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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Walter Penn Shipley
Philadelphia simul (1883) (exhibition), Germantown Assoc Hall, Dec-11
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Defense (C25)  ·  0-1



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Mar-25-08  grasser: So 7...o-o-o is the bust to the Steinitz Gambit I assume?
Mar-25-08  Voltaic: every time i see Steinitz playing 5.Ke2 i think he must have been crazy!

and just look a the date of the game, he was already experienced in his "new" developed positional method. the man was an innovator and something else.

Mar-25-08  grasser: He also liked to play crushingly cramped positions defending the Evans Gambit.

Of the modern players Blatny comes to mind with the Budapest Defence.

Mar-25-08  Tomlinsky: Maybe he was just having some fun. The idea that one hundred years into the future millions of people could pore over his games at the touch of a button each with a personal GM on hand would have been more abstract than any Ke2 move. ;)
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  brankat: Steinitz, like most of other masters, could afford himself this kind of a fun and luxury in a simul game.

Although the choice of an opponent to exercise this kind of a game against, is somewhat surprising. Mr.Shipley was a very strong player.

Mar-25-08  Voltaic: in the few games i happened to replay the other night i mostly found that he liked complicated play and sure he could enter with pleasure into dubious or better stubborn lines, like a sort of Berlin defense with Nxe4 and Nd6 he played, but indeed all very cramped.

but this move 5.Ke2 i really don't get it. i mean, i don't have any trouble with losing castling, i like the bishop gambit, the K goes to f1 and it's ok because the LB is at c4 well posted. now, this Steinitz move is different, i mean it blocks the Bf1 and Qd1 and ok you have the center, but this can be attacked easily, so what's going on Steinitz? :)

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  brankat: An experiment, using the oldest, and still the best method there has ever been: Trial and Error :-).
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  brankat: A remarkable person, Mr.Shipley! I just posted some information about him on his player's page:

Walter Penn Shipley

Dec-02-13  mattchess: No bust to the Steinitz Gambit here. Steinitz just made an error on Move 15.
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