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Isidor Gunsberg vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship Match (1890), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Dec-20
Queen Pawn Game: General (D00)  ·  0-1



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Dec-02-06  Gouki: 17.b4?? immediately locks out white's bishop from the game and leaves black playing effectively with a piece up!

one can say that that bishop can be considered to be a pawn! :D

that is until black gives the bishop new light to go to when he takes on 30...Rxe3?

although there are other errors made in this game, steinitz nonetheless in the end shows why he was world champion at the time.

Apr-21-07  Whack8888: 20...Qd6 and 21...Qc6? Is their a purpose to this--it seems to me that a simple 20...h6 freeing the Knight and then 21...Qc6 would have been better.
Feb-28-08  Knight13: Black's positional advantage is so great that even after losing a pawn, he still stabbed White in the back!
Sep-01-10  soothsayer8: Perfect example of the Steinitz doctrine of positional play. Until there is a weakness in your opponent's position, you slowly accumulate the advantage, when your opponent cracks, you strike. Great sac at the end. There will always be a place for romantic attacking chess, but when a position calls for it.
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  Chessical: A contemporary report:

The match at present in progress between Gunsberg and Steinitz still continues to attract considerable attention from players on both sides of the Atlantic; but the interest has been considerably damped by the large number of drawn games.

In the sixth game Gunsberg studied for thirty-four minutes before making his twenty-seventh move. Steinitz having accidentally touched Gunsberg's foot beneath the table. in his abstraction, instead of uttering the usual form of apology, he exclaimed 'J'Adoube', which is the prescribed formula when a player touches a piece without any intention of playing it.

Gunsberg is attempting too much. He has handicapped himself by undertaking to supply several papers with the games and notes. For this purpose he often takes down a second copy of the game as it proceeds.

Gunsberg states that he never met Steinitz at the board before on equal terms, but that, when a youth, he played against Steinitz, who then allowed him the odds of a rook. Steinitz has no recollection whatever of the occurrence. Score at present- Steinitz 7, 4: Gunsberg, 2; draws, 5. Seven more games will complete the match.

Source: <Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 15 January 1891, p.3.>

Aug-13-15  sportember: What if 41.♘e3?
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  Chessical: <Sportember>

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<41. Ne3> Qxh3+ 42. Ng2 (<42. Ke1> Qh1+ mates) 42... Nf4 43. Be3 Qxf3+ 44. Qf2 Qxd1 and wins

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