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Challengers Zukertort & Gunsberg
Compiled by Imohthep
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Organizer: Paulo Ataliba

NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs NN, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

20...Qd6! transfer
Mayet vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

square f3 progressive weakening. Classical game versus 3Bc4
NN vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Fixing g7 with mine h6 32.Bc2 threatens Cxf5
Zukertort vs Chess Club, 1868 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

Using f pawn to protect e6-pawn (d deslocate)
Zukertort vs J Schulten, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

22...Qxc2 ck to equalize
Zukertort vs NN, 1869 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

R Schurig vs Zukertort, 1869
(A80) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

queen flank assault, model strategy against Evans c5-Bc7-Rb8
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

knights conducting rooks after Qh7 queen sac
Zukertort vs Dufresne, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

repeating schemes finesse to use weaken d6
Zukertort vs De Vere, 1872 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

14 Rfc1! rooks to queenside!
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

17 devolution to gain center control and better endgame
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 0-1

bishop pair at the middlegame
Cochrane vs Zukertort, 1874 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Q for 2. Quiet18.Tad1 protecting advanced pawn.tac envolving ck
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Directing pieces to the action
Zukertort vs C Moriau, 1875
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

cleaning the center at op. king route to endgame
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875
(C45) Scotch Game, 45 moves, 0-1

15 Bh7!! to create a block and explore g7 pin
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Re8 and g6 contesting e4 with f4-f5
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

0-0-0 and d5 !! creating play on two fronts, after g4 stops g5
F G Janssens vs Zukertort, 1876
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 0-1

The Day of the Rooks. 21Re4! interference, desativacting Q-ray
G MacDonnell vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Torrent of swords
Zukertort vs F G Janssens, 1876
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Choosing the endgame...52.d5! taking time
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1877 
(C49) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Minor pieces mate. it's the Zukertort's mate? c3 with Bf4mate.
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Sentinels. Queen invasion.Queen and Knight team
E Flechsig vs Zukertort, 1877
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

42 Rg1 repeating the joke. Game lesson: Q supporting all
Zukertort vs Owen, 1878 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Siege and isolation of KP fixed
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1878
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

poisoned f5
Zukertort vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Who is the strongest player in the World?
Steinitz / Hirschfeld / Mason vs Zukertort / Bird / Hoffer, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Liberating f5 square and building mates
Zukertort vs S Rosenthal, 1880 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

Exchanging queens to support the remote A pawn
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1881 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

23c6 knight sac
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1881
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

The knight dance, destructing the flank
Paulsen vs Zukertort, 1881 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Rc1, c4! No to pendant pawns
J Mason vs Zukertort, 1883 
(A13) English, 73 moves, 0-1

Obsession to majority at queenside
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

The brillant c6 other time, and now is more strong
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Immortal on deflection theme
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

The Great Zukertort 12 f5!! 16 Qc8!! 25 Ne6!
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Hole in one-pouring and breaking the figures
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

The vigilant Nf4 _and th the protector in g7 DESTINY
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Tragic Simphony
Mackenzie vs Zukertort, 1886 
(C49) Four Knights, 79 moves, 1-0

Rex Lex
Zukertort vs Max Weiss, 1887 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 75 moves, 1-0

Famous gambit variation. 15..Nd7 is more usual
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Deep 37d6!!
Zukertort vs W Pollock, 1888
(C59) Two Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

base g6 and sucessive threats: diconnection,discovred,pin...
Zukertort vs W H Grundy, 1888 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

The crucial point g5 Mephisto operator: Gunsberg
Mephisto vs Beardswell, 1878 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

18 Qxd7 violence to open diagonal
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

The risk of material advantage on Falkbeer cg
Mephisto vs A Marriott, 1881
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

The dangerous initiative with pawn seventh
Mephisto vs Tinsley, 1878 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

The little fork or the Egg of Colombus
Mephisto vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

introducing model defense
F S Ensor vs Gunsberg, 1883
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

f4 to pass the rook
Gunsberg vs T H Piper, 1883
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

The power of pin
W Paulsen vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 51 moves, 0-1

G column cumulation
Gunsberg vs Von Gottschall, 1885 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Secrets of pawn moves
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1885 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 0-1

34...Qf5! forcing a victorius endgame
Bird vs Gunsberg, 1885 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

Positional mistake 11...Qe7?
Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Uncomfortable disadvantage
Gunsberg vs A Schottlaender, 1885 
(C22) Center Game, 48 moves, 1-0

progressive lifting of pawns g & h with the quiet Rh4 protectio
Gunsberg vs Von Gottschall, 1887 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

4 Qc4 Gunsberg innovation
Gunsberg vs J Mortimer, 1887
(C22) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Eliminating the knights, the better defensors of castle
Burn vs Gunsberg, 1888 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

J Minckwitz vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C22) Center Game, 64 moves, 0-1

Schiffers vs Gunsberg, 1889
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Gunsberg vs Harmonist, 1889
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg vs Gossip, 1889 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 53 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

bad king position
Gunsberg vs W R Ballard, 1889 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

pawn file definition and sac over structures
Bird vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 0-1

Immediate contacts
J Mason vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Third line restriction
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 0-1

long diagonal to queen, tactical rook in 3rd. Poor Bird vision
Gunsberg vs Bird, 1889  
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Gifted Horse
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

King blocker to win the pawn ending 47 Rxd4
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 0-1

Allowing the center to the pieces 23Na4discovered
Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Sacrificing the Pillsbury N, before HNP did it 23 Rf 1! 25.Re2!
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

12 a4? Holding the bishop /Bc5 allowing Nc5/ 9 Na5 is usual
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 78 moves, 0-1

13...Kf6!! 39...Nxf3! piece sac against the phalanx
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 0-1

Smashing the queen
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1890 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 57 moves, 1-0

Theorie D30-D40
Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Attacking pieces and his defensors 23.Rxd7ck!
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

grouping and suicide
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg / Skipworth vs Lasker / MacDonnell, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Crazy beliefs 14.Qxc4
Gunsberg vs J Mason, 1895
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Ordinary People
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

bad pieces position to White
Pillsbury / Showalter vs Janowski / Gunsberg, 1899
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Incredibly easy way
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1902 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

30 Nxh7 Utilitarism
Gunsberg vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

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