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Ivan Turgenev vs Ignatz von Kolisch
Baden-Baden + (1870), ?
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Yankovich Variation (C58)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Yes, it works now. Thanks.

It is a lovely miniature. But I have a little note. Black's final move is not mate (#), only check (+). Of course, the mate will follow in the next move (21.Qxc3 Qe2#).:-)

Aug-14-03  refutor: hey honza! how strong was kolisch?
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  Honza Cervenka: Ignatz von Kolisch was very strong. During 1860s he could have been the best in the world or very close to the first place. See
Jan-18-07  Nezhmetdinov: I'm presuming this is the writer, Turgenyev, On the eve etc.?
Jan-18-07  TrueFiendish: Yes, Turgenev the writer it is.
Aug-28-08  dwavechess: Kolisch concur with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply 79%.
Sep-11-08  dwavechess: Down to 75% with Rybka 3 w32 at 3 minutes per move for Kolisch
Sep-08-18  Jean Defuse: ...

wrong date & place...

... this match game played at <January 1862 in Paris> & ended with 21. Qxc3 Qe2 mate!

Sources: Fabrizio Zavatarelli - Ignaz Kolisch - The Life and Chess Career, page 189 - La Nouvelle Regence (Journoud) June 1862 page 169, Illustrated News of the World (Loewenthal) 11 April 1863, Mof­fatt 1913 pages 38, 161.


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