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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Henry Bird
Bird - Steinitz (1866), London ENG, rd 3, Sep-??
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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May-04-05  schnarre: From seemingly imminent White defeat, to crushing White victory! I wonder if Steinitz read up on the Battle of Austerlitz!?
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  tpstar: tpstar-chessiac (GameKnot 9/12/05): 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 de 4. Nxe4 f5!? 5. Ng5!? (5. Nc3) Nf6 6. N1f3 h6 7. Nh3 Bd6 (7 ... g5!?) 8. Bc4 Nd5!? 9. Bxd5 exd5 10. Ne5 Bxe5 11. Qh5+ Kf8 12. dxe5 Qe7 13. f4 Nc6 14. 0-0 Nb4 15. c3 Nc2 16. Rb1 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Ne3 18. Bxe3 Qxe3 19. Rbe1 Qc5 20. e6 Qe7 21. Qxf5+ Qf6 22. Qxd5 Ke7 23. Qc5+ Ke8 24. Qxc7 Qe7 25. Qe5!? (25. Qxe7+ Kxe7 26. f5 ) b6 26. f5 Bb7 27. f6 gf 28. Rxf6 Rg8 29. Nf4 Rg5 30. Rxh6! Rxe5 31. Rh8+ Qf8 32. Rxf8+ Kxf8 33. Rxe5 Rd8?? 34. e7+ 1-0.
Sep-14-05  aw1988: <schnarre> It feels more like a shortened version of the Battle Of Stalingrad.
Jan-13-06  schnarre: <aw1988>That's a thought, though Stalingrad was decades past Steinitz's time!
Apr-03-08  Knight13: <schnarre> Steinitz had a time machine, though. ;-)
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  jnpope: [Source "London Field, 1866.10.06, p278"]

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