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Louis Paulsen vs Ignatz von Kolisch
Paulsen - Kolisch (1861), London ENG, rd 19, Oct-26
French Defense: General (C00)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: 11.Nxf7 is hard to explain. To give two minor pieces for Rook and Pawn is rarely a good deal for the first side if there is no tactical or positional compensation. Maybe Paulsen simply overlooked 12...Qa5-h5. This is the only way to protect Rf7 and definitely not so common.
Jan-23-15  poorthylacine: TO HONZA CERVENKA:

Thank you very much for your annotations!

Specially because Paulsen and Kolisch, together of course with Anderssen, were then (Morphy no more playing) the strongest chess players of the world, and this match the longest since the one of Loewenthal versus Harrwitz..

And (just for the fun): to emigrate from western Europe to eastern, was alas a possibility scarcely used (during the time of communism, but maybe this game was played before!?)

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