Steinitz vs Jasnogrodski
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[Event "New York"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Steinitz"] [Black "Jasnogrodski"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C30"] [Opening "KGD: Classical, 3.Nf3 d6"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. d3 O-O 7. Bb3 {White prepa res for a kingside advance starting with pawn f5. 7.f5 d5 when White's light squared bishop allows Black to break open the center.} 7... Ng4 {By moving the knight again Black abandons his original plan of developing all his pieces before moving any of them a second time.. 7...Bg4 Completing Black's development while pinning the knight was a better move.} 8. Qe2 a5 9. f5 { This pawn advance puts Black's light squared bishop out of play whilepreparing for a kingside pawnstorm.} 9... a4 10. Bc2 Bf2+ 11. Kf1 Bb6 { Due to the closed nature of the position White's king on f1 is perfectly safe.} 12. h3 Nf6 {12...Nf2 13.Rh2 Bd7 14.g4 Qe7 15.Rxf2 Bxf2 16.Qxf2 would give White a material advantage of two pieces for the rook.} 13. g4 { Black's problem in this position is that he doesn't have any active play.} 13... Re8 14. Kg2 {Before continuing his kingside attack White first move his king to a safer position.} 14... d5 15. Bg5 { 15.exd5 Nxd5 Opening up the position for the Black pieces would be a mistake.} 15... dxe4 16. dxe4 { Notice how the White pawn on c3 keeps the Black pieces off of the d4 square.} 16... Qe7 17. Nbd2 Bd7 18. Nc4 Bc5 19. Rhd1 Red8 20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. Ne3 { Played with the idea of posting the knight on d5 next move.} 21... Bxe3 22. Qxe3 Na5 23. b3 {Takes away the c4 square from the Black knight.} 23... Bc6 24. Qh6 {Having stopped any Black counterplay in the center and queenside White now directs his attention to the kingside attack.} 24... Kh8 25. g5 Rg8 { 25...fxg5 26.f6 Qf8 27.Nxg5 Qxh6 28.Nxf7+ Kg8 29.Nxh6+ would leave White with an extra pawn.} 26. h4 Ra6 27. Kh2 fxg5 28. f6 Qf8 29. Nxg5 {Black resigned due to the attack on his h7 pawn. However, if you don't see why Black didn't play 29...Qxh6 setup this position for Gambit and let Garry show you why.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteSteinitz
BlackJasnogrodski
Game
Moves29
OpeningC30 — KGD: Classical, 3.Nf3 d6
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentNew York
Location?
Round0