Steinitz vs Hirschfeld
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[Event "London"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Steinitz"] [Black "Hirschfeld"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C39"] [Opening "KGA: 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 { With this move White chooses the Kieseritzky variation of the King's Gambit.} 4... g4 5. Ne5 Bg7 {This move is a mistake as it allows White to build up his center. Better was attacking White's pawn at e4 immediately with 5...Nf6.} 6. d4 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O { 7...d5 Blocking the White bishop out at c4 should be preferred.} 8. Nc3 d6 9. Nxf7 {With this move White not only obtains a rook and two pawns for his two minor pieces but more importantly he exposes the Black king to an attack.} 9... Rxf7 10. Bxf7+ Kxf7 11. Bxf4 Kg8 12. O-O Nh5 13. g3 {13.Bg5 Not delaying the opening of the f-file while attacking Black's queen was also possible.} 13... Nc6 14. Ne2 {Although material is even as White has a rook and pawn for the two pieces. White's position is superior since he controls the central squares with his pawns which keeps Black's pieces inactive.} 14... Qe7 15. Qd3 Bd7 16. Bg5 {With this move White not only attacks the Black queen but he also opens the f-file for his rook.} 16... Bf6 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. Nf4 Qxe4 { This move is an oversight which allows White to win at least a piece.} 19. Nh5 {Black resigned. If 19...Qxd3 then 20.Nxf6+ followed by 21.cxd3 leaves White a piece ahead.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteSteinitz
BlackHirschfeld
Game
Moves19
OpeningC39 — KGA: 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4
Result1-0
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TournamentLondon
Location?
Round0