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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Jules Arnous de Riviere
Paris (1867), Paris FRA, Jun-06
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  1-0



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  wwall: After 23...Rf8, instead of 24.Bxe6+, White should have played 24.Rxe6 Rxe6 25.Bxe6+. After 24.Bxe6+ Black should play 24...Kb8 to avoid a check after 24...Kc7 25.Nb6 and 26.Nxd5. After 24...Kc7, White should have played 25.Nb6, threatening 26.Nxd5+. Instead, White played 25.Rd2. Now Black misses 25...Re8, pinning the bishop and threatening 26...Rexe6, since 26.Rde2 Nd4 forks bishop and rook.
Feb-01-19  fkohn: It's amusing to me how often Steinitz ends up with a Knight on a4 as White. Here he plays a Knight to a4 on the 17th move and leaves it there for the rest of the game. Did he never hear that a Knight on the rim is dim?

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