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Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892), Havana CUB, rd 19, Feb-16
Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45)  ·  1-0


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Mar-02-05  RookFile: One can appreciate the confusion
Chigorin must have faced with
White against Steinitz. Should he
smash him with the Evans gambit,
or play like this? Either way,
Chigorin with white in a gambit opening beat Steinitz like a rag doll.
Feb-29-08  Knight13: This game is soooo hard. Too tactical.

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  Resignation Trap: After 16.Bxf5 g6, Anthony Santasiere wrote in "My Love Affair With Tchigorin": <At last the Queen has a retreat - we cannot recommend Black's chosen defense to the Scotch Opening; would a Scotsman give away a pawn for nothing?>
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  mrbug: Chigorin tends to complicate positions in this game with moves such as 5. ♘b5 10. f4 17. ♘f6, there are always safer options. No matter, maybe it's just his old-school imaginative style. But both he and the guess-the-move engine missed the decisive blow 21. ♖xd6! in exchange for a series of attacks on black's king at the middle of the board. If 21... ♔xd6 22. f5 (Δ opening diagonal for dark squre bishop) ♗xf5 23. ♗f4+ ♔d7 (♔e7 falls to ♗g5 and ♔c5 falls to ♕a3+, also ♔e6 falls to ♕b3+ and similiar sequences of ♔d7 to follow) 24. ♗xf5+ ♕xf5 25. ♕xb7+ ♔e8 26. ♖e1+ with mate to follow, if 21...♕xd6 22. f5 (Δ pinning the queen with ♗f4) ♕e7 (no king moves because of ♖d1 the pinning move), a possible continuation would be 23. ♗f4+ ♔d7 (♔d8 falls to ♗g5 as well) 24. ♖d1+ ♔e8 25. fxg6 ♖xf4 26. gxh7! ♕xh7 27. ♕xf4
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