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C 31 Another awesome Anderssen Game

C 31 Another awesome Anderssen Game

Jan 3, 2012, 4:59 AM 8
Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (July 6, 1818 – March 13, 1879) was a German chess master. He is considered to have been the world's leading chess player in the 1850s and 1860s. He was "dethroned" temporarily in 1858 by Paul Morphy
Arpad Elo, inventor of the Elo rating system, retroactively calculated ratings through history, and estimated that Anderssen was the first player with a rating over 2600.Chessmetrics ranks Anderssen as one of the top five players for most of the period from 1851 to shortly before his death in 1879.

Steinitz, who spoke his mind without fear or favor, rated Anderssen as one of the two greatest attacking players of his time: "We all may learn from Morphy and Anderssen how to conduct a king’s-side attack, and perhaps I myself may not have learnt enough." Although Anderssen is regarded as a member of the "heroic" attacking school, he was not in favor of mindless aggression, for example he said: "Move that one of your pieces, which is in the worst plight, unless you can satisfy yourself that you can derive immediate advantage by an attack", a principle more recently labelled "Makogonov's rule" Nevertheless his approach to development was haphazard and he totally failed to understand why Morphy won. SOURCEhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Anderssen#cite_note-34

ABOVE: (L to R) Anderssen, St Amant and Harrwitz.

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