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|Jul-06-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Master Anderssen.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||wordfunph: When Wilhelm Steinitz played Adolf Anderssen in an 1870 match, all 14 games were decisive. Steinitz won with a score of +8,-6.|
Happy Birthday Adolf Anderssen!
|Aug-28-09|| ||akapovsky: anderssen sometimes played like a world champion but at times like a 1200 elo,neglecting develpment and king safety,but he remained true to himself "attack always attack"|
|Mar-26-10|| ||whatthefat: I was just reading about the 1862 London tournament, which Anderssen won with an impressive 11/12 score, and I was surprised to learn of the rule implemented:|
<Draws did not count and had to be replayed.>
|Apr-03-10|| ||The Rocket: "anderssen sometimes played like a world champion but at times like a 1200 elo,neglecting develpment and king safety,but he remained true to himself "attack always attack""|
agreed, 1200 is a bit harsh though, lets say 1500 level at worst.
|Jul-06-10|| ||wordfunph: <The Rocket: agreed, 1200 is a bit harsh though, lets say 1500 level at worst.>|
make it 1700 like me coz today is Anderssen's birthday.. :O)
|Jul-06-10|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday anderssen|
|Oct-18-10|| ||ethan stech: Anderssen was one of those few players who remained human outside of chess. You've got to give this guy credit despite his losses to Morphy; he was a powerhouse of the day.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||sfm: I recall reading that after his defeat by Morphy a friend came to Anderssen and said something like "For some reason you didn't play nearly as brilliantly as you usually do".|
Anderssen replied: "Right, Morphy didn't allow me".
After the last matchgame in Rekjavik '72 some journalists asked Spassky if he did not intend to object against Fisher's behavior during the match.
Spassky said: "What is there to object about? Chess is sport, and Fisher is the new world champion".
Fine sportsmanship is as simple as that.
|Jul-06-11|| ||WhiteRook48: he was an amazing player|
|Aug-14-11|| ||ketchuplover: One of my opponents says Anderssen is the greatest combination player-even better than Tal.|
|Dec-09-11|| ||Kinan: This player lost a lot of games and his winning rate is small (55%), can he really be considered one of the great players?|
|Dec-09-11|| ||mrbasso: Yes, he can be considered one of the greatest players.
His overall record wasn't quite so bad.
60% according to Chessbase _and_ he didn't stop playing until shortly before his death unlike the cowards Kasparov,Fischer etc..
|Dec-09-11|| ||King Death: < mrbasso: ...he didn't stop playing until shortly before his death unlike the cowards Kasparov,Fischer etc..>|
Fischer chose never to play again after 1972 until he got showed a ton of money, but Kasparov a coward? Are you kidding?
|Dec-09-11|| ||Petrosianic: Trolling, more like it. We all know how many times Kasparov defended his title.|
|Dec-09-11|| ||King Death: < Petrosianic: Trolling, more like it...>|
A little light bulb went off and I looked at his kibitzing history. He took 18 months off between one set of obnoxious posts and another one. Maybe this troll will take a longer break. Maybe even make it permanent and do us a huge favor.
|Dec-10-11|| ||mrbasso: Oh, stopping to post for 18 months is now the sign of a troll?
Well, at least I'm not a fanboy..
Kasparov and Fischer both stopped to play rated games completely, but AFAIK they never stopped to be concerned with the game.
Their Ego was so big, that they couldn't stand the prospects of someone clearly stronger showing up, which inevitably would have happened.
|Dec-31-11|| ||Penguincw: Hmm. Back then, they didn't how many games ending in draws. Today, that's about more than half of have the games end.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||Antiochus: "Attack, attack always!"
|Jan-21-12|| ||Nemesistic: "Attack Attack Everyone" - Adolf Hitler.|
|Feb-29-12|| ||whiteshark: "Pure combinative chess reached its climax in Anderssen. He represents the spirit of sacrifice, free and unrestrained." |
~ Reuben Fine
|Jul-06-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: WC Anderssen, today you are remembered!
|Oct-23-12|| ||chesssalamander: LTJ, I think A. ought to be considered the first WC, from 1851-1858. He was WC in every sense that really matters. Then, Morphy, then A. again, then Steinitz.|
|Dec-30-12|| ||PhilFeeley: This is an interesting game:
I wonder why it's not here.
|Dec-30-12|| ||thomastonk: <PhilFeeley> I think the final sentence explains why: "Reinfeld stated in The Joys of Chess that the game was an Evans Gambit, but we have yet to trace the full score."|
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