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Frederick Karl Esling vs Adolf Anderssen
Casual game (1878), Frankfurt GER
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52)  ·  1-0

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Jun-03-12
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  Richard Taylor: Nice game!
Apr-10-13  optimal play: <The master had, as always, played quickly and finished the round early, despite his age. Now, as was his habit, he remained at the board (it was the Frankfurt congress of 1878), ready for an off-hand game.

"Herr Doktor Anderssen, may I present Herr Esling, who seeks the honour of a game with you? The young man is a student of engineering. His homeland is Australia".

Frederick Karl Esling bowed. Adolf Anderssen replied with a smile, "I have met players from four continents. Herr Esling will be my first opponent from the fifth".

Anderssen took the black pieces and his 18 year old opponent played the Evans gambit.>

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Apr-10-13  RookFile: Esling hung around until 1955, pretty amazing.
Oct-19-17
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  FSR: <Adolf Anderssen replied with a smile, "I have met players from four continents. Herr Esling will be my first opponent from the fifth".>

That's nothing. On FICS, I played people from six continents - all of them except Antarctica. But of course Anderssen didn't have the benefit of the Internet.

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