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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin
Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892), Havana CUB, rd 8, Jan-16
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Bishop Check line (C58)  ·  0-1

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Jun-16-03
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  Honza Cervenka: If 21.Qxd3, then 21...Qe1+ with mate.
May-14-07
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  fm avari viraf: White paid the price for not playing the opening so well. On the other hand, Chigorin explioted each & every weakness of White's.
Jun-25-07  Rama: I thought 15. ... Nxb3, was logical, exchanging black's worst piece for white's only developed piece.

But the sneak-attack 16. ... Ne3!, sets up 19. ... Nac4!. From this post the N supports the Ne3, which plays a decisive role.

Note that White loses a Rook after 19. Qf2 (instead of Kd2) Nc2+!, 20. Ke2 Qxf2+, 21. Kxf2 Nxb3, 22. axb3 Nxa1.

Chigorin was deadly here.

Oct-07-07  RookFile: For some reason Steinitz spends two moves with his king's bishop <and then> retreats it to its home square.

Chigorin, of course, is only too happy to slap him upside the head.

Oct-07-07
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  chancho: <RookFile> Sadly for Tchigorin the one laughing the most was dear ole Wilhelm, as he retained his title when Mikhail blundered like a blind gibbon by falling into a mate in two.
Oct-07-07  RookFile: Sure. That really was a 9:9 match, but for that chess accident.
Feb-28-08  Knight13: A complete cliff-fall of this game played two rounds earlier: Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892.
Feb-28-08
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  keypusher: Looks like a Schulten-Morphy game. 8. Bf1 -- not one of Steinitz's better ideas.
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