THE IMMORTAL CHESS GAME | White Sacrifices ALL His Pieces in the King’s Gambit

Here’s a review of The Original Immortal Game of chess played by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky on 21 June 1851 in London. This was an informal game played during a break of the first international tournament. Anderssen was playing with the white pieces & Kieseritzky was playing with black pieces. The opening played was the King’s Gambit Accepted line (Bishop’s Gambit). The bold sacrifices made by Anderssen to secure victory made it one of the most famous chess games of all time. Anderssen gave up both rooks and a bishop. Finally, he went for a queen sacrifice, checkmating his opponent with his remaining 3 minor pieces. This game is acclaimed as an exemplar of the romantic style of chess play in the 19th century, where rapid development and attack were considered the most effective way to win, where many gambits and counter-gambits were offered, and accepting them was quite common. This game was nicknamed “The Immortal Game” in 1855 by the Austrian Ernst Falkbeer. By the way, I also have a chess puzzle from one of Vidit Gujrathi’s famous games, let’s see if you can solve that.

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91 Comments

  1. Qg4 with the threat of Qg7 if he wants to block he has to sac his rook or queen to prevent checkmate and then white will win easily because of pressure on blacks King and ahead of point

  2. Qa1 is the best move for white. It is Threatening checkmate in few moves.

  3. So it was more down to Black playing duff moves

  4. After a few moves the white king can't castle, has a black queen and pawn bearing down on it and so black decides to mess up

  5. You can move your queen to h5 so it will be a beautiful checkmate

  6. I really love this game, such an amazing comeback by White.

    For the puzzle, the answer is Rb8, and after queen takes rook, Qa1 is checkmate.

  7. Love games like this. A beautiful, long marathon of tactics puzzles and dancing pieces.

  8. What if black went for queen scarifice in last moment of game

  9. No I have seen even more exciting game

  10. I liked the Queen sacrifice.💖
    It's very amazing

  11. Queen to a1 checkmate in one or two for all the moves of black

  12. On move 18, why did black play 18… Bxg1 instead of 18… Qxa1+? That confuses me.

  13. I love how you keep your videos short and to the point unlike other more popular channels which are all at around 20 mins. Very entertaining. Please do more gameplay videos.

  14. Your puzzles are too hard.

  15. First queen a1 check.there is no option dor black but to save the king by his rook so he will play rook f6 then with the queen capture the rook on f6 and its a check mate

  16. As the saying goes,success requires sacrifice…

  17. Rook to b8 to deflect the queen. Then Queen to a1 is forced mate.

  18. This was a wonderful explanation of a wonderful game…thanks for sharing this content

  19. 5:22 actually, the reason black does that is to prevent checkmate on C7 via

    1. Nxg7+, Kd8
    2. Bc7# (e7 is guarded by the g8 knight)

  20. 2:05 a fork actually differs from a double attack. A fork is where one piece attacks more than one piece, whereas a double attack is a discovered attack where the moving piece also attacks the attacked piece

  21. All black had to do was move his light squared bishop away

  22. i had a game where i sac'd BOTH of my rooks to mate with the queen and bishop, though i could've won sooner with a discovered check, Bf2+, followed by Qxh6# (or Rxh6#)

  23. if Anderssen tried this against stockfish, he would get crushed.

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