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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Alexander Fritz
11th DSB Kongress, Cologne (1898), Cologne GER, rd 8, Aug-09
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29)  ·  0-1
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Feb-20-13
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: "Steinitz on the Fritz?" Black has insufficient compensation for his reckless pawn sacs vs. the former World Champion, but Steinitz has a rare bad on defense.

Or did he?

I have trouble finding improvements for White. Fritz just might have enough compensation a la Speilmann or Tal to make finding the best defense a challenge in OTB play, even if his wild sacrificial play was ultimately unsound. On this one day, the challenges were too much for the champ.

Jul-25-18  Marcelo Bruno: For me it is the announcement of the old lion's downfall, in this case, Steinitz. Fritz played the endgame as it would be done: congratulations for him!
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