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taufiq
04-02-2006, 04:10 AM
There are a lot of immortal games on the internet.
One of my favourite player is Adolf Andersson.
Have any of you guys faced such an accurate player?

Here is one example from one of his famous games in 1851.

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 Qh4+ 4. Kf1 b5 5. Bxb5 Nf6 6. Nf3 Qh6 7. d3 Nh5 8. Nh4 Qg5 9. Nf5 c6 10. g4 Nf6 11. Rg1 cxb5 12. h4 Qg6 13. h5 Qg5 14. Qf3 Ng8 15. Bxf4 Qf6 16. Nc3 Bc5 17. Nd5 Qxb2 18. Bd6 Bxg1 19. e5 Qxa1+ 20. Ke2 Na6 21. Nxg7+ Kd8 22. Qf6+ Nxf6 23. Be7#

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youngyew
04-02-2006, 01:40 PM
There are a lot of immortal games on the internet.
May I know what's the meaning of immortal games? Does it mean it's so famous that it's immortal, or the game can go on forever without a checkmate?

trojan209
04-02-2006, 02:48 PM
There are a lot of immortal games on the internet.
May I know what's the meaning of immortal games? Does it mean it's so famous that it's immortal, or the game can go on forever without a checkmate?

i think immortal game here means the game is so good and no mortals could do the same.... :lol: :lol:

btw, this game also gives a good example of why we avoid the "should not do" during opening phase such as moving the queen to attack as early as move 3 and failing to develop knight and bishop properly.

some description from wiki about this game:
This game is acclaimed as an excellent demonstration of the style of chess play in the 1800s, where rapid development and attack were considered the most effective way to win, where many gambits and counter-gambits were offered (and not accepting them would be considered slightly ungentlemanly), and where material was often held in contempt. These games, with their rapid attacks and counter-attacks, are often entertaining to review, even if some of the moves would no longer be considered the best by today's standards.

In this game, Anderssen wins the game despite sacrificing a bishop on move 11, both rooks starting on move 18, and the queen on move 22 to produce checkmate. He offered both rooks to show that two active pieces are worth a dozen sleeping at home.

taufiq
06-02-2006, 05:23 PM
Yeah.. something like that..
A game is usually nominated as an immortal game if a player sacrificed a few or a lot of pieces and still managed to beat the opponent (usually not just by luck).

There are a lot of immortal games out there that we can learn from. I think the recent one might be the game from Corus 2006 between Topalov and Aronian.

Play the game on board/computer and we might be able to understand why it is called immortal.