Extraordinary and Pretty

Extraordinary and Pretty

kenytiger
Feb 16, 2008, 12:00 AM |
23 | Amazing Games

Adolf Anderssen (1818-1879) well known by his impressive victory in the world's first international chess tournament held in London in 1851. The event is often considered to be a world chess championship, although the term does not appear to have been used. In any case, the tournament established Anderssen as the leading chess player in the world.

Anderssen was defeated by Paul Morphy (First Unnoficial World Champion) in a famous match held in Paris in 1858. Later in 1866 he suffered a close defeat in another match against Wilhem Steinitz. He is most remembered by his "Immortal Game" against Lionel Kieseritzky in 1851, and his "Evergreen Game" against Jean Dufresne in 1852. 

Anderssen was a great sacrificial artist, as shown in this game where he defeats the Ukranian player Jakob Rosanes. Here is the game...


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