|Nov-01-11|| ||Karpova: C.N. 7158
<On, respectively, pages 277 and 159 ['The Steinitz Papers' (Jefferson, 2002)] Landsberger quoted a letter dated 4 November 1896 from F.J. Lee to Frideswilde Rowland which was given in the Spring 1911 issue of Four Leaved Shamrock with the following addition by Mrs Rowland:
‘During the seclusion at Upper Montclair, Steinitz was playing a correspondence game with his cousin, Miss Eliza Foot, President of the Women’s Chess Association, New York. She sent me a copy of her game with Steinitz wherein he resigned, but Dr Pollock told me afterwards that Steinitz played the game without looking at the board.’>
|Nov-01-11|| ||FSR: 15...Rd8 was played in Suetin vs Keres, 1950 (1/2-1/2, 35).|
|Nov-01-11|| ||FSR: Steinitz got off on the wrong Foot with 20...Qb6?|
|Sep-17-12|| ||The Last Straw: Sometimes a passed pawn decisdes the whole game, and sometimes an attempted attack can go wrong. Like in this game.|
|Sep-17-12|| ||The Last Straw: What happens if 53...♘b6 54.♗xe4 fxe4?|
|Sep-17-12|| ||The Last Straw: First three kibitzes in a row on this game on the day it is GOTD! :-)|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Abdel Irada: The pun is misleading, meseemeth. "The game" refers to the quarry in a hunt, so I expected Ms Foot to have been the victim, not the victor.|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <The Last Straw: First three kibitzes in a row on this game on the day it is GOTD! :-)>|
So, what's better: primacy or recency? :-D
|Sep-17-12|| ||kevin86: It looked like black was attacking with several pieces to white's lone pawn.White had the last word however.|
It white checks into a hotel,do they bill the Foot or does he foot the bill?
Note:Ex-baseball player Barry Foote actually played with spikes ON.
|Sep-17-12|| ||ughaibu: A blindfold correspondence game? Brilliant!|
|Sep-17-12|| ||eightbyeight: <kevin86> White was a she.|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Expendable Asset: <She sent me a copy of her game with Steinitz wherein he resigned, but Dr Pollock told me afterwards that Steinitz played the game without looking at the board.’> Steinitz was more than capable of playing high level chess blind-folded in 1893.|
|Sep-20-12|| ||Lovuschka: Of course Steinitz should have set the trap 52...Ba8 53.Ba4+ Kc8 54.Rc2 e2!?|
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and now 55.Kf2 (or even 55.h3) wins, but after a mistake Black could deliver mate. Although, as it is here, in a correspondence game White would see it...
|Sep-20-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "The Game is a Foot!"
Too bad he never played John L Watson.
|Sep-20-12|| ||tonsillolith: Looks like Steinitz got up on the wrong side of the Foot that morning!|