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Howard Staunton vs Bernhard Horwitz
London (1851), London ENG, rd 2, Jun-04
English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10)  ·  0-1


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Jan-27-04  S4NKT: he seems to have skipped Ne2 here!
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  keypusher: Perhaps the most boring game of the 19th century, and worthy of consideration for top ten dullest games of all time.
Nov-16-05  euripides: A fine knight versus bad bishop endgame.
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  keypusher: And certainly a magnificent specimen of overprotection after 35 Qe1 (are you listening, <Gypsy>? :-)).
Nov-16-05  Koster: A game played in the pre-clock era. Probably took days to finish.
Oct-14-07  RookFile: Well, it's not a great game, but I'd take this over a multitude of 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Bg5 Qxe2+ games any day.
Feb-17-10  just a kid: Looks like one of my games!
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  Big Pawn: Horowits outplays Staunton here with some interesting endgame tactics.
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  Domdaniel: Dull? Not at all. "Fine knight versus bad bishop"? -- only if you go by the result.

Staunton, arguably the strongest player of his time, reaches an ending with a clear extra pawn, and somehow contrives to lose it.

His losing method will repay close study.

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  Steakanator: Staunton claims this game took 11 hours in the TB. Given his duties in organizing the tourney, and his weakening heart, it's not hard to believe he was simply exhausted when the endgame arrived.
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  MissScarlett: Who are you???????????
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