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Louis Paulsen vs Ignatz von Kolisch
Paulsen - Kolisch (1861), London ENG, rd 5, Oct-05
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 26...Kxb6 27.Qd4+ Ka5 28.Rxe5 leads to a quick mate. If 28...fxe5, then 29.Qc5 and 30.Ra3#, if 28...Qe7, then 29.b6+ fxe5 30.Qxe5+ Ka6(4) 31.Qb5#.
Jun-29-05  Achilles87: Why Not 19 Qa6?
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  Honza Cervenka: <Why Not 19 Qa6?> It gives nothing to white for 19...Bc8.

After 19.Rb3 white threatens 20.Qxa7+! Kxa7 21.Ra3+ Kb8 22.Ra8#

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  Honza Cervenka: The reason of 18...b6 was a threat of 19.Bxb7. For example, if 18...g4, then 19.Bxb7! Kxb7 20.Rxe5! [important nuance; immediate 20.Qa6+ doesn't work for 20...Ka8! (20...Kb8? 21.Be3 Nf3+ 22.Kh1 Nd4 23.b6! ) 21.Be3 (21.Rxe5? Bc8 ) 21...Nf3+ 22.Kf1 (or 22.Kh1) 22...Nd4 etc.] 20...Qxe5 21.Qa6+ with next 22.Be3
Nov-21-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Paulsen 3 mistakes:
15.Rb1 0.66 (15.Qb3 1.02)
22.Bc3 0.30 (22.Bd4 1.30)
28.Rxe5 17.27 (28.b6 #14)

Kolisch 6 mistakes:
16...Ng6 1.75 (16...Bc8 0.87)
17...Nxe5 2.89 (17...Nf4 1.70)
22...Bb7 3.43 (22...Nd7 0.30)
23...Kxb7 5.62 (23...Nd3 3.20)
27...g4 #15 (27...Kc8 5.58)
28...fxe5 #14 (28...Rd8 17.27)

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  offramp: The players castle on opposite sides, but black's attack has trouble getting off the ground. White arranges his pieces in very threatening manner....

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...but Kolisch finds a good move to stay on the board: 19...a5.

Paulsen continues to find good moves while Kolisch presumably makes an error somewhere; for soon Ignatz is routed:

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  tamar: Paulsen's attacking play was very strong, and although he missed several quicker continuations, he never relinquished a major advantage.

Makes me wonder how he would have fared against Morphy in 1861. He basically went into training after losing their match in '57, and Kolisch faced a much more seasoned competitor.

BTW <offramp>, are the game number indicators in the "Site" column accurate? I noticed one game was marked "27", but you said it was game 2. Was this the 5th game?

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  offramp: I am taking the game numbers from chessbase. They are on line. They may not be correct. <Tamar>, Paulsen attacked very well here. This is a very good match to play through!
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  tamar: <offramp> Chess Players Chronicle is on Google Books I find. It confirms that this is game 5, and that the other was game 2 (not 27, as in the game score) as you posted.

Jan-03-14  MarkFinan: I love this game for many reasons and so glad I just stumbled across it. Just been looking at the Final position, and the few moves prior to the end of the game with my engine, and it confuses it in ways I've never seen an engine confused before! It's most likely droidfish, which is stockfish on an Android phone, but it's late over here and im going to come back and post the "confusion" of the engine tomorrow. Just bookmarking the game so I don't forget. I really thought that this would have more kibitzing and be better known than it appears to be!

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