Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
John William Schulten vs Lionel Kieseritzky
London2 (1851), London ENG
Sicilian Defense: Bowdler Attack (B20)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 5 more J Schulten/Kieseritzky games
sac: 17...d4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-06-04  DanielBryant: The final combination is pretty as Black, with his powerful bishops, drag the white king along the first rank.
May-18-05  soberknight: Pawn takes rook = queen, mate. Maybe the first time I've ever seen that.
Feb-07-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <sober> That's because in ancient times chessplayers played till the bitter end.
Apr-15-06  MorphyMatt: 26... exd1=♖# is also mate
Apr-15-06  IMDONE4: Thank you for that observation <MorphyMatt>. White gets greedy and grabs a rook, to soon be faced with a Queen sacrifice and checkmate. A beautiful classic worthy of recognition.
Oct-06-06  chessworm: What if white plays 22. Rf2 ?
How will black continue?
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <chessworm: What if white plays 22. Rf2 ? How will black continue?>

Black can reply 22. Rf2 d3, threatening 23...Bxf2 and I don't see how White can avoid at least major loss of material.

Oct-18-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Schulten 6 mistakes:
11.Ng5 -1.81 (11.Be3 -0.41)
13.Kh1 -1.17 (13.Bxd4 -0.73)
19.Nf7+ -0.09 (19.b4 1.04)
21.Ne2 0.59 (21.Nd5 1.12)
22.Rf3 -2.03 (22.Rg1 0.57)
25.Kf1 #2 (25.Nd4 -1.85)

Kieseritsky 6 mistakes:
12...b6 -0.73 (12...h6 -1.78)
13...Bb7 -0.73 (13...Bf6 -1.17)
15...Bc5 -0.11 (15...Bf6 -0.72)
16...f5 0.82 (16...g6 -0.10)
17...d4 1.03 (17...Qd6 0.63)
20...Qc8 1.12 (20...Ra7 -0.14)

Jan-04-08  DanLanglois: I prefer 21 Na4 to 21 Ne2 (or Rybka's putative recommendation 21 Nd5).

Jan-04-08  DanLanglois: Rybka's putative recommendation of 15...Bf6 does not seem obviously best to me. What about something like 15...Rc8.
Jan-19-09  WhiteRook48: great king hunt.
Feb-03-09  WhiteRook48: what does White have after 25...Bxd4+?
Nov-12-11  Whitehat1963: Phenomenal Wednesday puzzle after 22. Rf3
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bubo bubo: A very fine game of Mr Kieseritzky, who is undeservedly widely remembered only as the loser of the Immortal Game and the fascinating Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1843.

It should definitively become GOTD someday, or, as already suggested above by <Whitehat1963>, a puzzle on Wednesday (or perhaps Tuesday).

Apr-15-17  AlicesKnight: Congratulations to the Black K-pawn, which visits every possible rank on its way to glory.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
another unreal game
from Check mate I by popski
As Far as the checkmates go
by dgreenb801
you'd think you're stuffed but then...
from n30's favorite games by n30
sicilian 2 Bc4
by DarkHorse
by zentovic
Tamerlan's favorite games
by Tamerlan
23.1% - 23.1%
from Blunderchecked games I by nimh
Immortal loser is here victory against Schulten
from WhiteRook48's favorite games by WhiteRook48
from Checkmates 18+ by Kasputin
from Kieseritsky & Bannik & Lange best games by Imohthep
Sacrifices in the Sicilian favorable for black
by dunamisvpm
Devastating diagonal attack
from Lesser-known Beauties by Bubo bubo
Sicilian Def: Bowdler Attk (B20) 0-1 Short, sweet K shuffle
from Favorite Pieces* of Fredthebear's Chess Art ! ! by fredthebear
Sicilian Def: Bowdler Attk (B20) 0-1 Short, sweet K shuffle
from 88 QThee Queen Mean Mary Knighted Fredthebear by fredthebear

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC