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Carl Schlechter vs Herzfeld
"Vienna Virtuoso" (game of the day Aug-07-2018)
Vienna (1893), Vienna AUH
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29)  ·  1-0

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Mar-02-08  psmith: Schlechter was 18 or 19 when this game was played.
Mar-02-08  Resignation Trap: <gBizzle> My opponent and I played this "most retarted opening" at the 2005 Tri-State Challenge in Jackson, Wyoming. But in that game (Karl Disher - James Kulbacki ) I forced a draw with 13...Qh4+. In my opinion, if White wants to avoid a draw, then 12.Bb5+ (instead of 12.gxf3) is the way to go.

About 25 years ago, I went through over 100 Schlechter games while preparing a magazine article about the great Viennese master. I limited myself to selecting five games, and I considered including this one seriously. Schlechter played many wonderful games, and it wasn't easy to decide which ones to include! This one didn't make the list...

Mar-02-08  MichAdams: Mad as a March Herzfeld.
Mar-02-08  JG27Pyth: WOW! This is like a saloon brawl with guys breaking chairs over each other's heads.
Mar-02-08
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  Gypsy: < Resignation Trap > Which games did make the list?
Mar-03-08
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  kevin86: I heard about a young cop who was looking over Mary Poppins and Fagen-his sergeant asked,"What are you doing? The cop answered,"Sarge,you asked me to search every crook and nanny". (and the audience laughed loudly as the curtain came down).
Mar-03-08
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  keypusher: <My opponent and I played this "most retarted opening" at the 2005 Tri-State Challenge in Jackson, Wyoming. But in that game (Karl Disher - James Kulbacki ) I forced a draw with 13...Qh4+. In my opinion, if White wants to avoid a draw, then 12.Bb5+ (instead of 12.gxf3) is the way to go.>

Probably the most famous example of 12. Bb5+, and a game I never tire of pointing out:

Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898

Mar-03-08  Resignation Trap: <Gypsy> Without digging through my "archives", I can remember that four of the five Schlechter games chosen by me for that article were: Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 , Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 , Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910 and Schlechter vs Salwe, 1909 .
Mar-04-08  Resignation Trap: I remember the fifth game, now: Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 .
Jun-11-08  number 23 NBer: What about 20 ♗f5+ ♔d8 21 ♖d1+ ♔e7 22 ♖d7+ ♔e8 23 ♖b8#? It seems much quicker to me.
Jul-13-08  ravel5184: Hey <Minor Piece Activity>, here's another one for your collection!
Jul-13-08  ravel5184: Game Collection: King activity!
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: when a chased king is safer than a king castled QR...
Feb-05-09  WhiteRook48: wow, looks like the Short-Timman game in 1991
Apr-12-09
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  GrahamClayton: 10..ef3+ 11.gf3 exploits the pin along the 4th rank.

Later on, 15...♕a1 loses to 16.♗c6+, and:

a) 16...♔d8 17.♕d5+ ♔e7 18. ♗a3+ winning the Queen on a1;

b) 16...♔f8 17. ♗a3+ also winning the Queen.

c) 16...bc6 17. ♕c6+ ♔d8 18. ♕a8+ ♔d7 19.♕h8, with White 2 pieces up.

Apr-25-09  WhiteRook48: 13...Nc6?
Jul-01-13  Whitehat1963: Wow! Wild and amazing game!
Jul-01-13
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  TheFocus: <JG27Pyth>< WOW! This is like a saloon brawl with guys breaking chairs over each other's heads.>

Wonderful description!!

Feb-19-14  jasmin: What about 4....d5?
Sep-12-15
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  alvaro vinicio: Very instructive game, of a great and somewhat forgotten master. Read the novel "Carl Haffner's love of the draw" by Thomas Glavinic, inspired in S.
Aug-07-18  Ironmanth: Great, GREAT game! Instructive and entertaining. Thanks, chessgames!
Aug-07-18
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  Check It Out: That was fun.
Aug-07-18  Nosnibor: Could Herzfeld not settled for a draw at move 13 by Qe1+?.If then 14 Be2 Qxh1 a d does wbite have enough to win ?
Aug-07-18
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  Honza Cervenka: After 13...Nc6(?) white could win simply by 14.Qd7+! Kxd7 15.Bh3+ and 16.Rxe1.
Aug-08-18  Nosnibor: <Honza Cervenka> Although this game is interesting it is far from faultless.
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