|Jul-14-04|| ||aw1988: I'm suprised this game has not been commented on. Steinitz was brilliant. A good example of his very early years. |
|Jul-14-04|| ||Calli: Steinitz missed the simple 22.Bd3 winning on the spot. |
|Jul-14-04|| ||Honza Cervenka: 22.Nxg6 is not much worse than 22.Bd3. Both moves are winning without difficulties. |
|Oct-21-04|| ||Larsenb3: Give him a break, it was early in his career and he dominated the game otherwise. |
|Oct-21-04|| ||combofan: I don't think he missed it, maybe he wanted something more flashy. |
|Nov-19-04|| ||aw1988: <combofan> "The incorrect combination, no matter how showy, fills me with horror" -- Steinitz. :) |
|Jun-07-05|| ||dickweed: I guess 11) .. Na5 fails b/c the threath of Nb5-c7# manouver?|
|Dec-24-11|| ||fetonzio: do you think black knew this was called the compromised defense going into it?|
|Jan-17-12|| ||A A Tracer: If A. Anderssen first analyzed the defense in 1851 then Meitner might have known of his work nearly a decade later. Which raises the questions: 1) Was it always called the "Compromised Defense"? 2) Who first called it that and when? & 3) What did they mean by that? |
If "compromised" is meant as a perjorative, one would expect no one would ever play it.
|Jul-09-12|| ||e4 resigns: <The incorrect combination, no matter how showy, fills me with horror" -- Steinitz.>
Thanks for ruining our fun, Steinitz!
But you did give us some very nice games with great combinations!
|Jul-27-15|| ||Noflaps: 8 e5, as played here by Steinitz, is unusual. Much more usual is 8 Qb3, which at present apparently scores better in practice. Furthermore, 8 Qb3 was the choice of a relatively powerful chess engine after a 30-ply search. Steinitz's 8 e5 was evaluated more than three-fourths of a pawn lower, assuming 8...Nge7 as the next move (NOT the text ...Bb4), even though Steinitz's 8 e5 has the benefit of at least temporarily depriving black of the important square f6.|
But, despite the questionable 8 e5, which seems to have left black almost a pawn up, Steinitz went on to win. The interesting question is: just where did black go significantly wrong and lose his advantage following 8 e5?