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Samuel Rosenthal vs Wilhelm Steinitz
London (1883), London ENG, rd 13, May-22
Three Knights Opening: Steinitz - Rosenthal Variation (C46)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-26-06  thesonicvision: this game deserves some study.

the endgame is one point of interest;
rosenthal recognizes the winning
position of tripled pawns vs. a bishop and passed pawn. the beginner should take notice that
although the endgame is obviously
winning due to the c4 push at white's
disposal, one must be able to
clearly visualize the winning strategy
or position before simplifying via
51. Qc4 is a move made after precise
caluclation and no fear of a possible

Nov-13-12  shalgo: 27.e5 seems premature. Based on the principle of the worst-placed piece, I think White should probably prefer 27.Bh4 or 27.Qd3 followed by Be1-c3.
Nov-14-12  Shams: <shalgo> So where did Black miss a draw?
Nov-16-19  SymphonicKnight: The exposed black king stuck so exposed in the open, indicated that Steinitz should have tried to force trades of the major pieces, which might have been more successfully accomplished in the 30s. The K could have then been turned to it's use as a force on the field. Note that Stockfish wants white to avoid 30.Re1?, while encouraging 31...Qe7! and 32...Ra6!

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