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Zukertort's Immortal

  • ShahidAnwer
  • | Nov 22, 2008
  • | 2675 views
  • | 6 comments

Johannes Hermann Zukertort (7 September 1842 – 20 June 1888) was a leading chess master of German-Polish-Jewish origin. He was the "world number two" for most of the 1870s and 1880s behind Wilhelm Steinitz, who won both of the matches they played (1872 and 1886).

This game is called Zukertort's Immortal game. Zukertort sacrifices his Queen but Blackburne cannot accept, Zukertort sacrifices a rook which Blackburne declines, soon Zukertort forces Blackburne to take the rook and resign 3 moves later. Steinitz described this as "one of the most brilliant games on record.

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  • 6 years ago

    ShahidAnwer

    Thanks for sharing information with us.

  • 6 years ago

    aristeidis9

    Excellent game,thank you..Zukertort is my favorite player from the romantic period.He knew to speak fluently English,French,Greek,Latin,Hebraic,Russian,Italic and also knew good Turkish and Arabic.He wrote a lot of philosophical and theological essays,he was critic of musicals,publisher of a political newspaper.He was swordplayer,marksman and at the age of thirty he was awarded with medals and honors for his bravery at the battlefield..

  • 6 years ago

    gobo

    That is one very poisonous pawn.

  • 6 years ago

    ShahidAnwer

    yes the main idea of sacrifice is to get some compensation for it in the shape of new avenues for attacks...mate is best among them :)

  • 6 years ago

    Oldtimer

    Every time Z offered a sacrifice, for B to have accepted would have placed his King in a fierce attack or quick mate. Wow!

  • 6 years ago

    trigs

    wow. that was an impressive game.

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