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Adolf Anderssen vs Christiaan Messemaker
"Making a Mess" (game of the day Nov-27-2004)
Rotterdam (1861), Rotterdam NED, Jul-??
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Graz Variation (C70)  ·  1-0

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Nov-27-04
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  patzer2: 17. Bxf7+!! is a classic "demolition of pawn structure" (via sacrifice on f7) combination. Most masters would visualize 21. Bxh6 and chalk the position up as a win without much more computation.

I also like 29. Rh6+! utilizing the "pin" (i.e. 29...Kxh6?? 30. QxQ) to deflect the King and continue the attack.

Nov-27-04  aw1988: Oh where oh where has my Bronstein game gone oh where oh where can it be...
Nov-27-04
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  tpstar: Yes, impressive game, and 29. Rh6+! was a master stroke.

<aw1988> Patience, friend. GOTD submissions often take 2 to 8 weeks. In the meantime, why don't you watch some hockey? ;>D

Nov-27-04  Sonic Youth: Well that was entertaining
Nov-27-04  sourcerer: WHAT A MESS. fell in love with Rh6+ ,beats any simple idea i've seen.the pin?!
Nov-27-04  dickweed: What's wrong with 19. .. Kxf7 ?
Nov-27-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: For hockey enthusiasts and olympic fans,there is the movie MIRACLE.

It looks like black was going to win,but the attack became too strong.

Nov-27-04  Shams: <male organ weed> I like your move, actually. after 20.Qxa8 Ng4 black has two knights and a pawn for the rook, not to mention all the play. How does white develop??
Nov-27-04  pawntificator: White is still good after 19. Kxf7 20 Qxa8 Ng4 21 h3
Nov-27-04  Shams: <pawntificator> ok since 22...Nxf2 is met by Qf3+, you are right. So ...Ng4 is hasty. But I still like black after 20.Qxa8.

Perhaps 20...Nb3 21. Be3 Qc5

Nov-27-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty game played well by both sides. I think that black's decisive mistake was 26...Ng5. After 26...Bxe3 27.Rxe3 (27.fxe3?? Nxg3 ) 27...Nd2 28.Re8! Qf5! (28...Nxf1 29.Rh8+ Kg6 30.Qe8+ Kf6 31.f4!! ) 29.Rh8+ Kg6 30.Qxa6+ c6 31.Rc1 Nf3+ 32.Kg2 Qd5 white has to be very careful and black should keep the draw at least. Of course, the position is quite complicated and there can be some improvements, maybe 30.Qe8+ instead of 30.Qxa6+, but I dont't see anything decisive.
Nov-27-04  aw1988: Hockey eh?
Nov-27-04  Nickisimo: Typical Anderssen. Just making a mess with sac's and all the craziness that we would expect. I'm guessing he was a pretty intimidating player to face OTB, because he played a lot of sac's that weren't necessarily sound and still made them work.
Nov-28-04
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  Chessical: <Honza Cervenka> Even after <26...Ng5>, could not Messemaker have held the position by covering the vulnerable h8 square with <27...Nf7>?
Nov-30-04
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  Honza Cervenka: <Chessical> 27...Nf7 was definitely better although I think that white has some advantage. If nothing else, after 28.Re8 he can exchange the Queens with better endgame.
Nov-30-04
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  patzer2: With Honza's imjprovement of 26...Bxe3!, I've revised my estimate of 17. Bxf7+!? to be a true sacrfice offering White lots of winning chances with at least a draw in hand. I'm sure other great attacking players, who loved complications and risk, such as Tal, would not have hesitated to play such a move.
Oct-25-09
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  heuristic: mo' better moves :

24...Qe4 25.Qxe4 Nxe4 26.Be3 Nc4 27.Bxb6

26...Bxe3 27.Rxe3 Nd6 28.Rfe1 Nac4 29.R3e2
26...Nc4 27.Rd8 Nf6 28.Rh8+ Kg6 29.Bf4

27.Bxg5 Qxg5 28.Rd8 Qe5 29.Rh8+ Kg6 30.Rh4

27...Nf7 28.Re8 Qf5 29.Re4 Rg4 30.Bxb6

Oct-25-09  WhiteRook48: 27....Nf3+ looks dangerous but after 28 Kg2 white has all the bases covered
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