Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Persifor Frazer vs Jean Taubenhaus
Paris (1888), Paris FRA
Scotch Game: Steinitz Variation (C45)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 213 more games of Taubenhaus
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
May-02-04  iron maiden: This really hurt, I bet. Instead of 5...Nf6??, Black should have put more pressure on the e-pawn with 5...Bb4.
Dec-01-05  Gantastic: Indeed -- That's really the main point of the 4... Qh4 line: Black forsakes development in order to take control of the game.

5... Bb4 is a must, and indeed, only two out of thirty-two games with the same position after 5. Nc3 have black playing anything other than Bb4.

Nov-21-08  Sem: Just as Thelonious Monk preferred his Scotch: 'Straight, No Chaser'.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: A desperate housewife on the wrong path.
Jun-04-09  WhiteRook48: 5...Nf6?? totally blocks the queen's escape
Jul-15-09  WhiteRook48: well 4...Qh4 was bad enough
Oct-24-09  Don3: Instead of Qh4,Nf6 or Bc5 should have been played.
Aug-27-10  Lil Swine: you can tell from blacks playing standards he is an amateur
Jan-11-11  FourQ: I wouldn't be so hard on Taubehaus, and anyone can get trapped. If you look through his games, he had individual wins against Bird, Gunsberg, Showalter, Teichmann and Schlecter.

Of course he wasn't on the level of any of those players, but he was certainly a lesser light of the era.

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <"Stop rolling your eyes, Frazer!">
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mating Net: One of the few times when Nf6 by Black in the opening is a blunder. Black must have been on auto pilot when he made this move.
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: Bad luck, g2 is covered too, lol.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
from miniatures by maheshml
Scotch 4... Qh4: Steinitz Variation (C45) 1-0 Queen Trap
from On the Edge of Fredthebear's Cliff by fredthebear
Scotch 4...Qh4 Black's queen is trapped in 8 moves
from QThee Queen is Mean Vol. I so says Fredthebear by fredthebear
e4 e5 nf3 nc6 ql
from 5 moves by thomasdoss
Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Q trap
from 1870s - 1890s Classic Chess Principles Arise by fredthebear
Scotch Games
by CrusadingBishop
Queen trapped in Steinitz's Variation of Scotch Game
from Accidents in the opening by Honza Cervenka
Scotch 4...Qh4 Queen Trap
from C20 Q's Hack & C40 Damiano's Defense Odd P-K4 by fredthebear
Queen trap in the Steinitz variation.
from Scotch Collection by Mating Net
by JulioGuzman
from opening blunders by had2x
Game collection: 3
by gr2ca
from Karpov Right Plan by GregoryBattis
scotch zen
by zentovic
Beautiful Games
by CrusadingBishop
Losing the Queen in eight moves
from Historic Blunders by severus6
thouston's favorite games
by thouston
manicneko's favorite games
by manicneko
Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Q trap
from Hostilities on the h-file by fredthebear
Scotch 4...Qh4 Black's queen is trapped in 8 moves
from Howlerz, Handy Trapz, Hidden Snarez & Shockerz by fredthebear
plus 46 more collections (not shown)

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC