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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    16 Mar '13 20:09
  2. 17 Mar '13 03:03
    What can this mean?

    A thread called 162 Games and the first post is blank?

    An intriguing puzzle. The answer is Adolf Anderssen.

    2013 (the year it was posted) minus 162 = 1851.

    1851 was the year of the first International Chess Tournament and it was
    won by Adolf Anderssen.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    17 Mar '13 23:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    What can this mean?

    A thread called 162 Games and the first post is blank?

    An intriguing puzzle. The answer is Adolf Anderssen.

    2013 (the year it was posted) minus 162 = 1851.

    1851 was the year of the first International Chess Tournament and it was
    won by Adolf Anderssen.
    Great idea- let's start with 1851 and add a game a year to 2013. It will be like the RHP version of the March of Chess Ideas.

    Here's the Immortal Game:



    Next up- 1852!
  4. 18 Mar '13 01:32
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    162= new baseball season coming? 🙂
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    18 Mar '13 03:44 / 1 edit
    Adolf Anderssen vs Jean Dufresne
    "The Evergreen Partie"
    Berlin GER 1852



    Next up- 1853
  6. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    18 Mar '13 05:39
    Schulder vs. Boden 1853

  7. 18 Mar '13 13:40
    Maybe not just games. 1854 was the year of the birth Isidor Gunsberg who came close
    to winning the World Chamionship in 1891. winning 4, losing 6 and 9 draws
    playing against Steinitz who was no longer the great player he was.
    Steinitz lost the title to Lasker in 1894.

    Wiki reports Gunsberg succesfully sued a newspaper for saying his chess column had blunders!

    I like this idea. Where can I get myself a good lawyer.
  8. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    19 Mar '13 00:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Maybe not just games. [b]1854 was the year of the birth Isidor Gunsberg who came close
    to winning the World Chamionship in 1891. winning 4, losing 6 and 9 draws
    playing against Steinitz who was no longer the great player he was.
    Steinitz lost the title to Lasker in 1894.

    Wiki reports Gunsberg succesfully sued a newspaper for saying his chess column had blunders!

    I like this idea. Where can I get myself a good lawyer.[/b]
    I know a good Japanese lawyer, Nomani Sosumi. And yes, he does work for the firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howell...
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    19 Mar '13 02:42 / 4 edits
    Robert Barnett Brien vs Franciscus G Janssens
    London 1854



    Next up- 1855
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Mar '13 23:29 / 1 edit
    1856: Andersson loses to Hillel in 23 moves on the black side of a King's Gambit. Even better, it is a Muzio Gambit where white passively sacrifices a knight right in the opening!



    Next up- 1857
  11. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    21 Mar '13 00:11
    John William Schulten vs Paul Morphy
    New York 1857



    Next up - 1858
  12. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    21 Mar '13 21:11 / 1 edit
    Since the answer is Anderssen, here he is beating Morphy.

    Anderssen - Morphy, Paris 1858

  13. 21 Mar '13 21:45
    I'm Polish, so here's Wincenty Budzynski getting beaten by Morphy in 1859. Morphy was black.

  14. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    21 Mar '13 22:08
    Augustus Mongredien vs Paul Morphy
    Paris 1859




    Next up - 1860
  15. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    22 Mar '13 05:18
    I love the ending position in the Mongredien game. Morphy has about eight different threats.