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Hugo Faehndrich vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Vienna (1897), Vienna AUH, Apr-06
Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit. Keidansky Gambit (C24)  ·  1-0


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Feb-01-05  Ultra: Hugo catches the King away from his defenses and uses the minor pieces to constrict the net.
Mar-03-05  Whitehat1963: Ouch! (Features the opening of the day)
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  tpstar: Pretty mate. 12 ... c5!? was very ambitious, but what about 13 ... d4 dislodging the Nc3 and attacking a2? Maybe 14. Nxd7 Kxd7!? and if 15. Bb5+ Kc8 or even 15 ... Kc7 16. Bf4+ Kb6!? with a Steinitzian King. After 14 ... 0-0-0?! Black went down quickly.
Mar-04-05  Cyphelium: <tpstar> There is a possible improvement for white: 13.- d4 14. ♘c4!?, with the point that 14.- ♗xc4 15. ♗xc4 dxc3 loses to 16. ♖xe7+ ♔xe7 17. ♕e4+ and now either 17.- ♔d8 18. ♕xb7 or 17.- ♔f8 18. ♗xf6 ♖e8 (18.- ♘xf6 19. ♕xb7 eyeing a8 and f7) 19. ♕d5 .
Apr-19-06  The17thPawn: Wow! Steinitz dispatched in under 20 moves this Fandrich was some kind of player. With wins against Charousek and Schlecter as well it proves that the old Vienna masters were nobodies easy meat.
Apr-20-06  Richerby: Fritz scores 17... ♗d6 18.♗xe5 ♗xe5 3.♘xa7+ ♔b8 4.♘b5 as +1.75 to 14 ply. Still won for White (who has queen for rook and bishop) but at least it avoids being mated before move 25. :-)

The position after move 16 is position 921 in Reinfeld's `1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations.'

Apr-20-06  The17thPawn: Thanks for the information <Richerby>. I hadn't thought of running this through Fritz as Fandrich's play seemed so decisive but Steinitz could have fought longer with your idea.
Oct-06-07  RookFile: Yes, I would not have played ...c5 myself, until all the pieces are out and my king was secure.
Apr-10-10  birthtimes: Keres suggested 11.Bf5! rather than 11.Kb1.
Jul-30-11  Ghuzultyy: Urusov Gambit!
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  whiteshark: The Orc way of chess.
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  Cucurbit: Hugo, Victor. Game of the day?
Jan-31-12  thomastonk: According to Ludwig Bachmann's "Schachmeister Steinitz", Volume 4, Steinitz resigned after 17. Bf4.
The final moves are given as a line.

And there is another game of these both, where Steinitz wins as White against Fähndrich.

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