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Emmanuel Schiffers vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Schiffers - Steinitz (1896), Rostov-on-Don RUE, rd 7, Mar-20
Four Knights Game: Double Spanish Misc. with 5.O-O (C49)  ·  1-0


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Oct-06-07  RookFile: Kind of a neat little game, surprised that nobody has commented on it. The play in the opening seems to be a precursor to Rubinstein's treatment of the 4 knights.
Oct-06-07  ughaibu: As Marilyn Manson sings, "we're all stars now"
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  tpstar: The drugs they say (1. e4 e5) make us feel so hollow (2. Nf3 Nc6)/We love in vain (3. Nc3 Nf6), narcissistic and so shallow (4. Bb5 Bb4)/The cops and queers (5. 0-0 0-0), to swim you have to swallow (6. d3 Ne7!?)/Hate today (7. Nxe5 c6), no love for tomorrow (8. Bc4 Bxc3)/We're all stars now (9. bxc3 Qa5) in the dope show (10. Bxf7+!? Rxf7)/We're all stars now (11. Nxf7 Kxf7) in the dope show (12. c4 d6)/There's lots of pretty pretty ones (13. h3 Ng6) who want to get you high (14. f4 Bd7)/But all the pretty pretty ones (15. f5 Ne5) will leave you low and blow your mind (16. a4 Kg8)/They love you when (17. Kh2 Rf8) you're on all the covers (18. g4 Be8)/When you're not (19. Bf4 Nfd7), then they love another (20. Qe2 Bf7)/The drugs they say (21. g5 Re8) are made in California (22. h4 g6)/We love your face (23. fg hg), we'd really like to sell you (24. Bd2 Qc7)/The cops and queers (25. Rf2 d5!?) make good-looking models (26. Bf4 Qb6)/I hate today (27. Raf1 de?!), who will I wake up with tomorrow? (28. Bxe5 exd3?)/We're all stars now (29. Rxf7!) in the dope show [29 ... dxe2 30. Rg7+ Kh8 31. Rxd7+ Kg8 (31 ... Rxe5 32. Rf8#) 32. Rg7+ Kh8 33. Re7+ Kg8 34. Rxe8+ Kh7 35. Rh8#]/We're all stars now [29 ... Nxe5 30. Qxe5! Rxe5 31. Rf8+ Kg7/Kh7 32. R1f7#] in the dope show (1-0) - Marilyn Manson, "The Dope Show"
Jan-11-15  ljfyffe: 28..Nxe5 29Qxe4 Qc7 30Kg1 Nxc4 (Steinitz).
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Letter from Steinitz to Pillsbury dated the 23rd or 22nd March 1896.

Dear Pillsbury,

Lost another game most foolishly.

Had plenty of time although close to 30th move but tried to finish the game right off before adjournment and although I saw the sacrifice I overlooked the simple mate with Rb8.

[Steinitz using descriptive notation. That will be Rf8.]

This greatly endangers the 'match' as it is called for he has more than before the drawn games as odds which virtually I give in a limited number of games.

[Schiffers now led 4-3 after 7 games, no draws as yet in a 12 game match. Appears Steinitz was worried Schiffers would draw his way to victory.]

In former days I could give it to such players as Tschigorin and Gunsberg but now it is doubtful whether I can fight that out successfully against Schiffers.

Yours Truly, W. Steinitz

(page 219) The Steinitz Papers.

Happy to report that Steinitz did indeed rally winning 3 of the next 4 games to win the match by game 11.


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