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George Hatfeild Gossip vs Mikhail Chigorin
"Loose Gossip" (game of the day Dec-08-2014)
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 10, Apr-04
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  0-1



Annotations by Wilhelm Steinitz.      [129 more games annotated by Steinitz]

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Jan-02-04  Grandpatzer: It's a relief to see that this is the corrected game score. The other copy of this game should be tossed, as it erroneously lists Gossip as the winner, which is preposterous.
Jan-02-04  Bitzovich: It would be GREAT to have annotations like those for more games on this site
Premium Chessgames Member Here's some more annotated games:
Jul-17-09  Knight13: <15. b3 was much better.> I disagree! c3 is just as good as b3; it exerts control on the d4 square and also threatens d4 should White decide that it is suitable. White can follow it up with b3, Bb2 if he needs to.
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  scutigera: <Bitzovich>: Here are some more games "with annotations like those", i.e. by Steinitz: games annotated by Steinitz. I've thoroughly enjoyed playing over his annotated games from New York 1889, even the draws; there's something there for everyone.
Dec-08-14  WickedPawn: I had no idea so much theory was known before the beginning of the XX century! These annotations are pieces of art in the annals of chess.
Dec-08-14  morfishine: While rumor had it Gossip was a strong player, all agreed Hatfeild was the Real McCoy


Dec-08-14  pedro99: Steinitz was a pretty mean player too- a candidate here for my all time favourite game Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895

This was played shortly after he had lost his world championship to Lasker. It almost looks like a composition. When you think that Kasparov was rejuvenating the Bishops opening not too long ago it isn't that much out of date. There were some good annotations from the tournament book by Tarrasch.

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  kevin86: The key was for black to get rid of the dark-squared white bishop, so that the pawn can be queened,If you can believe the scuttlebutt.
Dec-08-14  shunyo: Better than 7.Bxc6 is 7.Bg5, threatening 8.Cd5. As say Steinitz, "such an exchange early in the opening does not turn out advantegeous".
Dec-08-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: Did White at any point in this game actually have a plan?

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