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Stupendous Play from Steinitz' Day
Compiled by fredthebear
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A few games are bizarre rather than artistic. Steinitz could be erratic, often brilliant, a worthy world champion.

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Bird Opening From G. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Open file destruction
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton G. Chigorin 4.Bg5 c6 5 (A83) 0-1 Counter Attack!
NN vs Steinitz, 1873 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Killer Chess Tactics by Shamkovich and Schiller
Steinitz vs De Vere, 1867 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance Var (C02) 1-0 Havana Q trap next
Steinitz vs A C Vazquez, 1888 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

"Cuckoo Bird" (game of the day Mar-20-2014)
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Q raid w/help from B
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 The anchor drops!
NN vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

"Hewitt Blew It" (game of the day May-15-2006)
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Can opener
Steinitz vs NN, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Reinfeld # puzzle
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Queen Sac for a famous king walk
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

variants K's Gambit (000) 1-0 Storming Knights!!
Steinitz vs NN, 1873 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Notes by Irving Chernev. White changes mating squares!
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bledow Countergambit (C33) 0-1 Impressive
W Kornfeld vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Pinned to the mating square
Steinitz vs Rainer, 1885 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1Q sac, Arabian #
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Steinitz Var (C45) 0-1 Cross-pin w/a N plunge!!
Rose vs Steinitz, 1886 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Def (C46) 0-1 Annotated by many
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal/Modern Bishop's O (C50) 0-1 Slugfest
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Q sac, got her back
Steinitz vs P Duffy, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attk (C51) 0-1 N&Q sac opens h-file Greco#
NN vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

"The Austrian Morphy" (game of the day Jul-24-2018)
Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Q grabs P, gets trapped
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

"The Battle of Hastings" An All-Time Great Game!!
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Pair o' Ns!
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Def (C60) 0-1 Qless MG; Stockfish
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: General (C60) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Heavily analyzed
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. (C65) 1-0 Bird's Immortal Pin Cushion
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 London 1862 Brilliancy prize win
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Steinitz vs D Lindsay, 1867 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz Attack 2.e5 f6 (C00) 0-1 What an escape!
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Constriction strategy
Steinitz vs A Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 Clear the way! Greco Mate w/adjusted Knt.
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C27) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 0-1

KGA. Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 0-1 Stockfish
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Sept. 26th 1891, p.75
Steinitz vs A Belaieff, 1873 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Steinitz - Lasker World Champ Match (1894), Montreal CAN, Rd 17
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 11 in Richard Reti's book "Masters of the Chessboard"
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1863 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
Steinitz vs Bird, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 Pin, R sac, K chase
Steinitz vs H Strauss, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

The REAL "Immortal Zugzwang Game."
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

"Duels of the Mind" - 12 Best Games Of Chess
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 65 in 'Lasker's Manual of Chess' by Emanuel Lasker
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

QGD: Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 Rob the pin, bust up the h-file
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Watch the video!
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1873 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

(D50) 0-1 29 Notes by Robert James Fischer
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896), Moscow RUE
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical IQP (D32) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 93 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Dynamic Chess by R. N. Coles read by Fredthebear
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Steinitz vs Marshall, 1893 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 Qs rumble
Steinitz vs F Deacon, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 Stockfish
Steinitz vs R Gray, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Pile on back rank pin
Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

G38 Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champn by Linder&Linder
C Golmayo vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 0-1

KGA. Salvio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Which N is which?
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Defense: 3...Qe5+ 4.Be7 (B01) 1-0 Threats
Steinitz vs S Hamel, 1867 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Scorching K walk
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA: Normal. Traditional System (D45) 1-0Sacs to advance passer
Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Steinitz's best contribution to opening theory.
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 0-1 Brutal crossfire attack
V Green vs Steinitz, 1862 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 0-1 Cornered
E Anthony vs Steinitz, 1880 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 45 moves, 0-1

Mongredien Defense, Dbl Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Stockfish; 15.?
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

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