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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Jackson Whipps Showalter
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 4, Jun-06
French Defense: Advance Variation (C02)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: Nimzowitschian avant le lettre. Steinitz trades off his QP and guards e5. Showalter never plays ...f6, leaving White with a spearhead on e5 and a nice outpost square on d4. The pieces protecting e5 turn out to be "well-posted in all respects" as Nimzo would predict.
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  Phony Benoni: <"A fellow sat next to Showalter patiently following the above game for two hours. When it was over he was asked which of the moves was the decisive one, and he humbly replied that he knew nothing about chess, but it interested him to watch how Mr. Showalter's American-laced shoes would ceaselessly swing from right to left, while Mr. Steinitz's Venice patent leather pumps would ceaselessly swing forward and backward."> -- Sacramento Daily Record-Union, August 28, 1898.

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