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Emmanuel Schiffers vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Schiffers - Steinitz (1896), Rostov-on-Don RUE, rd 1, Mar-04
Spanish Game: Classical Variation (C64)  ·  0-1



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Nov-23-04  InspiredByMorphy: 38. ...Rxh3+! What a combination by Steinitz!
Jan-20-06  aw1988: What's the finish?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: after 41.Kg3,Bc7+; 42.Rf4 or 42.Kh4 lose to 42...g5. After 41.Kh1,Bc7 looks awfully slow, but offhand I can't see a defense besides 42.Rf2.

Black's redeployment is highly imaginative and I suppose it threw Schiffers for a loop--he plays without a plan for several moves and then comes up with a poorly conceived "attack" from 19-21.

Jan-20-06  aw1988: <An Englishman> Missed Bc7. Thanks.
Jan-20-06  Boomie: How about 41. Kh1 Bc7?
Jan-20-06  Boomie: Too fast for me. :-P
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  keypusher: I love the position after 14....Qh6.

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Jan-11-15  ljfyffe: The best try is 30Ne4 (30 ....Rfe8, 31Nd6) Soltis.
Apr-16-19  ughaibu: The attacking sequence e5 and f5 was made famous by J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 I wonder if Schiffers' use of it in this game was the first?
Apr-17-19  andrewjsacks: Classic Steinitz, both positionally and then tactically.

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