Immortal Game

  • ShahidAnwer
  • | 11 ott 2008
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Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (July 6, 1818 - March 13, 1879) was a German chess master. He is generally considered to have been the leading chess player in the world from 1851-1858 and 1861-1866. He was "dethroned" temporarily in 1858 by Paul Morphy, who announced his own retirement from chess in 1859, and permanently in 1866 by Wilhelm Steinitz, who dominated chess until his own defeat by Emanuel Lasker in 1894.

After his defeat by Steinitz, Anderssen became the most successful tournament player in Europe, winning over the half the events he entered - including the 1870 Baden-Baden event, which is considered comparable in the strength of its contestants to recent "super tournaments". Remarkably, Anderssen achieved most of these successes when he was over the age of 50.

He is famous even today for his brilliant sacrificial attacking play, particularly in the "Immortal Game" (1851) and the "Evergreen Game" (1852).


This article discuss his Immortal game with comments / analysis from other greats of the game. I hope you will enjoy it.


  • 7 anni fa


    Seen this game many times and always a thrill to replay again..! Crazy 1850's game! Cool

  • 8 anni fa


    Yes it sure did for him this time.

  • 8 anni fa


    Either this man was a true genius or a complete idiot for letting all his peices go. T'was a very risky strategy, but hey, it worked didn't it?

  • 8 anni fa


    Great match - only problem I had viewing this was that stupid, annoying Share toolbar in the way of reading the analysis of moves.

  • 8 anni fa


    Anderssen sacrificed his larger pieces that are Queen and two Rooks and checkmated the King with 3 minor pieces.

  • 8 anni fa


    what a nice game....truly the art of chess...

  • 8 anni fa


    I noticed that white never took a piece of black's, and white had only three pieces left. Funny in a queer way I guess.

  • 8 anni fa


    nice to know!~

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