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Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886), New Orleans, LA USA, rd 13, Mar-05
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D35)  ·  1-0



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Jul-28-06  Knight13: One of those tough games in the Ch World match.
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  Gypsy: Game #13.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I've observed that the Bishop and Knight seem to be such bitter enemies that they often refuse to work together even they're on the same side. Certainly, if even Steinitz couldn't get them to get along...
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<17.d5!> is very strong.

(i) <17...Na5> 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Bxe6+ Bxe6 20. Qxe6+ Qxe6 21. Rxe6; or

(ii) <17...exd5> 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Re8 20. Qd3 Rad8 21. Ng5

both with advantage to White.

Aug-31-12  ephesians: Tough ending, hard to evaluate. Maybe Steinitz should have drawn this anyway.
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  Chessical: From a report in the Bury and Norwich Post - Tuesday 23 March 1886

THE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. ZUKERTORT V. STEINITZ....The thirteenth game turned out to be a very fine and evenly contested struggle, and the longest encounter the masters have at any time fought. Dr. Zukertort was the winner. <Private letters from Dr. Zukertort states that he is un-well and cannot get any sleep>; at the same time, he adds, that he is not disheartened at the recent victories gained by Mr. Steinitz.

Jan-30-15  1 2 3 4: At 60th move, Carlsen from 2014 would've taken the pawn.
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  jnpope: <ephesians: <Tough ending, hard to evaluate. Maybe Steinitz should have drawn this anyway.>>

Lomonosov 7-piece tablebase indicates the position after 68.Rxh4 is a draw. Steinitz's 68...Nf5 is a blunder that allows White to mate in 58(!).

Although I really can't fault Steinitz for not seeing that...

Jun-18-18  Straclonoor: Steinitz pointed that 39...Qb8 was better. Stockfisch confirm this.

Analysis by Stockfish 130618 64 POPCNT:

-+ (-3.57): 39...Qb8 40.Nf4 Re5 41.Qb1 Re7 42.Bxf5 Rxe1+ 43.Rxe1 Qxf4 44.Bd3 Bc6 45.Qc1 Rxe1+ 46.Qxe1 Qd6 47.Be2 Qe5 48.Qd1 Be7 49.Bf3 Bb5 50.g3 Bc5 51.Bd5 Qf5 52.Bf3 Qf6 53.Kg2 Qb2 54.Qe1 Bd3 55.Bd5 Qf6 56.Bf3 Qd4 57.Qe3 Qxe3 58.fxe3 Bxe3

39...Qe7 also was in favor to black

-+ (-2.44): 39...Qe7 40.Nf4 Re5 41.Qb1 Bd7 42.Bxd7 Rxd7 43.Rxd7 Qxd7 44.g3 h5 45.Rxe5 Bxe5 46.Nd3 Bd6 47.Qe1 Qb7 48.Qe6 Qc7 49.Qc4 Qa5 50.Kg2 Qa8+ 51.Kg1 Qxa2 52.Nxb4 Qd2 53.Nd3 h4 54.Nf4 Kh6 55.b4 hxg3 56.hxg3 Nd4 57.Qg8 Bxf4 58.Qh8+ Kg5 59.Qh4+ Kf5 60.Qxf4+ Qxf4 61.gxf4 Kxf4 62.Kf1 Kf3 63.Kg1 g5 64.Kf1

Jun-20-18  Straclonoor: Small addition for previous analysis

Analysis by Stockfish 130618 64 POPCNT:

-+ (-2.82): 41...Bd7 42.Bc4 Ra7 43.g3 Qe8 44.Rxe5 Bxe5 45.Qe4 Bc3 46.Qd5 Bc6 47.Ne6+ Kh7 48.Qc5 Rxa2 49.h4 h5 50.Bd5 Bxd5 51.Qxd5 Qe7 52.Qc4 Rd2 53.Ng5+ Kg7 54.Rxd2 Bxd2 55.Ne6+ Kh7 56.Qd5 Qd6 57.Qxd6 Nxd6 58.Kf1 Bc3 59.Ke2 Ne4 60.Ke3 Nd2 61.Nc5 Kg7 62.g4 hxg4 63.Kf4 Kf6 64.Kxg4 Ke5 65.Kg5 Kd5

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