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Liverpool Chess Club vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Cable match (1893), ?, Oct-??
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  0-1


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  paderamo: What is the source for this game?

According to the London Times from 24 October 1894:, Steinitz was Black and Liverpool was White. Also, the game score was 23. Qxg5 Qd7 24. Qd2 Bf7 25. c4 Nxf5 26. b4 Nd6 0-1.

And, shows the game in progress and Steinitz as Black.

I doubt they played another game with Steinitz as White 5 years later replicating this game.

Jun-17-15  thomastonk: A two game correspondence match between Steinitz and the Liverpool Chess Club begun at the end of 1893 (Source: Deutsche Schachzeitung, January 1894, p 29).

This game is one of these games. The earliest source of the complete game which I know is the "Liverpool Mercury" of 20 October 1894. So, I have changed the year from 1899 to 1893.

Of course, Liverpool played the White pieces as <paderamo> already wrote! I'll submit a correction slip.

Harding published the other game (Steinitz vs Liverpool, 1893) with Steinitz' notes, who wrote that the match begun in early November 1893. But I've seen no source. Since Steinitz called himself <the Editor>, the "Baltimore Sunday Herald" should be checked.

PS: Several years later, Steinitz played at least a third game with the Liverpool Chess Club (a Steinitz Gambit), but that's another story.

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  paderamo: So, what is the other story? And why isn't it in chessgames? Thanks.
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  MissScarlett: The Liverpool Chess Club have reproduced a batch of historical club reports:

The 1893-94 number reports (p.5) the match with Steinitz began in October 1893, so I've gone with that.

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