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Valentine Green vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz - Green m (1864), London ENG, rd 5, Jan-??
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: alehandr-tpstar (GameKnot 8/2/05): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Nxe5?? Nxe5 7. dxe5 Nxc4 8. Qg4 d5 9. Qf3 Be6 and Black won (0-1).
Feb-16-09  YoungEd: Black repulses a premature attack here. Interesting to see it at work.
Jul-12-20  sea7kenp: Why not 15 Nxf6+ ?
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  nizmo11: Steinitz's opening experiment with 5...Nd6 and 6...e4? would have ended to catastrophe if Green had found the right continuations, here

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11. Nxf7 was winning for example 11...Rxf7 12.Rxe4 Nce7 13.Nxf6 gxf6 14.Qg4+ Kf8 15.Rxe7
Likely, when playing 11. Qh5 he did not see the only defense 12...Ng7! after 11... g6 12.Nxg6.
Similarly, three moves later, the losing mistake was 14.Ne4?, missing the defense re-regrouping 14...Ne6 and 15...Bg7!
14.Re3 preventing Ne6 was still very strong.

Nov-26-20  syracrophy: The miniature of the zwischenzugs.

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