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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Gustave Simonson
Simul, 27b (1883), New York, NY USA, Feb-15
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39)  ·  1-0



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Aug-06-03  Roger32: whoooo...BEAUTIFUL Q sac by Steinitz on move 17. What makes is so lovely is that there a couple of "quiet" moves afterward...and it doesn't come to fruition for 15 more moves!!!
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  Calli: Far-sighted combo. The point is that black is helpless against the threat of 20.Bxh6 and thus can't guard f7. Also:

20...Kd7? Kf8 is better, but still loses

21.Be6+ Steinitz misses a great followup 21.Rd6+!!(Fritz) That would have put the game in a lot of anthologies!

Feb-22-05  Catfriend: 21.♖:d6+!! ♔:♖d6 22.♗f4+ ♔d7 23.♘c5+
22..♔e7 23.♗g5+
And all other variations lead to an excellent finish
Apr-09-09  Ulhumbrus: 30 Kd3 (Horowitz gives this move two exclamation marks) deprives the Black King of the flight squares c4 and d4 and threatens b4 mate. According to Horowitz (in his book "The golden treasury of chess") this game is considered the finest which Steinitz played in America.
May-21-13  thomastonk: From the St.Loius Globe Democrat, February 25, 1883 (see

"Steinitz and Simonson
Played on last Thursday night at the Manhattan Chess Club, in the simultaneous contest between Mr Steinitz and twenty-seven strong players. We have received the game through courtesy of Mr. Judd, who received it by letter from Capain Mackenzie."

Then the game follows with remarkable !!! for 27.♗xc5 and even !!!! for 30.♔d3.

And then we find the source for <Horowitz'> statement given by <Ulhumbrus>:

"Note by Mr.Judd: ``This is the finest game that Steinitz has played since his arrival in America, and will rank with the most brilliant games extant, and, when it is considered that he played so many other games, then the performance is simply wonderfull."

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