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|Nov-15-04|| ||iron maiden: Too bad that collection isn't likely to see any more additions. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||BlazingArrow56: Seems old-school chess always has the most exotic mates. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||BlazingArrow56: Isn't Carlsbad a place with a huge stair/grass gap where sk8ers like Jeremy Ray busted f/s flips and 360s down? Maybe that was a different carlsbad. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||mjk: 29...g3! is a beautiful move simultaneously clogging up an escape route and opening up Black's ♗ to take away another of White's flight squares. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||cu8sfan: Karlsbad in the Czech Republic may have been the Wijk aan Zee or Linares of the 1910's and 20's. It hosted many a great tournament that featured the likes of Alekhine, Nimzowitsch, Tarrasch, Lasker, Capablanca, Sämisch, Rubinstein etc. Check out http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s..., http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s... or http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s.... |
|Jan-31-05|| ||ughaibu: When did Lasker play there? |
|Jan-31-05|| ||cu8sfan: <ughaibu> I've got to check my book at home. Could be that I erred with Lasker. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||meloncio: <cu8sfan> I think you know, but I'll tell you anyway. Karlsbad = Karlova Vary today, in czech language. I have been there in the summer of 2002, a wonderful place, but I stayed just one day. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||catlover: <panigma> <Very cool configuration after 28...hxg4.>|
Yes. It looks like a composed problem: "White to play and lose". :-)
|Jan-31-05|| ||jkiipli: amazing, I dont imagine myself playing moves like 7...Qd7, after 13...Kf8 I would have counted my situation much inferior. I probably would have slain the bishop 7...Bxc4 or at least 10...0-0-0
(I'm playing that coward-style chess, heh, maybe I should reteach myself) |
|Jan-31-05|| ||aw1988: Philidor must be smiling in his grave. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||kevin86: Carl's Bad-I bet the one who came up with that one couldn't tell a cave from a hole in the ground.(lol)|
Steinitz certainly came up with some strange moves and positions. Here is another game where Steinitz doesn't castle-seemingly an unwanted luxury by him.
I do also like the diamond of pawns around black's knight.
|Jan-31-05|| ||aw1988: Too bad this wasn't played at Carlsbad, but Vienna. It would add more to the pun... :P |
|Jan-31-05|| ||patzer2: Stenintz's 29...g3! initiates an instructive deflection mate. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||cloybloy: So this is why they coined this opening the vienna opening. |
|Apr-03-05|| ||maxruen: I think Steinitz was really great! Not the greatest, but the first of the real great!! |
|Apr-04-05|| ||Lawrence: You mean, he was the first of the real great, but not the first of the real real great? |
|Apr-04-05|| ||meloncio: <Lawrence> Glad to read you again, Lorenzo. And in a good mood as usual. |
|Apr-05-05|| ||Lawrence: Hi <meloncio>, saludos, haven't been doing much posting lately because I've been spending so much time on art sites, and have started to learn how to paint in my dotage (vejez). Another Grandma Moses--Grandpa in this case.|
btw, my family name is Humphrey: goes pretty well with your avatar, eh?
|Apr-05-05|| ||meloncio: <Lawrence><my family name is Humphrey: goes pretty well with your avatar, eh?> Sure! Bogey has always been my hero. And I think I once saw your face in a 100-dollar bill, but the name was such a Ben Franklin :-D|
btw, I don't get the pun about <Grandma Moses--Grandpa> Is it a Canadian joke?
|Apr-06-05|| ||Lawrence: <meloncio>, no, Grandma Moses was a lady who took up painting very late in life and became famous in North America. |
|Apr-07-05|| ||maxruen: Dear Lawrence! My use of 'real' was only connected to the notion of reality. Your second real, I think, has a superlative flavor... If so, I "really" don't know, how many one should use to compare Steinitz to Capa, Kaspa, Karp, etc. Isn't that so? A hug for you! |
|Apr-07-05|| ||Lawrence: Hi, <maxruen>, a warm welcome to <chessgames> from all of us. I see you've already got a game collection--keep up the good work! I'm sure you're going to enjoy it here as much as all the rest of us do, it's such a great site. |
|Apr-14-06|| ||MorphyMatt: now thats a pawn storm!|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Big Pawn: This game seems to forshadow Steinitz's penchant for playing experimental moves during a real game, as well as the materialism that would characterize some of his play after 1873. |
10...Bd4 strikes me as a slow move with the aim of pressuring the d pawn. Then the later ...Kf8 is classic Steinitz in that he was of the idea that the King could take care of himself with a few accurate moves.
I like looking through Steinitz's early games, before he famously and suddenly became a positional play after Vienna 1873, to see if I can spot instances of things to come.
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