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Ignatz von Kolisch vs Simon Winawer
blint i en droska (1883)
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1-0
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Aug-01-05
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  chancho: Kolisch made it look easy beating Winawer.The Queen can't leave the Bishop hanging, The rook pinned, 15....Nc6 was useless. Winawer should have turned his king down, and gone off to eat a danish.
Aug-22-05  WilhelmThe2nd: Here is the story behind this game from page 558 of 'The Illustrated London News' of June 2, 1883:

On Wednesday the competitors in the master tourney were the guests of Mr. Rosenbaum, the director of play, who carried them off to Epsom on regulation Derby drags. The weather smiled on their adventure, and the unusual beneficence of nature was happily supplemented by the arts associated with the names of Fortnum and Mason, in contributing to the pleasures of the day. Probably there was never an assemblage of chess-players without chess, no matter what the original purpose of the convention may have been, and it is very certain that a game of chess has never before been noted as a feature of the "Road" to the Derby. It is probable, also, that such an incident would never have occurred but for the presence of Baron Kolisch, of Vienna, whose intellectual vitality is alike equal to the heartiest enjoyment of the humours of the "road", and the keen reflection requisite for chess 'sans voir'. Challenged by Baron Kolisch, M. Winawer accepted the 'défi' in the spirit with which it was offered, and the following gamelet was played:-

White(Baron K.)-Black(M.W.)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. b4 Bxb4 6. c3 Ba5 7. d4 O-O 8. Ba3 Re8 9. d5 Nb8 10. d6 cxd6 11. Bxd6 Nxe4 12. Nxe5 Nxd6 13. Qxd6 Re7 (If 13. ...Bc7 then follows 14. Bxf7+ Kh8 15. Bxe8 Bxd6 16. Nf7+ Kg8 17. Nxd8 etc.) 14. Nxf7 Rxf7 15. Qd5 Nc6 16. Qxf7+ Kh8 17. Re1 1-0

The remainder of the week was occupied, partly in playing out drawn games, and partly in well-earned leisure. To the pleasures of the latter the genial hospitality of Baron Kolisch largely contributed. In the broader life to which fortune has called him, the chess champion of 1861 to 1867 has not forgotten Caissa, nor, has he lost any of the gifts of the chessplayers' goddess.

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