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Hugo Faehndrich vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Vienna (1897), Vienna AUH, Apr-06
Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit. Keidansky Gambit (C24)  ·  1-0



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Feb-01-05  Ultra: Hugo catches the King away from his defenses and uses the minor pieces to constrict the net.
Mar-03-05  Whitehat1963: Ouch! (Features the opening of the day)
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  tpstar: Pretty mate. 12 ... c5!? was very ambitious, but what about 13 ... d4 dislodging the Nc3 and attacking a2? Maybe 14. Nxd7 Kxd7!? and if 15. Bb5+ Kc8 or even 15 ... Kc7 16. Bf4+ Kb6!? with a Steinitzian King. After 14 ... 0-0-0?! Black went down quickly.
Mar-04-05  Cyphelium: <tpstar> There is a possible improvement for white: 13.- d4 14. ♘c4!?, with the point that 14.- ♗xc4 15. ♗xc4 dxc3 loses to 16. ♖xe7+ ♔xe7 17. ♕e4+ and now either 17.- ♔d8 18. ♕xb7 or 17.- ♔f8 18. ♗xf6 ♖e8 (18.- ♘xf6 19. ♕xb7 eyeing a8 and f7) 19. ♕d5 .
Apr-19-06  The17thPawn: Wow! Steinitz dispatched in under 20 moves this Fandrich was some kind of player. With wins against Charousek and Schlecter as well it proves that the old Vienna masters were nobodies easy meat.
Apr-20-06  Richerby: Fritz scores 17... ♗d6 18.♗xe5 ♗xe5 3.♘xa7+ ♔b8 4.♘b5 as +1.75 to 14 ply. Still won for White (who has queen for rook and bishop) but at least it avoids being mated before move 25. :-)

The position after move 16 is position 921 in Reinfeld's `1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations.'

Apr-20-06  The17thPawn: Thanks for the information <Richerby>. I hadn't thought of running this through Fritz as Fandrich's play seemed so decisive but Steinitz could have fought longer with your idea.
Oct-06-07  RookFile: Yes, I would not have played ...c5 myself, until all the pieces are out and my king was secure.
Apr-10-10  birthtimes: Keres suggested 11.Bf5! rather than 11.Kb1.
Jul-30-11  Ghuzultyy: Urusov Gambit!
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  whiteshark: The Orc way of chess.
Jan-31-12  Cucurbit: Hugo, Victor. Game of the day?
Jan-31-12  thomastonk: According to Ludwig Bachmann's "Schachmeister Steinitz", Volume 4, Steinitz resigned after 17. Bf4.
The final moves are given as a line.

And there is another game of these both, where Steinitz wins as White against Fähndrich.

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  whiteshark: <birthtimes: Keres suggested 11.Bf5! rather than 11.Kb1.>

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White to move

1) +0.33 (25 ply) <11.Bf5 O-O 12.Rxe6 fxe6 13.Bxe6+ Kh8> 14.Qh4 Bd6 15.Bf5 Nbd7 16.Kb1 Rfe8 17.Bxf6 Nxf6 18.Bxh7 Qb4 19.Rd4 Qxd4 20.Be4+ Kg8 21.Nxd4 Nxe4 22.f3 Nxc3+ 23.bxc3 Be5 24.Kb2 Bxd4 25.Qxd4 Re2 26.c4 Rxg2 27.cxd5 Rxh2 28.dxc6 bxc6

2) +0.36 (24 ply) 11.Qf4 Nbd7 12.Nd4 O-O-O 13.Nxe6 fxe6 14.Rxe6 Nh5 15.Qh4 Bxg5+ 16.Qxg5 g6 17.g4 Ng7 18.Re7 Ne8 19.a3 Qc7 20.h4 Nef6 21.Rde1 Rhe8 22.Rxe8 Rxe8 23.Rxe8+ Nxe8 24.Qe7 Ndf6 25.Qe3 Qb6 26.g5 Qxe3+ 27.fxe3 Nd7 28.Be2 Kd8 29.Bg4 Nc5

3) +0.30 (24 ply) 11.Qh4 Nbd7 12.Nd4 O-O-O 13.Nxe6 fxe6 14.Rxe6 Rhe8 15.Kb1 Nc5 16.Re2 Nxd3 17.Rxd3 Bc5 18.Rd1 Qc7 19.Rde1 Qf7 20.f3 Rxe2 21.Rxe2 Bd6 22.Be3 Kb8 23.Qf2 b5 24.Qh4 Qc7 25.Bd4 Bxh2 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Qxf6

= = = = =

<11.Bf5 O-O 12.Rxe6 fxe6 13.Bxe6+ Kh8>

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White to move

1) =0.00 (27 ply) 14.Qh4 Bd6 15.Bf5 Nbd7 16.Kb1 Qc7 17.Ne2 Rf7 18.Bg6 Kg8 19.Bxf7+ Kxf7 20.Ned4 Re8 21.Nf5 Kg8 22.Be3 c5 23.Qg5 Bf8 24.Nh6+ Kh8 25.Nf7+ Kg8 26.Nh6+

2) -0.40 (26 ply) 14.a3 Nbd7 15.Bxd7 Bc5 16.Qa4 Qxa4 17.Nxa4 Nxd7 18.Nxc5 Nxc5 19.Be7 Rxf3 20.gxf3 Nd7 21.Bb4 Re8 22.c4 Nb6 23.cxd5 Nxd5 24.Re1 Rxe1+ 25.Bxe1 Kg8 26.Kc2 Kf7 27.Bc3 Nxc3 28.Kxc3 Kf6 29.Kd4 Kf5 30.Ke3 g5 31.b4

3) -0.75 (26 ply) 14.Kb1 Qb4 15.Ne5 Qxd4 16.Rxd4 Bd6 17.Nf7+ Rxf7 18.Bxf7 Nbd7 19.Rd1 Ne5 20.Be6 Re8 21.Bh3 Neg4 22.Bh4 Bxh2 23.Bxf6 Nxf2 24.Bh4 Nxd1 25.Nxd1 Bd6 26.Kc1 Bf4+ 27.Kb1 a6 28.c3 g6 29.Bf6+ Kg8 30.Bd4

all 6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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