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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Anderssen Game 3

I've been studying the King's Gambit some lately.  I got the new chessbase Simon Williams videos about it and have been watching those, so today I purposely chose an Anderssen victory playing it.  In some ways I think there's not a whole lot to comment on this game.  It's pretty clear that black trades off his only developed pieces at some point leaving white with his pieces not having to do a lot of work to attack the king.  Still, it's I nice ending and a good example of pressing home that kind of advantage.  Again, this is the kind of thing I am looking for at my level.  Very clear examples rather than overly subtle ones.

Anderssen, Adolf - Mayet, Carl

Result: 1-0
Site: Berlin
Date: 1855
[...] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.♗c4 f5 This is one of those ancient tries for black. John Shaw's new book recommends Nc6 and Simon Williams for chessbase agrees. 4.♘c3 ♕h4 5.♔f1 ♘f6 6.♘f3 ♕h5 7.d3 fxe4 8.dxe4 ♕c5 9.♕e2 g5 10.e5 ♘g4 11.♘e4 ♘e3 12.♗xe3 ♕xe3 13.♘f6 ♔d8 14.♘xg5 ♕xe2 15.♔xe2 ♗g7 White's got a killer development advantage. Both knights close to the enemy king. The light squared bishop trained at the wide open kingside, and white's back rank clear for the rooks to get into the game together. 16.♘f7 ♔e7 17.♘xh8 ♗xh8 18.♖hf1 ♘c6 19.♘d5 ♔d8 20.♖xf4 ♗g7 21.♖af1 d6 22.♖f8 ♗xf8 23.♖xf8 ♔d7 24.♘f6 ♔e7 25.♖e8# A nice checkmate with rook, knight, and bishop.
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