Let's Relax with Miniatue III

Oct 30, 2009, 7:47 PM |

                                        NEGATIVE IMMORTALITY
    We are told with equal enthusiasm that man learns from experiance, and also that he is a creature of habit. To reconcile these mutually contradictory claims, we must conclude that exceptional men learn from experiance, while the rest remain creatures of habit.
     A case in point: the great Steinitz quickly saw the fallacy of attack for attack's sake; the mediocre Dufresne contributed over and over again
to the making of an immortal game.

King Gambit Declined
Berlin 1863
White, G.R. Neumann   Black, J. Dufresne
1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 Very prudent-so far.  3.Nf3 d6  4.Bc4 Nf6  5.Nc3 0-0  6.d3 Ng4 ?  Serious neglect of his development. By simply playing  6...Nc6   he would have had a good game. 7.Rf1 Nxh2 ? Worse yet;he sees "combination": if 8.Nxh2 Qh4+ etc. 8.Rh1 !  Naturally: having the  permanent address of Black's King, Neumann is delighted with the gift of the open King's Rook file. Ng4 9.Qe2 Bf2+ ? 10.Kf1 Nc6  11.f5 ! Bc5  12.Ng5 ! Nh6  Black is defenseless (a state to which his futile check for "attack" on move 9 has contributed) If...Nf6 13.Nxh7  Nxh7  14.Qh5  etc. 13.Qh5  Qe8                            

                                     (after 13...Qe8)

 Or 13...Qf6 14Nxh7! Kxh7 15.Bg5 winning the Queen ! 14.Nxh7   He plan a superb finish. Kxh7  15.Bxh6 g6  Amusing would be 15...f6 16.Bc1 Qxh6 17.Rxh6 mate White's attack is so brutal that even exchanging Queens leads to mate on the move! 16.Qxg6+ fxg6 17.Bxf8 mate 
Thus ends the melodrama of The Open File's Revenge !This game must have taught a great deal to...Steinitz.



   Hope you enjoy reading this. This was taken from Fred Rienfeld
"Relax with Chess and win in 20 moves"   

previous Miniature II    coming next week  Miniature IV " Genius in a Garret"