19  et1: Dear SpamIAm: sure ! many thanks for the beautiful and compreenhensive explanation. I will never forget the difference !
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. 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: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00) 1-0 29.?
from Dynamics of Speakin' Eglish to Fredthebear by fredthebear
Ercan's favorite games I
by Ercan
29. Qxf8+!
from Mate (Mate in 2) by patzer2
Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00) 1-0 29.?
from Aooh!? Fredthebear has Uncommon Openings?! by fredthebear
29.? (December 23, 2019)
from Monday Puzzles, 2018-2020 by Phony Benoni
29.? (Monday, August 4)
from POTD Uncommon by takchess
Anderssen's "tundra game"
from pun city by kevin86
Mon 2008.08.04 (White to play. 29. ?)
from Chessgames.com Puzzles 2008.08.01-2008.08.31 by ravel5184
29.? (August 4, 2008)
from Monday Puzzles, 2004-2010 by Phony Benoni
White 29?..
from Guess The Move l by Ercan
Attack build up and... mate!
from MJCB likes those games by MJCB


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your 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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC