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Howard Staunton vs Bernhard Horwitz
London (1851), London ENG, rd 2, Jun-??
English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10)  ·  0-1
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Jan-27-04  S4NKT: he seems to have skipped Ne2 here!
Apr-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Nov-16-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
Sep-25-14  Big Pawn: Horowits outplays Staunton here with some interesting endgame tactics.
Dec-01-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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