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Eduard Jenay vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Casual game (1860), Vienna AUH, Sep-04
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0



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Sep-05-06  theprophecy19: Nice performance by Jeney...I wonder what would have happened if Jeney played 23. Qxc7+ Kxc7 24. Nb5+ ... 25. Nxa3 how would the game have turned out? Do you guys think Steinitz could have won the game or drew?
Sep-05-06  sneaky pete: <theprophecy19> It's far worse, the main threats are 23.Qb5# and 23.Nd5+ .. winning the queen. If 22... a6 23.Nd5+ .. wins the queen; if 22... c6 23.Qd4+ Kc7 24.Nb5+ .. ditto; if 23... Qa6 23.b5 Qa5 24.Qd4+ c5 25.Qxd6#.
Sep-27-07  RookFile: Let's bring our king out to b6 in the middle of a Giuoco Pianissimo and see what happens.
Dec-18-13  MarkFinan: Steinitz's problems really begin here after 10...h6? Playing very materialistic trying to trap whites knight, and ends up with his king.... gone east!?! If it wasn't for that move and this game was played this century then I would be accusing white of cheating, given who his opponent is because this is very sharp play from someone who shouldn't be able to beat a player like Steinitz.

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  wwall: 10...h6 might have been weak, but White should have retreated his knight with 11.Nf3. After 11...Nxe6? Steinitz could have played 11...Na5 with advantage (the White queen has to move, leaving the knight on e6 unprotected). If 12.Qa4+ or 12.Qb5+, then 12...Kf7, threatening 13...Qxe6. The knight has nowhere to go.
Aug-03-19  gambitfan: 1) +8.57 (20 ply) 22...a6 23.♘d5+ ♘xd5 24.♖xa3 c6 25.♖c1 ♔a7 26.♕d4+ ♔b8 27.♖xc6 bxc6 28.♖xa6 ♖f7 29.♖xc6 ♖d8 30.♕xd5 ♖c7 31.♖xc7 ♔xc7 32.♕a5+ ♔c8 33.♕a8+ ♔c7 34.♕a7+ ♔c8 35.♕xg7 h5 36.♕e7 ♖d7
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  fredthebear: Here's a clipping...

...Wilhelm Steinitz, often known as the father of modern chess, was renowned for his maxim that "the king is a fighting piece".

- Wikipedia, on the subject of "King Walk"

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  fredthebear: Previous opening comment deleted. <wwall> has already suggested ...Na5 to remove the queen as defender of her Ne6. FTB really does try to read the previous notes of others.

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