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Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Match (1889), Havana CUB, rd 13, Feb-16
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52)  ·  1-0


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Mar-29-06  paladin at large: A very lively game - Steinitz eschews an early draw by repetition - and winds up resigning late.
Nov-30-07  PADutchImprover: Is 33 Qd2 worth a try?

64 Qxe5--avoiding any possible stalemate and showing the feasability of sacrificing the queen on h2 and still queening the e4 pawn.

Nov-30-07  RookFile: With some of these early games, there was no draw by repitition rule. I'm not sure when that rule came into effect.
Feb-27-08  Knight13: < Steinitz eschews an early draw by repetition - and winds up resigning late.> I don't think he thought he was gonna lose when he avoided draw by repetition.
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  Resignation Trap: Notes by Anthony Santasiere in "My Love Affair With Tchigorin": After 8.d5 Nd8: <In the previous game he played first 9.Qa4, and then...>

After 10.Qa4 f6: <The transposition of moves helps Black to this.>

After 13.Bb3: <Better 13.Rd1>

After 15.Qa5 Nb7:

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<A picture pregnant with insanity - and no psychiatrist? I'm breathlessly awaiting developments.>

After 16.Qa6: <What else?>

After 20.Qa6 Qc7: <Neither side claimed the draw; now Black plays to win.>

After 23.Qxb5+ Bd7: <If 23...Qc6 then 24.Qc4 Nd6 25.Rxd6! Qxd6 (not 25...Bxd6 26.Ba4) 26.Be3 Bxe3 27.Qf7+ Kd8 28.Rd1 Bd4 29.Nxd4 exd4 30.Rxd4 Qxd4 31.cxd4 - Black's exposed King and vulnerable pawns give white the advantage.>

After 28.Bb3 a5: <Better to simplify with 28...Qxe4 29.Rxd6 Qxc2 30.Rxd7+ Kxd7 31.Bxc2 - Black is the Exchange ahead.>

After 36.Nd2: <Or 36.Ne1-d3-b4 perhaps.>

After 40.Qh4! Ra4?: <To defend White's combination, 40...Rf7 was necessary.>

Position after 41.Rd6!:

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No more comments or punctuation, except to note that Santasiere cut off the game with 58.a5 <and WHITE WINS.>

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