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Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892), Havana CUB, rd 21, Feb-23
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Main Line (C28)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-02-07  Resignation Trap: Chigorin tries the Steinitz Gambit against its inventor!
Oct-20-07  schnarre: That's one way to put it!
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  IMlday: 11.h4!? White has space and looks better.
Oct-21-07  RookFile: Chigorin's Nb5 and Nxa7 actually reminds one of Korchnoi's play against the King's Indian.
Oct-21-07  schnarre: 11. h4 looks worth a try--I like the idea of the h3-c8 diagonal being opened up as well. I found myself looking initially at 11. a4, but h4 looks to be the better of the two.
Feb-29-08  Knight13: But I don't like the idea of Black having pawns on BOTH SIDES WITH A PAWN UP WITH A BISHOP VS KNIGHT and can't do anything.
Apr-11-18  whiteshark:

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White to move

1) +0.40 (27 ply) 11.Qd4 Be7 12.Rg1 O-O 13.Kd2 Ne8 14.Be2 c5 15.Qf2 Bd7 16.Raf1 f5 17.Kc1 Bf6 18.Qe1 Qf7 19.h4 Bd4 20.Rg2 Qf6 21.Kb1 fxe4 22.fxe4 Bh3 23.Bg5 Bxc3 24.bxc3 Bxg2 25.Bxf6 Bxf1 26.Be7 Rf7

2) +0.32 (27 ply) 11.Rg1 a6 12.Qe1 Be7 13.Qg3 g6 14.Kd2 Nd7 15.Be2 O-O 16.Be3 Qh4 17.Qg4 Re8 18.a4 Nc5 19.Qxh4 Bxh4 20.b4 Nd7 21.a5 Bf6 22.Rab1 h5 23.Rh1 Bg7 24.Rbg1 Bf6 25.Bd3 Kg7 26.f4 h4 27.b5

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Apr-11-18  whiteshark: <IMlday: 11.h4!? White has space and looks better.> / <schnarre: 11. h4 looks worth a try--I like the idea of the h3-c8 diagonal being opened up as well.<>>

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Black to move

1) +0.15 (28 ply) 11...Be7 12.Qd3 Nd7 13.Qe3 Ne5 14.Bxe5 Qxe5 15.Kd2 Bf6 16.f4 Qd4+ 17.Qxd4 Bxd4 18.Kd3 Bb6 19.Bh3 Bxh3 20.Rxh3 Kd7 21.a4 a5 22.h5 c6 23.Rah1 Kc7 24.Rg3 Rag8 25.e5 Kd7 26.dxc6+ bxc6 27.exd6 Kxd6 28.Ne4+ Kc7

2) +0.23 (28 ply) 11...a6 12.Kd2 g6 13.Qe2 Bh6 14.Qe3 Bxf4 15.Qxf4 Qe5 16.Qxe5+ dxe5 17.Nd1 Bd7 18.c4 Nh5 19.Nf2 O-O-O 20.Be2 f5 21.Rhg1 fxe4 22.fxe4 Nf4 23.Nd3 Rhf8 24.Nxe5 Nxe2 25.Kxe2 Rf4 26.Ke3 Rxh4 27.Nf3 Rh3 28.Kf2

3) +0.40 (27 ply) 11...Bd7 12.Qd4 Be7 13.Bh3 Bxh3 14.Rxh3 O-O 15.Rg1 Ne8 16.Kd2 f5 17.e5 dxe5 18.Bxe5 Qh6+ 19.f4 Bf6 20.Kd1 Kh8 21.h5 Nd6 22.Bxf6 Qxf6 23.Qxf6 Rxf6 24.Re1 Re8 25.Rxe8+ Nxe8 26.Re3 Nd6 27.Re7 Rf7 28.Rxf7 Nxf7

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Feb-07-19  Straclonoor: Stainitz could won the game. Instead of 27....Qh4? he should play 27...Rf3! or 27...Rh4 with decisive advantage.

Analysis by Stockfish 310119 64 POPCNT:

1. -+ (-11.05): 27...Rf3 28.Rf1 Rxh3 29.Rf2 Bb5 30.Rc1 f4 31.Bxf4 Rd3+ 32.Kc2 Qf5 33.Kb3 Re4 34.Bg3 Ba4+ 35.Ka3 Bxd1 36.Rxd1 Qxd5 37.Qxe4 Qxe4 38.Rf4 Qe3 39.Rxd3 Qxd3 40.Bh2 Qc2 41.Bg3 Bxc3 42.bxc3 Qxc3+ 43.Ka4 Qxg3 44.Rb4 Qd3 45.Rb2 b6 46.Kb4 Kf7 47.Rb3 Qc2

2. -+ (-9.71): 27...Rh4 28.Qe2 Qe8 29.Qg2 Rhe4 30.Rf1 Ba4 31.Rxf5 Bxd1 32.Rxf6 Rxe3 33.Re6 R7xe6 34.dxe6 Re2+ 35.Qxe2 Bxe2 36.Kxe2 Qb5+ 37.Kf3 Qxb2 38.Re1 Qxc3+ 39.Re3 Qf6+ 40.Kg3 g5 41.Kg2 Qb2+ 42.Kf1 Qb1+ 43.Kf2 Qxa2+ 44.Re2 Qa4 45.Kg2

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