In 1872, Carl Hamppe and Philipp Meitner played a famous chess game called the Immortal Draw in Vienna, which is now widely reprinted. This game is the main achievement for both players, and the Hamppe-Meitner Variation of the Vienna Game is named after them. The game was played in the 19th-century Romantic style, where swift development and aggressive moves were highly valued, and players often offered gambits and countergambits, considering it impolite to decline them. Material was also not highly valued. Despite not being the best by modern standards, these games are still entertaining due to their rapid attacks and counterattacks.
During the game, Black makes significant sacrifices of material in order to dislodge the white king from its initial position and aim for a checkmate. However, White impressively thwarts Black’s efforts by continuously putting the king in check, leading to a draw.