London 1851, No it's not the Immortal Game.

London 1851, No it's not the Immortal Game.

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London 1851, No it's not the Immortal Game.


Been reading this.
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Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck is investigating the
first Great Train Robbery that took place in London 1851.

Yes 1851 the same year as the first ever Chess Tournament.

I’m halfway through it but as yet no sign of any chess players.
I keep expecting Howard Staunton and Henry Bird to turn up
either as super Victorian Villains or plain clothes policemen.

I’ll give two lesser known games from London 1851 Tournament.
Both games are between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.

And ‘NO!’ neither of them is ‘The Immortal Game’.
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I was going to tell them that you interfering bird brained nit-wit.

The Immortal Game was played in London 1851 but not in the tournament
of that year which was organised to take part alongside the London Festival.

It was run on a knock out basis. Two games were played with each player having White in
one game, if tied after two games the players played again till there was a clear result.

L. Kieseritzky - A. Anderssen London 1851

You are about to see why these games are not too well known. White to play.


I hope you all can see Black has a Mate in one if the f3 Rook moves.

Apparently Kieseritzky did not and despite the fact there was no time control
he duly played 20.Rg3 and of course Anderssen checkmated him with 20..Qf2.


‘The Not Quite Immortal Game’ Staunton's notes on how this game ended.
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By the way, the layout of the 1851 book was thus:
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Notice they did not give names. Very polite these Victorians.
We should try that here. G_____ v D__________ RHP 2012.

This next game is ‘The Immortal Draw’ between the same two players.

A. Anderssen - L. Kieseritzky, London 1851


I can combine these two games to show missed mates from drawn Rook endings .

GruffGriff - ettemarc, RHP .2015


Same again, a drawn Rook ending where one player allows a mate.

bdh191 - S0AP, RHP.2015


red pawns

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I’ve been following the World Cup in Baku and Nakamura....
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Hi. Did any of you see the end of the Lu - Topalov game from the 2015 World Cup?
Lu forced Topalov to display his Bishop v Rook knowledge and how to get the draw.

Wait a minute........where did you spring from I want to show Nakamura and........

Go away greenpawn here is some important must know knowledge for the lads.

Topalov had to show that he knew the drawing method for this type
of ending by heading for the corner NOT controlled by the Bishop.

Lu, - Topalov, Baku, World Cup 2015.


I’ve been looking at a few of this years games, some of you don’t know this ending.

Penguin303 - brku RHP 2015


In this next game Black misses a similar winning idea.

Riko Erlando - cornell83, RHP 2015


OK Ernie now sod off....Not yet Greenpawn..I have a study. to show...there is a link.

A study by Kling & Horwitz, London 1851.


red pawns

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Remember last Blog where I showed White Knights on a8 and h8.
How about seeing if we have White Rooks appearing on a8 and h8.

jahmar83 - abshalom RHP2011


Checkmate.

fattymark - diggars RHP 2013


Checkmate.

Of course it would too much to ask to see an RHP game with White Rooks on
a8 and h8 and Black Rooks on a1 and h1. That would be impossible. But.........

jose sureda - ChrisVicAU RHP 2011


There is one. White went onto win. Game 8574016

The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 165695

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  • Posted 1211 days 15 hours and 10 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Hi D.F.

    This ending could have appeared in a league match about 30 years ago.

    Luckily that was in the days of adjournments so I had time to go over
    it.and get to know it else I may have quite happily headed for the
    wrong corner because to mate with a Bishop and Knight you chase
    the King into corner controlled by the Bishop and I no doubt would
    have mixed the two of them up....Endings (yuk!)
  • Posted 1212 days 21 hours and 14 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    Great blog GreenPawn, I must admit I didn't know the rule about defending a king and bishop vs king and rook ending, but I do now!
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