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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Johannes Zukertort
Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886), New Orleans, LA USA, rd 10, Feb-26
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Oct-11-06  Tal rules: it was a good game.
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  BlueMooner: Who makes up these ludicrous opening names? The 'Rio Gambit'... come on that's a joke surely. Black plays the miserably defensive Berlin Defence & white dares to tread where Kasparov wasn't brave enough to go against Kramnik with 5.Re1 - attacking Black - ususally on the kingside which is typically what White does in the Ruy Lopez Mr. Kasparov.

Anyway I digress the Rio Gambit anyone?! Utter Balls.

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  keypusher: <bluemooner> I can't speak to the names, but I will say

(i) the Berlin Defense was not perceived to be <miserably defensive> in 1886

(ii) 5. Re1 passed out of fashion because it was found to be harmless. Kasparov did not avoid it out of fear.

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  BlueMooner: Do the letters ped & ant mean anything to you?
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  keypusher: <bluemooner> You get in a snit about the name of a chess opening and then accuse someone else of pedantry?

Feb-26-08  Knight13: I don't like 9...c6. I prefer 9...Bf6.
Mar-01-09  just a kid: Seems like another one of those GM draws.
Nov-28-09  WhiteRook48: you don't see Steinitz-Zukertort this peaceful
Jan-15-11  Llawdogg: I don't think that Steinitz just gave Zukertort a draw in this game. Zuke earned it when he played Ne4. That move started a series of exchanges that resulted in a completely even position. Before that Steinitz looked like he was going to get a pretty good game.
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  PawnSac: the half way point of the match. after 10 games the score is...

+4 -4 =2

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