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The Immortal Game of Chess: Reenacted for Centuries and Still Going Strong

The Immortal Game of Chess is a renowned match that has been reenacted for centuries, with the original taking place in London on June 21, 1851 between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.[0] Known for its daring and creativity, this iconic game is considered the epitome of “romantic” chess and still continues to amaze today.

The game, which is also known as the King's Gambit, is renowned for its showstopping drama and brilliance of moves. Bull and Solas' reenactment is a testament to this, as they have faithfully recreated each move of the original match. has also been a big part of the Immortal Game's success, with online bots and easy programs for training and instruction.[1] Mittens, a cuddly and big-eyed kitten avatar, has been the most popular of these bots, crashing the website due to its sheer popularity and driving more people to play chess than even “The Queen’s Gambit.”

This game has and will continue to leave its mark on the chess community for its show-stopping drama, creativity and brilliance of moves. It has been influential in the development of chess, and continues to be a popular game that is reenacted by many.

0. “Opening Master: Chess Database”, 9 Feb. 2023,

1. “'s Mittens is one brutal chess bot.”, 9 Feb. 2023,

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