Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Serafino Dubois vs Marmaduke Wyvill
Rome (1859), Rome ITA
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defense (C39)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Dubois/M Wyvill game
sac: 10.Bxf4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-23-04  IT4LICO: How many pieces can white sacrifice???:)
Sep-23-04  Leviathan: It wouldn't have changed much, but white missed a mate in 3: 18.Qxd8+ Bxd8 19.Be8 any 20.Bf7#

Btw, I can't see the point of 16. ... Bxe6 (black's decisive mistake?)

Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Leviathan> 16 ... Bxe6 was trying to prevent 17. Qxg4+ mating; note 16 ... Qxh4 17. Qxg4+! Qxg4 18. Nf6#, or 16 ... Nxe4 17. Qxg4+ Ng5 18. Bxg5 wins the Queen and mates soon anyway. You are correct that 22. Be8! any 23. Bf7# was quicker, but that wouldn't work on Move 18 because White was in check. I think 9 ... Ng3?! and 10 ... Nxh1 were the decisive mistakes, because the time spent grabbing material allowed White's minor pieces to overwhelm Black's King. Beautiful game.
Sep-23-04  sneaky pete: <Leviathan> Your mate in 3 isn't legal as it leaves the white king in check.

The point of 16... Bxe6 is the forced exchange of queens on move 18. Black has no other way to defend against the mating threat 17.Qxg4+ .. because after 16... Qxh4 17.Qxg4+ Qxg4 18.Nf6# and 16... Nxe4 17.Qxg4+ Ng5 18.Bxg5 .. is hopeless as well.

Sep-23-04  Leviathan: <tpstar><sneaky pete> thanks for opening my eyes. My apologies, my poor vision is due to my lack of experience... but I'm improving every day :)
Apr-22-07  rozumim: Wyvill wobbles...and finally falls down.
Apr-22-07  asmama: nice game
Nov-11-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Dubois 4 mistakes:
10.Bxf4 -0.33 (10.Rg1 0.14)
11.g3 -1.25 (11.Kd2 -0.28)
13.Bh6+ -1.94 (13.Qd2 -0.99)
14.Ne4 -2.89 (14.Nxg4 -2.05)

Wyvill 4 mistakes:
9...Ng3 0.14 (9...0-0 -0.55)
14...fxe5 -0.42 (14...Nxg3 -2.89)
15...Nxg3 14.14 (15...Bf5 -0.42)
16...Bxe6 #13 (16...Ne2 12.35)

Dec-05-07  sneaky pete: White's only mistake may be 12.Bb5+ .. where 12.Qd2 .. (with soon 0-0-0 ..) is a more promising continuation of the attack.
Jul-30-09  Knight13: 12...Bd7 has better defense.
Oct-09-15  sneaky pete: If 12... Bd7 13.Qxg4 .. gives white a very strong attack.
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Just 20.Be8 mates quicker than sacrificing the rook, unfortunately.

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?]
Sacrifice of two rooks and a minor piece
from Italian gems Part I by Karpova
The Best of Serafino Dubois
by SJP
pre-Steinitz Era2: 1861 or before
by Antiochus
17.4% - 18.2%
from Blunderchecked games II by nimh
Serafino Dubois -2 bishops mate
from test 10's favorite games by test 10
Devasting sacs followed by e7#...
from Collections in Idleness 4 by Trigonometrist
Serafino Dubois
by MountPixel
KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit. Anderssen Defense.
from MKD's King's Gambit by MKD
KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 Disc+ Boden's #
from x( C39 ) KGA Allgaier, Kieseritsky, Fredthebear by fredthebear
Devasting sacs followed by e7#...
from Collections in Idleness 4 by kishchess
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 25
by 0ZeR0

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