Saturday, 26 January 2008

Steinitz - Mongredien, London, 1863

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 b6 4.Be3 Bb7 5.Nd2 d6 6.Ngf3 e5 7.dxe5! A profilactical move. Now the white has a solid center and his king can remain at center 7...dxe5 8.Bc4 Ne7 9.Qe2 0-0 10.h4! Nd7 11.h5 c5 12.hxg6 Nxg6 [12...hxg6 13.Ng5 -- 14.0-0-0?] 13.0-0-0 a6 right idea, but too slow to be practical. Black would close the diagonal a2-g8 14.Ng5 Nf6 [14...h6 15.Nxf7 Rxf7 16.Qg4!] 15.Nxh7! Nxh7 16.Rxh7 [16.Qh5! Nf6 17.Qxg6 Qc8 18.Rh7!! Nxh7 19.Bh6] 16...Kxh7 [16...b5 it doesn't work 17.Qh5! bxc4 18.Rxg7+ Kxg7 19.Qh6+ Kg8 20.Rh1 Re8 21.Bxc5 Re7 22.Nxc4?] 17.Qh5+ Kg8 18.Rh1 Re8 19.Qxg6 Qf6 20.Bxf7+! Qxf7 [20...Kf8 21.Bxe8 Rxe8 22.Rh8+ Bxh8 23.Bh6+] 21.Rh8+ Kxh8 22.Qxf7 1-0

Friday, 25 January 2008

Anderssen study solutions

1. Kb1! Bh5 2. Rg6 !

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Anderssen, 1848

Here's a three move problem by Anderssen.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Anderssen - Morphy, Paris, 1858

1.a3?! e5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e3 Be6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 Nxc3 9.bxc3 f5 10.d4 e4 11.Nd2 Rf6 12.f4 Rh6?! 13.g3 Nd7 14.Nc4 Bxc4 15.Bxc4+ Kh8 16.Ra2 Qe7 17.a4 Nf6 18.Qb3 b6 19.Be6? Re8 20.Bc4 [20.Bxf5 g6-+] 20...Ng4 21.Rg2 Rb8 22.Be2 Nf6 23.c4 c6 24.Bb2 Qf7 25.Qc2 Be7 26.Bc3 Rg8 27.Ra1 g5 28.fxg5 Rxg5 29.a5 Bd6 30.axb6 axb6 31.Ra8+?! [31.c5 bxc5 32.dxc5 Be7 (32...Bxc5!? 33.Bxf6+ Qxf6 34.Qxc5) ] 31...Rg8 32.Qa4 Rxa8 33.Qxa8+ Qe8 34.Qxe8+ [34.Qb7!] 34...Nxe8 35.c5 Bc7 36.Bc4 [36.Rf2! Ng7 37.d5!] 36...Kg7 37.cxb6? [37.d5+!!] 37...Bxb6 38.Rb2 Bc7 39.Rb7 Kf6 40.Bb4 Rg6 41.Bf8! h5 42.Kf2 h4! 43.gxh4 Rg4 44.h5 Rh4 45.h6 Rxh2+ 46.Kg1 Rh3 47.Bf1 Rg3+ [47...Rxe3? 48.h7!] 48.Kf2 Rg4 49.Bc4 Rh4 50.Bg8 Bd6 51.Bxd6 Nxd6 52.Rd7 Ne8 53.h7 Kg5 54.Re7 Nd6 55.Re6 Nc4 56.Rxc6 Nd2 57.Ke2 Rh2+ 58.Kd1 Nf3 59.Rc7! Kg6 60.d5 f4 61.exf4 e3 62.Re7 e2+ 63.Rxe2 Rh1+ 64.Kc2 Nd4+ 65.Kd2 Nxe2 66.Kxe2 Kg7 67.Ke3 Re1+ 68.Kd4 Rf1 69.Ke5 Re1+ 70.Kf5 Rd1 71.Be6 Rd4 72.Ke5 Rd1 73.f5 Rh1 74.f6+ Kxh7 75.Kd6 Ra1 76.Ke7 Ra7+ 77.Bd7 1-0

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Sehwers, 1922 solution

1. Kg3 Ke1 (1... Kg1 2. Bc5) 2. Kf3 e2 (2... Kd1 3. Rh1+ Kc2 4. Kxe3 Kb2 5. Bc5) 3. Rh1+ Kd2 4. Bb4+ Kc2 5. Kxe2 Kb2 6. Kd2 *

Monday, 21 January 2008

Sehwers, 1922

4n3/4B2R/8/8/8/4p2K/p7/5k2 w - - 0 1

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Alekhine - Keres, Salzburg, 1942

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.Rd1 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Bg5?! Bg4 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Nbd2 Rfd8 [14...Nh5! 15.h3 Bxf3 16.Nxf3 Bxg5 17.Nxg5 Nf4] 15.Nf1 Nh5 16.h3 Be6 17.Ne3! to control the weak squares d5 and f5 17...f6 18.Nh2 g6 19.Bh6 Bf8 20.Bxf8 Kxf8 21.g3! Rxd1+ [21...Bxh3? 22.Nd5 Qa7 23.g4!] 22.Bxd1! Rd8 23.a4 Nc4 24.axb5 axb5 25.Nd5! Qb7 [25...Bxd5 26.exd5 Rxd5 27.Qe4!] 26.b3 Nd6 27.c4 bxc4 28.bxc4 Bxd5 29.exd5 Ng7 30.Ng4 Qe7 31.Bc2 Nge8 32.h4 e4 33.Ne3! Qe5? 34.Ra7 a rook is always a strong piece on seventh and on eighth 34...Kg8 35.Ng4 Qd4 36.Bxe4!! f5 [36...Qxe4 37.Qxe4 Nxe4 38.Nh6+ Kh8 (38...Kf8 39.Rf7#) 39.Nf7++-] 37.Nh6+?! [37.Bxf5! gxf5 (37...Nxf5 38.Qe6+ Kh8 39.Ne5) 38.Qe6+ Kh8 39.Qh6 -- 40.Nf6] 37...Kh8 38.Bc2 Qf6 39.Qe6 Qxe6 40.dxe6 Rc8 41.Nf7+ Nxf7 42.exf7 Nd6 43.Bd3 Kg7 44.f8Q+ Kxf8 45.Rxh7 Kg8 46.Rd7 Ne8 47.h5 gxh5 48.Bxf5 Ra8 49.Be6+ Kh8 50.Rd5 Nf6 51.Rxc5 Kg7 52.Kg2 Ra2 53.Bf5 Ra3 54.Rc7+ Kh6 55.Rf7 Ra6 56.f4 h4 57.g4 1-0