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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Alexander Petrovich Belaiev
Casual game (1873), London ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defense (C39)  ·  1-0


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May-06-09  Marmot PFL: Isn't this a cool checkmate by the Morphy of Austria? Later he decided that this kind of chess was flashy and superficial and became a defensive player.
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  heuristic: 12.Qxh4 is only game

13.e6 g3 14.Re1 Re8 15.Bxe8 Kxe8 16.Qd3

17...Qe7 18.dxe6 Rxg3 19.Rd1+ Bd7 20.Qxg3


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  Sargon: Preserved kibitzing from Feb-03-04 from the duplicate game: <m0rphy: During the mid 1950s one Horace Shepherd devised a series of "Chess Miniatures" - films wherein the pieces appeared to move by themselves and jump out of the box.I first saw some of these in 1959 (when I was 13) on a childrens' BBC tv programme called "Focus".Later they were shown by ATV their commercial rival.Fascinated in later life by these films, I investigated and tracked down a company called "Intervision".I was delighted to ascertain there were about 33 separate films on 7 videos, so I bought the lot, later reformatting the original videos onto VHS from the original Beta format when the latter died out about 20 years ago.

I later discovered that Shepherd used as his source for these films Irving Chernev's "The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess"(1954).In this book Chernev gives each game a short introduction and it is evident that Shepherd used this narrative when penning the title of each chess game he filmed.

This game goes under a title like "The Incomparable Bishops" and it is aesthetically pleasing to see the White Queen sac for the rook and then the Black king caught in a pleasing crossfire from white's bishops.I learnt the moves by heart when I was about 15 as the game appealed to my artistic sense as well.>

Mar-20-15  morfishine: Wow, can you Belaiev this game?


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  MissScarlett: This game appears in the <Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News> of September 26th 1891, p.75, as a game played <some years ago in London>. This is more likely than Vienna, because the Russian Beliaev was a long-term resident of England (as, of course, was Steinitz). I don't know if Chernev (see above) gives the location as Vienna. I'll effect the change.
Jul-13-18  Telemus: Bachmann gives London, 1873, but Whitehead gives London, 1866 and has <Beliaev, Alexander Petrovich>.
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  MissScarlett: Is Whitehead's DB very reliable? I only know of it by reputation.
Jul-13-18  areknames: Boden's mate all over again.
Jul-13-18  Telemus: <Is Whitehead's DB very reliable? I only know of it by reputation.> Not error-free, but I take it more seriously than most other databases. It's a shame that the key is lost.

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