Steinitz vs Bird
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[Event "London"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Steinitz"] [Black "Bird"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C10"] [Opening "French: Rubinstein, 4...Nf6"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 {Weak, as now Black must either expose his queen or let his kingside get mangled.} 5. Nxf6+ Qxf6 6. Nf3 Nc6 { The losing move. He had to play 6...h6 to prevent White's next move.} 7. Bg5 Qf5 {Losing more time with the queen, but White would have a big edge after: 7. ..Qg6 8.Bd3 f5 9.h4} 8. Bd3 Qg4 {The only move here was 8...Qa5+.} 9. h3 Qxg2 10. Rh2 Qxh2 {No way out.} 11. Nxh2 Nxd4 12. Bb5+ { Winning another piece, so Black gives up.} 1-0
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WhiteSteinitz
BlackBird
Game
Moves12
OpeningC10 — French: Rubinstein, 4...Nf6
Result1-0
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TournamentLondon
Location?
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