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Dionisio M Martinez vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Philadelphia m1 (1882), rd 4, Nov-19
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Cozio Defense (C70)  ·  0-1



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Oct-19-04  mack: After move 9 neither player has developed a single piece. It was, as many an annotator has infuratingly said, a matter of technique for Steinitz. Check out the neat simplifying combo after 26...c4
Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: If 43. a3 then mate in 19 with 43...c3.
Oct-22-19  SymphonicKnight: The Philadelphia Times called 11.f4 "the error of the game," weakening the e-pawn. They thought 11.f3 was correct.

On the other hand, it is Stockfish' preferred move, interestingly. Let's see where the real errors are.

They also considered 19.h4 an error, though approved by Stockfish, and did not consider 27.Bc1 an error, while Stockfish likes 27.bxc4 Rxc4 28.Rh2 Ra4 29 Bc1 to be 0.7 better for white (but still -0 6).

Surely 39.f4 was better.

Steinitz played very well.

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