Anderssen vs Dufresne
[Event "Berlin"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Anderssen"] [Black "Dufresne"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C51"] [Opening "Evans Gambit Accepted"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 {White is playing the Evans Gambit. Sacrificing a pawn, White wins time for the realization of the moves c3 and d4 and also obtains the lead in development.} 4... Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O d3 {7...Nge7 Aiming for rapid development and preparing counterplay in the center is a better way to play.} 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Re1 Nge7 11. Ba3 { Black's main problem in this position is his backward development on the queenside.} 11... b5 {Black gives back one of the pawns with the hope of getting his queenside pieces into the game.} 12. Qxb5 Rb8 13. Qa4 Bb6 14. Nbd2 Bb7 {Although Black has developed his queenside pieces the most important piece is still in the center. In our collection of games you will find many examples of punishment being meted out when the king remains too long in the center.} 15. Ne4 Qf5 16. Bxd3 Qh5 17. Nf6+ {With Black's king stuck in the center White sacrifices the knight to open up the e-file.} 17... gxf6 18. exf6 Rg8 19. Rad1 {This leads to one of the most beautiful combination ever played. However, 19. Be4 was also very strong.} 19... Qxf3 {It would appear that White overlooked that his g-pawn is pinned. However, this is not the case.} 20. Rxe7+ Nxe7 21. Qxd7+ {Very beautiful! First White sacked the rook and now the queen. The idea is to bring the Black king into a double check on the d-file.} 21... Kxd7 {21...Kf8 22.Bxe7+ Mate.} 22. Bf5+ Ke8 {22...Kc6 allows mate in one.} 23. Bd7+ Kf8 24. Bxe7# {Indeed a very pretty way to end the game. After playing through this game you can easily see why it's a classic that has earned the nickname "The Evergreen Game".} 1-0
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OpeningC51 — Evans Gambit Accepted