Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Vienna (1873), Vienna AUH, rd 2, Jul-26
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 37 more Blackburne/Steinitz games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: 20...g5 was a blunder, allowing 21 Qf3! Bxc2 22 Bxg5! Blackburne was murder in these clear tactical fights.
Sep-02-04  Calli: <tamar> Thanks for linking this one. After the better 20...Qd8, how should White continue? If 21.Qh4 then g4 looks playable.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Hmm, I noticed 20...Qd8 too, but didn't
analyze. After 21 Qh4 g5 I would expect Blackburne would try to maintain the tactical themes in the game with 22 Qh5+ Kg8 23 Qf3 Bxc2 24 Nxd5 cxd5 25 Rxe7 Rxe7 26 Rxe7 Qxe7 27 Qxd5+ Kg7 28 Qxa8 Qa3 29 h4 with some chances to win, but possibly 22...Bg6 would force White to adopt a more positional approach with 23 Qf3 Kg7 24 Na4 although even here Black must be careful 24...Bxc2 25 Nc5!

The queen routes through f3, c3 and at times d5 are quite interesting to study.

Sep-02-04  Calli: You're probably right. I tried playing on the dark squares with 20...Qd8 21.Na4?! (threat Nc5) Qd7 22.Qh4 g5 23.Qd4 but then black simply has 23...c5 and then the whole idea doesn't work 24.Qc3 Rac8! 25.Nxc5 Bxc5 26.Rxe8 Bxf2+ 27.Kxf2 Rxc3 28.R1e7+ Qxe7 29.Rxe7+ Kxe7 30.Bxc3 Bxc2
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Contd from Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1873

"...against the inferior defence to the Roy Lopez 3.Nge7. The second game, Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1873, a French, was drawn. When Steinitz rose from the table after resigning the 3rd game and the match he said to his friends, 'I have forfeited first prize'.

The two following matches with Philipp Meitner and Maximilian Fleissig were scored by Steinitz by one win and two draws each.

The two draws with Fleissig...M Fleissig vs Steinitz, 1873 and M Fleissig vs Steinitz, 1873..." Cont...

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General
from SPANISH by gambitfan
Normal v None (loser)
from Castle by c65win
Vienna 1873
by suenteus po 147
Vienna 1873
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) ยท 1-0
from Anderssen - Blackburne - Charousek - Fredthebear by fredthebear

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC