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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin
Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892), Havana CUB, rd 6, Jan-12
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59)  ·  1-0


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May-12-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: when i looked at this final position i wanted to know why black i took my best buddy out(shredder) and much to my surprise,it came out with rg7...1.c6xQ bd8 2.b8=Q rxd1+ kxg1 and now with the position a lot clearer,i'm quite satisfied
Jul-10-07  Gamlet: This is a very good example of how Steinitz uses superb positional skill to defend a very bad King position. In a few master strokes he ends up dominating the board. This really should be given more attention because it is so instructive.
Jul-10-07  Karpova: <PAWNTOEFOUR: when i looked at this final position i wanted to know why black resigned...> Black has to sacrifice the queen due to the threat 47.Qc8+ and checkmate follows.
Jul-10-07  syracrophy: Now if 47...♕xb5? 48.♖g8+!! ♔xg8 49.♘xe7+ ♖xe7 50.♕xb5 winning easily
Jul-10-07  Karpova: <syracophy>
what about 47...Qxb5 48.Qc8+ Bd8 49.Qxd8#
Feb-28-08  Knight13: <This really should be given more attention because it is so instructive.> Je suis d'accord avec vous 105%!!
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  Honza Cervenka: Chigorin failed to take advantage of Steinitz's opening experiment with 9.Nh3?! and was slowly outplayed. But 38...Ne6? and 39...Rf7? were tactical blunders which caused immediate disaster. Black was already worse and maybe even lost then but for example after 38...Qd6 black can still resist for a while.
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