In my early days of playing chess I came across this famous attacking game between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritsky played in 1851.
The opening played is the King's Gambit.
Why has it been labelled immortal ?
View this video analysis to find out
Now try and solve some of these puzzles from Anderssen's games
position is after Black played 17...Qxb2
In this position Black has claimed the open c-file with the rook.
Open files are files free of pawns. They serve as important routes for heavy pieces, especially for rooks that can use them to burst into the enemy’s camp.
Capturing an open file is one of the ways of obtaining an advantage.
See how an open file is exploited in this miniature
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