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James Moore Hanham vs Mikhail Chigorin
"A Blundersome Finish" (game of the day Sep-09-2018)
6th American Chess Congress, New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 22, Apr-20
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  0-1



Annotations by Wilhelm Steinitz.      [129 more games annotated by Steinitz]

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Jul-17-09  Knight13: Boring game. Seriously.
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  HeMateMe: not worthy of Chigorin, "the father of Russian chess."
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  piltdown man: Played the day Hitler was born.
Sep-09-18  offramp: <piltdown man: Played the day Hitler was born.>

I think they knew it.

Sep-09-18  WorstPlayerEver: I kind of expected 10. h3 from SF.
Sep-09-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

1. = (-0.15): 18.Ke2 Rad8 19.Rac1 c6 20.Qb3 Qc7 21.g4 Rd7 22.Qc3 Re8 23.g5 hxg5 24.Rcg1 Nh7 25.h4 Qd6 26.hxg5 Nf8 27.Rd1 Ng6 28.Qa3 Qxa3 29.bxa3 Red8 30.a4 b6 31.Rd2 c5 32.Rdd1 a6

2. = (-0.24): 18.0-0-0 Rfe8 19.Kb1 Rac8 20.Rhe1 c5 21.a4 a6 22.Rc1 Qa5 23.Qa2 b5 24.axb5 Qxa2+ 25.Kxa2 axb5 26.b3 c4 27.bxc4 bxc4 28.Rxc4 Rxc4 29.dxc4 Nxe4 30.Kb3 Rb8+ 31.Kc2 Rb4 32.Ra1 f6 33.Ra8+ Kh7 34.Rc8 Kg6 35.Kd3

Sep-09-18  Granny O Doul: 18. Ke2 would be a hell of a surprise coming from a human.
Sep-09-18  TheBish: I fail to see how this game is worthy of "game of the day", or why Steinitz would have wasted his time annotating it. I suppose it was an interesting game until the blunder (although many would argue this point), so slightly more worthy of annotating than GOTD honors.
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  OhioChessFan: Oh well, they can't all be winners, lousy pun, lousy game, bleh. The Houdini suggested 18. Ke2 is the most interesting thing on this page. But, I'm sure glad GOTD is back in operation!
Sep-10-18  WorstPlayerEver: One thing fer sure; Steinitz would not call this opening 'Giuoco Pianiassimo.'
Sep-10-18  Sally Simpson: Hi TheBish,

"...why Steinitz would have wasted his time annotating it."

Steinitz wrote the book the of the event with all the game. He had to say something about it.

Hi W.P.E.

Correct. Looks like a typo transferring the note from the book onto here.

A copy of the page.

...and here is the book.

This game is on page 75.

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