Friday, February 18, 2011

Random Game #14 - Zukertort vs Schmidt - Berlin 1868

The Random Game feature at is a handy way to broaden your chess education. You never know what's going to pop up. You may see a famous classic, or maybe a subtle modernity, or maybe a true obscurity. You might even find a diamond in the rough that nobody else has spotted.

der Spittelmarkt, Berlin 1868
Today's game is a chance to look at an opening not so often seen, From's Gambit in Bird's Opening. The line is named for England's Henry Edward Bird who may have first played his opening against Ernst Falkbeer, and Denmark's Martin Severin From who is credited with the gambit in this game. Here we see Johannes Zukertort against the little-known Schmidt in a game played in Berlin in 1868. There's plenty of action, so be sure to read the game notes and make some of your own.

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