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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Henry Bird
Casual game (1862), London ENG, Jun-??
Vienna Game: General (C27)  ·  0-1



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Apr-18-02  bishop: Young Steinitz is way too optimistic with 10.Nxg5.
Nov-20-02  ivan2kilu: exactly, kind of threw himself out of the game
Nov-20-02  drukenknight: He needs to do something better w/ the B other than to just retreat. Im thinking 9 Bd5 and try force blacks hand. Either way he should be able to get some sort of pawn deformation and use that to his advantage.

If black doubles the e pawns, then he will have a nice diagonal to attack the K. or perhaps black will double the c pawns.

Jul-24-03  ksadler: <Ron> Here's another for the queen sacs collection.
Oct-08-04  morphy234: Trading queen for 2 rooks isn't a sacrifice.
Jul-06-05  Knight13: 10. Nxg5 would've been a Okay-Move if there were no such thing as 11... Rg8 followed by 12... Bh3.

Good game.

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  Big Pawn: Steinitz needed to learn that it's not wise to pin if the opponent hasn't castled yet. Otherwise he just gains time with h6 and g5.

Playing his rook to h1 (23. Rh1) was the end of his resistance.

Pretty bad to get beaten by Bird like this.

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