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Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz
London (1883)  ·  Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Defense (C46)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-02-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Very funny. Steinitz is lost, so he tries 29...Re4!. White should play 30.Rg1 (actually 29.Rg1 was even better) But after 30.Rxe4?? there followed 31...b6! and poor Zukertort had no move to avoid mate. Neither pawn in front of the king can give "luft"
Jan-14-05
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  offramp: 15.Nxd6 seems to win a pawn for nothing.
30.Rg1 would have kept a small advantage for white.
Nov-02-09  WhiteRook48: after this game Zukertort when ballistic...
Nov-02-09
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  TheFocus: Mighty nice swindle, as they say. You paying attention, Frank Marshall??
Apr-05-10
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  jessicafischerqueen: <Zukertort had no move to avoid mate. Neither pawn in front of the king can give "luft">

<Calli> that is incorrect- the suicide interposition 32.Re3 gives White the tempo needed to create luft- although it's still a "won game" for Steinitz after this last resort.

No forced mate in this position however.


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