Evergreen Game Anderssen

Evergreen Game Anderssen

Jul 17, 2014, 6:19 AM |

White: Anderssen   Black: Dufresne   OpeningEvans Gambit 

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4ed4

 7. O-O d3 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Re1 Nge711. Ba3 b5 

12. Qb5 Rb8 13. Qa4 Bb6 14. Nbd2 Bb715. Ne4 Qf5 16. Bd3 Qh5 

17. Nf6 gf6 18. ef6 Rg819. Rad1 Qf3 20. Re7 Ne7 21. Qd7 Kd7

 22. Bf5 Ke823. Bd7 Kf8 24. Be7#

The Evergreen Game is a famous chess game played in Berlin in 1852 between Adolf Anderssen and Jean Dufresne.

Adolf Anderssen was one of the strongest players of his time, and was considered by many to be the world champion after winning theLondon 1851 tournament. Jean Dufresne, a popular author of chess books, was considered a master of lesser but still considerable skill.[1] This was an informal game, like the Immortal Game.

Wilhelm Steinitz later described the game as the "evergreen in Anderssen's laurel wreath", thus giving this game its name. The German word Immergrün (Evergreen), used by Steinitz, refers to a specific evergreen plant, called Periwinkle (Vinca) in English. The symbolic meaning is expressed in the French translation, the "Forever Young Game"