Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Ignatz von Kolisch vs Adolf Anderssen
London (1861)
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 35 times; par: 49 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 22 more Kolisch/Anderssen games
sac: 16.Rxd7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Very nice game!
Aug-22-03  talmax: Gotta love the Evans Gambit. Almost tempts me to play the Guocco Piano so I can try it - almost!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: 22.Bxd6 would have won immediately.
Premium Chessgames Member
  jjones5050: In "500 Master Games of Chess", by Tartakower/Du Mont, it was noted that, "if 25... K-c8;26. p-f8(Q)ch,RXQ;27. QXR ch, K-c7;28. Q-e7ch, and mate next move." I do not see any such mate. Any ideas what he missed or what I am missing?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <jjones5050> 25...Kc8 26.f8=Q+ Rxf8 27.Qxf8+ Kc7 28.Qe7+ Kc8 29.Be6# or 28...Kb6 (this possibility was probably overlooked by annotator, but it changes nothing important) 29.Bc5+ Kb5 (29...Ka6 30.Bc4+ Nb5 31.Qa7#) 30.Nd4+ Ka4 (30...Ka6 31.Qxa7#) 31.Bb3+ Rxb3 32.axb3#.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Of course, after 25...Kc8 white could have continued also 26.Qe6+ Kc7 (26...Kd8 27.Qe7+ Kc8 28.Be6#) 27.Qe7+ Kb6 28.Bc5+ with an analogical final to that which was mentioned above.
Jun-17-06  GeauxCool: In 1868 Kolisch met one of the Rothschilds in Vienna, who was so taken by his comination of good manners and good chess that he started him in business, where Kolisch made a fortune. His highest achievement was first prize in the Paris Tournament of 1867 1.5 points ahead of Steinitz. 19.Nxa7!! and (22.Bxd6 was quicker). 25...Qxd5 was forced.-Fine
Nov-22-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Von Kolisch 5 mistakes:
15.Rad1 0.58 (15.Rfd1 1.01)
16.Rxd7 0.84 (16.Qd3 1.21)
19.Nxa7+ 8.00 (19.Qe6+ 13.70)
22.Rxd6+ 3.39 (22.Bxd6+ #3)
32.Bxb6+ 7.39 (32.Qb5 14.52)

Anderssen 9 mistakes:
14...Bb7 1.01 (14...0-0 -0.17)
15...Nf5 1.21 (15...0-0 0.58)
18...Ba8 13.70 (18...Ra8 0.84)
19...Nxa7 30.40 (19...Kd8 8.00)
21...Nd6 #4 (21...Bd2 33.09)
28...Nc6 4.75 (28...Ka6 3.59)
29...Ka6 7.32 (29...Kc7 3.68)
31...Rb6 14.52 (31...Kb7 7.35)
32...Bxb6 11.75 (32...Kxb6 7.39)

May-29-12  computer chess guy: 17. .. ♗d7 appears = .Houdini does not think White has anything better than perpetual check (17... Bd7 18. Nxd5 (or 18. Qg5+ Kf8 19. Qh6+ Kg8) 18... Qxd5 19. Qxf6 Re8 20. Rxe8+ Bxe8 21. Qh6 Qxa2 22. Bh7+ Kh8 23. Bd3+).
Dec-22-14  poorthylacine: If 25...Kc8 26.f8Q+ Rxf8 27.Qxf8? (instead of 27.Qe6+!) would be a blunder: 27...Bd8!! and now after 28.Be6+ Kb7 the advantage is for Black!
Apr-06-16  psmith: <computer chess guy>: what game were you commenting on?
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Sad position for Anderssen after 26...Ka6, with nearly all of his pieces huddled around his King:

click for larger view

Premium Chessgames Member
  Knighthawkmiller: 22 Rxd6+ appears to be an error as already mentioned. 22.Bxd6 resukts in mated-in-3 (16 ply) 22...Qxh2+ 23.Bxh2+ Bd2 24.Rxd2+ Bd5 25.Rxd5#

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Fantastic combinations
by aulero
Kolisch's classic
from Honza Cervenka's favorite games by Honza Cervenka
Ignatz von Kolisch (1837-1879)
from PLayer of the day:notable game II by nikolaas
16. Rxd7!! 19. Nxa7+! 22. Rxd6+!
from MorphyMatt's favorite games by MorphyMatt
Game 81
from The Golden Treasury of Chess Part 1(Games 1-250) by biglo
Tamerlan's favorite games
by Tamerlan
domination of a running army at move 25 - court-yard dissection
from chess strategems ii - under construction by gauer
Nice attacking game involving dramatic rook sacrifice
from Rubenus' favorite games Part II by Rubenus
14.7% - 27.3%
from Blunderchecked games II by nimh
Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Dramatic R sacrfice
from Capn's Crunch Munched by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Dramatic R sacrfice
from 5 Pins Ins and Outs, ECO C 50s, 60s-90s Jack Max by fredthebear
Game 29
from 500 Master Games of Chess by smarticecream
Danufane's favorite games
by Danufane
Advanced tactics
by obrit
Staunton & Kolisch best games
by Gottschalk
Game 29
from Master Games - Chess (Tartakower/du Mont) by Qindarka
The World's Great Chess Games
by otbchess

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC