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Barbara Hund vs Christa Hartog
"Hund Dread" (game of the day Jul-06-2013)
Cologne FRG-ch (Women) (1978), Aug-??
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Leonhardt Gambit (B01)  ·  1-0



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Jul-06-13  offramp: Not the best surname for a woman.
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  Nightsurfer: The courageous Barbara Hund - who has been Germany's most talented female player in the late 70's of the 20th century - turns out to be a brilliant disciple of Germany's great Adolf Anderssen (who, having the academic rank of a professor, taught math at a academic high school at Wroclaw, formerly known as <Breslau>, way back in the 19th century): 127 years after Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 she bets on sacrificing TWO ROOKS again - on the virtual trails of Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 - and WINS. Barbara Hund has the guts!!

That very reenactment of the eternal motive of Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 by Barbara Hund is a great choice for being the <Game of The Day> today on <July 6th, 2013> since today we celebrate the <195th birthday> of Adolf Anderssen who is the immortal winner of Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 !

Jul-06-13  Catspaw: Great game, quick and efficient.

@offramp...but why "for a woman"? Would H√ľndin be better.... As judge Schmuck told people wanting to change their names "If I can live with mine, you can live with your's!"

Jul-06-13  Tim Delaney: At the end, 20 Ba5 enforces swift mate.
Jul-06-13  morfishine: <Nightsurfer> Nice write up worthy of Anderssen's great character as well as Hund's striking style! With that said, I'm part of the crowd who believe the following Anderssen victory was his crowning achievement: Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852
Jul-06-13  TheFocus: The Hound chases the Warthog.
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  kevin86: Mate will come quickly-that's why black gave it up!
Jul-06-13  The Last Straw: Interesting gambit, 4.b4.

I also like white's double rook sacrifice to break into the black territory.

Jul-06-13  TimothyLucasJaeger: Look at the position after black's 11th move. White's rooks both stand on open files, and all three minor pieces are developed. In contrast, black is three moves away from getting his minors off the back rank. All for a single pawn!
Jul-06-13  TimothyLucasJaeger: 19 Qe6 is another way to finish.
Jul-06-13  Chessmensch: Not to take anything away from Hund, but black's play was simply awful.
Jul-06-13  john2629: A variation just for fun
16...Qb5+ 17.c4 Qb6 18.Qxf7+ Kd8 19.Qd5+ Ke8 (19...Kc8 20.Bf5+ or 19...Qd6 20.nf7+) 20.Bg6+ hxg6(20...Qxg6 just miserable) 21.Rxh8 black anything and 22.Rxf8 and mate next move or two depends the move.
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  Nightsurfer: <KlingonBorgTatar> - in his interesting posting on <Jul-06-13> with regard to <"The Immortal Game"> Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 - has made us aware of the fact that the double rook sacrifice in order to break into the opponent's territory is not as rare as one might assume: <KlingonBorgTatar> writes that <" ... Reti also tried the double rook sac in 1920 twice , both against then future world champion Euwe ! And winning from both colors!! ( Euwe-Reti Amsterdam 1920 and Reti - Euwe Rotterdam 1920)">.

And here is additional evidence for the quite surprising assumption that the double rook sacrifice is not only a brilliancy on the level of giants like Adolf Anderssen or Richard Reti , but can happen on the level of amateur players as well, one example is the encounter R Rakovic vs R Gralla, 2010 , though one has to admit that the latter is a kind of reenactment of the double rook sacrifice in a more simplistic manner, no doubt about that.

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