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Carl Leffmann vs Carl Theodor Goering
Leipzig (1877), Leipzig GER, rd 11, Jul-21
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights Variation (C50)  ·  1-0



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Mar-21-16  zanzibar: The tb(*) gives this comment at the end of the game:

<Black has on its last legs,
if otherwise rich recording
is kind, played quite weak,
however explained by could,
that nothing on this game
came. The other trains are not
been noted down; Black lost
by reducing possession of a farmer.>


<Schwarz hat in den letzten Zügen, wenn anders die Aufzeichnung rich
tig ist, recht schwach gespielt, was
sich allerdings dadurch erklären ließe,
dass auf diese Partie nichts mehr an
kam. Die weiteren Züge sind nicht
notirt worden; Schwarz verlor
durch den Minderbesitz eines Bauern.>

So, this suggests to me an incomplete score, i.e. not all the moves were recorded, and that the game continued on.

(*) G-62 156/170

Mar-21-16  luftforlife: <zanzibar>: Here's a rough translation:

"If the score be correct in other respects, Black played really weakly in the final moves, and this could explain why nothing more came of this game. Subsequent moves are not quoted; and so Black loses the lesser material of a pawn."

My own free interpretation (far from a literal translation):

"Assuming the prior moves are correctly recited, Black for some reason blundered in what proved to be his final moves, and that might account for the abrupt ending of this game. Any subsequent moves have not come down to us, and so we may assume Black's thoughtless loss of minor material -- a pawn -- cost him the game."

"Richtig" and "ankam" are unitary words.

Mar-21-16  luftforlife: Here is a link to the source quoted by <zanzibar>, viz. Emil Schallopp, Der Schachkongress zu Leipzig im Juli 1877 (Leipzig: Veit & Comp. 1878), "Gespielte Partien: Meisterturnier," Game No. 61, C. Leffman - Dr. C. Göring, 156:

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