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Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886), New Orleans, LA USA, rd 13, Mar-05
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D35)  ·  1-0


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Jul-28-06  Knight13: One of those tough games in the Ch World match.
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  Gypsy: Game #13.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I've observed that the Bishop and Knight seem to be such bitter enemies that they often refuse to work together even they're on the same side. Certainly, if even Steinitz couldn't get them to get along...
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<17.d5!> is very strong.

(i) <17...Na5> 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Bxe6+ Bxe6 20. Qxe6+ Qxe6 21. Rxe6; or

(ii) <17...exd5> 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Re8 20. Qd3 Rad8 21. Ng5

both with advantage to White.

Aug-31-12  ephesians: Tough ending, hard to evaluate. Maybe Steinitz should have drawn this anyway.
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  Chessical: From a report in the Bury and Norwich Post - Tuesday 23 March 1886

THE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. ZUKERTORT V. STEINITZ....The thirteenth game turned out to be a very fine and evenly contested struggle, and the longest encounter the masters have at any time fought. Dr. Zukertort was the winner. <Private letters from Dr. Zukertort states that he is un-well and cannot get any sleep>; at the same time, he adds, that he is not disheartened at the recent victories gained by Mr. Steinitz.

Jan-30-15  1 2 3 4: At 60th move, Carlsen from 2014 would've taken the pawn.
Jan-23-17  jnpope: <ephesians: <Tough ending, hard to evaluate. Maybe Steinitz should have drawn this anyway.>>

Lomonosov 7-piece tablebase indicates the position after 68.Rxh4 is a draw. Steinitz's 68...Nf5 is a blunder that allows White to mate in 58(!).

Although I really can't fault Steinitz for not seeing that...

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