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This is the annotated* "Immortal Game" between Adolf Anderssen (White) and Lionel Kieseritzky (Black) June 21, 1851. In this game, Adolf sacrifices many pieces for a great attack which ultimately leads to his win.
*Annotations taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immortal_Game
Just a piece of movie/chess trivia. The Immortal Game is played in the movie Blade Runner.
"The moves that Roy plays to checkmate Tyrell are from a famous game played in 1851 by the German chess master Adolf Anderssen. It is known to chess enthusiasts as "The Immortal Game" where Anderssen does actually sacrifice his Queen in order to force checkmate the very next move as in the movie."
Great game... it's interesting to see how styles how evolved over the years.
This is possibly my favourite game. Here's a bit of history:
It was a casual match, between two very great players. Adolf was possibly the best player of his time, while Lionel was a tutor who was famous for beating people without a queen. Lionel was so impressed by Adolf's checkmate that he decided to write it down.
Rankferal raises a point I have always found to be interesting. I can't say I know what I'm talking about but it seems like there's an "old" style of chess that leads to very interesting games (full of gambits, moves we possibly wouldn't think were good now, etc) compared to modern day. I wonder if these styles are distinct or noticeably common enough among past players to be analysed or categorised.
hey,has any1 seen morphy's game in 1850? it is also a queen-less checkmate
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