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Wilhelm Steinitz vs NN
Odds game (1878) (unorthodox), London ENG, Oct-??
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0



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Jun-26-08  whiteshark: <12...h6??> is just an invitation.

<12...Qf8!> would have been a tough defence. After <13.Bd5> black could play <13...h6> as the ♘f3 is pinned!

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Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: and after 14 exd6+ cxd6 Black has a good game- except for the fact that his K's exposed
Jul-30-09  tentsewang: It noted wrong 15. Its 15.Rb1 d5 16.Qb5+ Kd6 and 17.Nf5#
Oct-17-09  The Famous Chess Cat: Very nice observation, tentsewang. I myself had missed it.
Jan-09-14  MarkFinan: <whiteshark: <12...h6??> is just an invitation.> It's the losing move, and actually quite baffling considering that according to the annotated notes, black is an "experienced recipient of knight odds". It might be the losing move but it's not the strangest move played by black! Anyways, I love how whites queen makes only one move, to f1 and it's still the best piece on the board.

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It's mate in 2 from here. Blacks queen still sits in it's starting position! If black had castled when he had the chance it could, and should, have been very different..

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  MissScarlett: Anyone recognise this game? It's missing from Harding's chapter on Steinitz's early career in Vienna. Possibly, the date or location is wrong.

<Prof. Nagesh Havanur> is apparently a real person. I thought it might be a rude anagram.

Sep-11-21  Jean Defuse: ...

Played in London (19.10.1878)


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  MissScarlett: Thanks. I found it now in Harding's book. Odds games don't appear in the opening index.

The date is likely just October ('recently played'), as Bachmann's 19th was the date of publication in the <Field>, p.502. I'll submit a second game given against the same opponent.

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