chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Johannes Zukertort vs Adolf Anderssen
Breslau (1865)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C34)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 13 times; par: 23 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 63 more Zukertort/Anderssen games
sac: 5.O-O PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-30-04  paultopia: hmm... I feel like black could have survived after 22. ... Kd7. and sprinted the king to safety. Anyone have detailed analysis? Presumably Zukertort saw some forced mate else he simply would have won the queen with 22. Bg5+
Nov-11-05  chessfreako: Omg i can't believe nobody has even anylased this game yet...

This is a very wierd game... With a knight sacrifice on the 5 move!

I question if this move is sane... I feel that white do not recieve enough compensation for it.

7. e5 also worsened the situation!

Rather that 17. Rxe7+.... 17. Bxh8 seems to be much better.

Even so, black has also made many fatal mistakes in play.

20... f3! Would have saved the situation.

20... f3
21. gxf3 Qf5
22. Qxh8 Qxf3+
23. Kg1 Qg4+
24. Kf2 Qf5+
25. Kg1 O-O-O
26. Bxe7 26. ♘xe7 ♗xe7! Qxd5!
27. Qe5 27. ♗xd8 ♗c5+ 28. ♔f1 ♕f3# Qxe5
28. Rxe5 Bg7
29. Rc5+ Bc6
30. Bxd8 Bd4+

The worst mistake is 22. Be6??
22. Kd8 would have kept the game alive....

If I missed out anything can somebody point it out? I believe this game has more to it than just these...

Nov-11-05  DCP23: <chessfreako>, the sacrifice you're talking about is a long, long known book move. It is called the Muzio Gambit. 7. e5 is a book move too, and is considered the best continuation in this line.
Nov-11-05  chessfreako: <DCP23> O... ok i didn't know that thanks for telling me. But can you please tell me what compensation does white recieve for the knight?
Nov-11-05  DCP23: <chessfreako>, why, the ATTACK, of course! ;) It is the same idea basically as in the ordinary King's Gambit, but shall we say with more commitment and more audacity.

Is it sound or not is of course another matter. There are actually 153 Muzio Gambit games currently in chessgames.com database, so your best bet is to explore, play through them and see for yourself.

Of those 153, White register 60%+ wins, by the way.

Nov-11-05  chessfreako: <DCP23> Ok thx I'll look into the games.
Feb-07-07  venk98: why the knight sacrifice in the opening itself? i don understand... can anyone explain?plzzzzz
Feb-07-07  venk98: 22. Bg5 is really bad in such good position for white.., b'coz after 22.Bg5 black would reply with Qe6. as a result of these sequence of moves.., white's checkmate is not possible also white is down a knight...
Feb-07-07  jamaicanNM: < venk98: why the knight sacrifice in the opening itself? i don understand... can anyone explain?plzzzzz > White gets a good attack as compensation...the control of the F file and a speedy attack on the weak F7 pawn
Feb-08-07  venk98: yeah.., thnx jamaicanNM!
Jul-04-09  Knight13: 16...Bf8 = last gas.
Apr-14-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <paultopia>hmm... I feel like black could have survived after 22. ... Kd7. and sprinted the king to safety. Anyone have detailed analysis? <paultopia>,
22...♔d7 23.♕d5+ ♔c7 24.♕f7+ ♔c6 25.♖e6+ ♔c5 26.♕c7+ ♔b5 27.♖e5+ ♔b4 28.♕a5#. I think that the Black King will be mated once it is out in the open.
Aug-07-12  drpavno1: Zukertort was indeed an attacking player with some glimpse of teh great Morphy.
Jul-29-19  fkohn: The online chess engine I use could not find a mate for White. It gives: 22 ... ♔d7 23. ♕xd5+ ♔c7 24. ♕c4+ ♔d7 25. ♕a4+ ♔c7 26. ♕xf4+ ♔b6 27. ♗xh8 ♖c8 with a 3.74 point advantage for White.

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.

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 Chessgames.com, 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?]
master in action
from top8's favorite games by top8
4) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... Boden's #
from The t_t Players: Staunton, Steinitz & Zukertort by fredthebear
KGA. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense
from x( C37 ) KGA Quade, Salvio, Muzio Gambit, etc. by fredthebear
zukertort 2
from great attack games by emilio martinez
KGA. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense
from MKD's King's Gambit by MKD
M
from SHORT AND QUICK by jungol
4) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... Boden's #
from Pins Ins and Outs, ECO C French & K's Gambit by marchipan
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense
from ANNOTATED GAMES GTM by gambitfan
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense
from kenw by gambitfan
I love Zukertot... though this game is a bit flawed...
from paultopia's favorite games by paultopia
muzio with a nice mate (muzio kept with a slow build attack)
from KGA- white passively gives up Knight muzio and by takchess
23 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IX by Okavango

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC