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Johann Baptist Allgaier vs NN
Vienna (1807), ?
King's Gambit: Accepted. King's Knight Gambit (C34)  ·  1-0



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  Sebastian88: Briliant!!!

If 7...Kd6 8.Qd5+ Ke7 9.Qe5+ Kf7 and the position is identical. If 10...d5 than: 11.Bxd5+ Kg6 12.h5+ Kh6 13.Qxf4+ Qg5 14.Qxf8+ Qg7 15.d3# Very good game.

Apr-27-11  YoungEd: You're not likely to see d3# very often!
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  fredthebear: It's very rare that an unmoved piece (Bc1) delivers the final check!
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  takchess: oldtime theory. ) +2.71 (21 ply) 6.Qh5+ Ke7 7.Qxg5+ Nf6 8.e5 Kf7 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.exf6 Qxf6 11.Bc4+ d5 12.Bxd5+ Ke7 13.Qxf6+ Kxf6 14.O-O Bc5+ 15.Kh1 Kg7 16.d3 Re8 17.Bxf4 Be6 18.Rae1 Bxd5 19.Nxd5 Rxe1 20.Rxe1 Bf2 21.Re2 Bxh4 22.Bxc7
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  sea7kenp: That *is* pretty amazing, <fredthebear>! And interesting that neither player developed any of their Queen Side Pieces.
Jan-09-23  generror: <sea7kenp> Developing queenside pieces wasn't really a thing back then. Everyone just played the e-pawn, then got the king out and tried to mate the opponent with their kingside pieces. There's hundreds of early miniatures with a completely undeveloped queenside.
Jan-09-23  generror: Another early miniature with a nice trap in the beloved King's Gambit. What's especially nice is that the trap actually is totally accurate (except that Stockfish considers the King's Gambit itself to be dubious).

In fact, White isn't even aiming for a trap, Black brings it upon itself by playing the pretty logical <4...f6?> (of course, with some more experience, you'll think twice about moving the f-pawn and play <4...h6> (or, better still, <4...d5>). However, this game shows that this actually does nothing but weaken your kingside. After <5.Nxg5!>, the best thing for Black is <5...h5 6.Nf3 d5 7.Nxf4 dxe4>, and he's only a pawn down, completely undeveloped, with a messed-up kingside (D).

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But even <5...fxg5?> still doesn't quite lose the game. Black can still avoid the worst with <7...Nf6 8.e5 Kf7 9.exf6 Qxf6 10.Bc4+ Ke7 11.Qxf6+ Kxf6 12.Nc3> (D). The material is even, but if White doesn't mess it up, that king will have a hard time getting safe. <d4>, probably <Bxf4>, <0-0-0>... this does actually make me want to try the King's Gambit just for fun :)

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<7...Ke8??> is the final nail in the coffin. It's still only forced mate after <10...Kg6??>, but even after <10...d5 11.Bxd5+ Qxd5 12.Qxd5+ Be6 13.Qxb7> and <14.Qxa8> he's down 11 points of material.

The cherry on top is, of course, that wonderful ending. Black's queen seems to have saved her king, then White nonchalantly pushes the d-pawn, discovering check of the undeveloped bishop, and it's game over. It's stuff like this why chess is the gift that keeps giving :D

Definitively one of the funnest early games I've seen so far!

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