Chess in Literature: “Writers & Lovers” and the Immortal Game

170 years ago, on 21 June 1851, Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky played one of the most famous games of all time: the so-called “Immortal Game”, in which Anderssen sacrificed a large part of his army to mate the enemy king. Since then this game has been included in countless anthologies, it continues to be a popular for live exhibition games, it has been quoted in films, and the decisive position has been printed on T-shirts. It also played a role in the novel “Writers & Lovers” by American author Lily King.

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