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Wilhelm Steinitz vs William Pollock
Hastings (1895), Hastings ENG, rd 6, Aug-12
Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Variation (C53)  ·  0-1



Annotations by Harry Nelson Pillsbury.      [17 more games annotated by Pillsbury]

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  Honza Cervenka: 13.Nxe5! would have won a pawn (13...dxe5 14.Qxh5; 13...Qxe5 14.Nc4 with next 15.Qxh5; 13...Nf6 14.N5c4 Nxe4 15.dxc6 bxc6 16.Bxe4 Qxe4 17.Nxd6+ etc.).
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  Honza Cervenka: If 28.exf4, then 28...exf4 29.Qd3 (29.Qc2 Qd4+ 30.Kh1 f3 ) 29...f3 (threatening 30...Nh3+ 31.Kh1 fxg2+ ) 30.Nh4 Bh3 31.Nxf3 (31.Rf2 Bf5 32.Nxf5 Nh3+ ) 31...Bxf1
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  Honza Cervenka: If 30.Nxf5, then 30...Bxf5 31.e4 Bh3 32.Rf2 Bg2

Of course, after 30.Nxf3 Nxe3 white would have lost an exchange.

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