The Immortal Game

Daedalus

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

TehPantz

Brave guy

ParadiseDestroyed

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."

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/trivia

rankferal

Great game... it's interesting to see how styles how evolved over the years.

deathach

good moves

kaseyplayschess

wow...absolutely spectacular

hey,has any1 seen morphy's game in 1850? it is also a queen-less checkmate

Mopbrothers

Anderssen completely owned this noob! Down a queen, two rooks, and a bishop and won!  What a slap in the face.  I have never seen so much ownage (except maybe some of Paul Morphy's games).  10/10

futility76

so beautiful. 

LOUISBRINIENRIQUEZ

spettacolo di partita!!!

batgirl

I'm waiting to see The Immoral Game.