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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The music of it all - the immortal chess game!

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Hello everyone,

Of all the fascinating and creative things chess inspires, here's another.

Three excerpts of the Immortal Game
The Immortal Game was a chess game played on 21 June 1851 by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.
The system used to create the ballet "Immortal game" was inspired by the Chaos theory. Using algebraic chess notation (English language version), the chaotic system created for this ballet makes the music sound random, but as with all deterministic systems it is actually governed by mathematical laws.
This deterministic system has been composed to give maximum tension and dynamics to the music and the game/ballet, climaxing with the check mate.

Anderssen Adolf (GER) - Kieseritzky Lionel

Result: 1-0
Site: London (England)
Date: 1851
[...] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥c4 ¥c5 4.b4 ¥xb4 5.c3 ¥d6 6.d4 ¤f6 7.¤g5 O-O 8.f4 exf4 9.e5 ¥xe5 10.dxe5 ¤xe5 11.¥b3 h6 12.¤h3 g5 13.O-O d6 14.¤f2 ¥e6 15.¤d2 £d7 16.¤fe4 ¤xe4 17.¤xe4 f5 18.¤c5 ¥xb3 19.£xb3+ £f7 20.¤xb7 £c4 21.¤a5 £f7 22.c4 ¦ae8 23.¥b2 ¤g4 24.¤c6 ¢h7 25.¦ae1 ¤e3 26.¦f2 ¦e4 27.¥d4 £xc4 28.¦xe3 £xc6 29.¦c2 £d7 30.¦xe4 fxe4 31.£b7 £f5 32.¦xc7+ ¢g6 33.¦e7 e3 34.h3 d5 35.¥xe3 fxe3 36.¦g7+ ¢h5 37.g4+

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