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Adolf Anderssen vs Louis Paulsen
Baden-Baden (1870), Baden-Baden GER, rd 17, Aug-03
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1-0



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Apr-23-09  Marmot PFL: 45...Ra7 was winning for black - 46 Qd7 Rd8 47 Qg7 Qe5 48 Qf8 Rh8. Possibly Anderssen knew this when he sacrificed on move 41 but he had to win at all cost to finish 1st.
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  GrahamClayton: Paulsen could have won with 45...♖a7, eg 46.♕d7 ♖d8 47.♕g7 ♕e5 48.♕c7 ♖h8.
Nov-07-18  bavaria: 37. .. Bxc4 wins for black.
Jul-22-21  Stolzenberg: 39. ... Bxc4:
a) 40. dxc4 Qxe4+ 41. Kc1 Rxa3 threatening 42. ... Ra1# and 42. bxa3 Rb1# or Qb1#. White must make a move with the queen in order to avoid the mate:

a1) 42. Qc2 d3
a1w) 43. Qf2 d2+ 44. Kxd2 Qd3+ 45. Ke1 Re8+ 46. Ne3 Ra1# a1x) 43. Qh2 d2+ 44. Kxd2 Qd3+ 45. Ke1 Re8+ 46. Kf2 Re2+ 47. Kg1 Qxd1+ 48. Rf1 Qd4+ 49. Rf2 Ra1+ a1y) 43. Nc3 Qe1+ 44. Qd1 Ra1+ 45. Nb1 Rxb1+
a1z) 43. Qb1 d2+ 44. Kxd2 Qxb1 45. bxa3 Rb3

a2) 42. Qf2 Ra1+ 43. Kd2 Rxd1+ 44. Kxd1 Qb1+ 45. Ke2 Rxb2+ 46. Kf3 Qd3+ and 47. ... Rxf2

a3) 42. Qh2 Ra1+ 43. Kd2 Rxd1+ 44. Kxd1 Qb1+ 45. Ke2 Rxb2+ 46. Kf3 Qd3+ and 47. ... Rxh2

a4) 42. Qf4 Qd3 43. Qf3+ Qxf3 44. Rxf3 Rxf3

a5) 42. Qa5 Ra1+ 43. Kd2 Rxb2+ 44. Nxb2 Qe1+ 45. Kd3 Qe3+ 46. Kc2 Rc1#

b) 40. Rfxf7 Bxf7 41. Rxf7 R8b5. Black is an exchange up and his active pieces have many possibilities.

c) 40. Rf3 Be6 and Black has won a pawn.

Mar-22-22  Stolzenberg: <Marmot PFL> and <GrahamClayton> 45. ... Ra7 46. Qd7 Rd8 47. Qf7 (instead of 47. Qg7). How shall Black win now? If 47. ... Qg2+ so 48. Kc1.
Mar-22-22  Stolzenberg: After 47. ... Rb7 (opening a7 to the king) 48. Qg7 (now better because the rook has left the a-file) 48. ... Qe5 49. Qxg6 White would have got at least 2 pawns vs the exchange. For example 49. ... Rh8 50. c5+ Ka7 51. c6 or 49. ... Ka7 50. Rh5.

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