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Lionel Kieseritzky vs Adolf Anderssen
London Chess Club t (1851), London ENG
Sicilian Defense: Bowdler Attack (B20)  ·  0-1



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  keypusher: Dropping a piece at the outset seems to have been SOP for Kieseritsky when he played Anderssen in a serious game. See also his horrible losses in Staunton's tournament.
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  MissScarlett: This game is given by Walker in <Bell's Life in London>, November 30th 1851, p.5.

The final moves are: <33. KRQB KRQR7>

In modern paralance, this is <33.Rcc1 R8a2>, not <33.Rbc1 R8a2>, as above. It would account for Kieseritzky's immediate resignation.

I understand Anderssen published his own games from this event (which may explain the exact date). If anyone knows the source, could they confirm the correction?

Nov-06-18  sneaky pete: Anderssen poblished this game (no exact date given) in Schachzeitung, January 1852, pages 7/8, with 33.Tc2c1 .. (same as in Bell's Life).

Pickard in his 1996 edition of "The Chess Games of Adolph (sic) Anderssen" gives 33.R1c1 .. as the move actually played, with the alternative 33.R2c1 R8a2 -+ mentioned between brackets and a line to prove that after 33.R1c1 R8a2 black still wins. Von Gotschall may have introduced this mistake in the score; the Pickard edition is mainly based on his (vG's) earlier book on Anderssen.

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  MissScarlett: Thanks. Correction submitted. 28th July is meant to be the tournament start date. Does Anderssen present the games in chronological order, or otherwise indicate their schedule?
Nov-06-18  sneaky pete: Anderssen presents the games in the order Kieseritzky, Horwitz (draw), Horwitz, Meierhofer (known as Mayerhofer on this site), Lowe (game is missing here), Deacon, Szabo and Ehrmann. No info about dates or schedule. I took a short look at the games here, none is dated, some have the EventDate July 28. The date July 28 for the Kieseritzky game may be a clerical error, where filing the EventDate was meant.
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  MissScarlett: K Mayerhofer vs Kieseritzky, 1851 also has that date, but Kieseritzky wouldn't have played twice that day. Since Anderssen published this game first, the date may well be correct, but short of further evidence, I think it's prudent to remove it for both games.

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