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Adolf Anderssen vs Jules Arnous de Riviere
"Crossing de Riviere" (game of the day May-06-2022)
Paris (1859), Paris FRA, rd 1
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Perreux Variation (C55)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-25-05  biglo: Anderssen's king makes a long walk
Nov-25-05  Saruman: Cool!
Oct-06-09  heuristic: mo' better moves :

28...Bd6 29.Rxh2+ Rxh2 30.Ke6 b6 31.b4

Aug-25-11  bengalcat47: As Fine said, "The King is a strong piece, use it!" -- although I don't think this is quite Fine had in mind!
Dec-30-11  Clodhopper: Neat ending, but 14... Be7 is so weak it is hard to believe it is real. It makes me suspect that De Riviere is a fiction and the game is actually a composition.
Jun-25-12  ForeverYoung: the final position is hysterical!
Jul-14-12
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  FSR: My king is made for walking, and that's just what he'll do. One of these days my king is going to walk all over you!
May-10-13
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  Phony Benoni: <"With Queens on the board, long King marching is uncommon; giving mate with the King, as it were, a miracle.

"Anderssen's King grimly treads across the field of battle, as if to have it out in person with his royal enemy. It is a pelting game, but it has that baronial elegance which is the nature and rare distinction of his play. He ought to have been a legend!"> -- William Ewart Napier

Nov-04-14
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  thegoodanarchist: < Phony Benoni: <"With Queens on the board, long King marching is uncommon; giving mate with the King, as it were, a miracle.

"Anderssen's King grimly treads across the field of battle, as if to have it out in person with his royal enemy. It is a pelting game, but it has that baronial elegance which is the nature and rare distinction of his play. He ought to have been a legend!"> -- William Ewart Napier>

I'd say he is a legend

Jul-17-19  fkohn: <As Fine said, "The King is a strong piece, use it!"> True, but Fine also said that chess was about father murder, so, idk.
Oct-18-21  goodevans: "Escape to Victory"
May-06-22
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  noads4me: <Clodhopper>
D Reviere is a real person. He is in the database.
May-06-22  Brenin: An enjoyable game to play through, though too many poor moves on both sides to call it a classic. The ending is very pleasing: not only is g8 the safest square for White's K, it allows him to help in delivering mate.
May-06-22
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  HeMateMe: Ah, the days of swashbuckling attacks!
May-06-22
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  Teyss: Surprised Missy knows what "rivière" means in French. OK, I'll stop teasing her. For 24 hours.
(For memo the player's name also includes an accent which doesn't show in CG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules...).

Anyhow, Rivière was indeed probably crossed to have played 19...Kh6 trapping his K instead of 19...Kg8. Here White has apparently nothing better than perpetual with Qe6+ Qe4+ etc. If 20.Qxe7? Rf8+ 21.Kmoves Qg3+ and/or Qxg2+ wins the R and the WK is more exposed than the BK (SF -10.3 at 32 ply at best).

Another game where the King marches to deliver mate: Short vs Timman, 1991

May-06-22
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  Teyss: <Dear fellow kibitzers> I'm desperately trying to find a game where White blunders by checking with his Queen the Black King, pushing it to White's side where it can deliver mate. It's an endgame with Q+Ps vs Q+Ps (there might be a B left also) and at least one of the players is famous. Does it ring a bell for anyone?
May-06-22  Brenin: For what it's worth, according to Wikipedia, Rivière is a great-great-great-grandfather to Boris Johnson, who takes a similarly swashbuckling approach to politics.
May-06-22
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  rodchuck: FSR It's been a long time since your post (2012), but your witticism is fabulous - Nancy Sinatra's song accompanied me on several rock climbs in Wales in the 1970's. Thanks!
May-06-22  AlicesKnight: Black seems to be doomed as soon as he lets the white K head back to the K-side (move 27). A remarkable conception by Anderssen. <rodchuck> Indeed so!
May-06-22
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  playground player: Love it! Stand up and cheer!
May-06-22
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  FSR: <Teyss> Are you thinking of Filip vs K Darga, 1961?
May-06-22  Whitehat1963: Walked along the precipice for a while before pulling out the victory.
May-07-22
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  Teyss: <FSR> Yes, many thanks, your memory is impressive as usual (much better than mine, forgot about that R). Good pun of yours too.
May-08-22
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  GrahamClayton: <heuristic>
28...Bd6 29.Rxh2+ Rxh2 30.Ke6 b6 31.b4

<heuristic>,
31. Kf7 and there is no defence against 32. Qg6#.

May-09-22
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  FSR: <Teyss> If you have questions about anything chess, you can ask on my forum. Good chance I'll know the answer.

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