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Lionel Kieseritzky vs Conrad Waldemar Vitzthum von Eckstaedt
Paris (1846), Paris FRA, Jan-05
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen Formation (B21)  ·  1-0



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  FSR: The birth of the Smith-Morra (long before Smith and Morra were born!). Strangely, it was barely seen again for another century.
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  Phony Benoni: It would seem Ol' Bagration found a suitable Vitzthum.
Nov-07-17  Swedish Logician: How nice to see that Kieseritzky acually WINS a game by picking up rooks on the back rank with his Queen!

Perhaps this should be called HIS "Immortal Game"?

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  louispaulsen88888888: Stockfish recommends 4...h6.
What kind of move is that,Stockfish? No wonder you lost to Alphazero!
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  louispaulsen88888888: Interesting trivia about this game- they both needed extra scoresheets. To write out the names!
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  Chessical: Taking the Rook on move 12 leads to sharp complications:

<12...Bxe1> and now White can

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1). Take the Be1 which allows Black to escape to safety after 13...0-0.

2). Take the Ng4; 13. Qxg4 Bb4 14.Qf4 Nxe5! 15. Qxe5 f6 16.Qd4 Be7, which is good but not clearly winning.

3). White's best attacking option appears to be to displace the Black King with 13. Nd6+ Kf8 14. Qxg4 Bxf2 15. Kxf2 Nxe5 16.Qd4 Qf6+ 17.Kg1 and Black has few constructive moves available.

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  kingscrusher: Great game indeed :)

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