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Wilhelm Steinitz vs NN
Casual Game (1861), Vienna
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0


Annotations by Wilhelm Steinitz.      [129 more games annotated by Steinitz]

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  whiteshark: <12...h6??> is just an invitation.

<12...Qf8!> would have been a tough defence. After <13.Bd5> black could play <13...h6> as the ♘f3 is pinned!

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Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: and after 14 exd6+ cxd6 Black has a good game- except for the fact that his K's exposed
Jul-30-09  tentsewang: It noted wrong 15. Its 15.Rb1 d5 16.Qb5+ Kd6 and 17.Nf5#
Oct-17-09  The Famous Chess Cat: Very nice observation, tentsewang. I myself had missed it.
Jan-09-14  MarkFinan: <whiteshark: <12...h6??> is just an invitation.> It's the losing move, and actually quite baffling considering that according to the annotated notes, black is an "experienced recipient of knight odds". It might be the losing move but it's not the strangest move played by black! Anyways, I love how whites queen makes only one move, to f1 and it's still the best piece on the board.

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It's mate in 2 from here. Blacks queen still sits in it's starting position! If black had castled when he had the chance it could, and should, have been very different..

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