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Adolf Anderssen vs Simon Winawer
Baden-Baden (1870), Baden-Baden GER, rd 13, Jul-30
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)  ·  0-1



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  Chessical: Winawer takes Anderssen's pawn in the Evan's Gambit, and defends very well. This game represents cutting edge theory for the 1870's, and Anderssen used the same line to defeat Steinitz: Adolf Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1870

Anderssen continued <13.Ne4> dxe5 14.Nf6+ Kh8 15.Nxe5 Ng6 16.Nxg6+ against Steinitz

<22.Qc1> is a rather passive move for Anderssen, <22.Qh5!?> seems quite acceptable

But <28.f4> seems too aggressive and weakens the g4 square which Winawer readily exploits.

<33.Qe1?> rather than 33.Re2 allows Winawer to rip apart Anderssen's K-side defences with 33...Bh3+ and 34...Bxf2+!

The end is: <35.Qxf2> Qxf2+ (Not 35...Qxc4? 36.Qe3 Qxd5 37.Rf8+ Kxf8 38.Qxh6+ Kg8 39.Qxh3=) 36.Kxf2 Kxe8, with a R + 2P's for a N.

Jan-22-05  Saruman: What about 17.Nf5+?
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  Chessical: <Saruman> An interesting idea, but does it secure the advantange? After <17.Nf5+> Black can retreat his K to h8 and put his R on g8, with pressure down the <g> file.

<17.Nf5+> Kh8 18.Qxh6 Rg8 19.Re7 Bxf5 20.Rxf7 Nh4 21.g3 Bg6, and White's attack has run out of steam.

Mar-18-05  InspiredByMorphy: <Chessical> <22.Qh5!?> <seems quite acceptable.> Unfortunately it doesent work. 22.Qh5 Nxc4 23.Rxc4 Bb5 wins the exchange. I think 15.Rxe5 may have been the beginning of a slow downfall for white. Wouldnt 15.Nxe5 have been better?
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  Chessical: <InspiredByMorphy> Thank you for looking at the line, but <22.Qh5!?> does not lose the exchange.

After <22...Nxc4> 23.Rxc4 Bb5, white has <24.Rh4> threatening mate on <h7> on the move. I still, therefore, have no reservations about <15.Rxe5>.

Mar-23-05  InspiredByMorphy: <Chessical> Thanks. Your right, 22. Qh5 does not lose the exchange.
Jun-26-09  WhiteRook48: Anderssen was simply crushed. Amazing.
Nov-13-21  ariel el luchador: Anderssen perdió psicologicamente la partida después de la jugada 21,es evidente el desconcierto y confusión de ideas después de esa jugada que es buena y casi única. en lo personal me parece muy interesante 21 )C5T , con la idea de aprovechar la diagonal,hay sacrificios en la casilla 6R ,no se porque no da ningún analisis la computadora. traduzco al inglés algebraico:21)ktn h5 y la casilla es e6.
Nov-22-21  ariel el luchador: por ejemplo 21C5T C2R 22)T6R PXT 23)D3A + P4R 24)CXP CON ATAQUE

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