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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin
Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892), Havana CUB, rd 20, Feb-18
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0

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Mar-12-07
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  keypusher: Steinitz plays a nice exchange sacrifice in this game.
Feb-29-08  Knight13: This is a very instructive positional slaughter.
Dec-19-09  Shams: <This is a very instructive positional slaughter.>

Chigorin may as well have walked himself to the abattoir personally. The early c4-c5 is countered by the dark square break ...e6-e5, full stop. What was black thinking surrendering the dark squares with ...f7-f5?

Jul-24-22  Open Defence: Black could try a more stubborn game by declining the exchange sacrifice with something like

26...Bb7 27. Be2 Qc8 28. Be1 Bc7 29. Rb3 Bd8


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but this would have been unheard of at the time probably...

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