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Adolph Anderssen vs. Jean Dufresne Date: Berlin 1852
[Event "The Evergreen Game"] [Site "http://CharityChess.com"] [Date "Berlin 1852"] [Round "-"] [White "Adolph Anderssen"] [Black "Jean Dufresne"] [Result "1-0"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O d3 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Re1 Nge7 11. Ba3 b5 12. Qxb5 Rb8 13. Qa4 Bb6 14. Nbd2 Bb7 15. Ne4 Qf5 16. Bxd3 Qh5 17. Nf6+ gxf6 18. exf6 Rg8 19. Rad1 Qxf3 20. Rxe7+ Nxe7 21. Qxd7+ Kxd7 22. Bf5+ Ke8 23. Bd7+ Kf8 24. Bxe7# 1-0
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 the London 1851 tournament. Jean Dufresne, a popular author of chess books, was considered a master of lesser but still considerable skill. This was an informal game. Wilhelm Steinitz later described the game as the "evergreen in Anderssen's laurel wreath", giving this game its name.|1,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,3,4,9,0,blank.png,B||||||||||||||Guico Piano (or Italian Game).|7,5,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,2,9,0,blank.png,B||The Evans Gambit, a popular opening in the 19th century and still seen occasionally today. White gives up material (pawn on b4) to gain an advantage in development.||||4,2,9,0,aimage.png,B,3,1,9,0,blank.png,B,3,1,1,0,attackcross.png,0||The black bishop now get's pushed back.||||3,1,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,0,9,0,blank.png,B||And white is left owning the center with a solid pawn structure.||||4,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,3,3,9,0,blank.png,B,3,3,1,0,attackcross.png,0||This move accomplishes a few things. It removes the king from the danger posed by black's dark squared bishop, secures his safety, and prepares Re The advantage gained by the gambit pawn is starting to take shape.|||?! not sure why Dufresne did this. d6 or even dxc was probably better.|3,3,9,0,aimage.png,B,2,3,9,0,blank.png,B,5,3,9,0,red_overlay.png,0,2,2,9,0,red_overlay.png,0,2,2,2,0,x_red.png,0,5,3,4,0,circel_red.png,0||Now there are two attackers on the already weak f pawn.|0,3,9,0,aimage.png,B,2,1,9,0,blank.png,B,6,5,2,0,x_red.png,0,6,5,4,0,circel_red.png,0||Defending the vulnerable f pawn.|7,3,9,0,aimage.png,B,5,5,9,0,blank.png,B,6,5,4,0,circel_red.png,0||Pawns were made for pushing forward.|3,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,4,9,0,blank.png,B,4,4,0,0,yellow_f.png,0||There are two attackers and only one defender on e5, but the queen can't abandon support of the f2 pawn and so can't add to the attack. So black moves it's queen to cover both the f pawn and it's undefended d3 pawn.|5,5,9,0,aimage.png,B,5,6,9,0,blank.png,B,6,5,9,0,green_overlay.png,0,2,3,9,0,green_overlay.png,0|6,5,5,6,green,6,5,3,2,green|White adds more support to the e pawn, and possibly adding another attacker on blacks d3 pawn.|0,5,9,0,aimage.png,B,0,4,9,0,blank.png,B,4,4,9,0,green_overlay.png,0,2,4,9,0,green_overlay.png,0||This allows black to castle now and put another defender on the f pawn.|7,6,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,4,9,0,blank.png,B||Put some pressure down range.|0,2,9,0,aimage.png,B,2,0,9,0,blank.png,B,6,4,4,0,circel_red.png,0||?! Instead of investing moves in defending, black offers up a counter sacrifice in an attempt to threaten white's queen.|6,1,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,1,9,0,blank.png,B||White takes the sacrifice.|2,1,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,1,9,0,blank.png,B,4,1,1,0,attackcross.png,0||The queen does not have many options and so retreats.|7,0,9,0,aimage.png,B,7,1,9,0,blank.png,B||Black now has control of the b file.|4,1,9,0,aimage.png,B,3,0,9,0,blank.png,B|1,7,1,1,green|Now Black cannot castle here because 14. Bxe7 would win a piece, as the knight on c6 is overloaded and cannot simultaneously protect the knight on e7 and the bishop on a5. So black moves it's bishop out of harms way with Bb6.|4,0,9,0,aimage.png,B,5,1,9,0,blank.png,B,6,4,2,0,x_red.png,0|0,2,4,6,red,2,5,4,6,blue,2,5,0,4,blue|The rooks are connected. White's pieces are more developed than blacks.|0,1,9,0,aimage.png,B,1,3,9,0,blank.png,B||Castling here probably would have been better.|7,2,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,1,9,0,blank.png,B|||1,3,9,0,aimage.png,B,3,4,9,0,blank.png,B||? Black should have castled.|5,6,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,5,9,0,blank.png,B|||3,2,9,0,aimage.png,B,2,3,9,0,blank.png,B,2,3,1,0,attackcross.png,0|||4,5,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,7,9,0,blank.png,B||!! A beautiful sacrifice. Black must capture the knight or loose it's queen. exf6 will expose a discovered attack from Re on Ne supported by Ba.|3,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,5,5,9,0,blank.png,B,7,4,1,0,kingattack.png,0|6,6,5,5,red,4,4,5,5,green,4,0,4,6,blue||6,6,9,0,aimage.png,B,5,5,9,0,blank.png,B,5,5,1,0,attackcross.png,0|||4,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,5,5,9,0,blank.png,B,5,5,1,0,attackcross.png,0||Setting up QxN, black is going to pin g2 so it's queen can capture Nf.|7,7,9,0,aimage.png,B,7,6,9,0,blank.png,B,2,5,0,0,blue_f.png,0,1,6,4,0,circel_red.png,0,1,6,9,0,red_overlay.png,0||! Adding support on the d file.|0,0,9,0,aimage.png,B,0,3,9,0,blank.png,B|||4,7,9,0,aimage.png,B,2,5,9,0,blank.png,B,2,5,1,0,attackcross.png,0||Sacrifice #2.|0,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,4,9,0,blank.png,B,7,4,1,0,kingattack.png,0,6,4,1,0,attackcross.png,0|||5,2,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,4,9,0,blank.png,B,6,4,1,0,attackcross.png,0||Sacrifice #3! Black is forced to re-take with his king because Kf8 loses to QxN |3,0,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,3,9,0,blank.png,B,7,4,1,0,kingattack.png,0,6,3,1,0,attackcross.png,0|||7,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,3,9,0,blank.png,B,6,3,1,0,attackcross.png,0||! Double check! Double checks always force the king to move.|2,3,9,0,aimage.png,B,4,5,9,0,blank.png,B,6,3,1,0,kingattack.png,0|||6,3,9,0,aimage.png,B,7,4,9,0,blank.png,B|||4,5,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,3,9,0,blank.png,B,7,4,1,0,kingattack.png,0||Kd8 loses just as fast to BxN|7,4,9,0,aimage.png,B,7,5,9,0,blank.png,B||Checkmate! A great long combination that culminates in a very elegant mate. Anderssen was a master of such tactics.|2,0,9,0,aimage.png,B,6,4,9,0,blank.png,B,7,5,1,0,kingattack.png,0,6,4,1,0,attackcross.png,0||
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