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Ignatz von Kolisch vs Adolf Anderssen
Anderssen - Kolisch (1861), London ENG, rd 7, Jul-30
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Normal (B40)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-07-11  Llawdogg: Wow! Anderssen played a great knight sacrifice on move nineteen to try to break this game open.
Jan-07-11  Llawdogg: Ignatz accepted the sac and then Anderssen played rook takes bishop. The rook was untouchable because of Nf3+ and the queen would be hanging.
Jan-07-11  Llawdogg: They traded down to a rook endgame with Anderssen up a pawn. However, Von Kolisch defended well and had a draw in sight.
Jan-07-11  Llawdogg: Then, Ignatz blundered! His last move, 31 Rg6?? allowed Anderssen to play Rg7 pinning the rook and forcing a trade down to a pawn endgame that was clearly winning for black.
Jan-07-11  Llawdogg: 31 Rb2 would have preserved the draw for white. Ignatz Von Kolisch was so close, so close and yet so far. Great name, but bad game, for poor Iggy.
May-22-14  yureesystem: I disagree, 31.Rb2 still lose 31...Rb7 protecting the pawn and black will bring his king to c5 and slow advance the pass pawn.
Dec-11-14  Knight13: 29. Rh7 draws: ... Kg8 30. Rcg7+ Kf8 31. Rb7, etc.; Black can't mate with his Rooks and can't afford to threaten mate or else he gets mated himself, nor can he stop White's constant mate threats with his Rooks without losing material or getting mated himself.

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