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George Henry Mackenzie vs Wilhelm Steinitz
London (1883), London ENG, rd 6, May-04
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  0-1

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Jul-06-07  benba57: Wow, Steinitz with the pair of bishops. I love ...20. Bc8
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  Telemus:


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Black is clearly better, but 17.. ♗e5? allows 18.♗xf7+ +-. 18.. ♔h8 19.♗xe8 ♖xf3 20.♘xf3!


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Not too difficult to find.

Nov-13-19  SymphonicKnight: Still, a nice problem for students, when told to look for it. If the Bd7 were elsewhere (e.g. still on c8), the game could still be challenging to finish, and the K better placed on g7, and not easy to see over the board, as these two GMs evidence.

In any case, 17.Be5? should not have been played in the first place, and, practically, for my taste, 17.Re7 instead of the Stockfish' recommended 17.Qe7!

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