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WCC: Steinitz-Chigorin 1892
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ORIGINAL: Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892)

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EDIT <Karpova>

According to p. 245 of Kurt Landsberger, "William Steinitz, Chess Champion", McFarland, 1995

The Manhattan Chess Club proposed a title match between Tarrasch and Steinitz (after the Gunsberg match), which Steinitz considered feasible. Tarrasch declined as he had to look after his patients and could devote himself to chess not more than once a year.

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EDIT <OhioChessFan>

In 1892, Wilhelm Steinitz defended his title against his old rival, Mikhail Chigorin. Just as in the first Steinitz-Chigorin match, this contest took place in Havana, Cuba--and once again, Steinitz emerged triumphant.

Wordy. It takes 15 words to affirm what the header states in one word-that it was contested in Havana. The second clause takes 6 words to affirm what we later find out-Steinitz won. I think the entire sentence can be deleted.

And so, after 23 games, Steinitz won his fourth World Championship match, by a score of +10 -8 =5

I don't like the "And so" at all. I think it can be deleted.>

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In 1892, Wilhelm Steinitz defended his title against his old rival, Mikhail Chigorin. Just as in the first Steinitz-Chigorin match, this contest took place in Havana, Cuba--and once again, Steinitz emerged triumphant.

The highlight of this match is the biggest shock ending in the history of the Championship. In game #23, Chigorin, a piece ahead, was on the verge of tying the score at 9-9 and extending the match to tie break games. Rather than sealing his move, he made it on the board, and in so doing, left his h-pawn unprotected, allowing Steinitz a mate-in-two that ended the match.1

And so, after 23 games, Steinitz won his fourth World Championship match, by a score of +10 -8 =5.

Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

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