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Hanstein – Tassilo Von Heydebrand und der Lasa, 1800

Ruy Lopez
Initial position
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Annotations are based on those in Staunton's The Chess Player's Handbook.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. c3 Nge7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 Bb6 8. d5 Nb8 9. d6
The present move is stronger, and offers a more lasting attack, than 9. Nc3 (I believe; “K. Kt. to B's 3rd” was specified in the source, but is clearly impossible).
9. ... cxd6
Black may here play ... Ng6 (the source again specified impossible moves here) which White would follow with 10. dxc7 Bxc7 11. Nc3 with a superior game.
10. Qxd6 Bc7 11. Qd3
Staunton suggests 11. Qa3 here, so that ... d5 can be answered by Rd1.
11. ... d5 12. Nc3 dxe4 13. Qxe4
If the Knight takes this Pawn, Black gains an advantage by ... Bf5.
13. ... Nbc6 14. Rd1 Qe8 15. Ng5 Bf5 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Qh4 Nd5 18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Be3 Qb5 20. Bd4 Rfe8 21. Nf3 f6 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. Qxf6 Bg6 24. Rac1 Bb6 25. h3 Re2 26. Nd4 Qxb2 27. Qc6
The only saving move, and one which at the same time imperils Black.
27. ... Ree8
The best move. ... Rxf2 would perhaps been good, but ... Bxd4 would have lost the game e.g. 27. Qc6 Bxd4 28. Qxa8+ Kg7 (best) 29. Rc7+ Kh6 (interposing the Bishop would cost a piece) 30. Qf8+ Kh5 31. Qf3+ ...
28. Qxd5+ Kh8 29. Rc6 Be4 30. Qd6 Bxd4 31. Rxd4 Re6 32. Qxe6 Qxd4 33. Qf6+ Qxf6 34. Rxf6 Rb8 35. f3 Bd5 36. a3 Rb6 37. Rxb6 axb6 38. Kf2 Kg7 39. Ke3 Kf6 40. Kf4 Bc6 41. Kg4 Be8 42. Kf4 Bg6 43. Kg4 h5+ 44. Kf4 Bf5 45. g4 Bg6 46. gxh5 Bxh5 47. a4 Be8 48. a5 bxa5 49. Ke3 1/2-1/2

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