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Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Zukertort (1872), London ENG, rd 1, Aug-06
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54)  ·  0-1



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Aug-27-08  chocobonbon: I'm not strong on the endings myself but I think Zukertort looks a bit too much like me here.
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  tamar: Steinitz looks shaky as well.

49 Kh2? Rb6
50 Kh3 Kf5? (50...Rh6 would win, freeing the King to cross)

Jan-13-11  Llawdogg: 20 ... Bxf2+! from Steinitz totally stops Zukertort's attack, leaves black up a pawn, and leads to a won endgame after some fun tactics. Good game.
Nov-28-14  Knight13: Imagine how many people would have opted to play 14... Kh8 instead of Steinitz's ingenious 14... Rf7 followed by 15... Kf8. Steinitz is a master of the art of defense, isn't he?
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  enog: Interesting that after all of these years no one mentions, here in this forum, that this is a theoretical draw, but Zukertort botched it. To quote Botvinnik from his epoch game with Fischer, near it's conclusion "Now Black is left with two Rp's and the draw becomes a question of theory".
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  enog: The last move is the blunder that starts the match. 54 Kg4 is the drawing move
Aug-16-19  gambitfan: THIS GAME SHOWS THAT EVEN GREAT CHAMPIONS make big mistakes... You never work too much the endgames...
Aug-16-19  gambitfan: I counted 14 mistakes 9 by White (Zukertort) and 5 by Black (Steinitz). This game illustrates the famous motto by Tartakower: "The winner is the one who makes the next to last blunder"

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