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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Johannes Zukertort
Vienna (1882), Vienna AUH, rd 4, May-13
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Defense Deferred (C39)  ·  0-1



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May-29-14  dernier thylacine: No kibitzing yet for this wonderful and famous game with a spectacular king hunting??

Although Zucker is very sweet and good for health and force (mental too), believe me!

Jan-08-15  lame duck: Yes, impressive hunting for white king!
Steinitz's moves 13 and 14 are dubious. If he played 13. Nxf7 Qc7 14. Bb3 Rxf7 15. d6 Qxd6 16. Bxf7+ Kxf7 instead of 13. Nxd7, or 14. Bd3 Qa5+ 15. Bd2 Qxd5 16. Qc2 instead of 14. Qd3, he could get more defendable position
Jan-08-15  Poulsen: Despite his tremendous insight in true nature of chess Steinitz maintained throughout his career an urge to go into outright bad positions in the belief, that they could be defended and that permanent material advantage in the long run would outweigh f.x. loss of the right to castle - and ultimately lead to victory.

Kind of funny since Steinitz started his career as 'The Austrian Morphy' - gladly giving away material to get to an exposed king.

Jan-08-15  lame duck: The tournament Vienna 1882 was the first in which Steinitz participated since 1873 (with a single exception for match with Blackbern in 1876). During this decade he worked hard to establish basis of his positional doctrine. In Vienna 1882 he found a whole new generation of chess masters whose skills were higher than of previous Steinitz's opponents. It is interesting to see how in this tournament he tried to play in old combinational style in some games and in new positional style in other games. Not always he was successfull.

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