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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Vicente Martinez de Carvajal
"Carva Roast" (game of the day Apr-05-2021)
Match (1889), Havana CUB, Jan-11
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  0-1



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Apr-05-21  I like ya cut g: Very wonderful game! I like how Wilhelm Steinitz started off with the attack but then got attacked by Carvajal. My favourite move of the game is 15. cxb5, calmly taking the bishop without fear. Wonderful!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Carvajal seems to have played a four-game match with Steinitz (either that or some games have gone lost). Losing 1-3 against a World Champion is a very good result for any amateur. Might White have improved with 16.fxg7?
Apr-05-21  Nosnibor: It would seem that Steinitz got roasted here.
Apr-05-21  W Westerlund: 13.Kf2 would have been much better, as the king can find shelter on the king side if necessary (Qd4, Kg3, Rb2, Kh2).
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  FSR: Never heard of this guy, but he smacked Steinitz around good in this game.
Apr-05-21  goodevans: <Nc5> would have had a bigger impact played a move earlier when the need to regain his piece would mean the loss of the b7 pawn for black.

<An Englishman: [...] Might White have improved with 16.fxg7?>

That wins the exchange but after <16...Qxg5> black is threatening a possibly nasty check on d2. If, after <17.gxf8=Q+ Rxf8>, white stops the check with <18.Nc3> then <18...exd4> poses a bit of a problem. It's all very complicated and the short answer is that I really don't know.

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  MissScarlett: <Carvajal seems to have played a four-game match with Steinitz (either that or some games have gone lost).>

It was a wam-up match for Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Match (1889)

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  ajk68: I really wondered why not 16. fxg7. The silicon monster seems to think that maintains equality too.
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  mifralu: <Carvajal seems to have played a four-game match with Steinitz (either that or some games have gone lost).>

Five games total.

Match Steinitz - Carvajal (+4 -1 =0). Carvajal won the first game.

Source "La Revista de Ajedrez, 22 January 1889, p. 15"

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