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Johannes Zukertort vs Adolf Anderssen
Berlin (1865), Berlin GER
Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40)  ·  1-0

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Jun-17-06  GeauxCool: Zukertort and Anderssen played an estimated 6,000 games together. This one is one of the prettiest on record. Annotation... 6.Bd3 weak by modern standards (best is 6.e5). Both sides mishandle the opening by move 9. Black should not have castled at move 12. 15.Bxh7+! 18.Rd1! Black is lost by move 20. -Fine
Dec-05-08  capanegra: Had Anderssen played 17…f6 the conclusion would have been much prettier: 18.Qg6! Qd7 19.Rh7 Ba6 (what else?) 20.Qh5 and mate is inevitable.
Aug-12-12  drpavno1: 21 would have been straight away RxBc3, instead waiting for next move.
Aug-12-12  Bezlitosci: 21st move should have been ♖d4!, but it's very tricky. White puts a blockade beetween black bishop and g7-square. 21...♗xd4 22.♗xd4 moves white bishop away from looking after e7 and f8 squares, so after 22...♖g8 the move ♕g6 doesn't work. However, at this point white would have brilliant tactic - 23.♖xg7! ♖xg7 24.♕xg7 ♔e8 25.♗c5!


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White first give away material, then he makes quiet move - and black cannot avoid mate. 25...♗c8 26.♕f8 ♔d7 27.♕f7 ♕e7 28.♕xe7 mate.

Aug-12-12  RookFile: The opening play shows that both players had ideas well ahead of their time. Yes, some refinements were needed, but those of us who benefit from hundreds of years of research should remember the efforts of the first trail blazers.

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