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Adolf Anderssen vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Vienna (1873), Vienna AUH, rd 7, Aug-12
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  0-1
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Dec-21-03  PizzatheHut: This is one of my favorite games. It was the first one of Steinitz that I actually studied, and I think it's a great game. I love the way he positionally outplayed Anderssen, and managaged to take over the entire board. The way he killed Anderssen's counterplay while carrying out his own plans is amazing. Jeremy Silman has a great annotation of this game here: http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_h...
Jun-16-04  Jesuitic Calvinist: Yes, poor old Anderssen didn't seem to know where he was in this sort of position. Very impressive play by Steinitz.
Jun-16-04  Swindler: Guess Anderssen didn't understand why Steinitz didn't open up the centre and let the fighting begin. Steinitz was after all seen as "the Austrian Morphy" in his youth. Talk about a 180 degrees turn...
Jan-13-05
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  keypusher: Does the guy playing white here look like he is desperate to "open up the center and let the fighting begin"?

Adolf Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866

Jan-13-05  fred lennox: Possibly 13. 0-0 was more correct allowing...c3 to prevent the black N from settling on d4.
Jan-13-05
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  akiba82: <keypusher> A nice Knight ending. You make a good point. Anderssen was a more versatile player than he was given credit for being. He could do more than just attack.
Jan-14-05  eigis: <Swindler:...Steinitz was after all seen as "the Austrian Morphy" in his youth...> It is strange! Steinitz is born earlier than Morphy, that is Steinitz WAS OLDER than Morphy... When Morphy achieve his victories, and his name become known, in that time Steinitz was already "old"(relatively)...
Jun-07-06
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  keypusher: Actually the game I linked to was bogus. But Anderssen was not some sort of open-game addict. Here's an extreme example:

Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858

Obviously someone who plays d3 in the Ruy Lopez, as Anderssen did in this game against Steinitz, is not aiming for an open game in any event.

Oct-21-10  sevenseaman: What if the guy playing opposite Steinitz weren't Anderssen at all!
Mar-29-11  ForeverYoung: Truly an outstanding game by Steinitz the way he blows a very formidable opponent off the board! The way Steinitz played here was way over the heads of his critics!
Jan-31-12  Knight13: 15. Qc3? is incorrect. White's plan in this position is to attack on the kingside. Qc3 just puts the queen in line with the bishop on g7 when f4 is needed. Same goes for 29. Qb2, which is passively defensive. Qd2 is better.
Jul-05-13
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  Phony Benoni: <"This game was hailed as initiating the modern school, signified by the tour of the Knight on move 12.

"The popular idea that progress is forward was probably hard hit."> -- William Ewart Napier

Jul-05-13  RookFile: Anderssen erred on his 3rd move. Correct is 3. Bc4 and wins, as in this example:

Grand vs Steinitz, 1872

Jul-05-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: White's Knight manoeuvers from move 16 are as delicious as Black's from move 11.
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