Saturday, 6 September 2008


Today i start a series of famous games by famous players.
Adolf Anderssen full name Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen(July 6, 1818 - March 13, 1879) was the first great German chess master, Tarrasch and Lasker were to shortly follow. One of the classic masters of 19th century chess. He was one of the leading chess player in the world from 1851-1858 and 1861-1866.
I give 2 games from Anderssen his IMMORTAL game against Lionel Kieseritsky 1851 and his EVERGREEN game against Jean Dufrense 1852.
Both games have many sacrifices and a win is all that is in each players mind.
I don't think in these games the players were thinking get a small advantage, then grind out a win in 60 moves.Perhaps this chess is a little out of date with some of todays Grandmasters,but it is exciting to play over.

1 comment:

KnightFork said...

Interesting post...

The style of chess played has sure changed a lot in the past 100 or so years. Both of those games were total kamikaze chess. Very little king safety, just attack. However, the games were very entertaining to replay.