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Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz
St. Petersburg (1895/96), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 17, Jan-24
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  keypusher: Believe it or not, this isn't a complete score: the tournament book indicates they played another 15 moves, though it doesn't bother to give the moves.

This game was played on January 24, 1896; Steinitz had beaten Pillsbury in 100 moves on January 22.

Jul-01-16  zanzibar: Comparing the movelists between <365> and <CG> there's an extra move here (99...Rg7).

So turning to the TB(en) we find <keypusher>'s info for G-34 p53, on p56:

<99. KtxP And after 15 more moves the game was abandoned as drawn.>

Got me wondering where did <CG> get the extra move from?

The Russian TB(ru) (see <Calli>), has the game as G-32 on p45 (it's not so bad, they list the player's names in latin), and this game goes out on p48 to end with Ng4:h2 Rh7-g7+.

But at move 100 and not 99.

What's the deal?

Go to p47:

and notice how easy it would be to miss move 56.Kf5-e5 Kd8-c8! at top of right-hand colume.

Notice that 57.Nf6-d5 h6-h5 matches our move 56 here.

Basically, both <365> and <CG> (and Mason-Pollock TB) are wrong, due to missing a move!

Oh la la. What a grind this biz is.

(Z-base will follow TB(ru), methinks it best)

Jul-01-16  zanzibar: *colume = column
Feb-28-19  Straclonoor: After 64 moves engines give - mate in 16.


Analysis by Stockfish 080219 64 POPCNT:

+- (#16): 65.Nd7+ Kc8 66.Rg8+ Kb7 67.Rb8+ Ka7 68.Rb5 Rc1 69.Nc5 Rf1 70.Kc7 Rf7+ 71.Nd7 Ka6 72.Kc6 Rxd7 73.Kxd7 g4 74.Rxh5 Kb7 75.Rb5+ Ka7 76.Kc7 Ka6 77.Rg5 g3 78.Rxg3 Ka7 79.Rg8 Ka6 80.Ra8#

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