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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Emanuel Lasker
Steinitz - Lasker World Championship Match (1894), Montreal CAN, rd 14, May-08
Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 20.Nxc6! was a pretty and well calculated shot. Instead of 23.fxg3 white could have played even better 23.Kxg3, for example 23...Bxd1 24.Bxd1 bxc6 25.Rxe6 Ne4+ 26.Kf4 Nxf2 27.Bf3 Ne4 28.Rxc6 (see diagram) with decisive advantage of white.

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In final position black has nothing good against 47.d7. If 46...Ke6, then 47.Kc5 or even 47.Bd5+ with next Bxg8 wins easily. Excellent performance of Steinitz.

Sep-08-10  lalla: Stenitz is the greatest player there has ever been. this fine game instructs us about the importance of strategical plans in the game of chess.
Jan-19-11  Llawdogg: Wow! 20 Nxc6!! was amazing! I never could have come up with that move. Steinitz was really something. I was playing guess the move, but I did not get that move. Brilliant!
Oct-24-11  AnalyzeThis: Complex and amazing stuff. Lasker probably saw 20. Nxc6 too but thought he could handle it.
Oct-24-11  Mozart72: White's final material value: 7.1, Black's: 6.1. White won with a theoretical pawn, if 7.1 - 6.1 = 1 is correct.
Nov-10-11  King Death: This was the first game ever played with 10...h6, but nobody else gave it much of a chance until Arthur Bisguier came along.
Nov-10-11  brankat: A great game by Steinitz!
Aug-17-14  RubinSteinitz: Awesome game by one of my favorites!
Dec-18-15  joddon: a brilliant game where we find the inportance of panws in the endgame regardless of the power of the pieces in the we find the Steintz has discovered the allowing to go pieces down can prove to be vital and essential in winning....todays world greatest players will give down alot, amost everything just to get the end......the end has way more power than the opening......even magnus carllsenn knows this....guessing the rook would make its way down the board and capturing 2 pawns would be better than giving the rook for bishop is something Steintz must have studied millions of times before executing it in such a wonderful style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  tamar: Lasker wiggles mightily, but Steinitz has a pit bull grip after Nxc6

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