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Adolf Anderssen vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Baden-Baden (1870), Baden-Baden GER, rd 5, Jul-22
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)  ·  1-0



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Apr-11-05  MrMrsKnight: What was Steinitz thinking with 29...Qd4? 29...Qc6 looks better to me
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  keypusher: What about 29...♕c6 30 ♖f7+ ♔h8 31 ♖bxb7 and if 31...♕xc4 32 ♖f8+? Doesn't that work for white?
Mar-17-06  who: 26...Bxh2+ is a nice little trap. 27.Kxh2? Qxd7 28.Rxf8 Qd6+
Apr-29-10  ariel el luchador: un excelente juego de Anderssen lo supero a Steinitz tanto posicionalmente como en combinación de jugadas pero principalmente en el aspecto posicional y un buen castigo a una linea inferior.
Jan-31-12  Knight13: <MrMrsKnight: What was Steinitz thinking with 29...Qd4? 29...Qc6 looks better to me> 29...h5 is better. :-)
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  nizmo11: This and Steinitz's other game against Anderssen in Baden-Baden were analyzed by Hübner in ChessBase Steinitz "monograph" (2003).

One critical position:

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Hübner corrects the previous analysis to move 28...Qd4, and concludes that this move would have drawn,his main variation: 28... Qd4 29. Rf7+ Kg8! 30. Rc1! Qh4! and White should take a draw with 31.Rf6+
But 28...Be5 as indicated by all analysts was not the final mistake. Stockfish points that after 28...Be5?! 29. Rb1 Qd4 30. Rxb7+ Bg7 31. Rff7 Black could still have drawn with 31... h5! 32. Rxg7+ Kh6 and White can't avoid perpetual.

Mar-14-22  Stolzenberg: Anderssen repeated the opening later in the tournament: Anderssen vs Winawer, 1870
Mar-14-22  Stolzenberg: 14. Nxe5 was played at G Neumann vs Steinitz, 1867.
Mar-14-22  Stolzenberg: Steinitz defended well, but instead of 31. ... h5 32. Rxg7+ Kh6 33. B** Qxf2 he threw away the game with this terrible 31. ... Qd1+??. What a pity!

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